Unconventional Techniques for Planting Fruit Trees
...planted using both "Backyard Orchard Culture" and "Long-stem planting" techniques

Unconventional Techniques for Planting Fruit Trees

I am a controversial gardener. I never go with the norm and am constantly trying new ideas. Bury the entire tree until just the top leaves are showing? Check!  Three…

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Garden Retrofit Ideas & Tips

Over my Christmas break I plan to start my project converting some unused stables into a teaching venue and turning the land around the stables into an example of a…

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Using Your Pond to Grow Other Herbs
Vietmanese mint

Using Your Pond to Grow Other Herbs

Keeping water up to the plants in my garden which are particularly thirsty can be an issue for me since I am solely reliant on tank water on my property.…

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Beating the Cabbage White Butterfly

I have been seeing lots of posts around Facebook over the last few months with gardeners having issues with Cabbage White Butterflies (Pieris rapae). Lots of well-meaning people are advising…

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Instant Edible Garden

Well, maybe it isn’t exactly “instant” but there are plenty of things you can do today to put fresh produce on the table within a very short time. With the…

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Planting Multiple Trees in one Hole
My two apple trees grown from seed showing how close they are planted

Planting Multiple Trees in one Hole

About 2 years ago I went to get some fruit trees from Engall’s Nursery at Dural. I targeted Engall’s (rather than one of my more local nurseries) not just for…

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