I must be a child of the seventies – I just cannot say ‘Rhubarb’ once! More on that later.
Rhubarb is a gem in your garden – perennial, forgiving, and an instant desert or breakfast hero. Here are some top tips, and now is a perfect time to plant them.
This is growing cucurbits at Level Zero for absolute beginner gardeners. Learn to grow these, and the rest of the family will fall into place. The most easy to grow, and those we prefer here in our patch, are CUCUMBER and ZUCCHINI for fresh summer eating, and PUMPKIN if you prefer to play a long game and save food for winter months. Let’s go.Read More
Oils aint oils, and weeds aint weeds. We have a lot of weeds that come and go. Some we tolerate, some we eat, some we manage, and SOME that are just plain nasty and must go. I have a hitlist of weeds to look out for and target at our place each season, and this is one of them. Erodium – ‘Storksbill’ or ‘corkscrew’ weed. Grrr.Read More
This is the #FedUniMurnong Citizen Science project 2020. Participants (me included) become custodian of 20 plants of an undisclosed subspecies of endemic Microseris for about three years. Frankly, it’s a real privilege to be involved and bloody exciting for a plant nerd.Read More
This is growing beets at Level Zero for absolute beginner gardeners. Learn to grow these, and the rest of the Amaranth family will fall into place. The two most easy beets to grow, and those we prefer here in our patch, are BEETROOT and SPINACH.Read More
Spring is here, and whilst the wind and chilly mornings are with us for a while yet, the pollinators are already busy.In our Level Zero flower calendar (the ‘just-chuck-em-in’ kind), Nigella are perfect to sow in September. Let’s go.Read More