November in the Vegie Patch

Every garden has it’s own microclimate, and the better you understand yours, the better your garden be. My bid to slow down the summer-crop-planting-rush, is to get you pondering these two things – your micro climate, and the needs of your crops. At some point these two things will meet – the climate and the […]

Winning the war on weeds

November is the weedy season. The combination of warming soils and spring rain make it so. I know it’s a soul destroying job with the same repetitive, recurring vibe housework has. But (unlike housework) weeding is really important. Weeds will nick off with the fertility and moisture you’ve so carefully crafted to feed and nourish […]

November in the Vegie Patch

The great gamble is upon us. Do we plant our summer crops or don’t we? As I write this I’m in woolly socks and a thick hoody – thinking even of getting the fire going, but the truth is tomorrow could be blue skies and back into shorts. It’s anybody’s guess and up to us […]

November in the Vegie Patch

How grateful are you for your cloches? Extra shelter is essential through September and October in order to get those warmer crops growing well – its like having a big handicap in a race. (Not that we are racing – cruising we are people, smelling the flowers!) Without my cloches I would only just be […]