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March 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Growing Garlic

Brisbane and surrounds in general are probably at the edge of the comfortable range for growing Garlic. So Autumn-Winter are the most likely times to plant cloves and expect a fair harvest. A few tips:

• Wait until the weather cools off before you plant, around mid to late March on current trends.

• If using a rotation, then plant when root crops are indicated. Even though the bulb grows above ground, Garlic does best with minimal soil nutrition and onion-family are considered… Continue

Added by Elaine de Saxe on March 18, 2010 at 17:30 — 11 Comments

A Trellis Tale

With the above-ground beds settled in and some plants growing reasonably well, time arrived to tweak the arrangements to allow more plants to climb comfortably.

One of the many surprises we found with the beds was that we did not allow enough room between them to walk around. Duh. The beds are just wide enough to make stretching over to plants growing in the back row almost impossible. One bed less and some walking space would have been good. Anyway ... how to get some…

Added by Elaine de Saxe on March 13, 2010 at 21:11 — No Comments

Understanding the impact of the moon on moisture

I just posted a new blog on my web site about recognising the impact of moon forces on moisture levels in your food garden. Have a read! Its easier than you may think to understand these forces and work with them to help your garden be more productive.

Happy gardening

Peter Kearney

Added by Peter Kearney on March 6, 2010 at 11:50 — 1 Comment

March Gardening

Well, it's been a while since my last blog post. This rain we've been having has been fantastic for most of the plants with only a few plants suffering from too much rain.

The beans have really taken off and we've been harvesting a couple of handfuls or more a week. The luffa is now taking over and growing through the beans and…


Added by Vanessa Collier on March 6, 2010 at 8:53 — 8 Comments

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