June’s Fruit Tree To-Do List: Your Top 5

Such wonderful synchronicity, as the vegie patch slows down, it’s time to be caring for our fruit trees. And here are the five things you really need to be considering in the orchard this June. A Beneficial Mow, A Super Spray and Time to Mulch Lightly sprinkle lime over top of fallen leaves and mow, leaving […]

Pondering Pruning and New Fruit Trees

Ponder. “To think about something carefully before reaching a conclusion.” Oh, the difference when we ponder! It’s a game-changing state of mind. And it is my gift to you this May – to send you off for a tool-free wander, to ponder your winter’s pruning. Having no tools to hand takes the pressure off, making […]

Plum Crazy, (are Pips the best?)

Plums have taken over my kitchen, and, quite frankly my life. The combination of having a bit of land to play on and being easily seduced by fruit trees means I now have loads more plums than our family can eat and usefully preserve. Because plums have a short shelf life (even plus the extra […]

March News from the Vegie Patch

March – it sure feels like it – a march that is… against time. What is this peaceful occupation they call food gardening?! Autumn is here and in a couple of months time the air and soil temps will be cooling off. I for one am so looking forward to it. Those cooler temps slow […]