Good Things Take Time

Such a mild winter, dear gardeners. My soil is 14º! Holy! She was 8 this time last year. I’m sowing beetroot outside in August for the first time ever. In part the warm soil, in part better drainage bought about by better soil, (drainage being an essential part of beetroot success). In years gone by […]

Cosy in May

I’ve always gardened barefoot. It’s not entirely practical (plenty of beestings and a major nightly scrubbing mission); nor gorgeous (read rhino-hide heels), but I can’t help it. Shoes just aren’t my favourite – until May that is. When suddenly the temperature plummets. And here it is. The cold. Socks and boots never felt so good. […]

Loving Autumn

Dewy mornings, and starry nights. Golden days. A garden a flame – red, orange, gold. A full pantry for barren days. Slowly winding down to winter. To woolly socks and fires, to good books and puddings, to rest. I can’t wait! Yours in the earth, Kath  

Don’t Weed, Cultivate.

Weed season begins, and today I hope to inspire you to a life without weeding. It’s time for you to relegate the hard work, on your knees, ripping out great hunks of weed kind of weeding to the past. It’s joyless. It ruins your soil, your back and the crops that struggle to grow through […]