5 tips to a good nut har­vest

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Cover Story -

NUTS ARE ready in au­tumn and need to be col­lected daily as they drop. Leav­ing them on damp ground causes mould to grow, af­fect­ing stor­age and taste. SPREAD NUTS to dry in a shady but well-ven­ti­lated space – an old wire-weave bed frame is ideal. NUTS CAN be stored in an airy, rat-proof con­tainer but can go ran­cid af­ter a cou­ple of months, so the best way to keep them is to shell them and freeze the ker­nel to re­tain fresh­ness. THE BEST home-made cracker I have seen is an at­tach­ment for a drill that is ad­justable for a range of nuts. Google ‘drill cracker’. SHELLS MAKE great kin­dling or mulch, and prickly chest­nut burrs can be used to de­ter dogs from dig­ging (and prob­a­bly rab­bits too).

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.