Introducing ... Bernie, one of our longest-standing members, and a real inspiration for what can be achieved in a short time with a bit of experience, some knowledge, passion, and a bit of luck! Read the case study in Summer - Week 13.
Introducing ... Celia, who has ambitious plans to expand the fruit produced on her 7 hectare, steeply sloping property. Read the case study in Spring - Week 13.
Introducing ... Clare and Win. They are passionate gardeners and keen permaculturalists, and have risen to meet some pretty tough challenges in their lives with grace, dignity, and lots of bloody hard work! We hope you enjoy their story, and [...]
Introducing ... Jim and Mary, who in less than 4 years have transformed an almost empty suburban backyard into a lush and productive edible garden. Read the case study in Winter - Week 13.
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
Catsear is a perennial, low-lying edible herb often found in lawns. It’s native to Europe, but is pretty much found all over the world. It can be invasive, but has not been listed as a weed of significance in Australia. Read the article in Su [...]
If you’re lucky enough to have cherry trees, you may be getting very close to harvesting the first of the crop, depending on where you live. At our farm in central Victoria, the earliest varieties are normally picked around the middle of Novem [...]
As with all fruit, cherries are most nutritious if eaten straight away, but there are many different ways of preserving them that also preserve a substantial amount of the nutrients, making it a very worthwhile way of providing nutrition for [...]
It’s easy to see the beginnings of the modern cherry pitter in this patent, filed in 1901 by Jesse Crandall of Brooklyn, New York, for a combined cherry pitter and fork. Read the article in Summer - Week 11
Chickweed is considered to be one of the ‘alternative’ herbs, which means it acts as a catalyst on the action of other plants. It is an extremely useful plant both for eating and for treating a wide range of conditions. Chooks also love it (an [...]
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 [...]