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Susan's Blog – June 2014 Archive (2)

We have EGGS!!

Hi everyone,

Life has been so hectic here.  This is one of the worst times of year for a teacher and I have been only completing the bare minimum of gardening chores.   Thank god for those wicking beds as I think everything would have died from neglect otherwise.  Of course, my fascination with the chickens hasn't helped matters because any time that I did have, inevitably I'd end up with a coffee sitting out on my garden chairs just watching the chicks go about their day instead of…


Added by Susan on June 24, 2014 at 17:52 — 5 Comments

Wicking beds Beginning of Winter

Well, I finally finished 3 more self wicking beds in the back vegie patch.  I now have 6x metal beds (1.8 m x 1 m) and at the very back on the left, you can just see the bed I made out of the left over wood (1.4 m x 1.1 m).  I have filled them with zucchini and cucumber (back), broccoli cabbage caulies and beans (middle), and carrots, beetroot and spinach…


Added by Susan on June 5, 2014 at 18:21 — 15 Comments

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