Tag Archives: brussels sprouts

Spring is in the Air

It’s the first week of autumn here but spring is definitely in the air. The days are cooling off, we’ve had a good amount of rain and the garden is bursting into life. Even the animals are going for it. … Continue reading

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A Time to Sow

Today I was back in the garden sowing seeds. The bulk of the clean-up is done and I want to get food back in the ground. In the bed on the left I sowed a row of Brussels sprouts, a … Continue reading

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Free Lunch

Whoever coined the phrase “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” probably wasn’t thinking of possums. Our friendly neighbourhood possum is the king of free lunches. His current craze is browsing the Brussels sprout plants for the best sprouts. … Continue reading

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Is there a a cow in my garden?

Something’s been eating – not merely nibbling – my Brussels sprout plants. These are big plants. They come above my knee and are loaded with large leaves. But one of them is not so loaded any more. Whoever the culprit is has … Continue reading

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End of the Peas

Today I cut back the snow peas. Another batch is beginning to shoot along the western fence but between now and when they ripen, we’re pea-less. I left the roots in the ground so the nitrogen captured by them will … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Potatoes

On Wednesday Frank and I took a Farm Gate tour of the local farming region in the Hawkesbury basin. One of the places we stopped sold strawberry plants so we bought 3 (variety unknown). When we came home they went … Continue reading

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Moon-blessed Root Vegetables

Today the moon is in its full moon phase. According to the lunar calendar it should be a great day for sowing or planting out root crops. It was a perfect chance to test this lunar planting theory because I … Continue reading

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Deluge

Deluge, inundation, monsoonal fury; pick your overly-dramatic descriptive and you’ll probably be giving a perfectly accurate report of the sky’s behaviour towards my back yard. For 2 or 3 days now, we’ve been pelted pretty much non-stop by a heavy rain. … Continue reading

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Planting out winter seedlings

Today was another sunny but cool day so back in the garden we went. Above are the results of us planting and replanting some seedlings. On the left are the brussels sprouts I sowed on 12 April. On the right … Continue reading

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Winter Work

This morning Frank and I spent time in the garden. It was sunny and warm and drove us outdoors. Then the rains came (no doubt the plants loved it). It was a short shower but sort of dampened my enthusiasm. … Continue reading

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