Let There Be Light!

A quick ‘n easy Autumn job for you today! Help your pumpkins, squash, peppers, aubergines and tomatoes ripen up by trimming back that wild jungle of leaves. Let the light beam in! While you’re at it, shove some dry stuff under your pumpkins to keep their nether regions rot free.

How To Tell When Apples Are Ready To Harvest

Plums, peaches and apricots are so good (especially home grown and fresh off the tree), but the top of my list, my favourite of all – are the pips. Nashis, pears and apples – oh lala! Knowing when they are ready is a thing. Something you don’t think about until you need to harvest for […]

March In The Vegie Patch

Autumn is here and once the nights start cooling off the soil will soon follow. Those cooler temps slow growth right down. May plantings will take much longer to mature than April plantings, taking longer again than March plantings. The moral of this story is to plant some winter stuff today. Getting Winter Crops growing […]

Hurrah, An Open Day!

We fling our gates open on the 25th March 10am – 1pm, for our Autumn Open Day. Click here for all the info.  Come along – take a load off, relax! Enjoy the fruit and the flowers and fill up on inspiration! There will be tea, coffee and yummy cakey bits for sale, or feel […]

What To Do When Citrus Loose Their Leaves

Oh the grief! My once glorious lime, provider of bounteous fruits winter through spring, has defoliated. It was the endless rain that did it. The final straw, 120mm of rain in 5 days. My lime dropped it’s leaves in disgust. So sad. Here’s my R&M plan A layer of lovely homemade compost. Don’t go nuts […]

Taking The Abundant Vegie Patch On The Road

The Abundant Vegie Patch is is such a fab workshop, I’d love to take it on the road and share it around the country. Would you like to host it? To host it you need an organic vegie garden with room enough for 20 people to be in an undercover space that can comfortable fit […]