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This Month

July In The Vegie Patch

Yams are at their best after a frost and store beautifully in cold soil Even when its cold and frosty there's plenty of food to be had from the garden. Here's a quick round up of what we're harvesting to inspire you … [Read More...]

How To Prune An Avocado

If there is one thing I've learnt over the years teaching pruning, it's that when I start to talk about old wood, new wood, two year old wood - your mind squeezes shut with fear. So before we begin here today lets relax … [Read More...]

The Winter Greenhouse

Every autumn I sow a mustard greencrop in the greenhouse beneath the still growing tomatoes and peppers. Mustard for soil is like lemon juice for livers - a deep cleanse, (or biofumigant if you want the techy term). … [Read More...]


Back to Basics: Fruit Tree Pruning Videos

Here are a couple of videos that I hope will give beginners a bit of pruning confidence. Thanks to my buddy Ray at Soulhaven Productions for making them and thanks to Barry for letting … [Read More...]

How To Prune A Grape

Grapes come on new seasons wood Grapes fruit on new season wood. Prune your grapes every year to avoid a tangle of shoots and to grow better fruits. Grapevines have a tonne of … [Read More...]

How To Prune Raspberries

For hearty crops of big berries - get pruning this winter! Pruning makes the wickedest difference to harvest and health. And unless your berry patch is scary wild, its a quick job on a … [Read More...]