The Pip Test – How To Tell When Apples Are Ready

Plums, peaches and apricots are so good (especially home grown and fresh off the tree), but the top of my list, my favourite of all – are the pips. Nashis, pears and apples – oh lala! Knowing when they are ready is a thing. First up, have an expectation of harvest date. Look it up, […]

How To Thin Fruit (And Why You Need To)

For top quality fruit and a better performing tree – thin your fruit this month! Thinning removes the excess to improve the remainder – and it’s a lovely job, so peaceful among the fruit trees (apart from Nellie the pig’s grunts for more!) I thin because thinning looks after my trees. It lightens their load. […]

Plant Citrus, Prune Tamarillos and Feed your Fruit Trees

October is so tender, so pretty. The plums are in full blossom, and the rest of the orchard is on it’s way. Such a joy to be a fruit gardener! Prevent Pests After our mild winter fungus and pests will be brewing, so I will be too – brewing up Fish, Neem and EM to […]

Three Steps To Abundance

This pile of chopped up garden debris is getting this spot ready to grow me an orange. It could be any fruit tree and is without a doubt the best beginning for a vegie patch. Stack up a heap of weeds, path choking plants, blobs of manure or seaweed and small prunings; water it, cover […]