Lightbulb moment!

Arriving home after a couple of months away I was overjoyed (and surprised) to find the veggie seeds I optimistically planted in May turned into lush and luscious veggie crops! This has changed my whole outlook on veggie gardening in the central west. Up to now my focus has been on spring and summer veggies,…

Last of the summer’s tasty wild greens

Three kinds of tasty, nutritious leafy green vegetables have survived in my Mudgee garden despite the harshest summer ever. They’re all “wild” greens- chicory and sorrel, which also grow on local roadsides and river banks, and Warrigal Greens, an Australian native plant which grows on sand dunes close to coastal rivers and beaches. With winter…

A free-spirited garden

In rugged country outside Mullumbimby in northern NSW, is a garden that I’ve been regularly visiting for the last 25 years. Margaret and Con live here surrounded by rainforest. Cascading creeks and waterfalls rush down the mountainside, all around their property. What I love about Margaret and Con’s garden is that it’s almost not a…