Category Archives: resilient gardening

September Garden Guide

Zone 0: Just when I ought to have been getting my spring planting organised, I’ve been preoccupied with heading off for permaculture training – more on that later! Zone 1: Raised garden beds have had a quick sprinkle of seeds … Continue reading

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Open Day – this Sunday

It’s that time of year again… just when the sun disappears, the rain hits, the weeds pop up and the fruit trees start dropping their tired old leaves everywhere, we fling the gate open and welcome you into our little warts-and-all … Continue reading

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What now in Adelaide gardens?

At last, a bit of relief from Adelaide’s recent heatwaves! So far this January has been the fourth-hottest on record. As I listen to the dry, papery remains of sweetcorn rustling in today’s strong wind, I’m pondering what would be … Continue reading

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Before the heat hits…

Task list to prepare gardens for next week’s heatwave… Harvest any nearly-ripe fruit and veg to reduce the load on the trees and plants and to catch it before it gets sunburnt. Make jam, chutney, relish, dried fruit, preserved fruit. … Continue reading

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Simple Drip Irrigation workshop – November 7th

 

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All aboard the garden bus!

Howling winds and sudden downpours couldn’t keep a busload of keen Adelaide gardeners away from community gardens on the first of October. Organised by Jo Staniforth of Kitchen Gardens SA, this was a bus tour that criss-crossed our fair city … Continue reading

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Curried butternut and lentil soup

Sorry, I’m still banging on about pumpkin. This time it’s butternuts. They’re not my favourite pumpkins but I believe in having a couple of varieties going in case either of them succumbs to bugs or diseases. The butternut vines made … Continue reading

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Adelaide is hungry for home-grown food!

WOW! What a day. About 60 people through our little suburban home garden in three hours this afternoon for International Permaculture Day (and that’s on top of lots of folks stopping to chat at the Marion Market stall this morning)… … Continue reading

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Autumn is native planting time

We may not have had the opening rains yet, but it’s autumn and it’s time to plan and prepare for native gardens. Most Australian plants do best in SA when planted just after the opening rains, giving them a chance … Continue reading

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The greatest gardening obstacle?

No, it’s not water restrictions, heatwaves, alkaline soil or possums. It’s a funny phenomenon that I’ve observed over the past few years of talking to neighbours, friends, passers-by and strangers at the market… often one person in a couple or … Continue reading

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