Growing Vegetables in Winter

    The poor vegetable patch has been neglected since the big move, so I spent the whole weekend cleaning the raised garden-beds. Last seasons vegetables were pulled out to make room for the new seedlings. I pulled all the weeds out and dug a few bags of compost into each of the raised garden…

Busy Bees

What has been happening in the vegetable patch this month?The veggie patch has had a slow start to the spring season. It has been a tough few months for a lot of the plants due to the inconsistent weather. A majority of the vegetables and herbs have been slow to put on new growth, especially…

Spring is in the air and a new beginning

Spring has finally arrived and it is time to start thinking about the type of vegetables and herbs to grow in the garden. Every year I buy an assortment of plants with no plan in mind as to where they will be planted. However, this year I wanted to try something different by drawing up…

Hanging in the Patch – New season stock

G'day everyone, Back this week is 'Hanging in the Patch' and what I am planting for winter. Because the weather has cooled down the white cabbage moth and most of the caterpillars are no longer active. May is usually a good time of year to start planting all the winter vegetables because there is less pest…

Hanging in the Patch – Blackberry Crazy!

G’day everyone, Over the last few weeks my family and I have been gathering all the wild blackberries from around the property. These last few years we have let the wild blackberry bushes grow so that we can harvest the fruit during the summer and make jams and relishes. Now that they have started to…

HANGING IN THE PATCH – Seasons Harvest

G'day everyone,  I am very sorry for not updating the 'Hanging in the Patch' series sooner! My vegetable patch has been booming over the last few weeks! The season started off very slow and a lot vegetables were not forming or ripening due to the cold weather we were experiencing in December and early January.…

HANGING IN THE PATCH – Updates

G'day everyone, Today I have a few updates since the last 'Hanging in the Patch' post. A lot of my vegetable seedlings that I planted two weeks ago have lots of healthy new growth and even some fruit that is starting to form. The tomatoes that I grew from seed back in early September are now planted in my…