November Gardening Guide

November Gardening Guide

[h4]MEDITERRANEAN climate[/h4]   Zone 0:  Spring cleaning is largely over, and yielded great opportunities to share no-longer-needed items with the community, as well as providing loads of carbon-rich compost material (i.e. paperwork)… Zone 1:  Tomato and capsicum seedlings are in raised garden beds. Some extra tomato seed and basil seed is in with them. The… View more

Mushroom Pate

Mushroom Pate

Photo: ©Vegematarian  This is the best thing since sliced bread. My friend made it for me, and I was hooked. Now, while I’m someone who LOVES chicken liver pate,  I have to say this mushroom pate is also truly delicious. And I can only imagine how it would taste if you made it with home grown… View more

October Gardening Guide

October Gardening Guide

[h4]MEDITERRANEAN climate[/h4]   Zone 1: Perennial herbs are making their spring comeback: mint, sage, thyme are all taking off. Broad beans are up to shoulder height and it’s time to start picking the beans (some of them, as always, were meant be green manure but didn’t get dug in in time!). Lettuces, parsley and beets… View more

September Gardening Guide

September Gardening Guide

[h4]MEDITERRANEAN climate[/h4]   Zone 0: Just when I ought to be getting my spring planting organised, I’m preoccupied with heading off for permaculture training – more on that later! Zone 1: Raised garden beds have had a quick sprinkle of seeds for a few more leafy greens before they get warm enough for the solanum vegies. The… View more

August Gardening Guide

August Gardening Guide

[h4]TROPICAL climate[/h4] Zone 0: Now is the time to start planning for the wet season garden. The current forecast is for a very dry wet season and perhaps an El Nino so look at water storage options in the yard. Swales will slow down the passage of rain through the property. Look at other possibilities for… View more

July Gardening Guide

July Gardening Guide

[h4]TROPICAL climate[/h4] Zone 0: Many of the wet season crops are now finished and need to be preserved for the long dry season. There are numerous ways of preserving each crop. You can store everything in the freezer in serve size packs. The serve size is determined by the use of the product. For example… View more

Baked Vegetables With A Difference

Baked Vegetables With A Difference

INGREDIENTS Chop up vegetables of your choice for baking, like potato, sweet potato, pumpkin, onion, beetroot, carrot, arrowroot, aerial potato, and parsnip 4 cloves garlic, chopped finely 1 knob ginger, chopped finely For each tray of vegetables you will need: 2 tbs honey 3 tbs oil INSTRUCTIONS Arrange vegetables in trays according to their baking… View more

June Gardening Guide

June Gardening Guide

[h4] MEDITERRANEAN Climate[/h4] Zone 0: The laundry is littered with wax from what was probably the last honey extraction for the season. Never say never though. With another unseasonally warm and dry autumn just drawing to a close, who knows what the blossoms – and hence the bees – will be up to next? Meanwhile… View more