Wow, so much rain! How wonderful. But then, I thought it would never stop! Happy for the milder weather. The rain kept me indoors for more baking adventures and in the moments of mild sunshine, some planting out of summer cuttings and sprouting some new babies. I've also discovered Instagram which was potentially very dangerous... I'm @HeadGardenerTFQ
This month's harvest:
- 7kg jap pumpkins (2)
- 3 bunches of misc greens (bred)
- 2 bunches spring…Continue
Late at posting, late at planting.. This summer has really taken it out of me (& the garden). Haven't started by autumn sowings yet so am wondering whether would be better off postponing the GV a month or two til I have a bit more to show for it... hmm?
Feb 2017 harvest:
- Eggplant, Black Market 1kg
- Pumpkin, Jap 14.7kg (4)
- Spring Onions 4
- Zucchini, Black Jack 50g (1)
- Baby Carrots 185g
- Sweet Potato…Continue
Happy new year everyone! May this year be a productive and fruitful one... In the garden, of course! Sadly, I have not appreciated the warm weather and have pretty much abandoned gardening duties these last two months... Nonetheless, we had some plants put in earlier that have had their first harvest, which is exciting! Have not been sowing new salad leaves in the heat but do regret because we are definitely running low...
January 2017 Harvest:
- 5 red bell peppers…
Thought I'd get a headstart as we go into holiday season and taking a rest over hopefully not a too hot summer. This month's Dec harvest:
This month's harvest
This month was definitely the best month yet! Lots of firsts. I’ve started keeping a harvesting inventory. This month we harvested:
Got my first order from Daleys, I feel part of the club! Couldn't get over how carefully packed the plants were (sooooo much better than Garden Express) You can tell there is love in the company. Here I think is a Kaffir Lime, Florda Peach and Canistel :) so far have put in 65L…Continue
My sweet potatoes are ready for harvest, and perpetual spinach is very reliable!…Continue
I've been working on creating a tropical themed garden for one of the sections of our yard. I say experiment because everything in this garden when you are starting from basics is an experiment!!
It started like this:Continue
After doing 2 lasagne beds (lucernce, compost, chook poo, sugar cane mulch layers), and reading a bit on BLF, I decided to try a Hugelkultur one for my 3rd bed. This was actual really just a process of consolidating my broken branches and sticks pile with my old grass clippings, ends of old flower pots and pulled-out weeds pile.
I started with layering down some cardboard to minimise weeds (probably don't need this in traditional Hugelkultur but figured can't…Continue