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November 2012 Blog Posts (4)

It's been a long time..... late spring update ~

It's been a long time since my last blog... I haven't been active in the garden at all this year ~ But garden being a living thing, as long as you give them water and attention once in a while, they'll grow by themselves I think....

Just look at the Ruby chard, and kang kong... they pretty much died down over winter, but as soon as the weather start warming up, and I start watering regularly again, they sprang up with life! Same with the carrots that were captured in this photo, and…


Added by Florence on November 30, 2012 at 15:47 — 7 Comments

Understanding NPK in your organic garden

I thought some keen organic gardeners in this group may be interested in this article which I feel demystifies how to work through organic and biodynamic practices to integrate NPK - nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) into their food gardens without the need to rely on NPK fertilisers that are commonly used by industrialised agriculture and at times, passed off as "organic".  …


Added by Peter Kearney on November 19, 2012 at 11:32 — 3 Comments

Keeping up the water : Chokoes and Hugelkultur

'Tis very frustrating here at maison D'ave.

The wind seems relentless and so often very gusty when the norm in SEQ has been subdued breezes outside of August, of course -- the Ekka winds -- or as part of any heavy storm showtime.

The little moisture we are getting is soon…

Added by Dave Riley on November 9, 2012 at 13:46 — 8 Comments


Gerry McMahon, Senior Technical Officer, DPIFM Darwin

Name: Jackfruit Artocarpus heterophyllus (Moraceae).

Origin: Jackfruit is indigenous to…


Added by Lissa on November 1, 2012 at 17:30 — 8 Comments

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