A few weeks ago I sowed some spinach seeds in a sheltered corner of the garden. The results show how different conditions produce very different results. Greens thrive when the soil is constantly moist. Although this is a relatively sheltered corner it still gets a good dose of hot sun in the late afternoon, notContinue reading “The Toilet Wicking Bed”
This morning it was cloudy and cool – we don’t get many of those so today was the day for some hard physical labour clearing out one of the water tank beds. I had left it to go its own way, having more pressing things to take care of, but now I needed somewhere toContinue reading “Rejuvenating a Raised Bed”
Winter is my absolute favourite time of the year. In the subtropics it is a time when you can get lots of things done because it’s cool enough to work outside all day. At least it was – there haven’t been many days this year that stayed cool for long; the effects of climate changeContinue reading “The Mid-Winter Garden”
Spring is bearing down on us much earlier than it should be – it is almost 30 degrees today and it is mid August. I’m rushing around trying to do all the winter jobs I thought I still had time to do before it starts warming up – after a winter that didn’t really getContinue reading “Pruning, Orange Gluts & Spiders”
It should be late winter, but it’s spring.