The current photo is getting a lot of comments. Over time, it will be more difficult to find the info, so here is an outline of what I've found out about growing Dragon Fruit.
Leaving aside that there is so much info on the net it's confusing and repetitive ...
The DF plants I have came from Jacqui at Jane Street and Jessica from Caboolture Seed Savers. I…
Cucumbers and ladyfinger eggplant. I rescued the latter from a shady spot where it was barely surviving. It's loving the wicking bed.…Continue
One of the drawer's front fell off so of course that was the perfect opportunity to practise dovetail joints on some new drawers...
Obviously the old one got recycled and I think the girls like it.
The feeder got a few extra holes in the neck to…Continue
Added by Valerie on December 29, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
Hooray! First ripe Figs for this season. Just picked this morning.
It's a White Adriatic - turns out to be green-skinned ;-) and with a whole 12 fruit on, the best it's done so far.
Last year I made the mistake of putting some 'tree paste' on it - bought that 'tree paste' from Green Harvest. Said to be similar to the Biodynamic tree paste. It's not. All it did was make the plants grow the biggest and best they've ever been but no fruit to speak of.
A system much used in Biodynamic growing but not widely used even with organic growers but getting better known and practiced.
The value is significant. The microbes which are vital for the plant's health need to be kept alive and thriving even though there isn't a crop in just now. My observation is that with mulch over fallow, the ground dries out with a conventional in-ground garden. With a cover crop, the soil can remain moist if the crop is…Continue
Summer is here and it's brought the rains via thunder and lightening storms. Found out the other day just how important these sorts of storms are to life on earth from THIS ARTICLE.
Sure enough, the garden has erupted in growth since the storms, especially the Choko vine (below) which is now covered in tiny fruit.
Lightning creates “nitrates” which among other things,…Continue
Ladyfinger bananas yipee!…Continue
Jackfruit, looks as though I should pick it, but not sure it is quite ripe, I think the split is due to sudden rain after a long dry period.
My Dwarf Tropical Peach is covered in fruit, I have to cover the tree to keep fruitfly & birds out but as its only 1mt high thats easy. Its 4…Continue
Hi everyone, just thought I'd share what has been happening in my garden.
The first thing I'm most excited about is the asparagus!! I bought some crowns ($4 each BARGAIN!!) from a guy at the market back in winter (had no idea how old they were or when they would produce) and at the beginning of spring got some small spears that I let turn into fronds. Didn't expect anything else but with all this rain, they have started producing again. This was harvested over a week (only 2 plants…Continue