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 a little. Just hang with me here while I talk about new […]

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). I don’t chemically sterilise my greenhouse soil or go through the rigours of emptying it all out […]

June In The Vegie Patch, My Favourite Winter Greens + Yams

I’m not the only one who loves winter – some legumes are good with it and so are alliums, brassica’s, chard and spinach. Salads survive it, but very slowly so best get them under cover to keep them growing and providing leafy goodness to keep you strong. What to Sow and Plant and Do in […]

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

Woodash + A Beneficial Mow Lightly sprinkle lime or wood ash from the fire, over top of fallen leaves and roughly mow. Leave the clippings where they fall as a wonderful nurture for your orchard floor. Time to Mulch Mulch your trees, preferably with a lovely woody mixture to excite beneficial fungi. You really don’t […]