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

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

May Gardening Guide

May Gardening Guide

[h4]TROPICAL climate[/h4] May in the Tropical garden Zone 0: The wet season officially ended at the end of April and the sea surface temperature is below 27 deg C so that is the end of the cyclone season for this year. The humidity is decreasing and the mould will stop growing in the bathroom. Zone… View more

Making Quick Compost

Making Quick Compost

For some reason I’ve always had a bit of a block against making quick compost. I’ve made slow compost, many times. Piles that sit there for months or years, doing their thing without much poking and prodding, kitchen scraps occasionally being tossed on top. I’ve read books on quick compost, I’ve talked about quick compost. I’ve… View more

April Gardening Guide

April Gardening Guide

[h4]TROPICAL climate[/h4] Zone 0: Time to sort the seeds you’ve been saving in the crisper of your fridge. Sort them into date order and plant the oldest first.  You can still order seeds by mail-order and they will be with you in a few days. Zone 1: Now is the best time to plant the… View more