July In The Vegie Patch

You could be forgiven for thinking that the vegie patch has had its day by frosty, cold July. I wanna show you otherwise – come take a look round my July garden. The greenhouse is giving us sweet peppers, chillies, celery, the occassional tomato, lettuces, coriander and beetroot. Outside – leafy greens abound (chard, parsley, […]

June In The Vegie Patch, Perennial Leeks + Yam Patience

Hurrah for winter! It took a while, but we got there. Hurrah for a natural end to pests, to the slowing down of weed growth and a break from the intensity of the autumn vegie patch. Hurrah to hibernating ladybirds – a good sign for next seasons beneficial insect population. What to Sow and Plant […]

Mulched Paths – Oh Yes!

The first permaculture book I read was “The Permaculture Home Garden” by Linda Woodrow. Back in mumblemumble 1997. I read it from cover to cover one cold weekend in bed with my first baby, (those were the days). Usually I’m on a needs to know basis with non-fiction, but I gobbled it up. Linda made […]

May In The Vegie Patch + Strawberries + Asparagus

Things To Do In The Vegie Patch This Month Leave nothing bare! Soil prefers to be growing stuff – a crop or greencrop preferably. If weeds is what you’ve got and you’re just too busy – then let it be weeds. Yes, truly – weeds! Roots keep your soil happening. When you get around to […]