Tag Archives: home grown

Contour crafting.

Imagine 3D printing your own home in 20 hours. Imagine using something like a game engine to design a home. Like adobe? Like minimalist? Prefer ornate gothic? Want colour built in? How would you lay the cables through various walls … Continue reading

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Autumn

We’ve been having some absolutely gorgeous days recently. Cool evenings and lovely warm sunny days. After a couple of years of building up the little veggie patch, it’s finally getting somewhere. And I’m getting to know the soil and the … Continue reading

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Is “extreme green” really just old fashioned practicality?

At heart I’m a bit of a country girl. Not in the corny old “little bit country, little bit rock and roll” sense, rather just practical and handy. Some of those I most admire are capable, intelligent and constructive people … 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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New garden beds

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

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Saving seeds from your home grown veggies

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

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Growing plants from cuttings

One of the most expensive things about setting up a new garden is the cost of the plants. Along with the cost of good soil, which as the pundits have pointed out, is not dirt cheap. In order to get … Continue reading

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Treating rot or mildew on cucumbers and squash

We’ve had some more rain and now the weather’s warm and humid. Perfect conditions for eating up the cucumber, pumpkin and zuccini vines. The disease starts off as a light, white dusting on the leaves and fruit. Before you know … Continue reading

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Anti-garden legislation proposed in Australia

Someone has apparently advised the Federal Attorney General that there are a whole bunch of plants, including many native species, that contain trace amounts of a compound called DMT dimethyltriptamine. If a person had a sufficiently huge amount of these … Continue reading

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After the rain

South Eastern Victoria has had about a Summer’s worth of rain in the past week, according to weather services. It’s great to have an end to the drought at last. Perhaps we didn’t need such an emphatic end in Qld … Continue reading

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