April In The Vegie Patch

When to Call it Quits Winter draws ever closer, and tough choices need to be made. Do you have enough room for all your winter crops or does something have to give. Is it time for summer crops to go? And time is of the essence people, anytime soon the weather will turn and the […]

April in the Vegie Patch

When to Call it Quits The season’s well and truly turned at my place. Cold nights slow heat lovers to a standstill, and although they have babies, it’ll be getting too cold for them to fully develop. So rouse your tough loving self and whip out the old (hurrah compost!) and sow the new. Especially […]

April in the Vegie Patch (and how to grow Brassicas)

The summer crops are starting to slow down and look bedraggled, and fair enough too – they’ve slaved away for us all summer long. If they’re still producing, pat yourself on the back, it’s a testament to your good care. It’s about now you really appreciate your successional plantings. For example my first zucchini has […]

Make an Autumn Compost and Plant a Winter Bounty

Greetings all, There’s a few important jobs us food gardeners must take care of this month, and then, glory be, we can slow down a pace. Make as much compost as you can for your spring gardens, store and preserve your harvest in ways most useful to your family, and plant and sow the last […]