When To Harvest Kumara, Perfectly Ripe Pumpkins and Early Garlic

When To Harvest Kumara My kumara aren’t huge this year (that’s what happens when summer doesn’t arrive). I’ve had a poke around in the soil and there appears to be a higher rate of smalls than usual, a few average size tubers and next to no big ones. There may be surprises lurking – only […]

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 […]

December In The Vegie Patch

What a charming spring we’ve had! Untimely cold snaps and prolonged wet periods have a big impact – rust and other delightful fungi explode and growth slows. It’s a boo when stuff doesn’t grow well, don’t I know it. But don’t be blue! Shake it off! If you wonder why, the flop crops will help […]

Three Steps To Abundance

This pile of chopped up garden debris is getting this spot ready to grow me an orange. It could be any fruit tree and is without a doubt the best beginning for a vegie patch. Stack up a heap of weeds, path choking plants, blobs of manure or seaweed and small prunings; water it, cover […]