Northern Hemisphere gardeners are currently preparing for spring planting, so you’d think I’d be packing up the garden for winter here in Australia, but in the sub-tropics there’s plenty that we can grow, even with a few frosty days.
Its mid-autumn here and our nine angus-cross heifers are currently calving. This may seem an odd time of the year to have calves, and certainly in the temperate areas you would expect to see baby calves and lambs in spring, but in the sub-tropics we can do things a bit differently as we don’t have […]
Towards the end of last summer we got tired of having no successful tomato plants in our vege garden and set up a hydroponics system. We’ve been running it nearly continuously ever since. The tomatoes did die off in winter when we had a heavy frost, but we replanted as soon as it warmed up […]
In the sub-tropics, there are a lot of traditional vegetables that I can’t grow, but it has been fun to find new and weird vegetables that thrive in these conditions. Here’s a few of my favourites. Read more here.