Okay, so you want to get digging, the time is right for planting and you are desperate to get your hands dirty. But you just don't know where to start. The first thing to do is make a list of what you need before you even begin any work. I am going to show you … Continue reading Wanna be startin’ somethin’ : 10 steps to get planting in a day
Okay, we're well on the way to the middle of spring, and it's time to plant pretty much everything you might want to grow in the garden. I love this time of year, spring blossoms on the trees herald the beginnings of delicious stone fruits, and Apple and Pear blossoms are not far behind. But … Continue reading I feel the need: The need for seed!
Someone asked me the other day if they could eat Broccolini leaves. They wanted to use them in a recipe, some kind of quiche-like tart which called for Kale to add some greenery. The answer was "Of course you can, they are the same thing". Because ultimately, they are the same plant species. In south-western … Continue reading The way things are goin’, they’re gonna crucifer me
Everyone knows what Artichokes look like, right? Of course. They come in a jar marinated in oil and vinegar and garlic. If you look at my planting calendar you will see that in many parts of the country it's the time of year for planting Artichokes, it's also time to plant a couple of other … Continue reading I started a choke, that started the whole world laughing
You know what I get asked most often? "What can I plant right now in my garden?" I can usually rattle off a few things to get people started, but I will always forget something, and that's part of the reason I started this blog in the first place. You can look back for planting … Continue reading Garden Doctor Planting Calendar
What a year we have had, and it's only six weeks old. In the late summer, the vegie garden should be in full production. Tomatoes should be ripening, zucchinis doubling size overnight, and all in such abundance your neighbours will be sick of them, if not you bringing more. And a lot of plants will … Continue reading For ev’rything, turn turn turn, there is a season, turn turn turn
A home garden can be very productive, even a small area of only a square metre or two can give you food for a few meals a week, or ingredients for many meals. But the secret that a lot of beginners seem to miss is to actually harvest the food! Growing plants look nice, but … Continue reading Harvest Moon