Growing ALL your own Food

In this post Wilma and I begin a conversation about growing our own food.  Wilma says “I never gave growing all our own food much thought until John and I started doing it and John asked me to make a list of what I wanted and how much. I love cauliflower so that was the […] Read more


Borage – Borago officinalis Loved by bees this plant is both a weed and one we want.  If you don’t have it, direct sowing of the seeds in spring and summer is best in its final position, as it doesn’t like having its long tap root disturbed. Or sow the seeds in individual pots and transplant […] Read more

Healing with Herb Robert

  Young plants of Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) are flourishing all over our garden and bush edge as I write in May. A few mature plants are still flowering.  This is an old medicinal plant common in Europe. The name Geranium is Greek for ‘cranesbill’ which is another name for this pretty annual or biennial […] Read more

An Interview with Sharon who also loves ‘weeds’

Hello Everyone,  I had this idea to interview someone who has taken my Edible Weed course and ask how their journey has been since the course.  I invited my friend Sharon Watt to answer the following questions and found out how her views of weeds have changed, what her favourite ‘weed’ is, and what she […] Read more

Microgreens from your own saved seed

Microgreens from your own saved seed It is a great idea to let your vegetable plants go to seed and then harvest the seed for the next crop.  That way you are breeding your own vegetables that are adapted to your area, your soil and your growing conditions or climate. It also saves you money […] Read more

Short Film: The Woman Who Eats Weeds

Greetings everyone, Exciting news that I’ve had a little movie made about my work and my love of weeds and eating them.  Aaron Smart a professional film maker has created this lovely little film which was entered in the Byron Bay Film Festival and which made the first cut. Unfortunately it didn’t win a prize […] Read more

God and Grass

Thought all you gardeners would enjoy this conversation between God and St. Francis. It is funny because it is so true.   GOD:Frank you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? […] Read more

My Food Garden

growing food

These images are all from my garden. I grow wheatgrass in small containers and I have 6 going at once from freshly sown to tall. I start a new one about every week. I cut a handful per day for my smoothie. I let it regrow and then cut it again. After the second cut […] Read more