Practical grafting

Practical grafting

Want to see a couple of practical ways you can use grafting to create, save or improve fruit trees? It’s such a cool way of getting functional fruit trees in your garden for free that we recommend everyone learn it, but sometimes you have to “see it to do...
3 Ways to manage your weeds in spring

3 Ways to manage your weeds in spring

With spring underway, weeds (or understorey plants as we prefer to call them), are starting to grow in earnest, which means the plants that grow under your fruit trees are likely to start looking out of control pretty soon. If you look really hard at the photo below...
What should my fruit trees look like in spring?

What should my fruit trees look like in spring?

As new fruit growers get to know their fruit trees, they’re often unsure what’s ‘normal’ in the different seasons – that was certainly the case for us as we learned our trade! Even experienced fruit growers will learn something new every...
Fruit trees, animals, and electric netting

Fruit trees, animals, and electric netting

Animals and fruit trees are a natural partnership – after all, they evolved together, so it makes sense they work well together, as we’ve spoken about in this blog recently. It proved to be such a popular topic that we’re revisiting it this week. One...
Animals and fruit trees

Animals and fruit trees

Do you have animals around your fruit trees? We’d never grazed animals in the orchard before (apart from the ones we don’t want, like kangaroos, rabbits and hares), until Tess Sellar joined us here at the farm and brought her lovely dairy cows. Tess and...
The good work of becoming a fruit tree parent

The good work of becoming a fruit tree parent

Throughout July we’ve had people picking up their pre-ordered trees from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery (we closed on Sunday), and plenty of people picked up an extra tree or two while they were here! The days have been full of conversations about...