Taphrina deformans overwinters in the bark and attacks young leaves. Will also prevent fruit developing properly. Seems I should have sprayed with bordeaux mixture in July and August. Too late now for this year.
Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on October 30, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments
Broadcasting didnt work and the last lot must have gone in too deep, so this time I scraped the mulch aside, scratched the soil and put in dry seed with a shallow covering. This should more closely resemble natural conditions for germination.
Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on October 30, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments
Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on October 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Read another grape book and just started number 4. As I suspected I should have pruned off the side shoots last season to concentrate the energy into the growing tip which will form the main arm of the vine. I plan to gro them along the top of the fence as it runs N-S otherwise they would lose the afternoon sun.…Continue
Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on October 30, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments
Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on October 30, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments
Insects are not normally something we think of when travelling abroad but some of the insects in Japan are even weirder than the people.
Added by Suburban Micro Food Forest on October 30, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments
The first New Zealand Food Forest Hui, held in Auckland last week was a high energy and over-subscribed event (we had sold out and had people in a waiting list). Here are some of the highlights and outcomes. If you missed it, stay in touch, there’s sure to be another!…Continue
Added by James Samuel on October 5, 2013 at 8:44am — No Comments
Have you seen very many bees in your garden so far this spring? Well, I haven’t. Our rosemary has been in flower more or less all winter but there have never been more than a few forlorn honey bees on it. As for bumble bees, there have been some bumbling queens buzzing around in the occasional warm spring…