August in the Vegie Patch

I love it when seed sowing rolls round again! 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). Right about now the greenhouse is the star of […]

Cloches are a Girl’s Best Friend

My love for cloches is rekindled every winter. They give me salads through the cold months, and for this I am eternally grateful. A cloche is a series of hoops that can be draped with bird netting to protect seeds or seedlings; or covered in plastic to extend the growing season. An essential part of […]

Get off to a flying start with your spring garden

Officially it’s the last month of winter, but August always feels like spring to me. The bulbs are blooming, the Paniculata flowering and calves are up and running in the paddocks next door – nature’s reminders that the energy is rising. Catch the wave, and get a jump start on your spring food garden. Soils […]

August in the Vegie Patch

August is the month of anticipation for food gardeners. It’s like the excitement you get before the race, or the shift, or the baby. There is joy as you prepare and plan and look forward to. In part, the joy derives from the fact that there is no work involved at this stage – in […]