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 […]

Help my tomato has wilted #2

In an ironic twist of fate I lost three of my outside tomatoes this week. Having just written about Verticulum Wilt in my last newsletter (this about my mums tomato), it seems I now have it myself. Symptoms: sudden wilt when laden with fruit and yellowing on the lower leaves along the edge. Autopsy (slicing […]

In Love With Leaky Hose (And How To Water)

I feel cheeky suggesting you need watering lessons. You’ve raised a family, built a house; you drive a car and may even run a small country…. but, clever as you are, do you know how to water? Because understanding how and when to water makes an enormous difference to the health and productivity of your […]