July In The Vegie Patch

Even when its cold and frosty there’s plenty of food to be had from the garden. Here’s a quick round up of what we’re harvesting to inspire you to a four seasons vegie patch. Leafy greens abound – chard, spinach, parsley, kale, chickweed, cress, miners lettuce and rocket. Bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage ripen […]

OM is all you need

For the past few years I’ve been steadily knocking off the plastic in the garden shed. I’m still on the job – not quite plastic free, but getting there. The thing is to take it one product at a time. There’s a bit of effort in researching a replacement… if indeed you need one, you […]

A massive book sale + yum chai + gardening plastic free

This month I’m hoping to inspire you to streamline your garden shed and go next level plastic free. I have cunning ways that you are going to love. Most of the stuff we buy in plastic bags is for fertility and fertility comes from organic matter. Were surrounded by it! No plastic, no money, just […]

The winter greenhouse

Every autumn I sow a mustard greencrop in the greenhouse beneath the still growing tomatoes and peppers. Mustard for soil is like lemon juice for livers – a deep cleanse, (or biofumigant if you want the techy term). I don’t chemically sterilise my greenhouse soil or go through the rigours of emptying it all out […]

Warming Winter Chai

Chai becomes my favourite cup at this time of year. Such a warming, nourishing drink – it’s perfect for wintery days. I’ve tried lots of pre mixed teas but none comes close to own made. Before we carry on – let’s talk about milk because the milk maketh the chai! Creamy fat is a chai […]

Pruning Cuts Explained + How To Prune Feijoas

Before you prune anything, I want you to understand two types of pruning cuts. What a difference to your fruit trees when you give up heading and get thinning! Excerpt from ” Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide“ Two Types of Pruning Cuts Thinning is the removal of a whole shoot or branch, taking it […]