Tag Archive: backyard food production

A bit of sage advice on what to plant when in your productive garden

What to plant when I am often asked “What do I plant now?” Not an easy question to answer as regional weather varies greatly, all areas have varying micro climates and every garden is… Continue reading

Dividing your Rhubarb Plants

In my last post on ” The Joys of Organic Rhubarb” I talk about how it is necessary to divide your plants very three or four years. I also showed you the wonderful… Continue reading

How to look after your Herb Garden

Having a productive herb garden is such a joy and a great addition to any productive backyard. Being able to access fresh herbs at any time is a real privilege and once you… Continue reading

Propagating Herbs from plant parts

By far the easiest and cheapest method of growing herbs is by propagating your own through vegetative propagation, or cuttings. Here are a few certain ways of increasing your herb collection on a… Continue reading

Why grow your own organic Herbs

Herbs are one of my favourite productive plants, they are cheap to purchase or propagate, will grow just about anywhere and will reward you with lots of produce. I could not imagine cooking… Continue reading

Building a chook house door mat to ensure clean eggs.

I do not free range my chooks as they wreak havoc in the veggie garden. To compensate I have them in a 20m x 3m run with trees and forage plants and I… Continue reading

Controlling brown rot in peaches and nectarines organically.

Due to the excessive amount of rain and humidity last summer I lost all my stone fruit to Brown Rot. This is a fungus that literally causes the fruit to rot and turn… Continue reading

Why you should not grow potatoes in tyres and my favourite space saving growing methods.

Many years ago it was very trendy to grow potatoes in recycles tyres. They were cheap (usually free) and very accessible. The reason this growing method was so popular was because it was… Continue reading

Potatoes – Which ones to grow and how to cook them.

This season I have harvest several great crops of potatoes. I love to grow potatoes as they are so productive and their nutritional value is fabulous. Here is a simple diagram that lets… Continue reading

Growing Globe Artichokes

Globe Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus) is a luscious herbaceous perennial that produces lovely big flower buds that when prepared well are just a delight to eat. I also like to grow them as they… Continue reading