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 […]

Lupin’s Grand Finale (How To Finish A Greencrop)

Greencrops are your soils secret weapon. How I love them, for the nourishing respite they bring our hardworking soils. They are an important regroup between crops because a greencrop is the only crop we grow where the whole thing is returned to the soil. When we harvest our dinner, we are in effect stealing from […]

Eke Out The Water – Embrace The Shade

Lizards, chilli peppers and tomatoes are heat lovers. They adore the sun beating down on them. The rest of us, not so! In the baking heat we sweat, plants transpire = energy and water loss. Though we don’t visibly wilt as does a plant, we can relate to those flaccid leaves!  Shade mitigates both losses, […]