Category Archives: autumn

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

Posted in autumn, children, community, Food, fruit, maintenance, microclimates, recipes, trees

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

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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

April Garden Guide

As expected, March this year was far drier than average in Adelaide and a couple of degrees warmer than usual, both by day and by night, setting the scene for a warmer and drier than usual autumn and perhaps even … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, fertiliser, Food, food storage, fruit, hanging out in the garden, herbs, maintenance, manure, native plants, planning, planting, propagating, raised garden beds, seedlings, seeds, soil, storms, vegetables

March Garden Guide

Dry summer heat has finally caught up with us. While deep-rooted trees are doing fine, some of the vegetables around here are starting to look pretty ratty after having been spoiled with frequent watering most of their lives. Speaking of … Continue reading

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Growing herbs from cuttings

Now that the main growing season for perennial herbs is coming to an end, it’s a great time to trim back any overgrown herbs and use the cuttings to get some new plants started, ready to plant out in spring. … Continue reading

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