How To Grow Beetroot

Beetroot is such a sweet crop. Virtues abound for the grower and the cook. Beets are undemanding on the soil, grow quickly, not bothered by pest or disease, use hardly any space and get on well with everyone – all in all easy peasy … or is it? Some of you are having beetroot traumas. […]

The Genius of Living Mulch

Soil that’s undercover, hums with life. In this cool, moist environment mineral exchange and immunity are high. Whether mulch is inert – hay, straw, woodchip or living – or a living cover of plants, doesn’t matter. I use a mixture … either way works. Though living mulch has a few trumps – diversity and all […]

SOLD OUT! The Organic Greenhouse Workshop

Due to popular demand I’m running a second greenhouse workshop on Sunday December 1 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Price $70. Here’s the lowdown The greenhouse is my saviour! A toasty warm environment that extends the season an extra 3 months either side, allowing me to easily provide homegrown vegetables for the family year round. It is […]

Refried Beans

Refried beans are such a quick nourishing dinner. Dollop on a bowl of rice with greens and a fried egg on top, on toast under scrambled eggs with salad or our favourite – spread inside a warm tortilla with rice and greens and avocado. When everything bar the salt, cumin and oil are homegrown – […]