Tag Archives: veggies

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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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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Treating garden pests: Cabbage white butterfly

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

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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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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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Can you taste those chemicals?

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

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August garden diary

It’s really cold here today. We’re getting this funny weather system where the days start out clear and sunny, then the temperature lowers and by mid arvo it’s raining. Sort of Winter monsoon, or something. The water barrels are full. … Continue reading

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