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...
Does fruit love rain?

Does fruit love rain?

As a fruit grower, lying in bed listening to rain on the roof can bring up a wide range of emotions, from joy to despair! In our typical dry summers most people welcome rain when it comes, so it never seems appropriate for us to express concern about the damage it can...
Planning for productivity

Planning for productivity

Autumn is a great time to review the process for planning your home garden to get maximum productivity over as long a period as possible. We harvest fresh fruit from our orchard for 6 months (from late spring to late autumn), and it’s easy to replicate this at...
Four reasons for yellow leaves on fruit trees

Four reasons for yellow leaves on fruit trees

Welcome to autumn! It’s pleasant enjoying the cool, crisp mornings, there’s a definite shift in the air, and we’ve even been enjoying some rain. Even if it still feels quite summery at your place, you can expect to start seeing some typical autumn...
Could grasshoppers be eating your fruit?

Could grasshoppers be eating your fruit?

If you still have fruit on your trees this summer, you may have seen this type of damage on it. It’s caused by grasshoppers (or more unusually, locusts), which can become quite a problem from about mid-summer onward. A locust on the window of our packing shed...
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