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July 2021 Blog Posts (5)

Help me plan/dream

Horrendusly lucky in that my partner and I might buy a house in the next year or two. Have experience with small veggie patches in various rentals. However we are currently in a unit, and I'm missing it.

Therefore I'm attempting to garden vivaciouly via spreadsheet. Help me. Please? :)


Probably a small suburban yard. We work full time, so anything that can't be eaten gets zero attention, but obviously edible things will get some care. Might get chooks…


Added by Sarah on July 11, 2021 at 16:22 — 12 Comments

Mandarins, anyone?

We clean-picked our mandarin tree this morning, and have three boxes of mandarins - all ripe - they wouldn't hang on the tree much longer. 

If anyone would like some, please let me know. I can't hang on to them for long, as they are quite ripe. 

Added by Barbara Tealby on July 7, 2021 at 10:12 — 3 Comments

Taro and its uses

Taro is probably one of the most versatile plants on earth! However it is one that you have to know how how to grow it, how to harvest it, how to store the different bits of it and how to prepare it and how to cook it and then lastly how to eat it.  It is a complex plant but worth it if you master it as it is a complete plant that nothing is wasted.

To start with planting moist or wet soil, almost boggy preferably, make a hole as deep as the size you want your taro to be then stick…


Added by David Hatcher on July 4, 2021 at 17:20 — 6 Comments

Making Grow Bags with Double Decker Milk Crates to Grow Tubers

I have a milk crate LEGO garden where I grow my herbs.

It works a treat.

Since I wanted to explore the grow bag experience for growing tubers -- especially Sweet Potatoes -- I've tweaked the milk crate + weedmat system to engineer a deeper soil trough to accommodate underground tuber development.

Here's the DIY.…


Added by Dave Riley on July 3, 2021 at 19:00 — 7 Comments

Autumn 2021 at The Gap

Well last blog was 2 years ago, where shall I start?

One season at a time.

In late February, I dug out the taro for what looked like a promising result… or not. Well, I mean that plant was almost bigger than me. I since then dug out more and gave it a final taste try to decide that it is definitely not a…


Added by Valerie on July 3, 2021 at 17:30 — 4 Comments

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