Organic Growing Tips For Juicy Tomatoes

While we’re getting ready for the big chill here in South Australia it occurs to me that if you live in the Northern Hemisphere your days are getting longer and warmer… the spring bulbs are delighting you with glorious colors and fragrances. So my question to you is “Have you started your veggie patch yet? […]

Setting Up Your Organic Garden

One of the first things you’ll want to do when you start organic gardening is to set up some irrigation. It really saves you sooooo…. much time, and water in fact. You can include a timer tap to your system and know that you are giving your vegetables a deep watering, which is exactly what […]

Have You Tried Growing Kale In Your Organic Garden?

Kale is a member of the brassica family – along with cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, rocket and others. It’s a vegetable I’ve overlooked til this year. Not sure why. But don’t you just find that there’s always another vegetable or herb that you’ve never grown before? Somehow you just weren’t aware of it? I must say, […]

Plump Eggplant (aubergine) In My Organic Garden

Have you tried growing eggplant in your organic garden? They are just as easy to grow as tomatoes…  maybe easier. They enjoy the same conditions as tomatoes, capsicum and chillis, because they’re all in the same family. You can see here that we’re growing in quite sandy soil. They are OK with that as long […]

Organically Grown Artichoke

I just love growing perennial vegetables. Once you’ve got them into their permanent position (after making sure it’s rich with organic matter and fertile) they take very little work and provide you with lovely produce every year – some, like asparagus, for many years. Here’s a photo of one of my artichoke plants with several […]

Seed Collecting In My Organic Garden

I’ve been so busy this season in my organic garden and with my herb nursery that again I must apologise for taking so long to get a current post up….   very sorry. But it’s been so hot this past week that I’ve had to get any gardening and watering done in the cool of the […]

Loving Snow Peas & Zucchini In Our Organic Garden

Well, as promised, here are some more photos of veggies from my organic garden. The photo on the left is of our snow peas. I’ve sold quite a few at market – people just love them. And there’s been plenty for us. But they’re just about finished now, so I’m leaving these last few pods […]

More Vegetables Growing In My Organic Garden

OK, now I have some more photos of vegetables that I’ve got growing in my organic food garden. When I say “I”, I really mean “we”, ’cause my husband has put in these tomatoes. His are a little more advanced than the plants I’ve put in. He got a bit of a head start on […]

Artichokes, Perennial Beans, Carrots & Spring Onions In My Organic Garden

Last post I meant to talk about what I was doing in my organic garden, but I got a little side-tracked. Given that a picture says a 1000 words (and that I’m a bit short on time 🙂 ), I thought I could just show you how my vegetable garden looks right now. The left […]

Spring Is Such A Busy Time In My Organic Garden

Wow, I’m a bit embarrased to say that I’ve hardly posted at all in my blog this month. Now it’s not like I’ve been slacking off or anything. Spring is just so demanding on organic gardeners. Not to mention the fact that I’m producing potted herbs to sell at the market every week and of […]