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Intense planting – in the garden

My policy, since I have a small garden, is to use every inch of soil to grow plants. Empty areas seem a bit of a waste, so I sow seeds intensely, and then start to harvest as microgreens. This way I can often eat the food I have grown before the bugs find them! I […]

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Compost awareness week

Well, there you go! – it is compost awareness week once again! I have been using in ground worm buckets for a couple of years now. Both my compost bin and my compost tumbler are full to the brim, so I decided I would insert a worm bucket into my herb spiral. I dug out […]

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Wonderful things I grow in my garden

I managed to source some seeds this week from a fellow gardener who grows and sells microgreens, and seeds. She delivers them to peoples homes, so I felt very blessed to get my delivery placed into my cooler box outside the front door. I planted the corn into a plastic container with a lid, and […]

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Microgreens from the Pantry – In the garden

I grow sprouts and microgreens all year round.  I really love these fenugreek  microgreens, but others that I enjoy are sunflower, green pea, tatsoi and broccoli. I buy fenugreek seeds from the Indian grocer, by the kilo, and it is so much cheaper than from a seed supply company. I grow them in flat plastic trays […]

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Earth Hour will still go on – but differently

Normally we switch off our lights for an hour during Earth Hour, this year it will be different. If you are participating, post a notice on your facebook page. See the details here: https://www.earthhour.org.au/documents/2020-social-assets Sign up and watch some marvelous shows from the comfort of your couch as you stay at home. Now more than […]

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The magic of composting

International compost awareness week is the 3rd to the 9th May, join in the fun here: International compost awareness weekor the home page here  Did you know that compost sequesters carbon in the soil? Here is a comprehensive report if you want to learn more. https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/-/media/epa/corporate-site/resources/waste/110171-compost-climate-change.pdf?la=en&hash=7ADC0B32600A8EE49E72187E4A027FA1C809AEAE I try to compost any waste that I can instead […]

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In the garden – growing veggies from seed

Growing from seed Here in tropical North Queensland I am very excited to be preparing the raised beds to grow my vegetables this year.  I grow from seed so do not want to miss the beginning of the growing season.  Of course we never really know when the wet season is going to end, but […]