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Fruit & veg

Malabar spinach

Favourite Vertical Veggies

As published in the Weekender Herald on 24th January and 31st January 2019 with additional images. I am an obsessive-compulsive gardener who is addicted to growing things, especially vegies. Blessed to have a large vegie patch of my own, I like to try different crops and different ways of growing things. As many gardeners have […]

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Jerusalem Artichoke

Growing Jerusalem Artichoke This June I have also dug up the Jerusalem artichoke or sunchoke bed and have a wheelbarrow full of these amazing knobbly root vegies from a bed of several square metres. They are best harvested when the plants due down over winter and ideally after good frosts to get the best flavour.

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tomatillos in bowls

Tomatillo Varieties

Tomatillo Trial at Sophie’s Patch For the last four years one of my favourite summer crops has been the tomatillo, pronounced ‘tomateyo’. Over this time I have become better at growing them and understanding the diversity of ways they can be used in the kitchen. So much so that in the last few years, my

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