Category Archives: NutrientCycling

6 May 2016 5:30pm – How to Grow Tomatoes

“When someone ropes me into telling them and I start the long answer, I eventually see their eyes glaze over. That’s the point where I say, “Then you throw in the kitchen sink and cover it all up.” To date, … Continue reading

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27 April 2016 6:40am – Hugelkulture Forest

Interesting concept. Using Hugelkulture on a larger, forest scale.

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22 April 2016 2:18pm – Urban Food Street

Urban Food Street, in Buderim, is in the news! What I wouldn’t give to live in a place like this; it would be a dream come true. Anyone interested in starting our own? Food Street: Feeding off the kerbside and … Continue reading

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24 March 2016 1:59pm – The Great Decomposers: Fungi and Mould

Mycology is a fascinating topic. Most of the plants in the world rely on their partnerships with fungal species to obsorb nutrients and moisture, particularly in less-than-ideal conditions, including those most flamboyant members of the plant-world, orchids – a lot … Continue reading

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17 March 2016 11:42am – Clover

Happy St Paddy’s Day everyone! And to celebrate, plant some clover! No, really! Its a great multi-use plant: it’s a nitrogen-fixer/legume so adds nitrogen to your soil, acting as a natural fertiliser (if you have it in your lawn it … Continue reading

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15 March 2016 7:10am – Using Newspapers

Interesting article on the use of newspaper and cardboard in your gardens and whether the components are ‘safe’. I personally collect newspapers for specifically this purpose. I find them useful for sheet mulching before laying down a new garden bed … Continue reading

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13 March 2016 4:12pm – No-dig Gardening

Some no-dig inspiration! Think no-dig gardening is nonsense? Please watch this

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13 March 2016 8:35am – 5 Ideas for Transitioning to Permaculture

5 SIMPLE IDEAS FOR TRANSITIONING INTO A PERMACULTURE GARDEN

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12 March 2016 6:06am – Permaculture News

Some interesting articles and up-coming courses. Permaculture News

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12 March 2016 5:03am – Growing soil

Great article from Family Food Garden about growing your soil. This is easily our biggest challenge here at Myrtle Farm. With our sandy/silt soil, any nutrients I managed to get into the soil is gradually washed away as I water … Continue reading

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