May In The Vegie Patch

The last of the zinnias, the first of the leeks, greencrops beneath protective fabric, brassicas and compost piles galore – May in a nut shell. Here’s all you need to know about your vegie garden tasks for May. Direct sow Greencrops – lupins, broadbeans, phacelia, wheat, oats, mustard or barley. Kings Seeds Autumn Manure Mix […]

Make a No Dig, Perennial Garden

Densley planted perennials make the easiest care, best looking gardens of all. Herbs, picking flowers, nectar/ pollen rich flowers for bees and beneficials, fruit, natives – you name it!, jam them all in together for a garden that beats out weeds, flowers year round and provides food and medicine. Beautiful and useful – my kinda […]

Pondering Pruning and New Fruit Trees

Oh, the difference when we ponder! It’s a game-changing state of mind. And it is my gift to you this May – to send you off for a tool-free wander, to ponder your winter’s pruning. Having no tools to hand takes the pressure off, making it the perfect pre-prune exercise for those of you who […]

April In The Vegie Patch

Keep January-planted bean, zucchini, tomato and cucumber crops jogging along with a daily harvest. Don’t let energy get wasted on the big old bean at the bottom! Though growth is slowing right down and quality of fruits perhaps as well, its worth it to squeeze more crops out of them. At least until the next […]