Explore and ask questions. Please do tell us about your garden progress and ask questions in the comments sections, so we know what stories you like and would like next, and of course contact us any time.
Explore and ask questions. Please do tell us about your garden to plate progress and ask questions in the comments sections, so we know what stories you like and would like next, and of course contact us any time.
Aside from collecting scraps etc. from the kitchen, the other MAJOR source of organics (plant matter) that we use to improve and build great soil in the garden is the exact stuff that took the nutrients out of that garden space in the first place. Here is how..
Superkeen to taste your new potatoes but not ready to dig up the whole lot yet? Bandicoot a few instead.
This story is for Rosalyn, who asked ‘Why do the fruit trees sometimes have lots and sometimes fruit hardly at all? Grab a cuppa and take a seat – this is a long one.
Once in Spring or Summer we tidy the berry bed. We have strawberries and blueberries in together because they enjoy the same conditions. It’s not a complete pull-through, just routine stuff that takes about an hour, tops. Come see how.
With a greenhouse, you can jumpstart sweetcorn seeds way back in October. With seed, you can start in November, but this is Level Zero – we grow corn for the first few years with the most simple methods to experience success and learn basic essential skills. Let’s go.
Every year we experiment with new ideas and ways to push the food-growing envelope. We have successes and failures. Plenty of failures. Sometimes though, we slam dunk a winner, and a lot of our growing practices come from incorporating them into the seasonal calendar.
Marigolds – so sunny and bright and a must-have in your Level Zero garden. The seeds are like funny little sticks. In fact they hardly look like seeds at all, but they grow strong and fragrant, attracting helpful critters and making the mischievious ones less than comfortable.
Reclaimed compostable cotton handy garden ties – free and so easy to make. Here is how…
Make paper pots for your seedlings to plant directly into the garden; no special tools required.
Days warm and the rain comes in fits and bursts. In fact, crazy November weather days can be hot, stormy, wet and full of pollen. This is the season of flowering grasses.
This is growing nightshades at Level Zero for absolute beginner gardeners. Learn to grow these, and the rest of the family will fall into place. The easiest to grow are the potatoes, and everyone wants tasty tomatoes too, so we start there. Let’s go.
Growing broadbeans is easy.. but harvest time can be overwhelming. Here is the easiest way to get those babies into the freezer to enjoy over weeks ahead.