Learn to Love Your Weeds

Learn to Love Your Weeds

Weeds provide many uses and benefits, both to you as a gardener and to the many creatures who live in your soil.

How to grow apples — the organic way

How to grow apples — the organic way

Our family has been growing apples for a long time. Going back to Katie’s grandparents, we’ve planted literally thousands of apple trees over several generations. Every tree we’ve planted has been grown and grafted by us. We’ve pruned hundreds...
Capeweed and other weeds: love them or hate them?

Capeweed and other weeds: love them or hate them?

We’re often asked what we think of capeweed, which can be seen growing in great abundance all over the countryside (and our farm) at this time of year in spring. If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know we’re generally big fans of weeds.

Wannabe an organic farmer?

Since we started sharing our farm with the Gung Hoe Growers and their market garden, we’ve suspected that there’s a groundswell of people out there who would love to do what we’re doing – running slightly too small (by commercial standards)...

What Do You Call a Gathering of Organic Orchardists?

A couple of weeks ago we got to do something we hardly ever do – hang out with a bunch of other organic apple growers. It may seem strange that this is a rare and unusual event, but it’s the result of a couple of slightly unfortunate circumstances. The...