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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March, last quarter moon

I really enjoyed the workshop last Friday! We went through a lot of content, even though we couldn't be as much outside as I had hoped for because of the wind. And then we got our first autumn storm on the weekend, followed by blue skies and total calm Sunday. Luckily, I had tied up... Continue Reading →

March, full moon

Right, you've inspired me to keep posting these weekly garden tips, so here it comes! We're moving into the first weeks of autumn here in Wellington. I can feel it in the air, notice how the morning takes a bit longer to lighten and the evening closes in earlier. This is the very last moment... Continue Reading →

Watering My Way

Right, it's getting drier and drier  –  the rains we've had in Newtown, Wellington the last month have mostly been less than 4mm, which isn't quite enough to really wet the soil and make my edible oasis thrive. So at the moment, I'm watering about twice a week. I've discovered over the years that proper... Continue Reading →

Spring changes

Last night, I woke up at about 3am thinking "oh no, it's going to hail on my newly planted tomatoes!" and ran out in the garden under pouring rain to put cloches on all the seedlings. No hail came, luckily, but the intense rain and the drop in temprature were both quite characteristic for Wellington... Continue Reading →

Labour Day

After this beautiful weekend, the rain is now pouring down and watering all the little seedlings that are just in the ground. My garden looks naked, several beds have been cleared of all the winter cover crops but the new plants are still small. But with this glorious rain, I know they will gear up... Continue Reading →

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