Category Archives: SoilCare

3 February 2018 1:31pm – Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden

“You may have noticed that some cafes now offer free spent coffee grounds for customers to take home and use in the garden. In theory, this is a great initiative but the reality is that fresh coffee grounds are high … Continue reading

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13 December 2017 1:34pm – Bio-intensive Beds at Melliodora

The bio-intensive vegie patch at Melliodora … Wow!

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11 December 2017 2:20pm – Coffee Grounds as Herbicide

Interesting article from Jerry … Coffee Grounds As A Herbicide

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2 October 2017 4:19pm – Planting, planting and more planting!

Following on from Saturday’s purchases, we collected 6 rosella seedlings that my parents had collected from a lady at the Thursday Redcliffe markets, and postponed the planting for the predicted cooler weather today. Then, on our trip up to the … 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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3 May 2017 8:11am – How to ID Your Soil Type

How to identify your soil type with one easy test.

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8 April 2017 12:50pm – Recognising Nutrient Deficiencies in Your Plants

Do you have difficulty identifying nutrient deficiencies in your plants? This is easily one of the best articles I’ve seen in a while – I’ll definitely be book-marking this for later reference! Plant Nutrients Explained: Everything You Ever Need To … Continue reading

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19 March 2017 7:51am – New Crop of Greens

And the first of the new greens are in! Phew! These beds were topped up with a layer of compost, a scattering of rooster booster, chopped up lucerne, a generous sprinkle of dolomite, and more compost. Then cos lettuce, green … Continue reading

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8 March 2017 7:54pm – Hot Composting

Limestone Permaculture have re-shared their hot composting info to their Facebook page, but for those who don’t have Facebook, I think its worth transcribing here. If you have the space, this is a great way to compost a larger quantity of material. … Continue reading

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