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 […]

December In The Vegie Patch And Summer Soil Care

Wow – from one extreme to the other! From super soggy soil to concrete. Met service predicted hot and dry, gee I wish I’d believed them! I’ve spent November on a mad mission to get the soil mulched. Everything that could be pruned or cut down has been and still I’ve been left wanting. A […]

Summer in The Chookyard

Chooks don’t sweat. Imagine that in this heat! To make up for this fact you need to provide them with shade (and don’t skimp on it) summer through autumn. Mine get to live under natives down the back until winter when I bring them back to do greenhouse clean up duties. For healthy chooks through […]