Roast Pumpkin and Barley Pilaf

My pantry over flows with squash – this is a good thing. It stores well (no preserving required hallelujah), and is so damn versatile I celebrate the excess (unlike zucchini for instance). I always steam or roast extra when I’m cooking and then it’s ready to add to scones, breads, cakes and pies. Don’t be […]

And Now for the Pumpkins…

Another gambit to run fellow food gardeners – this time with our pumpkins/ squash. See that stem – still some green on it, well that fruit needs to stay on the vine until the stem is withered and dried up. The longer on the vine the deeper orange the flesh and the sweeter tasting it […]

April in the Vegie Patch

Keep your broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages growing fast with:  weekly liquid feeding,  cabbage white control,  good watering,  extra mulch up around the stalks. Include some rotten poo in this mulch for a lovely booster (they will peg new roots down in this mulch giving them extra resilience). In the next two weeks: Plant out lots of salad […]

March in the Vegie Garden

Extremes of weather really test our food growing systems. As you know, I’m always looking at how I can make my garden more robust, and therefore able to cope in extreme seasons such as this dry summer. Two things are key – preparation and variety. I haven’t been watering my squash or corn, and the […]