Garden Share Collective: Favourite

I wrote last week about how gardening doesn’t come naturally to me, it’s effort, and often overwhelming. But there are a few things that I really do love about being out in the garden. And what better way to celebrate that than to join in with the Garden Share Collective and talk about my favouriteContinue reading “Garden Share Collective: Favourite”

Grow Just One Thing

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining (sometimes), the birds are chirping and the bees are buzzing. And, as I do each year, I begin to feel the overwhelming pressure of getting plants in the ground to grow some spring/summer produce. You see, I’m an olive thumb. Not black thumb but most definitely not green. IContinue reading “Grow Just One Thing”

My Gardening Philosophy

I love gardening. It seems that the older I get the more passionate I get about it. I’m not particularly good at it, but as my black thumb starts to turn a shade of olive, I seem to be developing a little understanding. The sun is shining and I walk outside, the chickens get fed andContinue reading “My Gardening Philosophy”

Spring is coming to my garden

It’s been so fun to watch the garden flourish as the days have gotten warmer. I’m seeing the baby spinach and silverbeet finally stretch is arms, and grow, as though it’s been hibernating through winter. We’ve watched the broccoli bolt, even with these tiny heads. We have, thankfully, been able to add a small amountContinue reading “Spring is coming to my garden”

In My Garden… July 2015

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a garden to share, and while it’s not quite finished we are picking little bits and pieces to add to our meals. Each day I head out and check on the growth, I squeal with excitement when I see that our peas are tall enough to reachContinue reading “In My Garden… July 2015”

Backyard Chickens – Update

It’s been  while since I updated you on Gertrude, Poppy and Maude.  They’re doing well.  Poppy is a little under the weather.  She’s looking a little less sparky than usual, her comb not a red, and feathers not as glossy. Our girls have dug up everything inside their fenced off area.  So last weekend, JContinue reading “Backyard Chickens – Update”

In My Garden… March 2014

This is our whole garden haul for a day.  Pretty dismal isn’t it.  I’ve missed a few Garden Share Collective posts, and well, so has our garden.  Before Christmas I just couldn’t muster the motivation to plant, weed, turn soil or just be in the garden.  I suppose my focus was elsewhere. But thankfully, thatContinue reading “In My Garden… March 2014”

Growing Rosemary From A Cutting

For the last 2 years I worked at a local high school tutoring aboriginal students one on one (a state initiative called The Wannik Education Strategy).  Although I generally had a full timetable, sometimes these students would be absent, or refuse to come to tutoring and sometimes the teachers would ask that they stayed inContinue reading “Growing Rosemary From A Cutting”

In My Garden… December 2013

In my garden things seem to be at either end of the spectrum.   This bed seems to be going better than some others.  The rhubarb has suddenly taken off, after many months of me thinking that it was gone to the gods, there’s a rogue tomato plant popping up, just on the right sideContinue reading “In My Garden… December 2013”

In My Garden… November 2013

We’re running out of room in our backyard for garden beds.  Slowly but surely, we’ve used up nearly every free space, pulling out just a few plants here and there, to make a little more room.  In the top of this picture you can see newly dug up areas that have just had seeds sprinkledContinue reading “In My Garden… November 2013”