Easy Peasy Compost + Letting Carbon:Nitrogen Ratios Go

I’ve been making compost for 20 odd years now – and the longer I do it, the less I fuss with it. Compared to the labour intensive style I began with (a keen pup in my 20’s), I’m positively lazy about it now and the truth is, it’s the best compost I’ve ever made. Working […]

Thai Salad And A Bowl Of Rice

A quick fresh bowl, using all that fresh summer goodness from the garden. Rice Cook up whatever rice floats your boat Dressing 4 Kaffir lime leaves finely sliced 1 chilli, chopped 1 clove of garlic, finely sliced 3 Tablespoons soya sauce 5 Tablespoons of lime or lemon juice 1 tsp coconut sugar or honey 1 […]

Eke Out The Water – Embrace The Shade

Lizards, chilli peppers and tomatoes are heat lovers. They adore the sun beating down on them. The rest of us, not so! In the baking heat we sweat, plants transpire = energy and water loss. Though we don’t visibly wilt as does a plant, we can relate to those flaccid leaves!  Shade mitigates both losses, […]

Water Like A Pro

Amongst summer’s goodness, there’s always a challenge, something that makes us put our thinking caps on. Last year fungus, this year lack of water. That hot hot sun + no rain has been a mean combo. Has it got you wondering how you can capture/ recycle more water? We are! Be as clever or simple […]

January in The Vegie Patch + Brassica Preparation

3 months until Autumn hits! At the risk of not being present to summer – let’s think about dinner in Autumn. Let’s get some new stuff planted to keep your vegie patch abundant … not in an excessive way – in a regular, daily way. January is an opportunity to extend our summer crops. To […]

January, February + Water On My Mind

Happy New Year gardeners! How’s your garden holding out this hot dry season? Cunning tricks and water recycling dedication abound – I love your stories! We’re all on a learning curve together and this is my focus this month … making your water stretch while giving your crops what they need. January Happenings I’m coming […]