Monthly Archives: April 2011

Growing lettuce in pots

Recently a search turned up in the stats, someone was asking if cos lettuce can be grown in a 6 inch pot. The answer is yes! My experience has been that even in deep, rich composted soil lettuce, rocket, coriander … Continue reading

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New chooks

Laydees and gennelmenz… The day has finally come. There are chooks in the backyard. This morning I went down to the Girgarre farmers market, where there was also a poultry auction. The two beautiful lavender araucanas came from a woman … Continue reading

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May 1st is Permaculture Day

Via Milkwood farm, Sunday May 1st is International Permaculture Day. There’s a number of events happening around the country. Have a squizz at the PD page for more info. Have a look at some of the open gardens, perhaps find … Continue reading

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Gardens for small spaces

Not having a big yard may not be a barrier to having a bit of a garden. If you’ve been wondering about all this home grown stuff, but don’t have a yard, you can still have a play. (My theory … Continue reading

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Backyard chickens, free range eggs

Having chickens in the backyard is an idea that’s making quite a comeback in many suburbs in Australia. We haven’t had any since the move and I’m finding myself missing them more and more. Last week I finally lashed out … Continue reading

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