Archives for August 2013

September In the Vegie Patch

September’s plate is refreshingly green – saladings, celery, parsley, silverbeet, kale, cabbage, nettle, fennel, cabbage, brussels, broccoli and if you are lucky asparagus too. All these cleansing greens come just at the right time to clean our bodies out of stews and puds. (Think of it like doing an oil change on your car) Fresh […]

Comfrey Planting Season is Here! (How to plan, plant and harvest)

Comfrey, Symphytum Officinale (common comfrey) is sterile, spread by root not seed. Organic gardeners are mad on comfrey because she gathers and shares such mineral riches – silicon, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, iodine and and and ….! These come via a set of wondrous tap roots that slide through surface feeder roots (no competition here), […]

September in the Chookyard

The chickens are in egg laying overdrive and are currently having a fat old time weeding my hazelnuts and finding bugs galore among the natives. A mobile home surrounded by Electranet means I can move the chickens to a new home easily. They do a job for me (weeding and feeding and bug hunting) and […]

Welcome to Spring

Such a motivational word – Spring. I love that name; it really captures the essence of the season. Spring into action! Spring in your step! Spring is in the air – can you feel it? Spring in the Vegie Patch is my next workshop. September 14th; 10 – 1pm. Come on over for a cup […]