Pruning Cuts Explained + How To Prune Feijoas

Before you prune anything, I want you to understand two types of pruning cuts. What a difference to your fruit trees when you give up heading and get thinning! Excerpt from ” Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide“ Two Types of Pruning Cuts Thinning is the removal of a whole shoot or branch, taking it […]

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

Such wonderful synchronicity. As the vegie patch slows down, it’s time to be caring for our fruit trees. And here are the five things you really need to be considering in the orchard this June. A Beneficial Mow, A Super Spray and Time to Mulch Lightly sprinkle lime or wood ash from the fire, over […]

Boost your fruit trees this autumn

Leaves are turning gold and starting to fall, marking the end of a cycle of growth and the beginning of another as the leaf donates its goodness back to earth. All those tiny openings left by detached leaves makes it a prime time to get a biological (or copper if that’s what’s needed), spray on. […]

Testing Apples For Ripeness + A Super Helpful Calendar

One of my most asked questions is “How do I know when apples/plums/ pears are ripe?” I remember wondering that too. The realisation that harvesting required as much knowledge as growing, dawned the day I harvested a whole tree of apples in a rush of excitement because they were red. What a let down when […]