How To Plant Fruit Trees (And Bravely Prune Them)

Put a $10 tree in a $20 hole! Dig Dig a 20 litre hole If you are on clay, puncture the bottom of your hole by pushing your garden fork in as far as it will go If you are on sand line the bottom of your hole with wet newspaper Mix the original soil […]

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 […]

June in the Orchard (…and pondering Food Forests)

Such wonderful synchronicity, as the vegie patch slows down we need to spend some time with our fruit trees. Release and spray Release the base of your trees (mine are still knee high in grass that wont stop growing!) and mulch them. You really don’t need to put your back out (and disturb the animal […]