Monthly Archives: September 2017

17 September 2017 4:36pm – Planting and New Recruit

Planting done! :) All the little seedlings have found new homes, been seasolled, and tucked in for the night (ie mulched). Also! Yesterday, while I was planting out some of those seedlings, I found a new recruit to our Vegie Patch Pest … Continue reading

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16 September 2017 4:53pm – TinyHouse

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a TinyHouse. What do you think of this one? I quite like how they’ve been able to fit in a full-size fridge/freezer, oven and sink (although I’d still prefer it be located at … Continue reading

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16 September 2017 10:44am – Improving Sandy Soil

Anyone else have trouble keeping nutrients and structure in sandy soil? Looks like I’ll be putting together a batch of ‘dry method’ char and horse manure this weekend too! Has anyone else tried this? HOW TO PERMANENTLY IMPROVE YOUR SANDY … Continue reading

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16 September 2017 10:31am – Chillis, Toms and Greens

Market day! And more seedlings to pot up/plant out this arve (from top-left to right): red choi, 2x cayenne, sage, mustard, 2x roma toms, red chard/silverbeet, 2x jalapeno, another roma, basil, 3x jalapeno, basil :) That’ll bring our chilli crop to … Continue reading

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12 September 2017 4:59pm – Pallet Compost Bay No.1

Made the first compost bay! :D It’s located behind our shed, north-facing, in a spot that seems to be just too hot for anything to grow in summer, so hopefully it’ll get a good temperature going. The pallets are screwed together … Continue reading

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11 September 2017 5:04pm – Farm update: Avocados, Bushfoods, Infrastructure

A quick update re the farm: As of Saturday, all the planting for this year is done! Yay! :D Now we go into survival/maintenance mode over our very first summer, which we hope isn’t going to be *too* hot and dry. Fingers … Continue reading

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11 September 2017 3:42pm – A Productive Day

Wow! What a productive day! 14 wooden pallets (for new compost bays), a water barrel for the back of the tractor (and associated fittings and pump), 4 planters (ie cut-in-half barrels), and everything we need to finish off our bathroom … Continue reading

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2 September 2017 7:25am – Riberry Lillipillies and Midjim Berries

Today’s babies: 12x Riberry (Syzygium leuhmanii) and 12x Midjim Berry (Austromyrtus dulcis) to get our bushfoods sections going, act as privacy screening from the neighbours and provide more habitat for all the gorgeous little insectivorous birds we have here :)

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2 September 2017 7:01am – Boots on!

Breakfast is done. Boots are on. Ready for another day of planting :)

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31 August 2017 4:31pm – Spring is here!

Spring has come to the garden, the mulberry has gone crazy and the heady scent of citrus flowers (blood orange and tahitian lime) is in the air. Mmm :)     

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