The dahlias are flowering. Steadily over the last two years I have managed to cultivate our burgundy dahlias well enough to increase them in number. I have seen them described on-line with such fanciful names as velvet wine, black satin or burgundy shadow. Nonetheless, when we came across the tubers and got them growing to … Continue reading Summer Delights
We are now in year two of what Bill Mollison describes as Phases of Abundance. As it happens, this seems to be quite a naturally occurring process in the evolution of our garden, rather than a step by step following of Uncle Bill's guidelines. There is of course an inherent kind of logic to it … Continue reading Revisiting Phases of Abundance
I continue on my own personal food revolution . . . Though the picture above of our garden during late summer here in the Far South shows an indication of summer abundance, it is what grows between the crops that has interested me. Ripening pumpkins hang from vines or sit on carefully placed, tufted cushions … Continue reading Inner Harvest
Every man and his orange fish has a post on the wonderful probiotic kombucha. I get asked fairly regularly for a Scobie for others to start their own, or instructions on how to do it. So I decided it was time to create my own post as a quick and easy reference place to send … Continue reading Making Stuff: Kombucha
Mrs PP reporting in for a little Christmas cheer.There were no Carols by Candlelight here this year due to the rain. The rain was very welcome though, and topped up the tanks and soaked into the soil. Light enough to be damp and long enough to go deep in the soil.I am not the chef … Continue reading We all want some figgy pudding!