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 I’m hoping that you’ll hang with me here while I talk about new wood and how it influences how […]

How To Plant And Prune New Fruit Tree’s

Shelter trees, deciduous fruit trees and feijoas a go!, it’s time to get planting. Apart from citrus and subtropicals that is. It makes no sense to put their heat loving feet into freezing ground. If you live somewhere frost free and mild (eg: the winter-less north) then do it, for the rest of us, its […]

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 […]

How To Store Apples

A store of eating apples to draw on through Autumn and Winter is deeply satisfying, and the best kai of all – an apple as nature intended! Storing is, however, pretty tricky for home gardeners, and the perfect long term storage (consistently cool, 90% humidity and rodent proof) eludes me still. Though I haven’t reached […]