Easy Peasy Saladings

Salad is my great love. Because I need at least one daily bowl and because I jam alot into each day – I’ve got salad growing down to a fine art. Here’s my easy peasy direct sown salads. The method I’m sharing today is for looseleaf lettuce, not hearting ones. Looseleaf sown thickly creates a […]

A Guide to Fat Yams

Yams (oca) are such a fabulous crop – both leaf and tuber are edible, they’re easy care and problem free. There are but two negatives They’re in the ground for ages (8 months or so). Use edges, wild areas or containers if there isn’t room in your garden. They’re prone to providing a gazillion itty […]

Testing Apples for Ripeness and Storing the Harvest

This year my 3m x 3m (I keep my trees pruned small), 6 year old Captain Kidd apple tree has given us 40kgs of beautiful apples (approx 266 apples). Last year the harvest was 50kg (about 333 apples). 300 apples a year, per tree – I think is a great yield from a backyard effort. […]

How (and When) to Harvest Garlic

The tips on my garlic leaves are beginning to yellow, this tells me harvest time is near. There is one way to know for sure and that’s to dig a bulb. Looks like we’re good to go! Once the tops start yellowing off there will be no more bulb development so don’t hold out for […]