How to choose a good fruit tree

How to choose a good fruit tree

If you’re going to plant fruit trees this winter (and haven’t ordered any from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery), then it’s time to be either getting your order in (they close on June 30), or thinking about buying trees from a nursery as...
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...
Grafting citrus – ouch!

Grafting citrus – ouch!

With the bark still lifting and the sap still flowing, we have already knocked over all our budding for the season! That must be a first. It feels like we’re always rushing at the wrong end of the season to bud tough old buds to sleepy seedlings that are ready to go...
How to grow organic berries

How to grow organic berries

We had the pleasure a while ago of visiting Sunny Creek Organic berry farm in Gippsland, and spent a happy afternoon touring the farm and picking berry farmer Phil’s brain. Not that we’re planning to start a berry farm! But we’ve grown raspberries...

Soooooo close…

For the last 18 months or so we’ve building a new ‘hub’ for our farmers here in the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op. This is how the site looked when we began: As soon as we started the co-op on the farm we knew we were going to need more...

It’s garlic time…

The stars have aligned and today we pull out our 5th crop of garlic! Always a momentous occasion! This time we celebrate with a special treat of mint slices and pub squash! We consulted our oracle–the Brian Keats Astro Calendar–to find the best day...