Get Ready For Psyllids

Boy, did we panic about psyllids when they first arrived on our shores. And rightly so! Our tomato and potato crops got hammered as we figured out how to cope with them. And figure it out we did. We’ve got it sorted! So moving on from the panic, let’s make like a scout – Be Prepared. […]

A Guide to Fat Yams

Yams (oca) are such a fabulous crop – both leaf and tuber are edible, they’re easy care and problem free. There are but two negatives They’re in the ground for ages (8 months or so). Use edges, wild areas or containers if there isn’t room in your garden. They’re prone to providing a gazillion itty […]

October in the Vegie Patch

October checklist and things to do Get your zucchini, cucumber, pumpkin, corn, tomato and pepper beds ready to grow. These are all heavy feeders and need rotten manure, compost, seaweed – that kind of business.  Add it now, so the soil can incorporate and percolate. Be sure of robust stakes and frames for beans and […]

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 […]