I've been looking at wicking bed ideas for a while now and the more I see, the more I wish my existing beds were set up this way. For the past few years I have had my collection in raspberries in pots, but last year they didn't enjoy the Summer and the crop was disappointing. … [Read more...]
In My Garden
Here is what’s happening in my garden, an evolving edible space in metro Melbourne.
Given my habit of scattering seeds too heavily, and that fact that I find planting straight rows a bit of a challenge, it seemed that the Roll 'n' Grow seeded mat by Mr Fothergill's would be a great product to try. For those not familiar with the concept, it's a paper mat that … [Read more...]
As each new season arrives, I take some time to plan what I will grow for Spring/Summer. I've rested most of the beds, planted green manure crops and topped up the beds with sheep and chicken manure and compost. An extra step I didn't take last year was to check the PH levels. … [Read more...]
Just when I was having to think up new recipes for the excess of eggs, two of the hens decided to halt their day job. The ever reliable Isa Browns are still doing their egg-a-day- routine, but both the Barnevelders have other plans. Betty has decided that it's a good time to … [Read more...]
I love the festive season. The cooking, time with family, the warm weather and a summer garden full of promise. But I could do without the constant marketing to buy more stuff! Given that I prefer to be in the garden than in a shopping centre I do try to grow, make and create … [Read more...]