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Stuffed Eggplant

I’m so happy that my few surviving eggplant plants (is that the right phrase to use?) actually are producing eggplants. I know most people just expect to sow eggplant seeds, wait a bit and then harvest eggplants. That’s not been … Continue reading

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I love ratatouille and so does Frank. We make it when eggplants are in season and cheap to buy. But wait! This year we have our own eggplant harvest. I’ve tried growing the darned things in the past but this … Continue reading

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Eggplant & Capsicum in Toilet Rolls and a Few Other Seeds the Old Fashioned Way

Now that it’s August and winter is about to wane, the time is right to sow some new varieties of plants. I created 5 different pots containing: 1) capsicum (harvested seeds from garden capsicum, small green round pot) covered by … Continue reading

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First Lemonade of the Season

Today I made my first glass of lemonade from this season’s lemon crop. The lemon chose itself by falling from the tree. This sometimes means it’s been infested by an insect but there wasn’t a mark on it and no … 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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Just Passing Through

Transplanted Capsicums Frank and I have been working on this bed for a while now. He built it and I’ve weeded out what I could from one of our many infestations of Peruvian Lily (or Parrot Alstomoeria). This lush green … Continue reading

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Seed Tray Experiment

August is the month for sowing a lot of herbs and veggies in Sydney (it doesn’t seem to matter whether you classify this as a temperate or sub-tropical zone), though the first of August might be a bit over-keen because the … Continue reading

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Capsicum seed harvest

Last week we harvested this capsicum from our garden. It came off a plant put in the ground by our tenants. These capsicums are quite tasty so I decided I’d try harvesting seeds from it. Hopefully I can grow more plants … Continue reading

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