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Pruning cool climate fruit trees.

Here is a quick overview of the basic pruning requirements for the most common cool climate fruit trees. For pruning terminology, why and how to prune check out my earlier blogs at: http://www.myproductivebackyard.com.au/?p=2899&preview=true And what equipment you need: Pruning: Equipment needed. It is always a good idea to have someone show you how to prune…

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Pruning: Equipment needed.

For successful pruning to occur it is important to use the right equipment. Using the right equipment for the pruning task you have will mean that the task will be easier for you and the wounds inflicted on the plant will heal quickly maintaining the health of your plants Most gardeners can manage with just…

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Pruning Fruiting Trees

Pruning is the process of removing parts of a plant for health reasons or to encourage certain types of growth. Not all food bearing plants require pruning, whereas some species benefit greatly if pruned correctly and pruning requirements are often specific to the species. The need to do any sort of pruning should be well…

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Backyard fruit growing.

Photo sourced from nurseriesonline   If you would like to try growing your own fruit such as peaches, apples, blackberries and raspberries now this is the time to get into nurseries and check out their bare-rooted stock. Even in the smallest of backyards there is room for several fruit trees and some berries. Most fruit…

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How I am using the vertical space created by my vegetable garden enclosure.

It has been nearly 12 months since I installed a steel and mesh enclosure over my vegetable garden. My initial reaction was “wow how easy is it now to access and work in the space” but with time I have started to see the advantages of the structure for use in vertical production. I had…

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Growing organic blueberries

  Home grown organic blueberries are just delightful. Compact  and super easy to grow, blueberries are a must for anyone interested in growing their own food. Blueberries are a long-lived plant and whilst they are expensive to buy, they will give you a lifetime of fruit if planted in the right position and maintained well.…

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Protecting your garden with an enclosure.

Are you thinking of putting in a permanent walk in enclosure for your vegetable garden and fruit orchard? In my opinion it is well worth the investment. When I first started growing vegetables the bird population took a few years to find my garden, perhaps they were too busy destroying my fruit orchard to worry…

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Successive Planting.

One of the most important things that backyard producers need to learn is how to have a continuous production of food. The feast or famine production of many backyards can be both frustrating and demoralising. Not to mention a waste of energy, mostly your labour, and money. I have had the experience of planting a…

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Soup, the answer to all your vegetable intake deficiencies.

Soup an easy way of increasing your daily vegetable intake. I really love soup and vegetable-based soups in particular. Pumpkin, carrot, minestrone, broccoli, mushroom, Borsch (beetroot), leek and potato, tomato, and basil, corn the list is endless. I love just vegetable soups but also make those with some added animal protein such as chicken and…

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Cheap and easy enclosures to prevent birds, possums and other animals eating your fruit and vegetables.

We have a real problem with bower birds attacking the vegetable garden and parrots and cockatoos eating our fruit. So, I have had to come up with ways to prevent our crops being taken. One of the cheapest ways to stop animal attack on your crops is to construct enclosure as per the picture above.…

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