Category Archives: The vegie garden

Linking astronomy with sowing times

Had a bit of an epiphany about the vegie garden recently. Two, actually. Continue reading

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Expanding the food repertoire

Was talking to a neighbour recently and the topic of “food familiarity” came up. You know… that thing where you grow something edible but never end up eating it because you don’t really know what to do with it. Continue reading

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Endless cow and goat poo

For the past few months we’ve been struggling to find enough mulch, the right seedling mix ingredients (we make our own) and organic matter to put onto the garden. Continue reading

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Mulch and compost

To buy or not to buy, that’s the question. Continue reading

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The vegie planting plan

Here is what we plan (planned) to plant in 2010/11, starting from spring 2010.  Ta da! 

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How much do you plant?

Being self-sufficient in water and energy is really just a matter of infrastructure (enough tanks/batteries/wood stoves etc) and learning how to use it. Being self-sufficient in food is another matter altogether. Continue reading

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The summer garden

Oh joy is ours, for we have finished the summer garden fence!

When we moved here, there was a big fenced vegie garden just down the slope from the house. “Woohoo!” we thought. “Vegies for us!”. (Well, I did. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Felice say “Woohoo!”). But as it happened, I was a little premature… Continue reading

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