Well summer is officially over, and I haven’t reported much from the garden this year. To be honest, after my horrible end to last year I let it all go a bit to sh*t. I had big plans at the start of spring, but as everyone knows, life rarely goes according to plan, and I’ll just have … Continue reading Tom-ay-to, Tom-ar-to.
I had a quite interesting weekend. It wasn’t the usual sort. From the sublime to the ridiculous. I actually got out and about and saw different things. Quite illuminating. Saturday – Harvest and Cook. Right up my alley. Mr.B had booked me into a free community workshop organised by City of Stonnington and presented by … Continue reading A Quite Interesting Weekend.
I often come across blog or magazine articles about how this family or that celebrity grows all their own food in a small back yard or inner-city balcony, and often find myself dreaming of doing the same. I might aspire to this idea of self sufficiency, but I honestly, who am I kidding? It would be a colossal amount of … Continue reading Salad Days – 10 types of lettuce I’m planting now.
Now Spring is finally here I’m resolved to grow more food in the garden. I need to put my money where my mouth is if I’m talking about seasonal, locally grown, food miles matters. But, I needed to start from scratch with a big mouth and no money. Last year didn’t deliver the bumper harvests of the year … Continue reading Spring Garden Project: Creating A New Veggie Bed.
Is it finally spring? I really hope so this time. We had a fairly mild spell of weather the week before last, and the sun shone, if somewhat half-heartedly. I would say it was almost pleasant. The unexpected warmth even fooled nature, and all the trees in our neighbourhood burst into blossom, only for the hopeful … Continue reading Is it Finally Spring? Veggie garden update.
A few weeks ago I finally harvested the olives from our back yard trees. It was tricky this year, with loads still green and unripe when the first ones were ready, and we had perfect, sunny days. Then there was a long run of rainy weather where ladder climbing would have been reckless. So frustrating! … Continue reading The Olive Harvest.