You have asked for it so here it is, the brand new Productive Gardens Magazine! Our popular newsletter has been running for over 7 years now and it’s time to move on, on to something bigger and better!
Now that the rain seems to have eased off here in South East Qld and the humidity has started to drop off, it’s time to get on with some serious edible gardening!
I’m currently in the throws of clearing out what has been my research and testing greenhouse and will document the process of converting the compact 3m x 3m space into a food forest. Stay tuned for the progress updates!
If you have just entered the tree growing world, you have no doubt heard the term “pruning” tossed around by the more veteran growers. Pruning is the removal of dead or unneeded branches to encourage the growth of flowers. Usually a tree will end up devoting energy to branches that don’t need it, while neglecting branches which are bearing more fruit.
While gardening is usually thought of as a productive way to grow beautiful plants and obtain tasty fruits and vegetables, few gardeners have ever considered the immense amounts of exercise one can get in the process of gardening. While you can get almost as much muscle (if not more) exercise as you do working out, it is very productive at the same time.
When growing a fruit tree, choosing the right place to plant it is very important. One thing that you have to consider is its proximity to a building, electric line, side walk, or any other thing that might disrupt its growing. Once you have planted a fruit tree, the chances of unearthing it and changing its spot without major set backs are very slim.
This garden expo is only into it’s second year but has great potential to bloom into a nice garden event for South East Qld. This year it has expanded into a 2 day event and there will be plenty of things there to interest everyone. Productive Gardens will certainly have a stand there again with our Stacking Gardens on display.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting many of you at garden shows and events through out the year and also those more distant customers where we have had communication by phone or email. I have some exciting new projects in the pipeline that I’m looking forward to bringing you next year so please stay tuned.
How much home grown produce will you have on the Christmas dinner table this year? Even if it isn’t going to be that much, a great New Years resolution could be to make a little time to really learn about growing more of your own food.
We’ll be continuing to ship out orders (twice daily) right up until Christmas Eve but please don’t leave things that late as we can’t guarantee they’ll be able to be delivered in time.