Saturday, January 28, 2017

Organic Gardener. Mar/Apr.

For the few of you who don't read the Organic gardener magazine then I'd like to recommend the Mar/Apr 2017 edition.

Mine came in the mail yesterday so it won't be long before it hits the newsagents. 

I spent the morning reading it from cover to cover and feel so much wiser.

There's a great feature on 'Urban Farming' a growing trend world wide.

  •  Paul West suggest a plan for growing year round vegies
  • How to grow and use parsley
  • Growing Leeks
  • Raising Quail
  • Putting up barriers to stop critters eating your produce. 
  • Recipes
  • What to do for autumn
And on and on it goes.

Probably the most jam packed and informative issue I've read for a while. 

Do yourself a favour and grab a copy!



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Seasol "Super Soil Wetter and Conditioner."

Image may contain: plant, outdoor and natureIt's not very often I'll go out of my way to actively promote a product but when I find one that works then I don't mind giving them a shout out.

The product I'm talking about is Seasol "Super Soil Wetter and Conditioner."

I find that during and after the high temperatures of Summer my soil is baked and forms an impervious to water crust. It doesn't matter if I mulch or try break up the crust by cultivating the soil surface, I can't get water to soak in. But after one or two applications of #Seasol "Super Soil Wetter and Conditioner" and all bets are off.

The soil just drinks up any water I apply to the garden and the veggies love it.

Exhibit A. Corn that I recently planted was growing well after three inches of rain but a run of over thirty degree days saw a tough to wet crust form. Fifty millimeters of Seasol in a nine litre watering can applied over the soil surface and we're back in business and the corn is loving the heat.

 So, if, like me, you are having trouble getting your soil to take up the water you're putting on your garden then I'd recommend giving some #Seasol "Super Soil Wetter and Conditioner" a go.



Sunday, January 8, 2017


Whoo woo, the corn's a ready.

Somehow on minimum rain and watering I still managed a few cobs of corn (there's more to come).

As far as I'm concerned, even if you've climbed Mt Everest or swum the English Channel, you haven't lived until you've eaten a freshly picked cob of backyard corn.

Oh, and it's still not too late to plant some, though from seed might be a stretch, depending on your climate, but bung in a punnet of seedlings and away you go.