First batch of potatoes are out of the ground! My youngest was very excited to help me hunt for treasure—we got 1.7kg, perhaps 4:1, which is not brilliant, but they’re lovely big tubers grown from a grocery store potato gone mad…Continue
There’s lots exciting happening in my garden right now.
First, unfortunately, both of the chicks we hatched turned out to be roosters. What can you do? Given so few chicks hatched, and they were so distinct from one another, they grew up each very beloved—so the soup pot wasn’t an option for these two gentlemen. Sweet, cuddly, Polish Maharajah has been…Continue
I've mentioned before that my house is on a steep hill, and that I've terraced up part of the unused too-steep area as a food forest, which has been working very well. All the trees I put in have established nicely, although it’s looking a bit bare again now that the pumpkin vines have died down and I’ve given the young trees another trim to promote…Continue
Just curious as to whether anyone does anything to extend the growing season around here? Most of the online growing guides talk about using cold frames or poly tunnels to extending the period that your plants are able to ward off freezing solid. But for me, I'd really like to grow some more cool weather crops for more of the year, and there's not too much information around apart from increasing shade.
I had the idea of planting in a zeer pot. A zeer pot is an evaporative cooling…Continue