It’s Time To Feed Your Fruit Trees

The orchard is waking up. Hurrah! blossom will soon be here. The trees sleep is over, and so is the gardeners. Its time to get on the job. One of the best things you can do as fruit tree caretaker is to make sure you wander your trees regularly. Get to know them through every […]

August in the Vegie Patch

What to plant and sow in August Here’s what I can plant in my Levin garden, given that at the mo. my soil is 10 degrees and night temps range from 3 to 13. Another key thing is my soil, which is easily workable from all those years of care. If you are on heavy […]

July In The Vegie Patch

Even when its cold and frosty there’s plenty of food to be had from the garden. Here’s a quick round up of what we’re harvesting to inspire you to a four seasons vegie patch. Leafy greens abound – chard, spinach, parsley, kale, chickweed, cress, miners lettuce and rocket. Bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage ripen […]

The winter greenhouse

Every autumn I sow a mustard greencrop in the greenhouse beneath the still growing tomatoes and peppers. Mustard for soil is like lemon juice for livers – a deep cleanse, (or biofumigant if you want the techy term). I don’t chemically sterilise my greenhouse soil or go through the rigours of emptying it all out […]