Mayflower apple in blossom edible backyard

This Month

November In The Vegie Patch

Await the perfect planting moment Where the soil and air temperature meets the temperature needs of your crop = your sweet spot of abundance. Hold out for these 2 things to collide my friends, and boom! you've got … [Read More...]

How to Grow Shell-out Beans

Blue Shackamaxon shellout beans Shell-out beans are the beans you grow for seed to use in soups and stews. They are such a star crop! Input to output ratio swings firmly in the output camp. Productive in a little … [Read More...]

How To Thin Fruit (And Why You Need To)

Removing excess fruit from an over-burdened tree rewards you with a more robust tree and better fruit (this year and next).  From mid-spring on keep an eye on your fruit trees and thin heavily loaded trees as fruits … [Read More...]


Job Vacancy: Edible Backyard

The position is now filled - thank you! I need an extra pair of hands for 6 hours a week. Nothing glamourous - just the plain jane, nuts and bolts stuff like weeding, mulching, picking up pig poop, cleaning out … [Read More...]

Coping with Green Vegetable Bugs

The Importance of the Right Name When learning about a pest, begin your journey by finding out it's scientific name. The bug I'm ruminating on today is the Green Vegetable Bug Nezara Viridula, also called green vegetable … [Read More...]

Natural Remedies for Worms in Chooks

Sweetie (chook on the left) has a dirty behind - a possible sign of worms. If I get in quick, I can save the day with herbs! Spring's a common time for worms, so lets be prepared with some natural solutions. Prevention … [Read More...]