Soooooo close…

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…

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...
Success in the nursery

Success in the nursery

It’s so nice when things work as they’re supposed to! A successful grafted cherry tree in the nursery The grafting in Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery finished a few weeks ago, and now we can see whether it worked or not. Excitingly, most of them...
Spring has sprung in the patch

Spring has sprung in the patch

Happy change of season and daylight hours out there! Hope this finds you reawakening as one does when the light gets longer and the air begins to blush with warmer winds. The Gung Hoe patch in spring I think the turnover seasons are my favourite on the...
Harvesting  rootstock trees

Harvesting rootstock trees

Back in August 2018 we tried an experiment to grow our own rootstock trees, in a technique called a stool bed, and the results are out – we’ve just done our first harvest! Merv harvesting apple trees from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery stool bed...