How to Make Fermented Nettle Tea

Stinging nettle is lush + green right now and looking suspiciously like it’s gearing up to flower. Time to get my spring nettle brew on the go before its past its prime. I only make this one spring batch, and its a little one at that. Such a vital herb, I don’t think you need […]

The Ins and Outs of Choosing Bought Compost

Compost is the heart and soul of your garden. Does it matter which compost you buy? Damn straight it does! Well made compost is all our soil needs to grow abundant crops with minimal disease. But rubbish in, rubbish out – compost made with sub-standard ingredients will wreck your soil and your crops. Here are […]

August in the Vegie Patch

August is our get ready for spring month. Wander your vegie patch and think about what you are going to sow and where. Order in whatever seeds you need… remember greencrops! Gobble up overwintering crops like carrots, parsnips and yams to create new space (and so they don’t go to waste). If you don’t have […]

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 […]