Monthly Archives: April 2011

Second Banana Spear

Today we harvested the 2nd banana spear. It held 5 nice hands weighing 4.4kilos in total. At todays prices, that’s about $50 worth of bananas! No more spears on any of the plants so this looks like the end of … Continue reading

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Rejuvenation

Out with the old and in with the new. Sometimes you just have to accept that plants need replacing and your garden can benefit from the occasional rejuvenation. Frank and I have several plants in our sites and today we … Continue reading

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Autumn Planting on a Full Moon

Today is a Full Moon in Scorpio which means fertile planting, especially for root crops. It’s also a good time to take cuttings. Not perfect for flowers (a waxing moon would be better) but you can’t have everything! Rhubarb After noting … Continue reading

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New Fruit Trees

Today Frank and I hit the garden together. The rains abated (but it’s still cloudy) and so we put our Eureka Lemon Tree and Maqui Berry Tree in the ground. Much to-ing and fro-ing about placement, but in the end … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

On Monday, 12 April I planted brussels sprouts seeds in a tray and peas directly in the ground in the pea bed. I also planted about a half-dozen creeping figs along the front wall (and took another half-dozen cuttings for … Continue reading

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Keeping Up Appearances

I confess that I’m pretty demanding on my plants. I only buy and care for plants that offer something in return like food for native fauna, food for me, or maybe a beautiful display I can cut and bring inside … Continue reading

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Garden Maintenance

Today was a big garden maintenance day around our house. From 9-4 we were in the garden working like maniacs and didn’t plant a thing. Frank spent most of the day rebuilding the compost bin. The bottom slats of wood … Continue reading

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Planting out the seedlings

Today was a gorgeous day for working in the garden. Frank finished sifting the compost, creating 3 more wheelbarrows full of great potting mix/top dressing/soil enhancer. I went to work on planting out the seedlings in the beds I prepared … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

This mulberry tree produced bowls full of berries in spring. I made several cobblers and want to do that every year for the rest of my life. Frank and I decided to try to start a new plant from a … Continue reading

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Delicious Bananas

This it the first ripe hand from the banana spear we harvested on 1 April (with its primer fruit). It was ready to eat yesterday. The bananas are unbelievably delicious. I’m not sure why that surprised me but the truth is I … Continue reading

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