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Tag Archives: gardening
This is what the yard’s been looking like for most of Winter. Overgrown, muddy and in need of finishing off. I’d started the raised beds after overhauling the second veggie patch out the back, before the cold weather intervened. … Continue reading
It’s been far too long since the last gardening post. The sad realisation has been dawning on me that soil condition and water availability are serious issues in the new garden. To get things going well, it’s going to mean … Continue reading
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
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
The other week some Southernwood (Artemisia abrogatum) cuttings were put into a little pot. By yesterday they had successfully struck roots and were ready to go in the ground. Many of the woody herbs will strike quite well like this. … Continue reading
The other day after having a bit of a rant about creeping grasses in the lawn, I got online and did a bit of reading about native Australian grasses. Because of drought and salinity there’s been a bit of a … Continue reading
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been (slowly) trying to expand the veggie growing space in the yard. There’s a spot down the West side of the house that gets plenty of sun and has an old garden bed … Continue reading
Out here in rural Victoria we only have ADSL access, which at times runs very, very slowly. It would be great to be able to do more videos of the gardening, however, six minutes of footage can take five hours … Continue reading
It’s March in South Eastern Australia, which means early Autumn. Many plants are flowering and going to seed about now. A home gardener can really take advantage of seeds as well as the harvest of fruit and veggies. Comfrey flowering. … Continue reading