21st February 2016
I will be conducting a series of mini food gardening talks at the Ballarat Community Garden Harvest Festival on Sunday 26th February.  For more information follow the above link to the Upcoming Workshops And Talks webpage.
   15th February 2017
.PDF article on how to save lettuce seeds.
   9th February 2017
.PDF article on how to bottle peeled tomatoes.
  5th February 2016
Details of a seed saving workshop I will be running in Ballarat on Saturday 18th March.
  2nd February 2017
.PDF article on what to plant and do in your food garden in February.  There are three versions of this article for three different climate zones

  1. Ballarat & district
  2. Coastal mild & inland warm areas
  3. Inland cool mountainous
  26th January 2017
.PDF article explaining the merits of hand watering your vegetables.  Also lists the varying water requirements for different vegetables. .PDF article explaining how to plant seedlings in summer.
  18th January 2017
.PDF article explaining how to plant seedlings in summer.
  11th January 2017
PDF article giving hints on growing lettuces in summer.
  4th January 2017
.PDF article on what to plant and do in your food garden in January.  There are three versions of this article for three different climate zones
  1. Ballarat & district
  2. Coastal mild & inland warm areas
  3. Inland cool mountainous
  21st December 2016
.PDF article about growing  Pak Choi in wet pots.
  14th December 2016
.PDF article discussing how to control earwigs in your vegetable garden. 
  8th December 2016
.PDF article outlining a simple formula for applying the right amount of fertiliser to your vegetable beds. 
  4th December 2016
New link added to the Useful Links section.  The link is to the Stephanie Alexander Foundation Kitchen Garden CLASSROOM website.
  30th November 2006
.PDF article listing some things to do in a food garden in December
  25th November 2016
Minor update of this page, includes two new illustrations on how corn is pollinated.
  23rd November 2016
.PDF article comparing the main mulches that are available.
  18th November 2016
Update of webpage explaining how to grow corn in a raised bed.  Includes a new photo and illustration.
  16th November 2016
.PDF article describing how to grow corn in a raised bed.
  2nd November 2016
.PDF article that explains how to grow tomatoes using the horizontal trellis method.
  26th October 2016
.PDF article that explains how to build a brick mound to grow pumpkins on.
  19th October 2016
.PDF article that gives advice on which vegetables do best planted as seedlings and which as seeds.