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January 2012 Blog Posts (6)


How to tell when your pumpkin is ready to be picked:

Color is a Good Indicator

Chances are that if your pumpkin is orange all the way around, your pumpkin is ripe. (Obviously, they are not referring to Jap type - my clue for these is when the whitish spots - clearly seen in the pic above, start to…


Added by Lissa on January 31, 2012 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

Summer update (or the lack of... )

It's been a long time since I've blogged here, as there's been a lot less activities in the garden for me over the past year.  I've been spending a lot more time in the kitchen since I'm married ^^" ironically needing more produce than ever ~


So far, I have harvested a few herbs (Chives, Garlic Chives, Coriander, and Parsley), some peas, their shoots, some sweet corn, a bit of lettuces, two strawberries, some squash and lucerne mulch.



Added by Florence on January 22, 2012 at 21:45 — 3 Comments

Bananas, Pumpkins and Other Plants

After a lot of messing about we decided to go ahead and buy some Banana plants. We’d been dickering for years about that - have them down the front (no fence) and expect the bunch to walk by itself. Have them at the back and in wet weather it’s ankle deep in water and stays wet for weeks being on a clay base. Anyway, dang it ... we want some of our own Bananas! And finding that we could get a dwarf which is not a Cavendish sealed the deal. Ordered 1 just before last winter and it spent the…


Added by Elaine de Saxe on January 20, 2012 at 0:00 — 6 Comments

Salading it in Summer!

Maybe the weather has been on my side (salad), but the main reason I built my over bearing shade-generating trellis seems to be fulfilled:…

Added by Dave Riley on January 19, 2012 at 1:00 — 4 Comments

Easy DIY Potting Mix Recipe

I regularly make my own potting mix at home to save money and control what my plants are growing in. I had a lot of trouble with bagged mixes (although I now use Searles when I need a commercial mix).  I used to waste a lot of time adding nutrients every time I potted up a plant so do this now when I make the mix. I get good results so thought I'd share what I do, but I'd love to know what recipes others use too.…


Added by Anne Gibson on January 11, 2012 at 22:28 — No Comments

Trench Mulching Experiments

You can never get enough of a good thing.

I may have blanketed my garden in mulch but there's never enough of the stuff. When…

Added by Dave Riley on January 5, 2012 at 1:34 — 1 Comment

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