They're not flying saucers parked in my garden, but the stoneware plate lids on my terracotta watering pots. It's exposed…Continue
Added by Dave Riley on June 29, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments
I was mucking around with my aquaponics today but ended up making a video update of the things that have changed in the garden during June. I'm easily distracted....
Nights are cool but the days beautiful. The garden is very productive despite my lack of time to look after it, and I get to eat my own fruit and veg daily. No time to do any watering as I leave for work around 6.30am soon after it's gotten light.
The Carambola has been exceptionally productive, giving me good fruit every day. Most fall and smash but some portion of them is…Continue
Many folk may have heard about the Stanford study that concluded that organic foods were no safer or healthier than conventional alternatives.
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…Continue
is a crash course and very eloquent combination of all that is happening in Economy, Energy and Environment. It alos aske the question of how, in stead of perpetual growth, we can prosper: instead of constantly taking more, how can we be happy with having enough? Build resilience, build community, learn skills as per …Continue
Thinking of putting on intro course to permaculture design and practise. Would be held in Elimbah just north of Caboolture would run for around 3 hours at a cost of $25 per adult.
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…Continue
This blog post actually started as a private message to Lissa about raspberries, but as I waffled on I thought I should share it with the world.
Should Williamette raspberries be losing their leaves? I have one cane that appears to be dying in a rather tragic-looking manner, and others that are green and cheerful. I'm not used to deciduous plants, so I can't really tell the difference between dying and preparing for winter.…Continue