The sustainability and harvest capacity of orchards very much depends on the quality and regularity of the care given to them over a number of years.  For advice on how to do this, please click here to discover downloadable ideas and resources

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Planting your Orchard

This practical guide outlines how The Orchard Project plants orchards.  It comprehensively details the equipment needed and methods required to successfully grow fruit trees, including tips for guarding newly planted trees against external damage.

Please note that site considerations and planning are covered in a separate resource ‘Things to Look Out for When Planning an Orchard’. 

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Orchard trees - nutrient deficiencies

All plants require a range of different nutrients to live a healthy life. A lack of one or more of these available in the soil can cause problems for the plant.

This resource shows what to look out for in unhealthy or non-thriving fruit trees and how best to ameliorate the situation.

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Things to look out for when planning an orchard

Once your trees are in the ground, they may be there for another century so careful planning now will really pay off!  

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YouTube: Vegetable Orchestra

Watch the vegetable orchestra for inspiration on making alternative music!

London Orchard Project - Fruit in Motion

Watch the London Orchard Project's new video, documenting their work to promote orchards and fruit trees across the city. Working with Londoners to plant and harvest apple, pear and plum trees, the video provides inspiration for helping us all to rediscover the pleasure of eating home-grown fruit.

Good practice on how to take semi ripe cuttings


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