harvest

K is for Kale

August 7, 2019 // 3 Comments

Currently we are having a great on-going Kale harvest in the newly re-done no-dig beds at Homeland. Here’s a little bit on Kale and how we mostly consume [...]

P is for Pomegranate

June 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

We took these photos a few weeks ago, but between all the projects, events, distractions and glorious rain, it slipped on the “publishing schedule”. As if I have a [...]

F is for Feijoa

May 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

We’ve planted quite a few Feijoa bushes at Homeland, although they seem very slow in growing big enough to start bearing. However, just over the fence at Dreamland, [...]

H is for Honey

May 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

It’s always great excitement when you harvest anything new for the first time. Some of you may have been doing the bees and honey extraction so many times that it becomes a [...]

Q is for Quince

April 29, 2019 // 6 Comments

One of the mature trees we inherited at Dreamland is a beautiful bearing Quince tree. It doesn’t seem to have the bi-annual cycles that many of the other fruit trees have. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

L is for lettuce

December 17, 2018 // 5 Comments

OK, it was as easy as A-B-C up to now, but now we have to start jumping around in the alphabet. The seasons just don’t produce fruits and vegetables in alphabetical order! [...]

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 [...]