SOLD OUT! The Organic Greenhouse Workshop

Due to popular demand I’m running a second greenhouse workshop on Sunday December 1 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Price $70. Here’s the lowdown The greenhouse is my saviour! A toasty warm environment that extends the season an extra 3 months either side, allowing me to easily provide homegrown vegetables for the family year round. It is […]

November In The Vegie Patch

Await the perfect planting moment. Every garden has it’s own microclimate, and the better you understand yours, the better your garden be. When your microclimate, and the needs of your crops meet is your sweet spot of abundance. This is the moment to hold out for. When conditions for each crop are perfect – boom! […]

How to grow shell-out beans

Shell-out beans are such a star crop! Input to output ratio swings firmly in the output camp. Productive in a little space, demand little from the soil, are a good value vegetable protein and require no preserving at all – just pop them out of the dry pods and fill a big jar. Jars of […]

Slow and Steady November

Little and often is my garden mantra. Little and often plantings bring a little and often harvest. So useful for keeping bellies full in the most nourishing of ways. And nicely doable for the gardener. The benefits stretch out to the kitchen where little and often preserving (as opposed to massive autumn missions), makes for […]

Resist labour day tomatoes, sow a living mulch instead!

Game on! It’s the great summer-crop wait out. Are you feeling strong enough to resist planting tomatoes? Can you hold off on planting pumpkin and courgette seedlings another week or so? Last nights low was 6 degrees and my soil is only 14 degrees! Far too chill for these heat lovers … I’ve got a […]

Refried Beans

Refried beans are such a quick nourishing dinner. Dollop on a bowl of rice with greens and a fried egg on top, on toast under scrambled eggs with salad or our favourite – spread inside a warm tortilla with rice and greens and avocado. When everything bar the salt, cumin and oil are homegrown – […]