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 […]

July in the Vegie Patch

Winter is shed cleaning season. There’ll be no time in spring (or summer or autumn for that matter), so spend a Sunday in July doing useful things like taking twine off stakes; sorting cloches and birdnetting; and cleaning and sharpening your tools. Sharp tools are dreamy ease, their blunt cousins make you work too hard. […]