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. […]

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. […]

Soothing Hot Chocolate

In need of soothing? Well, look no further – soothe the day with this hot chocolate like no other. This simple recipe uses good old cocoa powder (do choose Fairtrade). A cup of this feels like pudding, so go on be naughty at morning tea time. For one cup 2 teaspoons cocoa (depending on your […]

Making Use of Weeds in July

Now there’s an inspiring photo – a weedy garden bed! Yes, a few of my beds have gone feral. There is an upside to this. There within my wild looking garden are the beginnings of a new spring bed or the rejeuvenation of an old one. Those weeds are a pile of nourishment awaiting construction. […]