Well, I've just managed to get one last blog post in before the end of 2019 and what a year it has been! I have been very busy but not so much in the garden because as usual, the December heat hits and not a lot vegie wise does any good. Capsicums, Chilli, Eggplant and corn is about all that does well in my garden. Tomatoes struggle especially as I always get spider mite infestations. Suprisingly, I have lettuce (salanova varieties at the front row of this picture vs normal varieties…Continue
Just curious as to whether anyone does anything to extend the growing season around here? Most of the online growing guides talk about using cold frames or poly tunnels to extending the period that your plants are able to ward off freezing solid. But for me, I'd really like to grow some more cool weather crops for more of the year, and there's not too much information around apart from increasing shade.
I had the idea of planting in a zeer pot. A zeer pot is an evaporative cooling…Continue
What more could you ask for?
After weeding, using my sickle-- as explained here -- I'm ready to plant out even more stuff.
My orchard is consolidating. It is situated inside the chook pen.…Continue
My food forest is really starting to get established.
I put it in place at the end of winter this year on a slope out the back where nothing much has ever grown. Getting the garden in order there had always been a few phases of down the line after I'd done the more visible parts. Its number had actually just come up: I've worked my way around most of the rest and I was taking a breather before getting stuck in--and then we realised some trees had grown up there, tall enough to be…Continue