Category Archives: autumn

A very peaceful Easter

Happy Easter, Adelaide. It’s a strange one, I know, without camping and all the gatherings that usually go on, but maybe a time to reshape (not lose) some of the rituals that mark our seasons and cultures. And to do … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, Family, fermenting, Food, gifts, hanging out in the garden, pandemic, zones

Happy Plague :) Planting in April 2020

As this isolation thing unfolds, I have never felt less isolated in my life. Every day of ‘lockdown’ uncovers more community connections and deepens family relationships. There is so much meaningful work to do that it hasn’t had a chance … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, chooks, community, dirty fun, Family, Food, maintenance, planting, raised garden beds, seedlings, seeds, soil, vegetables

Autumn at Home – The Silver Lining in the Health Crisis

Of all the times to be interrupting our usual busyness and spending more time at home, what season could be lovelier than autumn? The ground is still warm, there’s water in the tanks and there’s still sunshine to get a … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, children, community, Family, Food, pandemic, planning, planting, resilient gardening

May Garden Guide

In this edition… Hot and smokin’: Multi-functioning the pizza oven – turning the chilli harvest into chipotle seasoning; making pizzas (hey, who would have thought?); and overnight baked beans. When shading isn’t shading: using shadecloth to capture light for subtropical … Continue reading

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March Garden Guide – and accidental community newsletter

THE START OF AUTUMN – OR MORE SUMMER? The weather outlook for the next three months suggests that conditions in Adelaide and much of SA are likely to be drier and warmer than average for this time of year as the … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, maintenance, planting, seedlings, seeds, summer, water

5-minute recipe: Passionfruit Coconut Muffins

What do you do when your passionfruit finally ripen and the season for fruit salads and pavlovas is decidedly over? The only thing to do when you have five minutes for cooking: make muffins. This recipe is moist, tangy, moreish, … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, Food, fruit, recipes

May Garden Guide

So much for the dry start to autumn – I think we’ve caught up with our rain allocation! What a lovely time for planting, with the soil still warm enough for strong growth too. There are a lot of bugs … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, chooks, compost, Food, hanging out in the garden, maintenance, pests, planting, vegetables, vertical gardens, wildlife