Archives for April 2014

Tomato Miso Soup

This soup is my current addiction. One of my favourite cooks Rachel de Thample had this idea, and it’s so good that I’m slurping it nearly everyday for lunch! For 1 soup bowl: 5 tasty end of season tomatoes 1 garlic clove, crushed 100ml chicken, beef or vegie stock (my favourite is beef, but all […]

How to Prune Fruit Trees

Pruning your fruit trees well is essential for abundant crops, to keep them at the right height, and to keep them in a strong shape to better cope with winds and heavy crops. This workshop is hands on – a unique opportunity to really get to grips with pruning! I’ll teach you the right tools […]

April in the Vegie Patch

Sometimes I dream of having a cute-as-pie little wee vegie patch. Every square inch crammed with food and flowers – growing up the walls and over the sheds. Oh the free time for knitting and baking and helping my friends in their gardens. At the moment I can spread out and play with all manner […]

April in the Orchard

Autumn marks the beginning of dormant sprays. So clean your backpack sprayer out and get ready to copper if your stonefruit had bacterial infections (cankers, oozing sap, cracks in bark, yellowing leaves followed by premature leaf fall) or leaf curl. Do this at leaf fall. Two of my apples had black spot so I’ll do […]