Herbs for Health and Goodness from the garden

So many people look to store bought superfoods, but we grow so many beneficial foods right here in Darwin. If you don’t grow them yourself we can connect you with where to support local growers.. Learn here how to incorporate the Top 12 into everyday cooking, teas and drinks, and learn more about their nutritional…

Wet Season salad mix

So for those of you that thought growing salad mix in the wet season just wasn’t happening, here is some inspiration… (maybe the wet season is what isn’t happening, so I don’t want to be too confusing, but hey you know what I mean, that humid sticky time of year that many plants don’t like,…

12 and a half ways to crack an egg (dish)

I am not sure if this is slightly inspired by Easter and conversations and traditions arising about eggs, but I have had the urge to share the wonderful things you can do with eggs. I personally did not grow up with egg traditions (or religion) at Easter, beyond hunting for chocolate eggs. My interpretation of…

A Darwin Dog’s Dinner

So to cut along story short, we have a big mob of dogs right now (4), which soon will be three- the ones photographed below. We share the love with our neighbours who are dog free! It’s pretty popular to have a dog in Darwin, in fact there seems to be an overload sometimes, ones…

Eat Local Feed Global- an outdoor delight

As part of our GULP project had a wonderful food share and work shop at the Mulch Pit in Rapid Creek this November for Eat Local, Feed Global Oxfam campaign that highlights the craziness of our food systems and how eating local can help others further away!. The night was a beautiful twighlight evening and raised money  for…

GULP project released!

Check out the website, face book page or contact us for more details!We starting spreading the word about the project at the food share for Eat Local, Feed Global, a fundraiser for Oxfam, hosted by the Mulch pit! Photos and more info coming up. So get in touch if you want to share your recipes…

Perfect Poolside Pineapples and Propagation

It’s a bit exciting that after several years of saving pineapple tops and whacking them in the ground our first pineapple was ready to harvest at 99! Changing through a beautiful range of colours, like below, it then morphed into a yellowy colour, showing it was ready to pick and exuded a slightly sweet pineapple-y…

Wishing for water, ok watermelons

So the build up continues and we all wish the water to fall from the sky, but the suspense will continue. Luckily to make up for the hot and humid sweaty wait, almost everything is season in the veggie gardens of the top end- OK the cucumbers and tomatoes may be suffering a little, but…

It’s a miracle

Recently Lilly contacted me, who lives in the suburb of Tiwi and grows miracle fruit. I had heard of miracle fruit before, I had even tried these little fun fruits, when a farmer from the rural area bought some in to town. So what is the miracle about this fruit? Well Miracle fruits make sour…

New Produce fact sheets

Just to let you know if you go to the tab ‘Local Prodcue list’ There are some funky looking fact sheets looking like this being added in, just click on the produce you want to find more about… Slowly I will add more and more, starting with the wet season goodies. Please feel free to use…

What’s Growing in the garden of number 99 (now)

Well considering it is peak season right now for growing and I was hoping our garden would show case what you could do on a small block, the garden could be doing better. The important things that maybe out of whack are the right amount of water and good soil composition with heaps of nutrients….