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)....
How to prepare your fruit trees for winter

How to prepare your fruit trees for winter

This week, we’re noticing that the leaves are just starting to change colour on some of the fruit trees at our place, so we’re focusing on things you can do in the garden to help your fruit trees get ready for winter. The farm’s starting to get that...
When should you pick your almonds?

When should you pick your almonds?

Apart from all the fruits that are grown commercially in the orchards on our farm, we also have a pretty big garden, with a wide variety of fruit and nut trees, including 8 almond trees (2 each of 4 different varieties) under net. We’re big fans of nut trees in...
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