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April 2009 Blog Posts (6)

My new secret weapon is very exciting

Wow - I think this could be the beginning of a new age: I bought a pump for our watering tank. It is extremely exciting to think about using the hose any time I want instead of carting watering cans. It really has restricted the frequency and amount of water I put on the garden. This should hopefully give me some impetus to really get this garden moving. Hooray. Now I just need to rig it up...Could take a weekend or ten, what with everything else going on (as usual).…


Added by Scarlett on April 24, 2009 at 21:00 — 2 Comments

Gardening Expo + ID needed

I had my wisdom teeth taken out so had the whole of last week off on sick leave, of course people don’t usually stay home during their sick leave judging from my previous experience in retail ^^” So I was able to go to the show on Friday, mind you though it was the first place I went after I recovered :P

I got there about 10:25am, so just made it to Jerry Coleby-Williams 10:30am program on Survival Food Growing. You can find a factsheet on what he talked about here… Continue

Added by Florence on April 20, 2009 at 23:00 — 10 Comments

Not very glamorous

Oh dear, I wish I was more organised. Or retired. Or a stay-at-home mother. Or something - anything that means I could spend heaps more time or money in the garden :)

I had forgotten that I am meant to be doing the garden visit thing this month until Chris reminded me. So my edges aren't neat, my succession planting is shot (the chickens have gotten into the garden and scraped out two lots of new seedlings in the last month) and my… Continue

Added by Scarlett on April 18, 2009 at 18:39 — 3 Comments

Death of a mango tree - taking stock...

Lovely lovely rains last week softened the ground so much that the dead mango tree (what was left of it) fell over onto my raised bed. Luckily I had just pulled out the snake beans and most of the basil, in readiness for sowing brassicas. A few weeks ago we pulled out the Hills Hoist and planted a soursop in its place!

While I had the camera out, decided to take stock of all the recent plantings, as well as existing trees etc....

First, the… Continue

Added by Addy on April 11, 2009 at 22:47 — 10 Comments

More autumn gardening

I'm certainly loving all this rain! I haven't had to water my garden in over a week and the raintank has remained full. Just when I was thinking this morning that I should water my garden along comes another shower. I've just started a week of holidays from uni so I'm definitely looking forward to getting into the garden. Today I did a bit of weeding before the rain came. That horrible grass just loves to populate my vegie patch. It was good to see some decent fat and juicy sized worms in the… Continue

Added by Vanessa Collier on April 10, 2009 at 13:05 — 4 Comments

From suburban backyard to vege garden

Our dream is to be self sufficient with our own veges.

We started a couple of years ago by clearing all the golden palms from the side, and building 2 brick raised beds to enclose a paved patio. In went my favourite herbs - chillies, galangal, mint, Vietnamese mint, pandan. Then an L shaped vege bed next to the fence - bought topsoil to fill it - duhhh, dense and turned to mud when wet! - and struggled to grow Chinese cabbage, bokchoy. Cucumber on a trellis didn't do too badly, and… Continue

Added by Addy on April 3, 2009 at 20:10 — 7 Comments

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