December In The Vegie Patch

A daily stroll is your secret garden weapon this December. Catching problems when they’re small makes for simple solutions = a peaceful easy life.  Pinching little laterals off your tomatoes and peppers leaves tiny wounds that heal in a flash and prevent viruses and bacteria getting in. Squashing little groups of aphids or a few […]

Natural Ways With Pests

Heat and harvest come to this – pests. It’s easy to malign them, “Damn things!” But pests are not malicious. They’ve come because you’ve served dinner. Aphids, leafhoppers, scale, thrips, green vegetable bugs – put a feed out, create the perfect environment and they will come! Pests are just a part of playing in nature […]

How to Prune Toms, Peppers, Cukes + Melons

A single leader tomato is a very fine thing.  Easy to stake. Easy to pick. Easy to spot pests. Easy to spray. But most important of all in my high rainfall not reliably hot climate – plenty of airflow and sun for best health + ripening. Tomato Laterals + How to Remove Them The shoot […]

November In The Vegie Patch

Await the perfect planting moment Where the soil and air temperature meets the temperature needs of your crop = your sweet spot of abundance. Hold out for these 2 things to collide my friends, and boom! you’ve got your grow on. The soil in my outside vegie patch has only just landed on 15 degrees. […]