Warming Winter Cumquat and Almond Cake

Warming Winter Cumquat and Almond Cake

As anyone who grows their own food knows, it’s incredibly satisfying creating dishes from ingredients from your own garden. So we got double pleasure making this cake using home-grown cumquats and almonds. The first step was picking the cumquats. The almonds...
How to Plant a Fruit Tree

How to Plant a Fruit Tree

It’s nitty gritty time! Time to get on the end of a shovel, dig a hole, and plant your fruit tree. We often see fruit trees tied to elaborate staking arrangements, but if you plant them the right way, there’s no need for stakes at all, your tree should be...
How to choose a good fruit tree

How to choose a good fruit tree

If you’re going to plant fruit trees this winter (and haven’t ordered any from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery), then it’s time to be either getting your order in (they close on June 30), or thinking about buying trees from a nursery as...
Fancy a cup of compost tea?

Fancy a cup of compost tea?

We’re always banging on about soil being the foundation of your entire food growing system, and how important it is to be constantly improving it. So one of the common questions we’re asked, is “how?” There are lots of techniques available to...
How to tell the difference between fruit buds and leaf buds

How to tell the difference between fruit buds and leaf buds

Last week’s blog post about “Know the parts of your fruit tree” led to a flurry of questions about the difference between leaf buds and fruit buds, so that’s today’s blog topic. It’s definitely a very useful thing to know before you...
3 Ways to Improve Your Soil

3 Ways to Improve Your Soil

Do you think about soil much, or is it just something you walk around on, or maybe try to grow something in? If you’re already a keen gardener and have had fruit trees or a vegie patch for a while, you’re probably already aware of how important soil is,...