Strawberry runners!
Plant now for summer!

ripening strawberries mulched with a sheet of plastic

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.

The roosters

A couple of months ago, we welcomed some new chickens, and now the roosters are crowing.

Animal tales part 3

Our lives are made richer by the creatures we share The Outpost with. Every so often I write out some short stories about them. This is the third post in that series.

The lazy woman’s garden

I’m getting lazy and spending less time in the garden. But we’re still harvesting fresh food regularly. How? I’m letting nature do the gardening for me.

A slew of updates

Generally, I blog about what’s new, and what’s going on right now. Today, I’m looking back and providing some updates on stuff from the past 2 years.

The value of the bush

Musings on what value we place on our native forest remnants.

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.