How to Make a Basemap

An abundant, easy to work vegie patch relies on smart placement decisions, and smart placement decisions rely on knowing all about your little corner of the world first. Learning all this stuff takes time, it means waiting a bit ok. Be the 2 chocolate fish kid and you’ll be rewarded in spades with a garden […]

Smarten up your act and use the edge

Today I’m giving a shout out to the forgotten edge. Most often assigned to a life of weed-eating and fussing about, edges bring a golden opportunity and done well can save you a heap of work. Put the edges of your gardens/ fences/ structures to good use and plant them up – fill them with […]

Mulched Paths – Oh Yes!

The first permaculture book I read was “The Permaculture Home Garden” by Linda Woodrow. Back in mumblemumble 1997. I read it from cover to cover one cold weekend in bed with my first baby, (those were the days). Usually I’m on a needs to know basis with non-fiction, but I gobbled it up. Linda made […]

Introducing Guilds

Mutually beneficial relationships bring out the best in us. We are better, stronger when we team up. Same goes for plants. Fruit trees team up with pollinator seducers and dynamic accumulator herbs for best production and health, groundcovers hold moisture and build soil at the top floor and everyone benefits when a nitrogen fixer is […]