Tag Archive: organic food

Preparing your garden for extended dry periods and drought.

Following on from my blog about preparing your garden for extremely hot days, and as we head into summer, I thought a bit of advice of preparing your garden for extended dry periods… Continue reading

Planting Basil

For me, the middle of October is basil planting time. Although I have experimented with lots of different basils I still seem to prefer the annual sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum). Fresh Basil is… Continue reading

Growing Spring Onions all year.

It can be a bit confusing when talking about spring onions (or are they shallots or are they scallions) as there are lots of small onions with lots of different names, but when… Continue reading

How to keep a continual supply of Coriander and Rocket growing in your garden all year.

Coriander and rocket are both leaves I use constantly, and in great quantity, in the kitchen, therefore I need to keep a continual supply happening in my garden all year. This is not… Continue reading

Harvesting and using your Asparagus crop

Spring = Asparagus. I love spring for the fact that it is asparagus season. It is a luxury vegetable that I look forward to each year. It has a relatively short harvest time,… Continue reading

HOW TO GROW FINGER LIMES

Finger limes are often referred to as citrus caviar due to the delicate “crystals” of pulp contained within the fruit. They are a small leafed, spiny native citrus with insignificant flowers, that do… Continue reading

HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER CROP

So today I have been out and picked the last of my cauliflowers and several heads of Broccoli. The rain and a couple of warm days and they want to go to flower… Continue reading

Mulching Your Garden

I have delayed mulching the ornamental garden and orchard over the last couple of months because it was so dry. Now we have had a good soaking I will be spending the weekend… Continue reading

Preparing Your Spring and Summer Vegetable Garden

Over the next few weeks I would like to share with you how I prepare for the busiest time of my gardening year- spring and summer vegetable production. If you have not grown… Continue reading

WHY YOU SHOULD GROW CITRUS IN POTS

Why grow citrus in pots Citrus are one of those plants that I think are a must in the garden. They have beautiful dark green foliage all year, sensuously perfumed flowers at various… Continue reading