Big day tomorrow, my garden is open for our local Organic & Seed Savers group, hope the rain holds off.
Things a bit late this year but we are eating our own greens for salads, radish, cherry tomatoes ,few long beans still, plenty of pumpkin & sweet potato, & am still experimenting with the arrowroot crop. I spotted my first zuccini this am, beetroot soon but the carrots will be awhile, should soon have heas on the chinese broccoli. Just wish we could grow these crops all…Continue
After some recent landscaping I have a new terrace in my back yard that I am going to turn into my new vegie garden. I have set up a temp chook run "chook tractor" over part of the planned veg garden. I have covered the whole lot with bird netting (the type used for fruit trees), to keep the pesky crows out.
I have added heaps of compost, horse manure and am constantly adding more prunings etc. The chooks are…Continue
A meal prepared from scratch is rather special or even unusual for many families when both parents are working, kids are to be taken to sport and its so easy to nip into the supermarket and buy something quick to pop into the microwave.
We find that it's more satisfying…Continue
I've been slack of late, in my contribution to the site as a result of work related issues which seem to be resolving themselves, thankfully. Anyway, for those who might have thought I was being rude (like Donna, I only just saw your message), I'm so very sorry.
Anyway, I just thought I'd drop in and say hello, brag (not that I have anything to brag about!) etc.
So, about a month ago, I bought a couple of white garlic bulbs (read: not suitable for subtropics)…Continue
Must be time for a progress report. I've actually been out of action (but all over the computer you may have noticed) as I had my tonsils out, which was very unpleasant (much better now). So the garden has suffered several weeks of neglect. Today I finally had a go at it.
This is the perennial basil bush, the rosemary and a blue plumbago (which attracts those little clouds of powder blue/…Continue