How to extract bunya nuts from the bunya cone, and how to prepare, cook and eat them.
Whenever we have potatoes sprout in the cupboard, we plant them out in a spare garden bed. It costs nothing, and you typically get back about 5-10 times as many potatoes as you plant! Potatoes are also amazing for establishing new garden beds. They break up the ground, attract lots of worms, and leave a … [Read more…]
Why would you bother to grow your own pumpkins when they’re so cheap from the supermarket?
This is a post I wrote a while ago on my personal blog, but I think it’s really appropriate here. Plus I still don’t have much time to post anything new yet. Don’t you hate it when you know you’ve seen something in a video (say, Bill Mollison talking about planting in guilds), but you … [Read more…]
Back in late January, I planted potatoes across the front of our yard. We had recently built the terraced garden beds and filled them with dirt (clay lumps) and stable sweepings. Potatoes are a great way to break up lumpy dirt, rot down manures, and generally improve the soil. Last Friday, Megan and I dug … [Read more…]
When we did our house extensions about 5 years ago, we didn’t really do much with the front yard. We always meant to come back to it someday, but never quite got around to it. We never bothered to plant much in the way of trees and shrubs either, since we didn’t want them to … [Read more…]
Sarah and I dug up the potato bed this afternoon. We got just under 6 kg of small to medium sized potatoes. There were a lot of very small bite-sized ones, so we’ll be cooking them up first. I think we planted the Dutch Cream seed potatoes in late September or early October. We planted … [Read more…]
We had a great dinner tonight, with almost all of it coming from the backyard! Megan made an awesome baked pumpkin quiche (store-bought pumpkin, and 4 eggs from Molly). The egg yolks made the quiche really yellow, much more than store-bought free range eggs do. The only down side is that now we’ve got none … [Read more…]