Repotting a Finger lime

I grow my Finger lime in a pot so I am able to move it into a more protected environment during our cold winters. I only have one and this gives me all… Continue reading

Beans- one of the easiest vegetables to grow.

Beans are easy to grow and are one of the most prolific warm season vegetables you can grow. There is no comparison between a fleshly picked organic bean and a shop bought bean.… Continue reading

Where to buy Australian Finger Lime Plants

I am often asked on the blog about purchasing Finger Lime plants and seeds. The two main questions I am asked are: Should I buy seeds or plants? And Where can I purchase… Continue reading

Why I love Broccoli and a recipe to temp the non-believers.

If you regularly view my Facebook page and read my blog you will know I am a bit obsessed with growing and eating broccoli. Now if you Google the health benefits of broccoli,… Continue reading

Super spring organic fertiliser mix.

I have been using this mix for many years and have always had good results. This is a one off spring application and then I supplement with fertiliser teas or commercial liquid fertilisers… Continue reading

Changing the world – one garden at a time.

Just a follow up on from last week’s post where I asked people to let me know how much backyard food production is happening in their neighbourhood, which has led me to put… Continue reading

How much home grown food production is happening in your local area?

I am forever extolling the virtues of the backyard veggie garden and have been heartened by the increase in interest in home grown food over the last decade but I still think there… Continue reading

Sustainable and environmentally friendly Ideas for entertaining the kids during the winter school holidays.

Chances are if you are reading this, you have not jetted off to warmer parts for the school holidays and are looking for some ideas to keep the kids occupied during these holidays.… Continue reading

Growing and using Sorrel.

Is it a herb or is it a vegetable? who cares! Tart, tangy, lemony and sour are all words used to describe this versatile green. Sorrel (Rumex acetose) is an herbaceous perennial, related… Continue reading

Keeping your chicken dry in severe rain events.

If you live just about anywhere down the east coast of Australia,you would have experienced extreme rainfall last week. Here in the Southern Highlands we received over 600mm in 48 hrs, that is… Continue reading