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This Month

January In The Vegie Patch + Autumn Crops A Go Go

January is an opportunity to extend our summer crops. To create a lovely continuity after our current crops call it quits. Successional planting/ sowing is the proper name. Let’s just call it – not going hungry, little … [Read More...]

Give Citrus A Midsummer Feed

Mid summer is citrus feeding time. This feed is especially important for young trees to get them growing strong while its warm, so they are bigger and bolder for when they need to take on winter. Be sure to nourish … [Read More...]

Natural Ways With Pests

Heat and harvest come to this - pests. It's easy to malign them, "Damn things!" But pests are not malicious. They've come because you've served dinner. Aphids, leafhoppers, scale, thrips, green vegetable bugs - put a … [Read More...]

Featured

The First Espalier Prune of the Season

This afternoon I pruned the lateral shoots on my Nashi Espalier. This quick prune keeps things fruitful and promotes fresh shoots, the very same cost were I to leave them to go wild. Cause fruit is whats its all about … [Read More...]

Rosewater Almond Cake

Bring your rose petals to the table with this beautiful cake. Perfectly timed for the many celebrations that take place at this time of year. It looks gorgeous, but is super simple to make. This cake comes to us from "My … [Read More...]

Save Your Chooks From Red Mites

Chooks are so awesome. So much love + all the weeding and fertilising and eggs they bring. Keeping populations of red mite at a low ebb in the chook house holds up our end of the bargain and is the least we can do. Red … [Read More...]