Seeds galore, now in store!

Giant Leaf Basil Seeds

Planting leeks

It’s time to plant leeks! There’s a bit of a trick to harvesting a good leek, so I thought I’d take a moment to show you how.

The giant compost pile

When life gives you organic matter, make compost.

Xeronema callistemon (Poor Knight’s Lily)

How I fell in love with and acquired a new native plant for my collection.

5 veges you can grow without screwing up

My top-5 most fool-proof vegetables that anyone can grow?

Things I wish I knew when I had a container garden

A decade ago, I started on my gardening journey in a collection of pots on an inner-city balcony. Here are the things I wish I knew then.

My favourite herbs

A look into how I grow, and cook with a selection of some of the herbs growing at The Outpost.

How does the garden grow?

A spring update from the garden.

Interpreting my soil test

After receiving my soil test results, I’ve spent some time interpreting the results, and thinking about how I can amend the soil to be its best.

Taking soil samples

I decided to get a soil test done on my garden. This week, I’m taking soil samples and sending them away to the lab.

Garlic Bread

A simple garlic and herb bread recipe.

A selection of limes

I’m up to 5 lime trees. Am I obsessed? How did I get here?

Fungi friends

Following a huge rain, a bunch of mushrooms and fungi have begun to bloom.

Planting leeks

It’s time to plant leeks! There’s a bit of a trick to harvesting a good leek, so I thought I’d take a moment to show you how.

Digger dog

It turns out our dog, Roxy, just looooves to dig!

The giant compost pile

When life gives you organic matter, make compost.

Xeronema callistemon (Poor Knight’s Lily)

How I fell in love with and acquired a new native plant for my collection.

Garlic harvest 2020

Now the garlic is out of the ground, I take a look at how I did this year.

The shed

Probably the most-procrastinated and disliked tasks since we moved here is now done!

The egg thief

It turns out our dog, Roxy, and our free-range chickens are… not a good fit.

Fixing the orchard

How our neglected and overgrown orchard gained redemption.