November in the Vegie Patch

How grateful are you for your cloches? Extra shelter is essential through September and October in order to get those warmer crops growing well – its like having a big handicap in a race. (Not that we are racing – cruising we are people, smelling the flowers!) Without my cloches I would only just be […]

October in the Vegie Patch

October is the get-ready-for-summer-abundance month! Boy oh boy there’s lots to get done if we are to grow enough to fill our pantries for winter.  Get ready people, but wait till conditions are perfect before planting out those heat loving crops. The October garden is an up and down affair. Hot days followed by cold, […]

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 […]

Eggplant and Tomato Salad

This month’s recipe is a salad from my mum’s cookbook, full of summer goodness. Everyone who eats it will want the recipe! 1 large eggplant (700g) cut into large cubes. (If you have just picked it you can dispense with the salting of, but if it’s not fresh as a daisy, sprinkle with salt in […]