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 […]

June In The Vegie Patch, My Favourite Winter Greens + Yams

I’m not the only one who loves winter – some legumes are good with it and so are alliums, brassica’s, chard and spinach. Salads survive it, but very slowly so best get them under cover to keep them growing and providing leafy goodness to keep you strong. What to Sow and Plant and Do in […]

June’s Fruit Tree To-Do List: Your Top 5

Such wonderful synchronicity. As the vegie patch slows down, it’s time to be caring for our fruit trees. And here are the five things you really need to be considering in the orchard this June. A Beneficial Mow, A Super Spray and Time to Mulch Lightly sprinkle lime or wood ash from the fire, over […]