Rod's (& Jack's) New Toy

by Desley Bailey

Rod's (& Jack's) New Toy Preparing our raised garden beds is a time consuming, back tiring task that is done before each new crop is planted. We remove vegetable matter (old crop, weeds, etc), broadfork, fertilise, incorporate the fertiliser, reform the bed by taking soil from the paths and put it up onto the bed, and then rake the bed top to prepare for seeds or seedlings.  Depending on how hard the ground, how hot the day, and how tired the Rod, it can tak...

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Smooth Sailing - NOT!

by Desley Bailey

We have a name, we have a logo, we have veggies, we have customers, we are all set! Should be smooth sailing from here right? Wrong! It always amazes me how we can solve a problem only just to find the same problem is back sometime down the track.  For us this week it is mice. Mice and rats love to eat our seeds right out of our seedling trays before they even have a chance to germinate. We can plant one day, and the next we find the varmints have dug into the seedraising mix a...

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Finally - a new name!

by Rod Bailey

This has been more difficult (if possible) than naming one of our children! But we have finally found something that goes some way towards portraying what is important to us in our business. Home - family, friendliness, good memories, laughs, comfortable, safety, retreat, community, where we want to be... Homegrown - personal, with love & care, special, fresh, locally grown, artisan, guaranteed... So "Homegrown Organics" it is!  Our gr...

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