6 Steps to Looking After Nets

6 Steps to Looking After Nets

We’re always banging on about netting fruit trees, because as you’ve probably experienced if you’re trying to grow fruit in the same habitat as birds, possums, rats and all manner of animals who like to eat fruit (kangaroos, anyone?), if you...
Biochar in a bathtub

Biochar in a bathtub

We became big fans of biochar years ago when we went to this workshop. Then we held our own workshop on the farm to learn how to make biochar vessels out of 44 gallon drums. Despite all of that, we’ve never made it ourselves, because it seems like a lot of...
Love in the time of COVID-19

Love in the time of COVID-19

Are you stressed? Does that seem like a stupid question, in the current circumstances? Isn’t everyone, all around the world stressed as we sit apparently helplessly being hammered by constant media reports of COVID-19 spreading like wildfire? It’s like the...
Should you prune in summer?

Should you prune in summer?

There’s a lot of confusion about when is the best time to prune fruit trees, but we reckon it’s much easier to approach pruning with the mantra that there’s no “right” or “wrong”, there’s just cuts, and consequences. We...
Using biochar to improve your soil

Using biochar to improve your soil

Biochar is one of the most useful soil additives you can use, and while you can add it any time of year (like compost), autumn is a great time to do it before your trees go to sleep in winter, to boost the organic matter in your soil and provide more habitat to help...
How to Make Pink Lady Apples Pink

How to Make Pink Lady Apples Pink

Do you grow Pink Lady apples? Ever wondered why sometimes they’re a gorgeous dark pink colour… Beautiful dark pink Pink Lady apples … and sometimes they’re pale? These two examples are both from the same trees at our farm (in different years)....
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