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August 2009 Blog Posts (7)

August 'Spring' Preparation

Other then the potato bed, another veggie bed was ready to plant and has been filled with soil + horse manure + coffee ground since my last blog. This is the legume bed, although It’s only 80% filled, but can’t wait to start planting into it. So I’ve sown snowpeas, garden peas, sugarsnaps & pigeon peas in it, except for pigeon peas and garden peas (I think) all have germinated, and the tallest seedling is about 20 cm high!



snowpeas - taken a fews days ago, they are bigger now



The… Continue

Added by Florence on August 26, 2009 at 22:13 — 3 Comments

Heat wave - Damage Control!

This heat wave, plus empty water tank, has put great stress on my productive garden! We have been hand watering and mulching like mad, but today I noticed 2 of my little caulis have turned pink - the bigger ones seem to be coping. So some damage control measures had to be taken, and hubby was pressed into labour. In a few minutes, he erected a frame over the brassica bed, and threw an old shadecloth over it, stapled on and voila!

During the last… Continue

Added by Addy on August 26, 2009 at 16:38 — 6 Comments

Productive Weekend

Well, it's been an amazing weekend in the garden. Sorry I didn't make it to your visit Amanda - we ended up so busy in our garden and I had to make the most of my fiance's weekend off for the heavy labour part (he only get 1 in 3). Earlier in the week he borrowed the neighbour's rotary hoe and extended out the patch down the side of the house and dug me a whole new patch at the back of the house. We spent yesterday replanting some of our hedge and swapping some plants with bigger ones donated… Continue

Added by Vanessa Collier on August 23, 2009 at 21:06 — 2 Comments

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Added by Faith Thomas on August 13, 2009 at 14:05 — No Comments

As the storm rolled in

was out in the garden yesterday afternoon. The garlic chives were busting out of the little pot I had them in, so I repotted into a massive one. It is stressful for them to be repotted but we made it and now I have to water and nourish until it grows back up big again. The storm came in just as I was trying to top up the soil it was a nice afternoon.

Added by Jess Osborne on August 13, 2009 at 8:31 — 1 Comment

People's day = gardening day

What a lovely day for it. I hope the promised rain materialises later on.





I took all of the fittings off my pump and put plumbing tape on them, all the leaks are gone. I only lost a bit of water because the tank is almost empty - I've been waiting. Fingers crossed for a rainstorm.



I cut back most of the passionfruit vine along the fence, only leaving big strong vines and a couple of nodes on the side leaders for new shoots… Continue

Added by Scarlett on August 12, 2009 at 16:14 — 7 Comments

August preparations

Well, we had a busy day in the garden yesterday preparing the back bed for spring planting in a couple of weeks' time. The whole bed was covered in tomatoes bar a little patch I dug up and planted a few weeks ago. I picked off the ripe tomatoes as we went and ended up with half a 9 litre bucket! I put a thin layer of mulch down which will hopefully start to break down a little by over the next two weeks before I start planting. The patch looks so bare just covered in mulch, but it also looks… Continue

Added by Vanessa Collier on August 2, 2009 at 10:33 — 3 Comments

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