How To Prune An Avocado

If there is one thing I’ve learnt over the years teaching pruning, it’s that when I start to talk about old wood, new wood, two year old wood – your mind squeezes shut with fear. So before we begin here today lets relax a little. Just hang with me here while I talk about new […]

A Simple Drainage Test + How to Transform Heavy Clay

Winter is a telling time in your soil health journey – from now through early spring you get to see your drainage in action. Those of you at the basemap phase of gathering info and learning your land – perk your ears on up! How wet are your soils? Drainage is absolutely key for plant […]

June In The Vegie Patch

I’m not the only one who loves winter. Some legumes are good with it and so are alliums, brassica’s, chard, endive, parsley and all manner of leafy greens. Salads and beetroot survive it, but very slowly so best get them under cover from now on in. Sow Direct Sow Lupin greencrops after heavy feeders like […]

Easy Peasy Compost

Homemade compost is the gold standard of all composts because its alive! Potency comes from the life, not the ingredients per se, though they are of course enmeshed – the ingredients feed the life. Good luck finding living, bought compost – most likely the opposite is true because of mineral imbalance, herbicide/ pesticide residue and […]