Boost Citrus + Prep for New Citrus Trees

A bit of love and attention directed at citrus trees right now, supports new fruits to turn into glorious adult fruits. Soil, water, feed + mulch Check in with the soil beneath. If its dry, give a lovely soak with water until it’s perfectly moist. Spread a fine layer of compost then dollop vermicastings, seaweed […]

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 […]

How to summer prune stonefruit

Plums, Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines, Almonds and Cherries are best pruned in summer when they finish fruiting. There’s a few good reasons to prune them now rather than winter. Number one is disease prevention – there are no silver leaf spores on the wing at this time of year. Number 2 – to slow down that […]

How to Pick and Store Plums

There’s a small window, a perfect moment when fruit is ripe for picking. The only way you catch it is by keeping an eye on your crops. With a plum, I reckon it’s just before it hits the ground. Pick your plums when the skin has that gorgeous dusky bloom on it and when the […]