“Secret's in the sauce.” - Sipsey (Film: Fried Green Tomatoes) Eventually there comes a point in a cool-climate gardener's calendar when one has to face the colder reality and accept that those immature, Solanum Lycopersicum, fruits of your summer labour, just ain't gonna ripen! Rather than cry in a green-waste deluge over the lost juicey-red … Continue reading A slice of Sol’ Lifting Pie
When the cooler weather sets in and those holey woolen jumpers emerge from their boxed-up, summer home, it can be tempting to let the vegetable patch go into hibernation and to cocoon oneself in the comfort of the insulated indoors until the season metamorphoses into spring. If like me, however, one happens to have a … Continue reading Mothballed?
Autumn brings with it an air of change. The closet cries out for warmer, shadowy and more demure attention. The currawongs corral their cronies enmasse about the burgeoning supply of late harvest berries. And the garden yearns, desperately, for that hasty sowing of brassicas, peas, broad beans and onions before the cooler air temperatures set … Continue reading Easter Basket Case