Australia is in the middle of an egg shortage, especially free-range eggs, with Melbourne and Sydney worst hit. It’s a major news story at the moment. This is worth a listen to hear different points of view http://ab.co/1Pi6stz. As I understand it, there are three reasons for the shortage: Increase in egg consumption is up by … Continue reading Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?
Well summer is officially over, and I haven’t reported much from the garden this year. To be honest, after my horrible end to last year I let it all go a bit to sh*t. I had big plans at the start of spring, but as everyone knows, life rarely goes according to plan, and I’ll just have … Continue reading Tom-ay-to, Tom-ar-to.
I often come across blog or magazine articles about how this family or that celebrity grows all their own food in a small back yard or inner-city balcony, and often find myself dreaming of doing the same. I might aspire to this idea of self sufficiency, but I honestly, who am I kidding? It would be a colossal amount of … Continue reading Salad Days – 10 types of lettuce I’m planting now.
Now Spring is finally here I’m resolved to grow more food in the garden. I need to put my money where my mouth is if I’m talking about seasonal, locally grown, food miles matters. But, I needed to start from scratch with a big mouth and no money. Last year didn’t deliver the bumper harvests of the year … Continue reading Spring Garden Project: Creating A New Veggie Bed.
Is it finally spring? I really hope so this time. We had a fairly mild spell of weather the week before last, and the sun shone, if somewhat half-heartedly. I would say it was almost pleasant. The unexpected warmth even fooled nature, and all the trees in our neighbourhood burst into blossom, only for the hopeful … Continue reading Is it Finally Spring? Veggie garden update.
We moved into our little house nearly 18 years ago. After 4 years we did a huge renovation of the house, and a few years after that an entire make-over of the back yard, turning our home from super-ugly to super-stylish (in my eyes anyway). Unfortunately everything we tried in the front yard has been … Continue reading Front Yard Make-over.