March In The Vegie Patch

Autumn is here and once the nights start cooling off the soil will soon follow. Those cooler temps slow growth right down. May plantings will take much longer to mature than April plantings, taking longer again than March plantings. The moral of this story is to plant some winter stuff today. Getting Winter Crops growing […]

Three Steps To Abundance

This pile of chopped up garden debris is getting this spot ready to grow me an orange. It could be any fruit tree and is without a doubt the best beginning for a vegie patch. Stack up a heap of weeds, path choking plants, blobs of manure or seaweed and small prunings; water it, cover […]

Making Soil From Clay (Miracles Do Happen)

The end of winter/ beginning of spring is a telling time in the garden because soil is at it’s most saturated. If your soil is doing ok then tick that box, you’ve made it! If not, continue to use this time of year as a soil wellness gauge until soil nirvana is yours. How goes […]

Help my tomato has wilted #2

In an ironic twist of fate I lost three of my outside tomatoes this week. Having just written about Verticulum Wilt in my last newsletter (this about my mums tomato), it seems I now have it myself. Symptoms: sudden wilt when laden with fruit and yellowing on the lower leaves along the edge. Autopsy (slicing […]