It’s garlic time…

The stars have aligned and today we pull out our 5th crop of garlic! Always a momentous occasion! This time we celebrate with a special treat of mint slices and pub squash! We consulted our oracle–the Brian Keats Astro Calendar–to find the best day...

Spring has sprung in the patch

Happy change of season and daylight hours out there! Hope this finds you reawakening as one does when the light gets longer and the air begins to blush with warmer winds. The Gung Hoe patch in spring I think the turnover seasons are my favourite on the...

To keep the vampires away…

To keep the vampires away! Garlic is an important marker for us Gung Hoes. It was the first crop we ever planted back in April 2015 when Mel and I first started leasing land off Katie and Hugh. It’s one of those optimistic crops. We plant it as the soil is...

A new farming co-op emerges…

Hi there, Hope this finds you well. As I sit writing this I feel a bit beaten and calm (i.e. tired and grateful for the shreds of rain falling at present) it has felt like a big month here for me. When Sas and I dug up new ground for our first 30 metres of garlic 4...

A good grafting knife…

Whenever it’s time to do some budding or grafting, I marvel at Merv’s knife. With more than 50 years of grafting, budding and careful sharpening under its blade, it is truly a testament to the crafting of Merv’s art. There isn’t much left of the...

Introducing Marty and Cara – our awesome vollies!

Earlier this year we received a somewhat straightforward email from a guy called Sven. I may be showing my ignorance here but my first impression was that his English was very good. We arranged a time that would work for us for him to come out for a few hours; he was...