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Don’t pull it out!

September 30, 2019 // 1 Comment

Following on from our previous post about our bees swarming, this post is primarily about bee food. But there’s another story woven through about “pretty” vs functional [...]

No-dig beds – round 3

July 1, 2019 // 3 Comments

In both the savannah forest garden and the vegetable market garden at Dreamland, our approach is to build up no-dig beds from the ground up. So at Dreamland, we don’t have [...]

G is for Grapes

March 21, 2019 // 6 Comments

When we moved into Homeland we inherited a grapevine that was slam-bang in the middle of the vegetable patch. Not only did we read that certain vegetables do not like grapes [...]

C is for Corn and Cucumber

March 14, 2019 // 2 Comments

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 – [...]

Efficiency vs Regeneration

March 4, 2019 // 2 Comments

It is very noble to drive for sustainability, using permaculture approaches to work with nature and growing as much of your organic food as you can. It’s fun, healthy and [...]

Under-planting a patch

February 7, 2019 // 2 Comments

We’ve been spending a lot of time, effort and also money getting everything right for how we want to operate the ducks and chickens. In fact, apart from switching on (and [...]

Busy busy

October 29, 2018 // 11 Comments

Last week was busy, very busy. But not that work yourself silly on one big focused project kind of way. It was crazy multi-tasking busy. Do this, do that, interrupt here, do [...]