Video Consults are here!

I have a cool new offering – help via video! I think you’re going to like it as much as I do. A video consult is for all those questions which are too long for me to answer for free over email, but not long enough to warrant me driving to your garden for a […]

Sweet tomato + bean stew

This is one of those dishes that once you discover, you use over and over. Quick, delicious and perfect for food gardeners at this time of year. Serve it with new potatoes + a boiled egg, with vegie fritters, with sausages – sweet stewed tomatoes go with everything! 1kg really ripe tomatoes olive oil A […]

How to sort + store onions

Sorting your crops into good keepers and bad keepers is key to long storage. Old fashioned smarts! Separating the ones that don’t keep from the ones that do, stops rot spreading cause one bad apple really does spoil the bunch. Find out which onion is a keeper (or not) with this simple test. Hold the […]

My top 10 healthy chook essentials

Keeping chooks in good nick is a matter of pride don’t you think. A vibrant comb, bright eyed + alert, productive + a bit cheeky – this is how we want our chooks to roll. The thing is chooks are really vulnerable to parasites – internal and external when in captivity, so today I want […]

A simple test for soil moisture

One of my most oft asked questions is “How much should I water?” The amount of water required in your garden is unique to your soil and your climate, so it’s a question I cannot possibly answer. You, however, can answer it yourself by doing this quick and easy test before you water. No kit […]

My next book

Dear friends I can’t decide on the topic of my next book! So I’m asking you. I’m tossing up between these two A diary – month by month in the garden with recipes to use seasonal excess and all my monthly tips or The Abundant Vegie Patch! – a book covering all the basics that […]