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This Month

November In The Vegie Patch

The most important mission this month, is to keep planting and sowing. Leave the weeds! Don't worry about anything else - focus on getting stuff growing. If your vegie patch is wild and weedy, rather than rip and pull … [Read More...]

Spring in the Greenhouse

Early zucchini, 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 … [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...]


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 beetle, … [Read More...]

Natural Remedies for Worms in Chickens

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 really is … [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. Vinegar Solution Cider vinegar to the rescue! A new solution … [Read More...]