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Tag Archives: veggies
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
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
This little sucker is probably one of the most hated pests in all of gardenhood. The cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. It was introduced to Australia accidentally and rapidly became a notorious pest. Every Summer they come in waves, laying … 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
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
It’s not often these days that I have to buy veggies, but when my own aren’t in season or still growing it has been known to happen. On the weekend I came home with a cauliflower, from a so called … Continue reading