Testing Apples For Ripeness + A Super Helpful Calendar

One of my most asked questions is “How do I know when apples/plums/ pears are ripe?” I remember wondering that too. The realisation that harvesting required as much knowledge as growing, dawned the day I harvested a whole tree of apples in a rush of excitement because they were red. What a let down when […]

Harvest Smarts – Squash, Pumpkin + Kumara

Please be patient my gardening friends! Don’t rush to harvest your squash and pumpkins. For sure, they look ready on the outside – but inside there’s still work to be done. The longer you leave them on the vine the deeper and richer the flesh gets. The Quest For Sweet Squash and Pumpkins I turned […]

March In The Vegie Patch

Autumn is well and truly at our place! Cold mornings and nights start to cool the soil down which in turn slows growth right down. May plantings will take much longer to mature than April plantings, taking longer again than March plantings. The moral of this story is to plant some winter stuff today. Sow […]

Andrew London Trio at Edible Backyard!

It’s the highlight of my autumn –  the Andrew London Trio at my place on 9th March, music in the garden! Gather your favourite adults and bring a picnic; wander the autumn gardens and enjoy some swinging sounds. The show goes on rain or shine – we have plenty of cover. Woodfired pizza for sale. Important information […]

Grow yourself a daily winter harvest

Achieving a daily harvest year round, takes years of practice. I remember the first year I grew all my own carrots. Pride. And the year of the onion, that was solid. Potatoes have been a recent achievement, but that’s only because all the teenage mouths have left the building. Year of the broccoli – so […]

The Andrew London Trio play Edible Backyard!

Exciting news! The Andrew London Trio are coming to play on March 9th. Music in the garden – my favourite! Spread out your blanket and kick back to the London’s swinging sounds. Bring your own picnic or grab a wood fired pizza. Plenty of time to wander the gardens as well and I’m sure you’ll […]