Seeds galore, now in store!

Giant Leaf Basil Seeds

Everything I know about planting garlic

Everything I’ve learned about getting a successful garlic harvest in the ground.

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.

Sourcing native trees

In order to plant native trees, we need to source native trees. I went tree-hunting this week.

The zoo grows again

One person’s problem became our new friends with the arrival of 7 new chooks.

The visitor

We’ve a new friend at The Outpost. An Airedale Terrier named Hine Toa.

The beauty of weeds

Looking at the beauty provided by some of the weeds on the property, and getting a bit philosophical about it.

The composting toilet

Pooping is such a basic part of every life. We’ve got a little closer to our poop since we moved to The Outpost by composting it through our composting toilet.

Some of the succulents

A short tour of some of my succulents and cacti.

Cooking in compost

In my garden, there is a big compost pile generating a whole lot of heat. So I tried cooking in compost – and it worked!

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.