Spring has sprung…and weeds are everywhere!

After the low energy of winter, spring in Australia has gonePink blossoms on dwarf nectarine tree off with a BANG!

Canberra had its warmest first day of spring on record.

Then we had our earliest ‘summer’ storm. (Finally, some rain!) Continue reading

Use Autumn’s Bounty To Improve Your Soil

I know I have been posting quite a bit about gardeningAutumn tree - orange and red Chinese pistachio April 2013 recently, but this is because autumn is a busy time in the garden.

The main reason for this is because you are doing the last of the warm-season gardening while preparing your garden for the coming cold.

Today’s post is about a longer-term project. Continue reading

How To Extend The Growing Season & Protect Your Seedlings – For FREE!

If you, like me, live in an area where your growing season (the time in which you can grow most) is limited by the weather (because it gets too cold, too hot, too wet, too dry), it can be pretty tricky trying to grow your own food.  (Or some of it, at least. ;))

Unless, of course, you have some way of modifying your Continue reading

How To Improve Your Soil Without Breaking Your Back

I posted a while back on how the quality of the soilRed wriggler compost worm and vermicompost April 2013 in which food grows affects the quality of our food.  In fact, this applies to most plants.

I stressed the importance of feeding your soil to keep it healthy.

When we feed our soil we are Continue reading

Give Me Those Washday Blues

Blue days, that is.  Or windy ones.

Or are you depriving your washables by using a clothes dryer? Continue reading