Ligaya Gardening Tips #7 Winter’s bite


We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. As Athena is pointing out on the pic above, many plants suffer from the cold over Winter. This is normal…

Braving the Boxthorn for berries


While I was out photographing for updates to our bushfoods & bush medicines page, I found that most of the Boxthorn bushes (Lycium ferocissimum) where I was wandering were in full fruit. Boxthorn is an edible weed, a prime candidate for delicious berries and it was a bounty that I couldn’t pass by. So I…

Last week in Ligaya Garden #4


So much is happening, both here and out in the big world that we thought it worth doing a little catchup every Sunday and publish it on a Monday, Oz time. All of the posts will be listed here on this page for your elucidation and convenience. I started really looking at building a ‘parasympathetic…

SA Urban Food Network showcase


We’re happy to have been invited to present a quick overview of Ligaya Garden at the SA Urban Food Network Showcase. It’s on Thursday the 26th of September 6-9pm at The Joinery in the city. This year, its ‘Stories of Urban food’ and looks like it’ll cover lots of folks like us, all producing away…

Solar window heater update


I’ve been fixing the window box heater. It’s been working OK over winter but not to its maximum. I’ll rebuild it over Summer and add a temperature control so that it only comes on when the air temperature in the box is over 20°C. I’ll use thick glass as the cover instead of thin perspex…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #6 Put your feet up


We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. Except for those folks who love to dig and weed and mow, gardening shouldn’t be hard work. Of course, you’ll…

We’re having babies!


Hopefully lots and lots! Baby mushrooms that is… A while back, I did a workshop at Slape’s Mushroom House and learned all about growing King Stropharia mushrooms in the garden. When I was there I bought a bunch of Blue Oyster grain spawn that I added to pasturize sugar came mulch and jammed it into…

Last week in Ligaya Garden #4


So much is happening, both here and out in the big world that we thought it worth doing a little catchup every Sunday and publish it on a Monday, Oz time. All of the posts will be listed here on this page for your elucidation and convenience. Spring is edging its way closer every day…

Winter garden walkthrough August 2019


It’s been nearly a whole season since our last walkthrough. That was early Autumn, 2019 and now, here it is, the end of August and nearly Spring if such a season still exists. There’s been a lot of planting going on, but we’re letting everything go to seed so there’ll be less to do next…