Our unreliable spring

Well, so much for our spring feelings, right? This week totally... blew them away, let's say. I can't help thinking "if only I had ordered the mikroclima cloth a week before" - yes, having it ten days ago might have saved those early plantings of perpetual spinach and silverbeet down at the oasis from getting... Continue Reading →

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Autumn cleanup

This week, I'm cleaning up my own messy garden and getting it ready for winter. Some areas don't get enough sun to grow any food crops for the next few months, and others just need a spruce up and a bit of compost and fertiliser. I've started by going through with my Niwashi (japanese hand... Continue Reading →

Autumn plans

This afternoon, the sun is warm outside and I'm working with the window open. I want to savour the last few summery days, even though I love the still clarity of autumn too. It took me quite a few years to get used to seasons here, coming from Sweden and France. But by now, I... Continue Reading →

Summer garden

Summer - bountiful harvests, bolting lettuces and dry, dry winds! I'm mostly at the Oasis on Hospital rd these days, with very little attention going into my own backyard edible oasis. I water pretty much every two days, using a hand-held hose so I can direct the water where I want it and give different... Continue Reading →

New moon to first quarter

Things are looking very promising at workerBe oasis on Hospital rd. Yesterday, we got a little shed up to be able to store our tools, fertilisers and hose etc on site. And we finally received the grant from The Funding Network, so we can now buy the things we need. Best of all, there's a... Continue Reading →

Dark Moon

Ever wondered about the stories of the Moons influence on your garden? I have. Here's my thoughts and experiences...

A Composting Story

Two weeks since my last post – time flies! I've been busy clearing up the garden and preparing my two new projects: an Urban Food Forest workshop (9th May) and (if council allows us) an urban farm. Plus, of course, my day job at Commonsense Organics and other little occupations. I guess your days are... Continue Reading →

March, First quarter

Autumn is here and the energies in the garden start their yearly descent to earth again. Leaves start falling, we've had the first autumn rains, most summer crops are harvested and plants composted. Time to focus on the soil – the origin of the health of you edible oasis, and of your health too –... Continue Reading →

New Moon and Autumn Equinox

A short update this week, as I prepare for our yearly "harvest & gratitude sharing" potluck with friends. Saturday is the autumn equinox, which marks the beginning of the darker half of the year. This is harvest season, time for gratitude and sharing, bringing in the fruit from the oasis and preserve it for colder... Continue Reading →

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