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.
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