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Fruit Trees in Small Spaces

Fruit trees are a structural staple of any edible garden and with a little thought, urban gardens can provide the perfect microclimates for growing fruit trees in small spaces. There is room for a fruit tree in almost any garden, whether it be in a tub or in the ground. And now is the perfect time to start planning your urban food forest as most trees should be planted in late winter-early spring. Trees are a long term investment so…

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The Gift of Garlic

I hadn’t planned on planting garlic this season. My excuse until now has been that I had no space, but the truth of it is, I have been procrastinating on building new beds for some time. However, my work colleague gave me some garlic to plant this month. He has purchased approximately 60 bulbs of at least 4 different garlic varieties via TradeMe and is planning an experiment to test the differences in growth, taste and disease-resistance across them. My…

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