May Garlic Hint

May Garlic Hint

May Garlic Hint If you haven’t already planted your garlic, do so immediately. You will only get small bulbs, if you plant later. Garlic must have time to develop roots and shoots before the shortest day of the year on 21 June. This is a 4 -6 week process. After...
Quick composting of autumn leaves

Quick composting of autumn leaves

Quick composting of autumn leaves Nature is currently providing us with an abundance of raw nutrients for next season’s garden in the form of leaves and grass clippings, both excellent ingredients for composting. Deep rooted trees pull trace minerals from deep in the...
Hints for pressing and curing olives

Hints for pressing and curing olives

Hints for pressing and curing olives Suzy Sharpe, who designed and manages the Sustainable Macleod website, phoned me the other day with a question about olives that I could not answer. I then phoned David Strutt who has a wonderful olive grove at Arthurs Creek, and...
What to plant in May in Melbourne

What to plant in May in Melbourne

What to plant in May in Melbourne May is an ideal month for planting winter vegies in well prepared beds. Continue to water well through any dry spells and install dripline for brassica family vegies and garlic. Plant seeds in punnets broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower,...