Category Archives: permaculture design

Spring Seed Propagation

The wee lad and I enjoyed a spot of seed sowing today, under our eastern pergola, where the morning light gently fades through the day and where the plants are nicely sheltered from westerly winds. We gathered all the seeds … Continue reading

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September-October in our garden

Springtime moves so fast! And seems to go in all directions at once – wind from everywhere and then nowhere at all – hot, cold, wet, dry – and suddenly everything is blooming and seeding and exploding and chirping and … Continue reading

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July? nope… August Garden Guide

My Undoing. Let’s just say July didn’t go entirely the way I had planned. First, the incredibly inspiring, sustainable-living folks I was really, really looking forward to meeting on our winter family holiday couldn’t be there after all.  Next, I … Continue reading

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June Garden Guide

In this edition… Welcome to winter Soil reconditioning We’re all going a bit weed-mad Chooks & Compost June veg planting

Posted in dirty fun, permaculture design, planting, soil, vegetables, weeds, winter

February Garden Guide

Just one sleep to go until the new school year. Not that anyone’s counting. Tomorrow I will remember just how short the working day is when it’s squeezed between school drop-off and pick-up and moth-holed with appointments, and I’ll remember … Continue reading

Posted in Food, fruit, hanging out in the garden, maintenance, markets, permaculture design, planning, planting, seedlings, seeds, summer, sustainable food, vegetables

January Garden guide & Happy New Year!

What do you do when life hands you lots of lemons – and grape leaves? Make dolmades!

Posted in crop protection, fruit, maintenance, permaculture design, planning, planting, recipes, resilient gardening, summer, vegetables, water

December Garden Guide

    What a different spring this has been from last year, when summer’s scorching heat arrived so early. This time spring has lurched along indecisively, giving us sudden huge downpours and even peppering one of the few really hot … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Food, hanging out in the garden, Local food, permaculture design, planning, planting, propagating, seedlings, summer, vegetables