How to Grow Shell-out Beans

Shell-out beans are the beans you grow for seed to use in soups and stews. They are such a star crop! Input to output ratio swings firmly in the output camp. Productive in a little space, demand little from the soil, are a good value vegetable protein and require no preserving at all – just […]

October In The Vegie Patch

There’s a bit of healthy tension in the mid spring vegie patch as you choose which crops to remove in order to make way for the new. Sometimes that means removing things before they reach their prime – I’ve just harvested the last leeks and florence fennel, they weren’t fully developed but usable none the […]

September In The Vegie Patch

So much cool stuff to do in the food garden at the mo. So much prettiness to soak up and enjoy. I am out there every spare moment! Eat Up Winter Crops Put a concentrated effort into eating rootcrops still in the ground. As weather warms they’ll gear up to seed getting a hard core […]

August in the Vegie Patch

August is our get ready for spring month. Wander your vegie patch and think about what you are going to sow and where. Order in whatever seeds you need… remember greencrops! Gobble up overwintering crops like carrots, parsnips and yams to create new space (and so they don’t go to waste). If you don’t have […]