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The Home Orchard

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Bill Brett
October 2021
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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. It recommends:

  • 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.

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 is recognised as a New Zealand expert, and was recently awarded Associate of Honour Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture.