December In The Vegie Patch

A daily stroll is your secret garden weapon this December. Catching problems when they’re small makes for simple solutions = a peaceful easy life.  Pinching little laterals off your tomatoes and peppers leaves tiny wounds that heal in a flash and prevent viruses and bacteria getting in. Squashing little groups of aphids or a few […]

November In The Vegie Patch

Await the perfect planting moment. Every garden has it’s own microclimate, and the better you understand yours, the better your garden be. When your microclimate, and the needs of your crops meet is your sweet spot of abundance. This is the moment to hold out for. When conditions for each crop are perfect – boom! […]

How to grow shell-out beans

Shell-out beans are such a star crop! Input to output ratio swings firmly in the output camp. Productive in a little space, demand little from the soil, are a good value vegetable protein and require no preserving at all – just pop them out of the dry pods and fill a big jar. Jars of […]

Resist labour day tomatoes, sow a living mulch instead!

Game on! It’s the great summer-crop wait out. Are you feeling strong enough to resist planting tomatoes? Can you hold off on planting pumpkin and courgette seedlings another week or so? Last nights low was 6 degrees and my soil is only 14 degrees! Far too chill for these heat lovers … I’ve got a […]