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September 2012 Blog Posts (6)


Pepino Melon Care thumbnail

Pepino melon is native to the Andean region of South America. The fruits are described as cucumber-like in flavour (I personally think they taste like Rockmelon), refreshing, juicy and sweet.

They are apparently cultivated widely in New Zealand, Australia and Chile, but we don't see them in the fruit shops in Brisbane - with a little search I have found they grow them in north Qld in Innisfail and Tully.

The plant is a warm season fruit but can survive small…


Added by Lissa on September 28, 2012 at 6:00 — 20 Comments

Update on the mini wicking pots

I sow coriander seeds in the mini wicking pots 3 weeks ago and here are the results.

The details are here.

Added by Joseph on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 — 8 Comments

Much ado about nothing

Broad Beans:

+ bees:

 = ONE bean:…


Added by Tracy Arnold on September 17, 2012 at 11:12 — 13 Comments

2012 SPRING September to November

Spring again :)

The weather has warmed within two weeks as usual, which is a delight, but we haven't had rain for many weeks. The tank is almost empty - I've basically stopped using it. On the plus side the bees are very active in the garden, both native and honey galore.

They both love the nasturtium flowers which are blooming in a wonderful variety of colours.…


Added by Lissa on September 11, 2012 at 10:00 — 17 Comments

Collect it, Soak it and Slap It Down -- DIY Junk Mail Gardening

Ah newspapers and junk mail! You gotta love em heaps. For me they are a major gardening resource.

I've worked out that if I tour the…

Added by Dave Riley on September 7, 2012 at 0:00 — 2 Comments

Using milk bottles to make wicking pots for herbs

I made these on the weekend. So far they haven't collapsed so fingers crossed they'll do good.

Here's a short instructional page on what I did.

Make mini wicking pots for growing…

Added by Joseph on September 6, 2012 at 10:27 — 10 Comments

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