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April 2013 Blog Posts (6)

USEFUL SITES - SEED & FRUIT TREE, TRAINING, GROUPS, BEES AND ORGANIC FOOD

Last revised 27.06.15.

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I like to gather information together in one spot so I don't have to keep hunting it down or scratch my head wondering where I read something and not being able to find it again. And I like to share, so please feel free to use this list of links or recommend more sites to be added as it's a continuous work in progress.

It is up to you to decide if you wish to deal with any of the companies, this is not a recommendation,…

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Added by Lissa on April 21, 2013 at 6:30 — 19 Comments

Clearing the Jungle

After carefully re-arranging the photos in the Album, I see they are out of order. So here they are in a logical kind of order.

Two views of a citrus bed. First the Sweet Potatoes got out of hand and the citrus suffered then the self-sown cover crop (aka weeds) plus the cover crop I put in then the self-sown Tomato all got well out of hand.…

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Added by Elaine de Saxe on April 16, 2013 at 21:15 — 8 Comments

My Victorian garden

It's easy enough to buy expensive things and follow the directions and get beautiful (although often not very tasty or resilient) plants. Growing amazingly healthy plants using natural processes and products to be found in your own backyard (or front yard as the case may be) is much harder - but it is possible. It's a question of harnessing and powerboosting natural processes. Brilliant soil, teaming with microbes and organic material, is the real holy grail I think.

My garden's…

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Added by Scarlett on April 10, 2013 at 13:00 — 5 Comments

Thank You from the Chooks

Warm thanks to everyone who attended our chicken keeping workshop this morning. Great to meet and share with you all. Hope the info makes chicken keeping easier and more pleasurable. Have a great week ahead and best of luck with your own chickens. My girls loved having you all here. - Green Dean

Added by Green Dean on April 7, 2013 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Three Bunches of Bananas

Update to the earlier blog about the first bunches on the dwarf Ducasse Bananas.



We bought 4 tissue-culture plants figuring we would be waiting a few years to get extra plants from the one. Got the permit for 1 and then decided to get 3 more and found we had to apply for another permit. Meantime one plant had over-wintered here done up in bubble wrap in its pot.



In the…

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Added by Elaine de Saxe on April 5, 2013 at 0:40 — 6 Comments

Driftwood Pond: Cane Toad Free







My no cane toads allowed pond  is beginning to take upon itself  the above ground sculptural structuring I had in mind.…




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Added by Dave Riley on April 4, 2013 at 11:28 — 1 Comment

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