December In The Vegie Patch

A daily stroll is your secret garden weapon this December. Catching problems when they’re small makes for simple solutions = a peaceful easy life.  Pinching little laterals off your tomatoes and peppers leaves tiny wounds that heal in a flash and prevent viruses and bacteria getting in. Squashing little groups of aphids or a few […]

3 Ways To Banging Soil

Team soil. Here it is. Soil Life Create the right environment (plant roots, air, organic matter, moisture) and they will come in droves, this diverse group of hard working organisms that keep our soils well, convert minerals, filter water, capture carbon and break down toxins. Thriving soils make for less disease (out-compete ‘bad’ fungus and […]

The Charms of Chickweed

At this time of year chickweed flourishes and on the whole I let it be. Such a nourishing green to add to salads and sandwiches or as a passing snack whilst gardening, but more than this it’s a beautiful living mulch. Here you see it keeping the soil protected beneath my chard. At times the […]