Vegetables

Rabbits – grrrrr

June 20, 2019 // 2 Comments

I guess every place has their “pet” pests that you just battle to live with. Through my permaculture studies I have learnt a lot about integrated pest management, and we [...]

Winter started with a bang

May 30, 2019 // 11 Comments

Recently we have had two really nice bouts of rain (25mm and 32mm) about two weeks apart, which set us up for a glorious autumn. These were followed by mostly 20C sunny days [...]

Redoing vegetable beds update

May 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

A while ago I posted about redoing the raised vegetable garden boxes at Homeland, due to the soil being so dead and hard. We are now doing them as proper no-dig beds, from [...]

T is for Tomatillo

April 15, 2019 // 5 Comments

Yes, tomatillo, pronounced “tomatiyo”. They are a bit novel and interesting. Fortunately our local hardware “green shed” occasionally stocks a small shelf of [...]

Re-raising vegetable beds

April 8, 2019 // 13 Comments

No, we’re not making the raised beds any higher – we’re re-populating the raised beds as no-dig beds from the ground up. The end goal is to have all the beds ready for [...]

C is for Corn and Cucumber

March 14, 2019 // 1 Comment

This season we just seem stuck in A, B, C. I mean you can still call a capsicum a pepper, a courgette a baby marrow – oops, that doesn’t help much; I mean a zucchini – [...]

Range over Dreamland

January 3, 2019 // 5 Comments

On the one hand there was the blur of Christmas, New Year, a good friend’s birthday and a few other social functions all rolled together. On the other hand there is the [...]

C is for carrots

November 8, 2018 // 17 Comments

In autumn, a while before we departed on our two-month trip through Europe, we sowed a lot of carrot seeds. In fact, we sowed all the carrot seeds we had collected from the [...]

B is for beetroot

November 1, 2018 // 18 Comments

I would have to look it up in a very lengthy spreadsheet, but somewhere in autumn we sowed a lot of beetroot seeds in beds V and W at homeland. Well those guys are now [...]