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 […]

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 […]

It’s red mite season – check your chookhouse!

Summer is red mite season, so today I want to encourage you to check your chook house. Tonight! Without delay! Red mites are nocturnal parasities that live in the walls and come out at night to feed on your chooks. Little devils! Because they aren’t about in the daytime, you can have low level infestation […]