Investing in the Future of Food – Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm, Christmas Island

Investing in the Future of Food – Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm, Christmas Island

Hidden Garden Sustainable Farm – Christmas Island Investing in the Future of Food The team behind what is arguably the model of future farming, believe people should have the opportunity to put fresh food on their plates no matter where they live, and that it shouldn’t cost the earth – either financially or ecologically. Christmas Island… View more

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Photo credit: kelliesfoodtoglow.com Are your summer tomatoes coming on right about now? My five year old found our first one in the garden yesterday, and we all took a bite of its juicy sweetness. And if you have eggplant, or can come across a few, then it’s definitely time for Shakshuka! My husband brought this… View more

January Gardening Guide

January Gardening Guide

We are changing the format of our gardening guide (slowly!) and would love your feedback and comments on its usefulness… Cool Temperate Garden WHAT TO PLANT? There are two main planting focuses for January in the cool temperate garden: Succession and replacement planting of your summer vegies, including: Carrots, beetroot, radish, turnip, lettuce (chill the… View more

Mullberry Madness

Mullberry Madness

If you have a mulberry tree then you may well be swimming in mulberries at this time of year. And what a better time than summer holidays to enjoy mulberries a multiple of ways. Here are a few… [h4]Mullberry pie[/h4] Ingredients 2 sheets of pastry – shortcrust or puff 3-4 cups of mulberries 1 cup… View more

What are Wicking Beds?

What are Wicking Beds?

Picture credit: http://www.thedesertecho.com Wicking beds. They seem to be the latest buzz in the gardening world. Great idea for conserving water in the summer months. Know what they are? I didn’t. Until very recently. Someone suggested we build our new garden beds as wicking beds, so I thought I had better find out what they were. You’ve… View more

December Gardening Guide

December Gardening Guide

Need some advice on keeping your garden thriving this Summer? We're here to help with our December gardening guide. December gardening guide: MEDITERRANEAN climate Zone 0: Planning is well underway for the heat of summer – collecting jars and bottles for the summer fruit harvest, while Mum’s jam making has continued unabated from winter’s citrus marmalades through... View more