February In The Vegie Patch And How To Save Tomato Seeds

Sow Tray sow silverbeet, spring onion, onion, celery Direct sow dwarf beans, basil, beetroot, radish, kohlrabi, carrots, parsnips, fennel. I’ll sow my last lot of carrots and parsnips on the 6th and 7th (root moon). They’ll be mature by the time the soil cools off (although who knows how this season will roll!) and keep […]

Winter Preps, Mighty Broccoli And Death To Cabbage Whites

Aside from keeping everything alive with regular watering and feeding, our most pressing job is sowing and planting the winter food garden. No mean feat when it’s hot and dry. Planting Tips For Hot Days Use the evening for all of your planting and pricking on Be sure the soil you are planting into is […]

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 […]

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 […]