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 […]

My 7 Garden Must Haves, Managing Slugs and a DIY pH Test

These are the things I buy in to support my food garden to be great. The things that I deem essential. I dream of buying nothing, relying only on foraged and homegrown gifts from nature, but I haven’t made it there yet. What I have done is whittle down my buy ins to the bare […]