Tag Archives: Vegetables

Spring time

Rach and Kingsley in front of the broadbeans

Sun, warmth, fast growing plants and lambing. Goodbye to the depths of winter. Welcome to spring! Rach has already discussed some of the challenges growing vegetables in spring (tl;dr there’s very limited produce growing on our farm and the Mornington Peninsula at this time of year – most produce at the supermarket now is shipped […]

Customising Veggie Boxes and Tackling Food Waste

seeds at Heritage Farm

As farmers, we love veggie boxes. They mean security that isn’t washed out with a farmers market, they mean we know roughly how many rows of each crop to plant, and they mean that we know EXACTLY what to harvest. In short, they mean that while 7.3 million tonnes of food are wasted on Australian […]

Starvation in Springtime

capsicum seedling

It’s a heartless headline, maybe. But historically it’s accurate. Pre-supermarkets, pre-freezers, and pre processed foods with used by dates years away, spring was the time that people starved. It still can be in subsistence societies with a temperate climate. Winter, although cold, is easy to get through with the bounty of autumn. Cabbages, broccoli, greens, […]