This basket full did not make it to the Foyer Continue reading Tonight’s Dinner
Not only does Kale have magical health properties….. Continue reading Magical Kale
Tonight’s harvest harvest is a bit exciting as it all came from the ‘new’ East Side Strip! Continue reading Tonight’s Foyer Feast
Time to get my Tomato seeds in trays today! So hard to choose which varieties to plant- I must stop buying so many seeds! Continue reading Tomato Planting Day
Featuring: Silverbeet, Tatsoi, Red Lettuce! Continue reading Tonight’s Foyer Food
It’s finally time to plant out the herbs… after long weeks sprouting on the warming mat in my bathroom propagation area and then torture of ‘hardening off’ outside during a Melbourne winter – its time to plant out the herbs!
The Carrots growing in the foam boxes (car-park garden) are doing exceptionally well this year! Even I’m surprised that they are happily growing in such a small space: Continue reading Foam Box Carrots
Moving house is never easy… its exceptionally difficult if you happen to be a 200Kg garden full of Snow Peas!
A gallery of pics of the Linaria flowers – Now featuring Aphids! 😉
Its finally Cauli-Broc time! Continue reading Here come the Brassicas!
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!)
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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 🙂
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. ..
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)