We have had trouble the last few years with the local possums eating the veggies that we planted. And before this it was a bush turkey scratching everything up so he could build his lady love one fine nest. The bush turkey has finally gotten the hint that he is not welcome and moved on.… Continue reading How to possum proof a garden
We finally have some little plants growing in the garden, tucked into the soil. It actually rained this week and that seemed like a good time to plant out seedlings that I was given. At the same time, some seeds we planted weeks ago (to keep a little toddler busy one afternoon) decided to sprout… Continue reading Grow, little plants, grow!
I decided to harvest a few sunflowers today. I’m having problems with the moneymaker tomatoes and I was wondering if the sun flowers were blocking too much light. So with my toddler apprentice in tow, off I went to chop a few down. I managed to keep all falling flowers off the toddler, so that… Continue reading Sunflowers galore
In my third garden bed where I planted lettuce, basil and tomatoes, the tiny plants that have sprouted look suspiciously like marigolds, pak choy and sunflowers. I first planted pak choy years ago, my first year gardening, and it did really well. We had a lot of stir fries that year. The pak choy blossomed… Continue reading Next gen, vegetable style
We’ve had clear blue skies for all of August so far, which has been fantastic for getting out into the yard, but not so good for keeping plants alive. I’ve been watering the little seeds that we planted a few weeks ago, trying to encourage them to sprout and grow. So far, some have come… Continue reading Clear blue skies
We took down the giant sunflower to make way for other things to be planted in the bed (tomatoes, carrots, basil and lettuce). Once it was down, we could finally measure it properly. Before we were measuring by standing next to it, sticking our hands in the air, and trying to see how much distance… Continue reading Felling the giant sunflower
That’s how tall my very tall sunflower is. It’s getting a bit of a lean from all the flowers on it. The seed company I got the seeds from said it should grow between 1.8 and 2.4 metres tall, so it’s quite an overachiever.