The first Sweet Pea flower has finally ‘Popped’, with promise of many more to come!
Here is a gallery of pics showing the progression of the East Side Garden – I managed to find some pics that quite old, so you really get to see how the East Side has changed and progressed over the last few years…
Moving house is never easy… its exceptionally difficult if you happen to be a 200Kg garden full of Snow Peas!
Converting the ‘Sunflower Strip’ to a ‘Sweet Pea’ garden has been quite an underwhelming (success?)
This particular garden strip battles a few issues: Continue reading The sunflower strip – now featuring Sweet Peas!
I swear that we were up to $230!!
Aaron – did your credit card think you buying contraband from overseas again, and block your pledge??
Now, more than ever: OUR GARDEN NEEDS YOU!
(Apologies for ‘tagging’ this post with so many terms – just trying to capture as big an audience as possible. No shame when it comes to repairing / creating productive gardens!)
Please donate if you can
I raise lots of seeds and cutting inside, some on a heat mat… but when its time to go outside, the all ‘harden off’ in the Kiddy Corner:
Its rare that i buy a plant or seeding now days… i has to be something that i want desperately and right away… otherwise i propagate!
Whether it is seeds or cuttings, there are a few things that you will need to get started: Continue reading Propagation 101
I really wanted to use some of the Castings and Compost i acquired in yesterdays plunder in the propagation mix i was going to use to strikes the cuttings i plundered.
Amongst yesterdays booty was a bucket of propagating sand, so i was able to make a mixture that contained: Continue reading Potting up the Booty 🙂
Sometimes i struggle to find enough little pots to use when i need to pot up seedlings or propagate cuttings.
Some people love ‘Jiffy Pots’ or ‘Pellets’ but i find that they don’t break down quick enough and are not tall enough to accommodate a good tap root system.
Ive read a few tips and heard from an elderly neighbour that using toilet rolls as transitional pots works really well. Continue reading Reuse and Recycle: Toliet roll pots
Today my friends Dad donated more to gardening efforts than a kick starter project could ever hope to achieve.
Chris and Trish are moving out of their awesome home and today I was let loose on the garden…
Chris filled my car with buckets of nutrients, compost and castings plus a foam box of about 10000 worms!
His garden was so awesome I was a bit overwhelmed. …
I took some cuttings of many different Hebes, and a white hibiscus (I think I messed this up- I took ‘softwood’ but think I should have taken a ‘heel’ in the cutting.
Chris has amazing Helebores! So many patches that are flowering like crazy- beautiful greens and rust colored varieties.
I was so overwhelmed I forgot to dig up couple of clumps. … hopefully i might be able to go back in the he next few days and take some clumps.
They move out this week so I may have missed my only opportunity 😦
Helebores or not, Chris’s contributions will give me enough cuttings and supplies to help create a new patch here at the flats and help make more people smile:-)
Thanks again Reardon Family
Pics tomorrow of worms and cuttings being planted out. ..
Already $230 pledged!!
The first offerings from the East side strip.
That’s why I love growing radish… you get to share the rewards nice and quickly 😉
Happy to say all the radishes have been taken!
One of the residents thanked me for the Silverbeet today, its nice to know that people appreciate the garden on any level.
I hope that by summer, some if the residents will be engaged enough to contribute to garden design (or even maintenance if im lucky hahaha)