has any one had success with Bokashi and if so where did you get the starter from ? is it worth all the trouble - we have good compost heaps and worm farms so the only advantage i can see is being able to use citrus and protein sources . did anyone make their own tapped buckets and if so where did you get the specifications from ?
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 wicking pots. Haven't decided on locations for planting but…Continue
Well I've been away from the garden for 2 weeks now. Went to Melbourne for the first week -> froze my butt off in 7 degree weather, came home for less than 12 hrs (ran around the garden and tried to get as much done as I could in the 2 hrs in the morning before I had to leave again) and then was off to Mackay for another week, leaving my garden in the (not so) tender loving care of my husband. If you look back on past blogs, this is a mistake I just keep on…Continue
Verge gardens have been given the ok finally by the Brisbane City Council - a great deal of the credit must go to Jerry Coleby-Williams for years of effort to achieve this.
Problem is I live in the Moreton Shire, where verge gardens are still frowned on. Never mind. I still have a verge garden and it gives me and passersby pleasure. It's coming along nicely with…Continue
this would be my dream set up - ! Anyone had any success in DIY aquaponics systems -with any of these elements
1. barramundi fish
2. submerging plant roots into the water
3. solar powered recycle pumps
surely as nitrogenous waste is heavier than water submerging root in the top layer is not a efficient as recylcing waste from the bottom ?…Continue
It's good to be back in the garden. A bit of TLC is really starting to pay off. Only a few weeks ago the dwarf mulberry was covered in ants and scale. A good brush, feed and regular watering and it is positively weighed down by plump fruit all over.…Continue
Continuing to use Morayfield Magic, originally from Malta but grown locally for many years. It's a softneck variety with good flavour and keeps sound for around 9 months from harvest.
Planted the cloves on 21st April. Twenty-four down, 23 harvested on 10th September 2016. Two were very slow to sprout and produced only very small bulbs.
They are planted in full sun, alternating between two wicking beds. This time I allowed the 'weeds' to be the 'volunteer cover crop'.…Continue
Procrastination is my friend. I seem to get most productive in the garden at marking time. Suddenly, all of my less favorite things to do in the garden suddenly seem so interesting...
I finally got round to building another "extended" garden bed. Since Valerie posted about BCC now legal to plant footpaths, I am a bit less hesitant. Let's be honest, I wasn't hesitant at all really :) This is down the south side of the house and is fully shaded in winter but will be full sun in…Continue
Since I haven't explained this DIY before, this is the rig I use to ferment vegetables. Now on display for the very first time.
Everything is flowering and the Bees are gathering Nectar. The Mango is heavily laden with flower, The Brazilian Cherry has just finished and is now setting its fruit The Mulberry has grown new leaves and is covered with flowers ( immature fruit ) and the Macadamia is going to look like it's covered in snow.…Continue