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 […]

April in the Vegie Patch

Sometimes I dream of having a cute-as-pie little wee vegie patch. Every square inch crammed with food and flowers – growing up the walls and over the sheds. Oh the free time for knitting and baking and helping my friends in their gardens. At the moment I can spread out and play with all manner […]