The Good Life

If you could give one piece of ad­vice to block own­ers, what would it be? Some long-time grow­ers share their words of wis­dom.

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Contents - Words Sh­eryn Cloth­ier

7 lessons from long-time grow­ers

•“TO plant wal­nuts, you must place the nuts with the seam up. If the nut isn’t that way up, the bot­tom cup of the nut fills up with wa­ter and it rots.“This sim­ple knowl­edge en­sures that ev­ery seedling grows.“I put them in the open ground, not in a pot, be­cause the tap root is the only root it has for quite a while e – un­til some lat­eral roots form – and dis­turb­ing the tap root will kill the seedling.” WHO: Diana Loader, tree crop­per WHERE: Wan­ganui WHY: to grow wal­nuts LAND: 12ha (30 acres) con­tain­ing more than 3000 fruit and nut trees

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