Did you know what you can get woodstoves that are designed for both heating your house and cooking? We’ve owned two woodstoves now, both with ovens under the fire box for cooking. I hardly ever use our electric oven in winter (and in summer we tend to use the BBQ or the slow cooker because […]
When I started trying to plant seeds, I would look at the climate map and wonder exactly what zone we lived in. In the, we were either sub-tropical or temperate. The only problem was that these have almost exactly opposite planting times! Here’s what I figured out.
The book Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making sets out a guide to developing a holistic goal for your farm or business. I have been reviewing each section of the book, and the next part of discusses the tools that we can use to manage ecosystem processes in brittle and non-brittle environments. These […]
I love the gum trees on our property, but I only recently realised that so many of the trees ARE gum trees. I was lucky enough to pick up a book called Gum: the story of eucalypts and their champions by Ashley Hay. I was hoping to learn about gum trees and how to identify […]
I was given this herb at our monthly local produce share. It had the label “tulsi?”. I didn’t know what tulsi was at the time, but when I googled it I found that this herb was definitely not tulsi (AKA holy basil). I was pretty keen to identify it, as I’d already sampled some of […]
I wrote this post when I had only been gardening for about 3 years, but these are still my favourite vegetables to grow. They are easy to grow and produce a good crop. This is a list of my top 5 favourites for beginners in a sub-tropical climate.