When Summer Doesn’t Come, Make A Plan B

To cheer myself up last week, I lit the bonfire while I gardened. It was such a gloomy day. It was mid summer, and I was gardening in jeans. The fire lifted my spirits. For those of us out west and south, this is not a normal February in the garden. Normally we’d be drowning […]

Make an Autumn Compost and Plant a Winter Bounty

Greetings all, There’s a few important jobs us food gardeners must take care of this month, and then, glory be, we can slow down a pace. Make as much compost as you can for your spring gardens, store and preserve your harvest in ways most useful to your family, and plant and sow the last […]

Chooks Workshop

Come along and learn how to run a healthy, organic flock (no pellets required). We’ll be talking design, breeds, chook herbs, a natural chook breakfast, solving basic chook problems and most importantly how to lovingly cull. Two places left, so register today! April 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | $65.00 Chooks fit into an edible backyard like […]

My Summer of the Tomato Potato Psyllid

Look at this poorly tomato. Tis the Tomato psyllid that’s wrecked this havoc, and the result – a whole bed of Mark Christensen’s special orange tomatoes pulled out and burnt. This being my first experience of Tomato Potato psyllid, I was slow to diagnose them. My first check when the tomatoes started curling their leaves […]