Category Archives: Fruits

Netting the Blueberries

I have actually managed to get myself organised this year.  I may not have planted out enough summer crops.  I may have forgotten to apply copper spray to my nectarine before it got leaf curl.  I may have completely failed … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Fruits | 8 Comments

Fruit Developing

I went up to my Mum and Dad’s on Sunday.  They live north of Melbourne, about 60km from Coburg in a place which is, on average, about 4 degrees cooler.  In fact if I check the temperature gauge in my car just before … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Fruits | 5 Comments

‘Spicezee’ – A Nectarine X Plum

Last winter after the chooks attacked the garden for the umpteenth time I made a decision to segment the garden in two – the chooks would be allowed the free range in one section while I would grow most of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Fruits | 10 Comments

Musing about Preserves – Peach & Chilli Chutney

This year might not have been a great year for veg in Melbourne but if my friends tree is any indication it has been a wonderful year for peaches.  She had loads and loads of beautiful, big and incredibly sweet peaches.  … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Fruits, Recipes, Summer Harvesting | Tagged | 7 Comments

Citrus Gall Wasp – Pruning

I have been battling citrus gall wasp for a few seasons now and have tried a number of methods to attempt to get rid of them.  I have tried slicing off the galls, I have tried ignoring them and I … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Citrus, Pests and Diseases | Tagged , | 8 Comments