This case study focuses on a resident of Horsham YMCA (The Y Centre) whose passion for gardening proved to be the basis of a committed interest in the development of the Fruit-full Communities (FFC) orchard.
George Farhall was so inspired by the FFC project and a visit to his local horticultural college in East Sussex, that he decided to pursue qualifications that would enhance his future employment prospects.
In this practical guide, The Orchard Project (TOP) offers helpful advice on how to get the best out of your newly planted orchard. It directly plans for a 'worst case scenario' where fruit trees may be in danger of not receiving sufficient attention after the initial excitement of planting has subsided.
The first few years after planting are crucial for success, so the guide tackles important aftercare issues such as watering & soil water retention, mulching, tree guards, tags & tree ties etc.
TOP's wealth of practical information will help you get the very best from your fruit trees, especially lots of tasty crops!
Selecting the right trees is key to a successful orchard. These are the trees that will be here for decades to come and trees don’t like being moved.
By picking trees that are suited to your site conditions and varieties that have high pest and disease resistance, you are less likely to have to resort to chemical use to protect your trees. So what are the key considerations for orchard tree selection?