Sunday, March 29, 2009

Future of Farming

A great glimpse into what farming might look like in the not too distant future...
http://permaculture.org.au/2009/03/26/a-farm-for-the-future/

(I'm so keen to do a 2 week permaculture course... anyone else interested?)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Avocados

Looking forward to these!



With help from the neighbours we managed to collect 60+ (about 1/5 of the tree).

Apparently you ripen an avocado by putting them in brown paper bags, hope this works as they are rock-solid at the moment.

It's interesting to note we had virtually no mangoes this year (and no bats) but a great avocado season. It was vice versa the year before.

Anyone know if you can hedge an avocado tree? (It's too tall too reach and most of the lower branches have fallen off - no more low hanging fruit) It would be nice to lop the top half off and get a bushier tree.