19th October 2016
.PDF article that gives advice on which vegetables do best planted as seedlings and which as seeds.
12th October 2016
.PDF article explaining my method of planting potatoes that doesn't require measuring with a tape or follow-up hilling after the potatoes have been planted.
5th October 2016
.PDF article that describes how to know when to plant different vegetables in spring based on soil temperature.
28th September 2016
.PDF article that looks at three types of temporary shelters to protect frost sensitive seedlings in early spring.
23rd September 2016
Gives details of a garden talk that I will be running at my garden in Ballarat on Saturday 5th November.
21st September 2016
Looks at the merits of raised vegetable garden beds and the the various design options available to help you choose the right type of raised bed.
31st August 2016
The second of a two part article on planting lettuces in late winter.
24th August 2016
First of a two part article on planting lettuces in late winter
19th August 2016
New section on vegetable crop rotation added.
17th August 2016
Talks about the benefits of crop rotation in your vegetable garden. It also looks at two crop rotation plans, the four step crop rotation plan and the key crop rotation plan.
10th August 2016
Shows how to grow onions seedlings from seed in a planter box and then how to plant them out using two different methods.
5th August 2016
I have modified and updated the How To Make an aquarium heater Two Seedling Tray propagation box webpage. Includes more detailed photos and instructions, and up to date costings.
3rd August 2016
Printable .PDF article on how to make a two tray heated seedling propagation box using an aquarium heater. Includes and optional breakout with hints on helping your seedlings grow.
26th July 2016
Printable .PDF article on cycle mulching, a practice which involves moderating the use of mulch when the weather is cooler in order improve productivity in your vegetable garden.
22nd July 2016
Looks at supporting asparagus stalks so they don't fall over. Mature asparagus stalks are quite brittle at the base.
20th July 2016
Printable .PDF article explaining how to prepare an asparagus bed for the new season with a breakout section on maintaining the bed over summer
New webpage explaining how to prepare an asparagus bed for the new season with a breakout section on maintaining the bed over summer
14th July 2016
New section added which lists Urban Food Garden articles which have are designed for publication. Fees apply for the use of them by the commercial media but they are available free for personal use or by community groups.
7th July 2016
New page profiling the Lohmann Brown hybrid chicken. I have also updated the ISA Brown and Hy-Line Brown chicken webpages.
30th June 2016
Update of the staggered replacement page of the chicken management section, including an added paragraph on banding chickens so you can easily identify the age of your chickens.
12th June 2016
Profile of my favourite mandarin.
30th May 2016
Explains the benefits of using mint boxes to store seeds in.
This month the topic is working out the ideal size of veggie patch for you .
4th May 2016
Link to flyer about a regular mindfulness meditation that is held at my house and garden on the second Saturday of each month.
27th April 2016
Explains how to save eggplant seeds.
28rd March 2016
A look a at a favourite lettuce of mine; Little Gem
22nd March 2016
The latest Ballarat and District planting guide update; changes to Brussels sprouts, spinach and pea planting time (only minor corrections).
16th March 2016
Gives details of Urban Food Garden PowerPoint talks and workshops that I offer to community groups, schools and the general public.
8th March 2016
Gives details of the mini food gardening talks I will be giving at the Community Garden harvest Festival on Sunday 20th March.