Capeweed – love it or hate it?

Capeweed – love it or hate it?

We’re often asked what we think of capeweed, which can be seen growing in great abundance all over the countryside (and our farm) at this time of year in spring. If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know we’re generally big fans of...
7 Steps to a Simple Worm Farm

7 Steps to a Simple Worm Farm

This week we’re talking about worm farms, and the huge capacity of worms to turn “waste” food into a rich source of nutrients for your fruit trees. It’s the single best thing you can do at home to provide high-quality fertiliser for your fruit...
Practical grafting

Practical grafting

Want to see a couple of practical ways you can use grafting to create, save or improve fruit trees? It’s such a cool way of getting functional fruit trees in your garden for free that we recommend everyone learn it, but sometimes you have to “see it to do...
Can you grow an apple tree from a seed?

Can you grow an apple tree from a seed?

This is a very common question in the fruit growing world. The answer is very simple—yes (they’re called seedlings)—but in fact the more interesting question is, will a seedling apple tree bear edible fruit? This is much harder to answer—it’s...
6 step plan for beating Codling moth

6 step plan for beating Codling moth

Grubs in apples are scary and revolting – particularly if you only find half a grub, right? Apart from the visceral disgust of biting into an apple and finding that something beat you to it and is already living inside, it also downgrades the quality of the...
How to know if your fruit tree flowers are healthy

How to know if your fruit tree flowers are healthy

At this time of year the fruit trees look absolutely gorgeous, with many of the apricots, peaches, nectarines, and plums in flower. The early pears and some very early apple varieties have also started to show what we call ‘green tip’, which is the...