Podcast

growing vegetables down under podcast

 

I am starting from the beginning and working my way through everything you could ever want to know about growing vegetables down under.  If you have a topic suggestions, please get in touch because not only will I cover it, I will give you a little shout out as well!

Here is what is coming shortly:

Basics of fertilising
Companion planting explained
Growing Crunchy Celery
Protecting against cabbage moths/white butterflies
Growing Luscious Lettuce
Combating snails

Episodes by subject:

 Beginner Topics Vegetables Guest Interviews
Episode 1: What type of vegetable garden set up is right for you? Episode 3 - Growing Bountiful Broccoli Episode 5 - What is permaculture? And can you incorporate it into an urban garden
Episode 2: What soil and nutrients to add to your new vegetable garden Episode 4 - Growing Colossal Cabbages

Here is a full list of all the episodes so far:

Episode 5 - What is permaculture? And can you incorporate it into an urban garden

About our guest

Nathalie graduated from her 147 hour PDC through Pete the Permie mid 2020 covering Permaculture Design and Permaculture Applied Practical Skills.

She has been pottering in the garden since she was a child, but her passion for living self sufficiently began on on her honeymoon 12 years ago when she visited her husbands friends farm and saw what they were doing on their own self sufficient homestead. It was here that she first learned of the atrocities of industrialized agriculture and the beauty of heirloom seeds.

For 10 years Nathalie and her family dreamed of moving to a farm where they would have the space to be self sufficient, but in the mean time grew all that they could in their suburban backyard. In mid 2018 her families dream came true and they were to move to a 54 acre farm in West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia where they quickly started setting up the infrastructure they would need to start living off the land.

At the beginning of spring in 2019 Nathalie decided that the quickest way to become self sufficient was to challenge her family to a year of eating only what they could grow, forage for, barter for and purchase pantry staples with the funds they make from selling their excess produce. It was through this journey that they learned the true meaning of what it takes to become fully self reliant.

The only blood and bone brand Natalie uses - Grow Better Blood and Bone
Chop and drop? This is the process of growing a crop, cutting it down before it goes to seed, and leaving it on the ground to suffocate any weeds and improve the soil with nitrogen for the next planting.

Episode 4 - Growing Colossal Cabbages

 Plant profile - Cabbages

Episode 3 - Growing Bountiful Broccoli

 Plant profile - Broccoli

Episode 2: What soil and nutrients to add to your new vegetable garden

Diana's Dirt Recipe - FREE DOWNLOAD
 How to refresh your soil - FREE DOWNLOAND

Episode 1: What type of vegetable garden set up is right for you?

The Garden Bed
Wicking Beds