April In The Vegie Patch

Keep January planted beans, zucchini, tomatoes and cucumbers crops jogging along with a daily harvest – don’t let energy get wasted on the big old bean at the bottom! A daily harvest keeps fresh flowers coming on. Trimming off old leaves also does wonders. Get new crops going at their feet. Whip out any crops […]

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 […]

Autumn crops, Citrus care + Comfort stew

Though this crazy, horrible time is unsettling, its woken the world up to what you and I have always known – a well-supplied home food garden is the very essence of health + home. No packaging, no damn sterilising. Nourishment plus and food full of love. While I’ve always treasured my garden, my appreciation for […]

March In The Vegie Patch

Clear starry nights, cool, dewy mornings and that special golden hue in the evening sky are all signs that Autumn is moving in. Those cool mornings and nights slowly begin to cool the soil, which in turn slows soil life + plant growth. May plantings take much longer to mature than April plantings, taking longer […]