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.
These are the Solanaceae – the nightshade family of so many summer flavours we love. Besides potatoes, the ones we eat are technically fruits of these plants. Now that frosts are gone, it is time to get them going. Let’s meet them.
It has taken us a while to settle on a harvest routine for alliums, but we got there. I need them LOFO (low-FODMAP), Hubby has a mix, and the kids love them any-which-way. How do we get the most out of alliums with such a high maintenance family? There is a way.
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.
So many slugs; so many ideas for how to get rid of them. Lots of folks have asked about our experiences with slugs, so here is everything we have used that has worked for us.
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.
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.
Chamomile is a sweet little member of the Asteraceae - the daisies that is - and is a must-have in your Level Zero garden. The seeds are the tiniest seeds we have in the whole garden, but if you can resist the temptation to pinch the flowers for tea, and keep their...
Thyme has a long history in Napoleons – more than a hundred years. It is so easy to grow, and it is harvest time very soon.
These are the Cucurbitaceae – the cucurbit family – also referred to as the Gourds, the Squashes, or the Melons. There are more members of this family found in vegie gardens world-wide than any other, so well worth a look. Let’s meet them.
This story is for Lynda🙂. Broadbeans grow pretty tall. In fact, if the conditions are right, they can grow to be TOO tall; as the flowers then little pods develop, the weight can topple them. The ones in the picture above have toppled at the edge of the bed, and...
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.
When you grow food in cool temperate regions, it pays to know your snow seasons.Here in Napoleons, that is during Poorneet (September, early Spring), and sometimes later even in November some years. It snowed today ❄️🌿