Category Archives: Vegie Patch

30 September 2017 10:21am – Market Day!

Market day! :) More chillis for our jams, cucumbers for pickles and herbs to replace the few that didn’t make it through summer, and add more to the ones we’ve got (can you ever really have too much mint or … Continue reading

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29 September 2017 4:06pm – Pumpkins!

What do you get when you use home-made compost to top-up a garden bed before planting the next crop? Free pumpkins!

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26 September 2017 1:56pm – Ladybug Nymphs

As the weather warms up, here in Bris, you may start finding some of these little critters on your plants. Don’t squish them! They may look odd/scary but these little guys are ladybug nymphs (adolescent stages) and they, along with … Continue reading

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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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