April In The Greenhouse

The greenhouse soil has worked hard in the summer heat, and needs a bit of love before planting the next lot of crops out. Create space in the greenhouse As long as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and aubergines are still producing leave them in and free up space at their base for new crops by pruning […]

November In The Vegie Patch

The most important mission this month, is to keep planting and sowing. Leave the weeds! Don’t worry about anything else – focus on getting stuff growing. If your vegie patch is wild and weedy, rather than rip and pull weeds out – lay cardboard on top of the weeds and pile on compost and mulch […]

Spring in the Greenhouse

Early zucchini, African marigold + mustard It’s mid-spring in the greenhouse and no bare soil remains. Once the heat starts, so too the pressure on the soil, so I keep things healthy with a mixed living mulch. Apart from lupin, which I sow after the chooks have been through, the rest are that wonderful guild […]

Use Your Chooks!

Chickens were born to weed + bug hunt. The very jobs I dislike. So in a beautiful win – win, we help each other out. I grow lots of greens for them and they clean it all up for me and prep for following crops. The secret to a happy life is to get everyone […]