A Simple Drainage Test + How to Transform Heavy Clay

Winter is a telling time in your soil health journey – from now through early spring you get to see your drainage in action. Those of you at the basemap phase of gathering info and learning your land – perk your ears on up! How wet are your soils? Drainage is absolutely key for plant […]

Easy Peasy Compost

Homemade compost is the gold standard of all composts because its alive! Potency comes from the life, not the ingredients per se, though they are of course enmeshed – the ingredients feed the life. Good luck finding living, bought compost – most likely the opposite is true because of mineral imbalance, herbicide/ pesticide residue and […]

An Autumn Compost is a Strong Start to a Spring Bed

Autumn is heaven for compost makers, there’s heaps of stuff begging to be composted. Make use of all of it – dont throw it away!, and prep for spring planting at the same time. My kind of compost piles are easily put together, followed by put your feet up and let nature do the work. […]

Make a No Dig, Perennial Garden

Densley planted perennials make the easiest care, best looking gardens of all. Herbs, picking flowers, nectar/ pollen rich flowers for bees and beneficials, fruit, natives – you name it!, jam them all in together for a garden that beats out weeds, flowers year round and provides food and medicine. Beautiful and useful – my kinda […]