Time to plant amaranth, artichoke, Asian greens, asparagus, beans, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celery, chilli, choko, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, kale, leek, lettuce, okra, parsnip, potato,…Continue
Micro-climateNobody else’s yard is the same as your yard. Every single block has its own unique micro-climate, depending on individual trees, fences, house materials etc. I’m doing the “grow…Continue
I am happy to announce that BLF gives me the odd, well deserved kick in the bottom - but only when I'm stupid. Let me explain. I've been really busy relocating bananas. I paid attention to a few of…Continue
I have pumpkins coming in now (taking up a lot of room). I've planted spuds out too. Lettuce seeds are growing but I'm not sure how valuable they'll be in winter - pesto sounds good. Silverbeet are also doing well on the north.
There's a fair bit of citrus to harvest but the south side of the yard continues to die back. No sun. I've slowed down feeding the fish. There's very few eggs from the chooks but the quails are still…Continue
Salad/veges: I've been trying to show a few pics of modest harvests each day (facebook posts). The idea is to explain that little bits each day add up. If I can make the odd meal from zucchinis then that's great. The same with eggs, tomatoes, silverbeet, lettuce or whatever. Rather than worry about making a whole meal once a week, I find it's better to contribute one thing or two to most dinners.
Fruit: tends to come in batches. I try to make jams, chutneys…Continue
I want to post about some "Captain Obvious" things that I am surprised that I didn't know. As a result, this blog will probably be updated regularly.
Yep - deficiencies cause blossom end rot in fruit/veg. Sometimes yellow veins in the leaves. I know that. I've always tended to use trace elements to fix it.
Easier answer is to throw gypsum into the soil when you plant. It alters the soil composition to break clay and clump the soil to make nutrient…Continue