Category Archives: winter

Planting bare-rooted fruit trees

Pop the kettle on and soak up a 5-minute growing tip from Nadja’s Garden.  Deciduous fruit trees are those that drop their leaves and go into dormancy for winter. Most come from cool or temperate regions of the northern hemisphere … Continue reading

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June Gardening Guide – Mediterranean Climate

HARVESTING In keeping with recent trends, Adelaide has had a warm May, with the nights especially remaining warmer than usual. Hence warmth has remained in the soil and plants that I might usually have replaced by now have just kept … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Garden Guide – August

Soil care We’ve had a very cold July with reasonable rainfall. That’s great for those fruit trees that need sufficient winter chill to set fruit, but a little challenging for the poor subtropicals that don’t like cold wet feet. Especially … Continue reading

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July Gardening Guide – Mediterranean Climate

Cold soil now means slower vegetable growth. Most deciduous trees are now dormant and leafless, ready for winter pruning, planting or transplanting. In frost-prone areas, it’s time to take a break from planting out and instead peruse the seed and … Continue reading

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

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AUGUST GARDEN GUIDE – MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE

Welcome to my monthly garden guide series for Adelaide and other Mediterranean climate areas. This update, along with corresponding suggestions for other climate zones, can also be found at Pip Australian Permaculture Magazine around the start of each month. The Permaculture ‘zones’ … 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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