Monthly Archives: November 2010

Pest Control

Tash attacked again. The strawberry bed is her favourite but she’s managed to make her presence felt in other spots. I don’t think the Scat works very well. Plus it’s a nasty toxic. Today I tried Plan B – stick … Continue reading

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Rosemary

I’ve got a very scraggly rosemary bush living outside. It’s actually one I planted from a cutting of one that is now dead :-(. This plant is doing okay, but was covered in weeds so has grown leggy to reach … Continue reading

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Seedlings doing well

The sunflowers are continuing to grow (with the tomatoes behind them doing well too). The do seem a bit weak so today I tied them each to a small stake in the hopes that they’ll actually grow up rather than … Continue reading

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Ginger Beer Recipe

I make my own ginger beer and have a production line going almost all the time. This is why I want to grow my own ginger. It will take a lot to keep up with my demand for drink. I’ve … Continue reading

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Lunar Planting

Today I finally put in my ginger. I looked at the lunar planting calendar and from 3:30 yesterday afternoon for the next few days we’re in the full moon phase. Good for root plants. So, in went ginger, horseradish, more … Continue reading

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Stink Bug

This is a stink bug nymph. This guy can’t fly and neither can his young sibling who is green and well camouflaged. They hatch in the citrus trees from eggs left by their larger flying parents who are either green … Continue reading

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Sprouting times

I’m going to update this post as I get new plants and new info so I’ll have a one-stop-shop for harvest times. This site Gardenate¬†has a lot of good info by climate zone (Sydney is Australia – sub-tropical). Radish: 5-8 … Continue reading

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Sunday update

Todays walk around the garden uncovered: 1) One of the cukes is up (or is it zucchini) and the other 2 zucchini/cucumbers are pushing up the soil one week after planting (photo left). 2) Five peas are just poking through … Continue reading

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Rocket

Is this rocket? I planted some seeds here (and elsewhere) on Sunday, 14 Nov. I put sticks next to the seeds so I wouldn’t accidentally weed them, but then I forgot which seeds went where. The package says rocket seeds … Continue reading

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Lemongrass

This poor clump of lemongrass has been pruned, dug up, split, left above ground for a few days then transplanted into bad soil in almost full shade. I expect it to survive. Can you kill these things with anything less … Continue reading

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