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.

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.

Digger dog

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

The giant compost pile

When life gives you organic matter, make compost.