Category Archives: Vegie Patch

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 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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28 June 2017 5:21pm – Potagers

Anyone else love potagers? Potager Gardens Have Been Around for Centuries: How to Continue the Old Tradition of Growing

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30 May 2017 5:08am – Kale

I didn’t even notice this last season! But its true – the Nero I was growing got hammered, while the Red Russian and Curly Blue kales went largely untouched. Have you noticed this? Thanks Sophie for pointing it out! Posted … Continue reading

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8 May 2017 6:46pm – Understanding What Makes Plants Happy

What a fascinating article! And a totally different way of looking at your groupings and companion planting. Understanding what makes plants happy

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3 May 2017 3:52pm – Kids in the Garden

Now is the best time to be out in the garden here in south-east Queensland. Here are some tips on getting your little ones involved too: Kids in the Garden: 5 Ways for Parents & Children to Grow Together

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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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21 March 2017 2:20pm – Germinating Seeds

If you’re like me, and are notoriously bad at getting seeds to germinate, these tips might help. QUICK AND SIMPLE TIPS FOR GERMINATING SEEDS YOURSELF

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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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