Monthly Archives: June 2012

Almond Shortbread

I’ve been making Almond Milk and its byproduct, Almond Meal, for about a month now. The Almond Milk goes at a steady pace into my morning cereal and I continue to look for good uses for the Almond Meal. Recently I discovered Almond Shortbread. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Redistribution

Last September I planted 3 strawberry plants in my side garden bed. They produced virtually no strawberries but spread like crazy. I’m hoping the lack of fruit is attributable to a lack of sunshine and fertiliser (the plants were abandoned to … Continue reading

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Beware the Foil!

Yesterday there was an awful ruckus in the side yard. One of our hens was repeatedly making what we call the egg laying sound. It goes something like tee-wok tock tock tock tock and sometimes is used to notify the world of a … Continue reading

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Is that really Kale?

Back in July 2011 I went to an Organic gardening class where the teacher brought in some dried plants so we could to try our hand at harvesting seeds. One of those seeds was supposed to be kale. I sowed the … Continue reading

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Fun Leaf Mulch

I’m a big believer in using mulch in the garden. My plants all do a lot better with a bit of sugar cane or leaf mulch to protect their roots from the worst of heavy rains, drying winds, scorching sun … Continue reading

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Let there be Light

After days of rain, we’ve had a couple of beautiful days. It was definitely time to venture back out into the garden. Job number one was arranging a bit of light for our macadamia nut tree. This poor little tree has had … Continue reading

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Try Try Again

Persistence is right up there with sunlight and water when you’re making a list of what you’ll need when planning a garden. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again (and again and again). I do get frustrated but, … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

No, this isn’t a post about real estate investing. That’s not the only game where location is important. Even rookie gardeners know that location in the garden is critical. The basics are obvious: how many hours of sun does the … Continue reading

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Sage & Rosemary

I have some concerns about my sage and rosemary. Firstly my sage problem. I have one plant. It produces enough sage for our needs (besides Saltimbocca, we don’t really use sage) but there is no back-up. The need for a … Continue reading

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Planting a Pineapple

I recently purchased a pineapple at the local greengrocer. I’ve heard you can just cut the top off and plant it so I thought I’d give it a try. After doing a bit of reading online, the first step is to … Continue reading

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