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 […]

Making Soil From Clay (Miracles Do Happen)

The end of winter/ beginning of spring is a telling time in the garden because soil is at it’s most saturated. If your soil is doing ok then tick that box, you’ve made it! If not, continue to use this time of year as a soil wellness gauge until soil nirvana is yours. How goes […]

August in the Vegie Patch

Seed sowing time rolls round again Ain’t it great when seeds and seedlings are back! A bit of housekeeping will set you in good stead – clean your seedtrays, make or buy seed raising mix, cut up labels and buy a new pen (a year in the greenhouse does ink no favours). Order in your […]