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This Month

August in the Vegie Patch

August is our get ready for spring month. Wander your vegie patch and think about what you are going to sow and where. Order in whatever seeds you need... remember greencrops! Gobble up overwintering crops like … [Read More...]

It’s Time To Feed Your Fruit Trees

The orchard is waking up. Hurrah! blossom will soon be here. The trees sleep is over, and so is the gardeners. Its time to get on the job. One of the best things you can do as fruit tree caretaker is to make sure you … [Read More...]

Bright Ideas For Tree Planting

Its tree planting time! How I love trees ♥️ The list of goodness they bring is long. They are our protectors - storms, sun, erosion, floods; providers - fruit, wood, warmth. They are a sink for water and carbon and home … [Read More...]

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Notch A Fruit Tree + Make a New Branch

I hate a glaring gap, an empty space on a fruit tree where a branch should be ... needs to be! Here's a simple, old school trick to stimulate a bit of branching out. Choose a lovely fat … [Read More...]

Kawakawa + Ginger Tea

Kawakawa has a special place in my heart - it was the first 'real' (ie not from a bag) herb tea I ever made many moons ago. Such a powerful healer - 72 medicinal uses according to … [Read More...]

How To Prune Redcurrants And Blackcurrants

Pruning currants makes the wickedest difference to the amount and quality of fruit because the fruits come on young wood. Left unpruned, the harvests become increasingly pathetic - too … [Read More...]