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!
My garden inspiration has been a bit lacking over the last few months (I have excuses – morning sickness, fatigue, a toddler helper), so the garden beds are looking a bit sad. They are finally cleared of living weeds, although I still have to pull out the dead ones and get some fresh mulch. Tim… Continue reading Garden slacker update
I remembered to take a photo of the inside of Tropic tomato, one of my last ones left. It shows why I like these tomatoes so much. The insides are firm without too many seeds and squish. I have more Tropics growing in the garden at the moment, and I hope they grow well.
We went away to visit friends in Mt Isa, and I was planning a few blog posts on gardening in harsh climates, but our plans were derailed when Little F became unwell. We decided to take him to the local hospital where his condition became worse, and he and I were soon whisked off to… Continue reading Interesting times
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
As my one current flourishing crop, the tomatoes are getting a lot of gentle loving care at the moment (and occasional random green tomatoes pulled off, care of the toddler). The type that I am growing is Tropic, bought from Green Harvest seeds. This is probably my favourite type of tomato – a big call,… Continue reading Tropic tomatoes