Category Archives: water

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

Posted in hanging out in the garden, heatwaves, resilient gardening, summer, water, wildlife

Simple Drip Irrigation workshop – November 7th


Posted in community, courses, fruit, markets, resilient gardening, summer, time management, vegetables, water

What’s a seed worth?

I was shopping this afternoon and happened to look curiously at the Jap (Kent) pumpkin on display in the supermarket. Not that I wanted to buy any… our winter is pretty much taken care of in that department… … I … Continue reading

Posted in citrus, food storage, seeds, vegetables, water

The power of one small frog

There’s a cheering sound that greets us through the open windows these days… the gentle ‘aark, aark’ of a little spotted marsh frog (or two?) in a tiny, rocky pond nestled amongst fruit trees, native plants and herbs. It lifts … Continue reading

Posted in water, wildlife

Too darn hot!

Adelaide. Autumn. 38 degrees again next week. Planting? Not on your nelly. What to do instead? Put the drip irrigation on to keep the garden alive Cover up the more sensitive plants Get inside, get as naked as possible and … Continue reading

Posted in heatwaves, planting, seeds, vegetables, water

Gardening for Climate Change

I am continually astounded when I pause to read gardening and landscaping magazines to see what can pass for a “garden” – apparently there ¬†doesn’t need to be a living plant in sight , let alone one that could produce … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, heatwaves, microclimates, permaculture design, summer, water

Happy New Year

Hope you have had a happy and safe festive season, and welcome to 2013! This week we turned about 2.5m2 of garden bed into 11kg of carrots – enough to last our little family for the rest of summer. The … Continue reading

Posted in fertiliser, fruit, heatwaves, recipes, summer, vegetables, water