10 good reasons to grow cherries (and 8 reasons not to)

10 good reasons to grow cherries (and 8 reasons not to)

The cherries have started to grow! Even though they’re not the most exciting looking flowers they cause great excitement and inspire cherry blossom festivals around the world, most notably in Japan. They’re actually one of the last tree fruits to flower,...
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...