Category Archives: Food

May in Adelaide

What a wonderful soaking we have had! About 80mm at our place over two big rains in the past week. How are your tanks looking? Don’t have any tanks? How about digging a few swales to catch rain this winter … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, community, Food, maintenance, seedlings, seeds, vegetables

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

Feb-March in Garden and Elsewhere

Dear Adelaideans and nearby gardeners, I hope that, like ours, a little rain has reached your patch this week after our dry, dry, dry, bone-dry January! That little bit will have to stretch a long way as it sounds like … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, community, Food, heatwaves, microclimates, summer, trees, vegetables

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

February Garden Guide

How is your garden looking at this time of year? Have those couple of heatwaves battered it around a bit? Here we haven’t lost many plants, but we’ve seen some of those prized mangoes get sunburnt, along with many baby … Continue reading

Posted in Food, fruit, maintenance, markets, permaculture principles, planting, raised garden beds, recipes, summer, vegetables, workshops

January Garden Guide

Happy New Year! Gardeners will appreciate the deliciousness of Adelaide’s mild Christmas and New Year break, which has offered the perfect opportunity for planting and enjoying the garden. Although we’re in for a little heat spike this weekend it shouldn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Food, fruit, planning, planting, propagating, seedlings, seeds, summer

December Garden Guide

It’s been a busy couple of days in the garden, clearing out, rearranging and replanting a couple of vegetable beds, and planting new fruit trees, while the weather is mild enough for plants to settle in without getting either sunburnt … Continue reading

Posted in bees, Christmas, compost, Food, fruit, hanging out in the garden, herbs, markets, native plants, planning, planting, propagating, raised garden beds, seedlings, seeds, summer, trees, vegetables, vertical gardens

September Garden Guide

Happy start to Spring! The last few days have offered some really warm sunshine to bring the bees to the blossoms and to accelerate growth. This winter was warmer than average, and although it started out unseasonably dry, we’ve now … Continue reading

Posted in fertiliser, Food, maintenance, pests, planting, propagating, seedlings, soil, spring, vegetables, water