The Soaking of the Soil

We have had recent rains these past weeks. Some decent, some not so decent. But the garden has been catered for, though it is starting to dry quickly now. The Rain Tanks are close to full though and we are utilising the greywater more efficiently. So I have allowed for a trickling of water to … Continue reading The Soaking of the Soil

Spinach Head

With the threat of eating too much of thisĀ  . . . and turning into one of these . . . I recently harvested a bunch of greens to blanch and freeze for easy additions to breakfast meals and other dishes we might prepare throughout the course of a week. There are some objections to … Continue reading Spinach Head

Dinosaur Parsley

The paradox in gardening that I re-discover from time to time is: a wonderful success preceded by shear and utter neglect. Our Continental Parsley is such a thing. The most that I could ever have contributed to this success is the choice of a good location (between our rainwater tanks - where the soil remains … Continue reading Dinosaur Parsley

Mini-Crop Update & Raised Bed One

Our little batch of mini-crops (mostly large pots) are doing really well. As with our original Petit Paradis garden, I planted out quite a collection of pots with small, usually mixed vegetables. This was with the intention of at least providing something of home-grown quality instead of relying solely on buying produce in. At least … Continue reading Mini-Crop Update & Raised Bed One

The Garden & The Muse

It's 5 am and its dark. Really dark. Inside and out. Gran, with little regard for the silence that embalms the house (because she's losing her hearing), bursts from her bedroom door and wheels herself into the bathroom with an urgency we won't see for the rest of the day. The noise echoes through the … Continue reading The Garden & The Muse