A Useful, Yet Oh So Beautiful Herbal Border

A food garden is a cooperative happening. The gardener, the soil, the weather (lets not forget the weather!) and the companions. Those companions are the icing on the cake – they bring it altogether. Today is all about them, specifically herbs, and how irreplaceable they are in your food garden (not to mention your life). […]

Homemade Mulch

And by mulch I mean any old thing, don’t go mortgaging your house for fancy store bought stuff. In the absence of garden waste (which I find hard to believe – there are always things to prune or weed) there will be an old blanket lurking in the shed, a daggy jersey he’ll never miss, […]

Bring On The Kumara

  It’s time to get your kumara shoots (tupu or slips) underway. Yes, you can buy shoots, but it’s better to grow your own, you’ll love them more! Anyway, it’s easy, too easy to spend money on, truly it is. In case you’re wondering – kumara shoots (pictured above), are the equivalent of a seedling […]

September In The Vegie Patch + The Berry Patch + Spuds In Buckets

So much cool stuff to do in the food garden at the mo, so much prettiness to soak up and enjoy. In the Vegie Patch Plant out celery, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, kale, silverbeet, parsley, salads, onions, leeks, potatoes. Direct sow carrots, rocket, kohlrabi, beetroot, turnip, parsnip, rocket, chicory, endive, spinach, mesclun, miners lettuce, corn […]