Brown rot
Brown rot

Brown rot is one of the most destructive fungal diseases of stone fruit trees, but can be kept under control with good hygiene practices. In late summer it’s very important to make sure there is no fruit left in your peach or nectarine trees a [...]

Brown rot management plan
Brown rot management plan

Brown rot is one of the most common diseases of stone fruit, particularly in climates that have a high rainfall, or in wet seasons. Knowing the conditions that favour disease outbreaks, what it looks like and your main treatment options will h [...]

Build a dehydrator
Build a dehydrator

Drying your own fruit is a low-cost and effective storage option – you just need to find the system that will work for you! If done properly, fruit drying can be a very energy efficient way to preserve your summer harvest to provide much-neede [...]

Build a weed database – autumn
Build a weed database – autumn

Getting to know the names, habits and uses for the various plants in your garden (some of which you might think of as ‘weeds’) will not only increase your botanical knowledge, but massively increase your food choices, help you to diagnose issu [...]

Build a weed database – spring
Build a weed database – spring

Getting to know the names, habits and uses for the various plants in your garden (some of which you might think of as ‘weeds’) will not only increase your botanical knowledge, but massively increase your food choices, help you to diagnose issu [...]

Build the right worm farm for your garden
Build the right worm farm for your garden

Worms are one of our most useful allies in the soil. After going into detail about worms and what they like last week, in this article we tell you about four different types of worm farms, their pros and cons, how to build them and how to look [...]

Catalogue your fruit trees
Catalogue your fruit trees

Giving each individual fruit tree in your garden an identifying name or number will help you to monitor each tree and track its progress. It will also make doing your Grow Great Fruit homework easier! Read the article in Autumn - Week 6

Choose the right compost system
Choose the right compost system

Do you make your own compost? If not, what are the limiting factors...lack of space, knowledge, time, experience or materials? With a little planning, it’s possible to come up with a system that suits every garden and gardener. Read the artic [...]

Diagnosing nutrient issues
Diagnosing nutrient issues

Nutrient deficiencies can be hard to diagnose, but symptoms generally follow recognisable patterns. Luckily, the solution to almost all nutrition problems is the same - build healthy soil. Read the article in Summer - Week 1

Do a worm survey of your garden
Do a worm survey of your garden

Earthworms are extremely important and play a vital role in recycling plant nutrients and aerating the soil—they’re the “superheroes” of the soil. By doing a survey of your soil, you’ll help improve your knowledge of earthworms and the soils t [...]

Grafting calendar
Grafting calendar

Growing your own fruit trees is a seasonal process involving lots of patience, and made up of many small jobs at different times of the year. Each month we let you know what they are (and how to do them), but we thought it would also be useful [...]

How can keyline help your soil
How can keyline help your soil

Keyline is an important farming technique being used to restore the landscape on many Australian farms, but believe it or not, it also has application in your garden! Most gardens are too small to contemplate ploughing, but understanding the i [...]