Category Archives: maintenance

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

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

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

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

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

June Garden Guide

What a frosty start to winter! Here’s hoping this means good fruit set for all the cool temperate fruit trees this year. HARVESTING All sorts of goodies have been turning up around here lately – some seasonal, some surprising – … Continue reading

Posted in courses, Food, fruit, hanging out in the garden, maintenance, markets, planning, planting, propagating, pruning, trees, vegetables, winter