Homegrown Avocado + Citrus Workshop

This workshop is for those of you (like me) who live outside of the easy loam zone on sand or heavy clay … the enemies of Avocado and Citrus. You can still do it! Today I’m sharing all my tricks. Mid to late spring is the very best time to plant so lets grab the […]

Give Citrus A Midsummer Feed

Mid summer is citrus feeding time. This feed is especially important for young trees to get them growing strong while its warm, so they are bigger and bolder for when they need to take on winter. Be sure to nourish poorly citrus too, though all citrus will benefit from a dose of goodness sometime soon. […]

Grapefruit Yoghurt Syrup Cake

Tis the season of citrus (have you made your marmalade?). Everything coming out of the kitchen has citrus in it – hot grapefruit and honey drink, lemon tumeric ginger drink, lemon honey and this moist, zesty, easy cake. 1½c flour 2 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1c yoghurt 1c sugar 3 eggs Zest of […]

Of Citrus, Tamarillos and Feijoas

Spare your citrus and subtropicals a thought as they valiantly try to produce young fruits in this baking heat. They need water. Possibly desperately. The best way is a slow hose at their feet until the soil is nice and moist. Flowering and fruit development are crucial times in a fruit trees life. If they […]