It’s that time of the year, when the sun is finally shining again, and I am just itching to get outside and plant something in the garden, and as soon as I pull out the packets of seeds and start digging in the dirt, the kids want to join in too. Gardening with your kids […]
The Garden Classroom – Interview and Book Give Away
I have been lucky to ‘meet’ some really lovely people online, and one of the loveliest is Cathy James from NurtureStore. Today we are all lucky as I have a quick interview with Cathy to share where I ask here about life as a Mum, her love of gardening and her lovely new book The […]
Eat What Your Grow – Spring Salad with Balsamic Dressing
It was a warm weekend here on the Pickle Farm, and sunny weather in mid-October means it’s time to start planting seeds in the garden. So the kids and I spent most of the weekend shoveling horse poop, poking little seeds into the dirt and playing with the hose. It was glorious! The garden is […]
Kid Friendly Food Gardening – Autumn Harvest.
We’ve eaten our way through all the delicious spring and summer veggies we planted and now that the weather has turned chilly it’s just about time to give up on the stragglers and rip out all the plants so we can prep the beds for winter. But we still have some veggies that are holding […]
Kid Friendly Gardening – Summer Garden.
Our food garden is at it’s peak production right now. With lots of long sunny days and lots of lovely bore water things are growing, fruiting and ripening and we are are to fill our meals with home grown food as well as share with friends and family. It’s the best time of the year […]
Kid Friendly Food Gardening – Grow Your Own Mushrooms
One of the goals for our kid friendly good garden is to have a go at growing the fruit and veggies that we like to eat. Sometimes that is easy, we usually grow more zucchinis and strawberries than we could ever eat, but sometimes it is harder, we struggle to grow even one capsicum or […]
Kid Friendly Food Gardening – What’s Growing In Your Garden?
We are staring down the end of spring here, and the garden is bursting into life! All our hard work of planting seeds and digging and mulching is beginning to pay off with flowers and seedlings sprouting and the promise of food to grow! Here’s a quick garden tour… As you can see by the […]
How to Grow Broad Beans Plus an Easy Broad Bean Pasta Salad Recipe
Broad beans (also know as Fava Beans) are not the sexiest vegetable in the garden, and if you don’t take the time to prepare them they can be pretty tough and blah to eat. But we like them, even more so because of the process of raising them from seed and they are really good […]