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Watching tha Hass grow

A friend of mine grew a Hass avocado from seed and gave it to me before he had to go overseas.

I am not sure how old it was when he gave it to me, I suspect 3 months.

I will track its growth in this blog out of curiosity, as I read they can fruit within 18 months. Fingers crossed.

February 16, 2012.…

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Added by Robert Tolmaci on July 3, 2012 at 12:54 — No Comments

Sunday Lunch

We decided to make lunch from as much of our produce as possible last Sunday. So I picked some tomatoes.

Some mushrooms.

Some parsley and spring onion.

Some eggs from our chooks.…

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Added by Robert Tolmaci on June 5, 2012 at 12:58 — 6 Comments

Growing tomatoes from cuttings

Firstly, if this has already been covered I apologies. Doing a quick search I could not find any articles that covered this off. (I did not check all of the hundreds of post :-) )

Say you have grown some tomatoes, and one particular one is more vigorous than the others or has larger fruit or is more prolific; well you can propagate it from cuttings.…

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Added by Robert Tolmaci on June 4, 2012 at 13:04 — 9 Comments

Our evolving patch

I will be sharing our story of our evolving garden since we moved in on New Years eve 2010.

Added by Robert Tolmaci on May 2, 2012 at 12:27 — 34 Comments

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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