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October 2009 Blog Posts (5)

All sorts of things

Both of our computers have been out of action for the last few weeks - and I'm still trying to get them up and running. Sigh.



We've been very busy in the garden though. I've moved the pea trellis (as they have finished) and planted some blue lake climbing beans. I'll also plant some snake beans here soon. I've planted peanuts (from an african food store so we'll see if they germinate - they're local Australian and they are very fresh, and no blemishes, so fingers crossed) at the base… Continue

Added by Scarlett on October 31, 2009 at 19:38 — 2 Comments

Spudz at DBay

From 750g of seed potatoes plus a couple of Dutchies from a retailer, harvested 3.730g.



Planting in August is a tad too late in the heat ... next time I'd plant as soon as the eyes have developed. And I'd give them a tad more space, too. A 300L bed was a bit cramped. And I'd mix compost (if I have enough!) with the cane mulch and try and encourage some more tubers further up the stems.



The cane mulch plus the layers of 30 percent shade cloth I used to extend the bed depth… Continue

Added by Elaine de Saxe on October 28, 2009 at 15:38 — 2 Comments

Coffee thoughts

I'm drinking coffee right now. I love coffee. I love going to the grinding shop and smelling the different coffees in the big round tubs. I love buying coffee in a vaccuum pack and foofing the smell onto my face through the valve on the way home.



Developing coffee berries





I try to only drink one or two cups per day on work days, and one or none on non-work days. Sometimes I switch to tea for a while and give my liver and… Continue

Added by Scarlett on October 10, 2009 at 11:55 — 12 Comments

Looking forward to good summer eating!

CUCUMBERS! My favourite summer crop, and the first spring planting to go into the old tomato bed. The "infrastructure manager" built a fab angled cukie frame which also incorporates a frame for shadecloth:

The cukies are climbing happily up the mesh, and already have baby cukes! I planted 8 "burpless" and 4 "lebanese"! I've also put in some zucchinis with the cukies. Going to be a crowded bed… Continue

Added by Addy on October 8, 2009 at 16:54 — 11 Comments

September in Retrospect

Spring’s been knocking on my front door ~ see the photo of our front garden (still needs borders put in, will be re-using our old pavers)



Sunflowers in the front garden



Although just planted, the mulberry tree’s full of ~ well ~ mulberries ~ We’ve harvested about a dozen, before this picture was taken. The blueberries are bearing fruits now too, but a long way till they’re ripe.



The pomelo have finished flowering, they were huge white flowers loved by… Continue

Added by Florence on October 4, 2009 at 22:06 — 7 Comments

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