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Tag Archives: home grown
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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