I'm posting this as a discussion for the ladies who got a starter today. It's ok in the plastic Baggie for a couple of days in the fridge but soon it would be good to put it into the jar you plan to…Continue
I harvested some more ginger today. It's really quite amazing how it increases from a tiny nub to a big claw of gingery goodness in 8 or 9 months with very little attention. My polystyrene box had…Continue
I am not an organised person. I do life flying by the seat of my pants and that includes gardening. Sometimes it works out and I have success, but very often I find myself realising that if I’d…Continue
I love this season for growing leafy greens, and I feel so virtuous for eating so many of them! My recent favourites for sheer ease of growing are Senposai and Tokyo bekana. Being brassicas they are so easy to grow from seed - up in a few days, grow well in seedling cells until transplanted into a rich soil when they really take off. Within four to five weeks of transplanting they are ready to be harvested.
Those who were at my recent garden visit would recognise these vegetables from…
These are the best days in the year for gardening, the best time to live in Brisbane in my opinion. Less pests and less sweat but the dense winter shade is the main challenge I face in this garden built around a two storey house with trees also blocking the low winter sun in the northeast. I have to plant in different beds just to get enough sunshine.
This month I will start in the front garden so that I can show off the tall tutuers that my son, Wil, made me. I wanted something…Continue
With the amazing season of rain we've had (plus several weeks of full time work) I've been finding it hard to keep up outside. The growth is rampant! My tanks are full and I've had little call to use them. …Continue