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. […]

Gardening in a (Tempera)Mental Climate

Greetings Edible Backyarders, Us gardeners get a bit worried about mild winters. No rest for our deciduous plants (friends have blossom on their pear tree!), no break from weeds and pests …  it’s too warm for my liking, but it’s not like I can do anything about it. Every season throws new stuff at us […]

Rhubarb Cake

Winter is cake eating season, especially suited to warm cakes straight out of the oven with something creamy atop. In honour of this I am making Rhubarb Cake today. I love this recipe for the generous amount of fruit in it, also because its ingredients are simple. It’s lovely warm with custard or cream and […]

July in the Vegie Patch

If you haven’t as yet got your garlic or onions in, then rug up and off you go. Wintersalads You’ll be feeling pretty pleased with yourself for all those winter saladings you sowed late autumn. Aren’t they good? So crisp and fresh. Cornsalad, mesclun, miners lettuce, winter lettuce all provide the best kind of service […]