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… 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… September 2013

Not a lot has been happening in my garden over the last month.  I haven’t done any more planting, not too much wedding, but I am starting to see edible things pop up. Like the bulbs of the beetroot. These broccoli are getting huge, surrounding them is parsnips, beetroot, carrots and coriander. Sadly, our brusselContinue reading “In My Garden… September 2013”