August in the Vegie Patch

August Garden Tasks Your Pre-Spring Seed Sowing Check List Ain’t it great when seeds and seedlings are back! Clean your seedtrays. Just use water and a stiff scrubbing brush, then leave them out in the sun. Once upon a time I would have rolled my eyes at such advice, thinking it over fussy, prissy. It […]

August In The Orchard

If you blink you’ll miss it! The early plums are on the move, brewing up another batch of beautiful blossom. For those of you pondering copper sprays – this is your sign to get ready, the moment is nigh. Take a quiet wander in your fruit trees to see which trees are beginning to roll […]

Get Your Greenhouse Ready Set To Grow

I love this bit – the getting-set-up-to-grow bit, as much as I do the growing. Prepping the soil, working out whats growing where, building frames… it’s good work. Besides which, being all ready to go at planting time is the cats pajamas. My August greenhouse mission goes like this Clean the roof and walls. I […]