Has anyone else had a good crop of apples?
My trees are absolutely groaning with fruit. In fact I've got the best garden in a long time even though I started out with a gammy foot. Alas, Hester, my chookies have gone. I was feeding them when I slipped and broke my ankle, they got the blame and were taken away to a farm.
I'm beginning to read about Nutrient Dense Food. Got information from Kay Baxter. Very interesting but the cost of the machine to measure it all ($150) I suspect would put people off. It has me.
I am happy in my ignorance, making compost with grass clippings, native wood shavings, a sprinkle of lime, chicken manure and Rok-Solid (ground up volcanic rock and fish product = about 64 minerals), all in layers.
Since using the Rok-Solid I have noticed the white butterfly are not attacking so much. The theory - the higher the sugar contact the less the insects will attack. Or it could have been the plastic replicas I made of the butterfly - they are territorial and shy away if others are there first. Or it could be the Neem oil sprayed at random when ever I think about it - every 3 weeks? Most of the brassicas have come through unscathed so something is working!