Been running around like a headless chook for the last week and a bit trying to get jobs done in the garden. On the weekend went and visited a fellow stfc member and took some date palm pups from his palms. Got a male and female medjool, a bisexual medjool and a bisexual honey barjee.
I've mentioned before that my house is on a steep hill, and that I've terraced up part of the unused too-steep area as a food forest, which has been working very well. All the trees I put in have established nicely, although it’s looking a bit bare again now that the pumpkin vines have died down and I’ve given the young trees another trim to promote…Continue
It became that time of the year when I was about to run out of corn flour for tortillas.
The thought of being without my beloved tacos or quesadilla was too much pain & denial to consider taking on.
Since we are within the Covid-19 epoch -- let's call the period,'Covid Pan' for short -- when I went online hunting supplies, stocks were almost non…
Check our my latest garden vlog :May garden harvest
I’m getting better at these video’s but need to work on making sure I’ve got the camera pointed at something interesting
The primary school garden I had worked in & ran for a few years was running itself...that is before the pandemic. I had stepped back from it also to focus on my Vetiver activities.
But there is sure to be a local call for a 'community garden' to be established as we gain access to local building and…Continue
Pulled out 22kg of sweet potatoes from one 400L grow bag this arvo. Also picked 12 seminole pumpkins (25kg)from one vine. Still have my ube's to harvest and some chilacayote that will round out the winter staples.
Picked some cucs and some eggplants and my daily quail eggs. Grabbed a snap of the bok choy while I picked some for dinner.Checked my 120 eggs in the bator. Feasted on some starfruit, miracle fruit,papaya and peanutbutter fruit.
Well damn. I’m used to making jams and sauces etc, bottling them and boiling them in a water bath so they seal and can be kept for many months. I do a lot of that.
Then I got this pressure canner thing. It works as a pressure cooker – I made pea and ham soup in it tonight. However, the damn thing can cook your meal in a jar and store it out of the fridge for a year or more. So, I can add a quail or two to my bottles and then onion, potato,…
Hi everyone, apologies have been really slack with blogposts. I might try to do a virtual GV soon. Hope you are all well !
In the meantime, here is a small snap of the potager. Notice the chook coop next to the pumpkin patch on the right!
Made the most of the long weekend to do lots of gardening! Hacked back the cassava to let in more sunshine (was using for shelter over the summer). The patch is getting sneakily bigger and bigger with every week.…
Ok what an effort. This is new to me so it is a little rough, took me ages to figure out how to put the videos back together as my gopro will only do 5 minutes at 2.7K then splits them up. I have broken the tour into two parts and will upload the second part later and it takes ages. Made a youtube channel last year to put up some videos not realising the time it takes.
Anyhow this is the first part …Continue
Well Susan I don't think the pumpkins are winning this war! What do you think? They have climbed onto the fence in places to try to escape, but my money is on the TRAD to catch up and smother them.…Continue
Hi everyone, do you have tips for growing green beans? (Not madagascar etc) I have one climbing green beans and some bush beans and they were going great but now (both) have started wilting. Is it overwatering? Bug/Disease? I've never had enormous success with green beans but would love to get over this hump. Any advice kindly appreciated :)
Work while in isolation
Like everyone else on this planet we are currently in self enforced isolation. Thnak goodness we have a large garden to keep us busy. The rain that came a while back has produced incredible growth, mostly of grass and weeds. Unfortunately the rider mower is out of action and all the repair shops have a very long waiting list, so much patience is required, I can hand mow the areas close to the house but the rest of the 5 + acres will have to wait.…Continue
As I've mentioned on occasion, I grow my own 'onions' -- my own Spring Onions./ Scallions/Green Onions.
You can imagine how many I can get through over any one year.
In the heat of Summer, harvest peters out and I need go out and buy bunches.While I have spring onions growing in my patch, I'm handicapped by the absence of accessible seedlings (due to there not being any in this Covid times )so I need to grow my own from seed.
Never that successful for my greenoid thumbs…Continue
well after a crazy couple of weeks, I get to stay home We were planning to be off to Tangalooma this week for a holiday but obviously those plans got scratched. Gardening is great therapy though so I’m not complaining. Still going a bit extra on all my garden plantings and turning every available space into food production. Last weekend, I…Continue
I can't get youtube to link properly the normal way so I'll share the my latest update as a link that I know works.
I’m getting more extreme in the garden at the moment and I think every Tom, dick and Harry is currently doing the same. I had run out of my trusty rooster booster fertiliser and went to Bunnings to grab some more and thought I’d see if there were any seeds or flower seedlings I fancied. The answer to that question was a resounding “no!” Lucky for me, my seed stock is nice and robust because there was NOTHING on the shelves.
I had some roses die out in the…Continue
Hi everyone, I was getting down after our first week of working from home so did a really naughty run to Bunnings to spend my way to happiness. Oh and boy did I find it! Oops. But I figured I wouldn't be going out spending on entertainment money for the next couple of months so might as well! And it's an investment on our grocery bill (hopefully).
Straight up - I was lucky I got anything! The local nursery had sold out of veg seedlings. And at Bunnings all the lettuce, kale,…
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