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The Home Orchard –Essential NZ Guide to Growing Fruit
This book has been written as a guide for both the many new recruits to the gardening resurgence, and for the more experienced to learn more and become experts. It is a comprehensive ‘How To’ guide to all aspects of growing fruit
The emphasis is on sustainable best practice, but science proven organic methods are also covered.
190 pages with 140 photos and illustrations.The Home Orchard (Foreword by Dr Keith Hammett- Plant Breeder) is a follow up to Garden Pest & Disease Control by Bill Brett. Bill was recently awarded Associate of Honour Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture, in recognition of achievements and contribution to horticulture.
Growing your own fruit is a rewarding and satisfying pastime. By following a few simple rules, it can also save heaps on your food bill.
This book puts together all you need to know to grow fruit successfully – range, best varieties, soil preparation, important cultural methods, minimal spraying, how and when to prune, fertiliser, and watering regimes. All varieties, products and practices are science proven and have been fully evaluated to ensure you get the best results and satisfaction, at the same time maintaining a strong focus on sustainability.
This book is written as a guide for the enthusiast with space, as well as gardeners with limited space typical of today’s small backyards. 140 illustrations and photographs enhance the science and evidenced based approach.
A mix of fruits to provide a harvest every month of the year.
The best varieties for yield, taste and disease resistance.
Achievable and easily managed small trees for small spaces, including growing in pots.
Sustainable and Organic options.
All of the information required to achieve success with growing a home orchard can be found in this book. The Home Orchard is a follow up to Garden Pest & Disease Control by Bill Brett who was recently awarded Associate of Honour Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture. Forward by Dr Keith Hammett- Plant Breeder.
Bill Brett has a long, wide ranging and distinguished career in horticulture. This was recently recognized, with the Associate of Honour award of the Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture.
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