Prevent Fungal Disease: Now is your Moment!

By far and away the most common cause of garden disease is airborne fungi. The mild moist conditions of spring set the scene for primary infections of rust, black spot, leaf curl, shot hole, brown rot and other fungal delights. As I write this it’s raining and cool, the kind of conditions that strike fear […]

Wild + free + jamming with life

Dear Gardeners, As you gear up for your spring and summer planting here’s a phrase I’m chucking out for you to ponder – relay intercropping. Its like companion planting on steroids and will take the health of your vegie patch next level. In a nutshell, it’s plant combos of different root depths and nutrient needs […]

September In The Vegie Patch

So much cool stuff to do in the food garden at the mo. So much prettiness to soak up and enjoy. I am out there every spare moment! Eat Up Winter Crops Put a concentrated effort into eating rootcrops still in the ground. As weather warms they’ll gear up to seed getting a hard core […]

Pump Up Your Fruit Production

Today I’m sharing a September task that’ll really up your fruit production in your deciduous fruit trees – pears, apples, plums, apricots. An awesome party trick to slow growth down on over zealous plums and stubbornly upright pears. It’s time to tie down young branches, to change their direction from up to out. Especially important […]

How to Make Fermented Nettle Tea

Stinging nettle is lush + green right now and looking suspiciously like it’s gearing up to flower. Time to get my spring nettle brew on the go before its past its prime. I only make this one spring batch, and its a little one at that. Such a vital herb, I don’t think you need […]

The Ins and Outs of Choosing Bought Compost

Compost is the heart and soul of your garden. Does it matter which compost you buy? Damn straight it does! Well made compost is all our soil needs to grow abundant crops with minimal disease. But rubbish in, rubbish out – compost made with sub-standard ingredients will wreck your soil and your crops. Here are […]