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...
Field Trips Are Fun

Field Trips Are Fun

Field trips to other people’s properties are one of the most effective ways of learning about farming (apart from actually doing it for a few years, of course). Ant at his first ANOO conference, with Hugh and Katie We’re just back from ANOO 2019, the fifth...
Really year 1 for the nursery?

Really year 1 for the nursery?

Collecting quince seed from organic quinces This time of year we’re twiddling our thumbs waiting for the leaves to drop off the nursery trees so that we can dig them up for people’s bare rooted orders and move them around to make way for new areas of nursery....
How to buy a good fruit tree

How to buy 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. To give...
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