Mayflower apple in blossom edible backyard

This Month

October In The Vegie Patch

There's a bit of healthy tension in the mid spring vegie patch as you choose which crops to remove in order to make way for the new. Sometimes that means removing things before they reach their prime - I've just … [Read More...]

Spring in the Greenhouse

Early zuchinni, african marigold + mustard It's mid spring in the greenhouse and no bare soil remains. Once the heat starts, so too the pressure on the soil so I keep things healthy with a mixed living mulch. Apart from … [Read More...]

Plant Citrus, Prune Tamarillos and Feed your Fruit Trees

Citrus and Subtropical Planting Time is Here! Years ago, I read an article by Russel Fransham from Subtropica that advocated delaying planting of citrus and subtropicals until after risk of frost had passed. This made … [Read More...]

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PB, Nana + Oat Cookies

Kinda like a baked version of bircher meusli, but not only for breakfast - I love these little guys all day long! One bowl, 10 minutes - my go to style. Warm the oven to 180° Mix together 1½ bananas, mashed2Tblspn … [Read More...]

Easy-as Alternatives to Weed Spray

Here are simple, integrated alternatives to herbicide. I hope you use these ideas at home, at school and in your community this spring and forever more. Salt Salt is the answer to your driveway weeds. No … [Read More...]

What to Do About Leaf Curl

Leaf curl will be showing up in your stonefruit about now - spring being the time when fungus comes out to play. Here's my all round approach to managing fungi. It’s too late to do anything now – the time for copper has … [Read More...]