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Bees & other pollinators
Bees & other pollinators

There are around 25,000 known species of bees known around the world, with the European honey bee being the most well-known by fruit growers. They are hugely variable, and range in size from tiny stingless bees less than 2 mm long, to large le [...]

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

Chill factor explained
Chill factor explained

Chill factor is something unique to where you live, and describes the number of hours your fruit trees will spend below 7°C each winter. Some fruit trees require either low, medium, or high chill, so it’s good to know the typical chill factor [...]

Creating microclimates
Creating microclimates

Establishing healthy fruit trees, and learning how to grow fruit successfully, doesn’t happen overnight. Because we’re dealing with slow-growing, perennial plants, it can take years to get your fruit trees to be really productive, particularly [...]

Fruit self-sufficiency
Fruit self-sufficiency

Are you still eating fresh fruit that grew in your garden this season? Did you bottle or preserve any fruit this year? With the combination of growing the right quantities, good storage, and a range of preserving techniques, it’s not that hard [...]

Harvest fruit for 6+ months
Harvest fruit for 6+ months

By choosing varieties that ripen sequentially, you can plan your garden to yield fruit over a long period. Other considerations that can help you achieve a long harvest include space, pollination, multigrafts, and creating microclimates in you [...]

How to foil frost
How to foil frost

If your garden is frost prone, it may damage your fruit trees in spring, when they are vulnerable, and can lead to the loss of fruit. Understanding how frost works, and how it affects fruit trees, can help you to plan your garden to grow bount [...]

Learn how to monitor your fruit trees
Learn how to monitor your fruit trees

Monitoring your fruit trees regularly is one of your best tools in the fight against pests and diseases, as it helps you respond quickly before a problem has got out of control. Weekly visits throughout spring, summer and autumn help you get [...]

Make a frost map of your property
Make a frost map of your property

Learning how frost affects your property can help you plan the best place to site fruit trees, and increase the amount of fruit you harvest. In this article we guide you in making a frost plan of your property. Read the article in Winter - We [...]

Map your weeds and what they’re telling you
Map your weeds and what they’re telling you

Learning the names and habits of the plants that grow naturally in your garden can help you learn more about your soil, and how to improve it. Read the article in Autumn - Week 12.

Monitoring for pests diseases and nutritional problems
Monitoring for pests diseases and nutritional problems

Monitoring your fruit trees regularly is one of your best tools in the fight against pests and diseases, as it helps you respond quickly before a problem has got out of control. Weekly visits throughout spring, summer and autumn help you get [...]

Notice garden feedback
Notice garden feedback

Hopefully this fruit season, you’ll achieve the satisfaction of being able to pick a successful, and delicious, crop of organic fruit from your own healthy trees. But for various reasons, that might not happen, or there might be some glitches. [...]

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