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August 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Green Tomato Sauce - hints for young players.

On my 50th birthday, I amused myself by making, for the first time ever, some pickles, sauces and chutneys. At that time, grafted tomatoes were all the rage and one plant produced a great excess of fruit. I found myself with 15 kilos of green tomatoes, a new book [the Women's Weekly Book of Preserves], a lot of sugar, onions, vinegar, jars. My companion was a Border Collie named Meg, a delightful personality but not a scintillating conversationalist.

Whether this book or something… Continue

Added by Elaine de Saxe on August 26, 2010 at 22:14 — 4 Comments

August... Thought I'd be getting my Broccoli by now!

We're starting to get rain and warm days here and there in August. I have recorded 64 mm from the downpour on the 10th and my water tank have gone from 1/5 full to overflowing!!

Most of the petals from the peach trees were beat down by the rain, but the leaves have already started growing…


Added by Florence on August 22, 2010 at 12:43 — 6 Comments

Happy Earth Blog

There's 'a million' blogs out there, just now and then I find one which is outstanding. The 'Happy Earthers' are a young couple who turned a suburban desert into a food forest on steroids. What sets this blog apart from the others is that it is detailed and well illustrated with some superb photos. Their place is in Wollongong, a fairly equable climate for a temperate region and it's not what they grow but the few plants they don't grow! It's great to see young people getting right into the… Continue

Added by Elaine de Saxe on August 20, 2010 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Update from Central Qld

Bob's bean in the whitehouse.

Garden goes ahead in leaps & bounds, lovely weather to be gardening. My whitehouse plantings are really doing well, beans just flowering with no sign of bean fly, they are really healthy, I think the covering is keeping them warmer at night, temps down to 8C, but have not installed a thermometer. Broccoli also…


Added by Jane on August 8, 2010 at 16:49 — 7 Comments

Just checking in

Just a quick note to say I'm still alive and still itching to get back here and provide some updates. I've just been very busy with the start of the semester (I teach at a university) and I've had 8 classes in the last couple of days. Now I've got a day off, I'm a bit under the weather.

Since my last post, I've decided to get some machinery in to do my back yard. The clay in the garden isn't so bad since I decided to build a raised no dig garden, but the big clay lumps in half of the… Continue

Added by Daniel on August 5, 2010 at 13:55 — 2 Comments

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