28 August 2017 4:58pm – Bananas!

Yay! Presents! :D

Courtesy of Blue Sky Tissue Culture, I present our newest arrivals: 2x Dwarf Ducasse and 2x Pisang Ceylan bananas :)

These little guys will be potted up for a while, until they acclimatise to our less-humid-than-tropical-Far-North-Qld climate, and our irrigation system gets installed at the farm.

Yay! :D

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7 August 2017 6:54pm – WWOOFer Cabin

Future WWOOFer cabin for harvest time at the Farm? :)

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5 August 2017 12:20pm – Make Do Mantra

LOVE this!

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5 August 2017 10:39am – Farm updates

Wow! What a crazy week! Here are some pics from last weekend’s visit to the Farm: we found some rather cute little visitors on our lemonade flowers, one of the lemons is so unphased by the frost we had the week before that its not only put on a spurt of new growth but also opened a flower, and construction has begun on our loo block … :)

    

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7 July 2017 4:58pm – Water Refill App

Another awesome idea! And so much easier than having to carry around multiple bottles because there’s nowhere to refill them when they run out!

UK’s Refill campaign is a clever solution to the plastic bottle plague

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5 July 2017 4:02pm – Humanure and Composting Loos

We’re looking to install a composting loo system up at the farm shortly. What are your thoughts/experiences?

Humanure: The Next Frontier in Composting

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4 July 2017 8:08pm – Fruit Wrapped in Plastic?

Fruit and veg come in their own natural wrapping. Why do we smother them in plastic?

 

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2 July 2:25pm – Citrus update

I must admit that I was a little worried about our baby trees with the predicted frost last night, but they don’t seem to have been phased in the slightest. The flower buds on the lemonades are fine, the new growth on the limes are fine, and one of the lemons even has a flower bud!

 

 

 

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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 by Sophie Thomson, 27 May 2017 at 7:58pm:

    

Got caterpillars eating your kale? Did you know that this often has to do with the type of kale you are growing? Yesterday while filming at the Adelaide Botanic Garden I noticed a great example of this with four kales growing in one bed in the @Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden. Three of the four varieties were hardy toucjed. Yet the Tuscan kale known as Cavalo Nero was being hammered. This kale is very attractive to the cabbage white butterflies so if you don’t want to use exclusion netting, try growing another kale like a curly kale type like Winterbor, Red Russian kale or Redbor kale.”

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