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 […]

September In The Vegie Patch

Goodness Alert! September greens are in! Parsley, kale, rocket, spinach, chard, nettle, mache, miners lettuce, cress, broccoli sprouts…. Forget the pills and cleanses, load up on fresh picked greens! September Sowings and Plantings In the Vegie Patch Plant out broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, kale, silverbeet, parsley, salads, onions, leeks, celery. Direct sow carrots, kohlrabi, beetroot, […]

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 […]

The Broadbeans Have Spots!

Chocolate spot is a broadbean thing that typically happens at this time of year. Like rust is a celery thing, or black spot an apple thing – all crops have a thing they do when life’s not completely to their liking. And in my case it’s sprung forth in the wet, humid conditions created by […]