My best tips for making your patch pop!
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.
How to learn how to grow stuff
So you want to learn to grow stuff? Here are my favourite gardening resources to follow and learn from.
Growing fresh food from kitchen ingredients
Even if you can’t buy seeds, you can still grow a lot with common kitchen and supermarket ingredients.
Controlling garden pests without visiting a garden centre
So you’ve planted a pandemic garden – and now the snails are attacking! What can you do without leaving your house?
9 things to grow in a pandemic
In the middle of a pandemic, what can you grow to keep you and your family fed and healthy this winter?
Should I buy seeds, or seedlings?
When should you use seeds, and when can you get away with a few seedlings?
Sowing seeds for transplant
Need to get some seeds growing indoors in trays? Here’s some tips from my garden.
Pricking out seedlings
Between sowing seeds in trays, and transplanting them outdoors, they need pricking out. Find out what that means and how to do it.
Direct sowing is spreading seed in the place you want to grow it. This is the best way of getting good results for some crops. Find out which ones!
I love my worms
Our worms are probably the animal that pulls their weight best here at Orotere. They take my snotty tissues and coffee grounds, and turn them into black gold.