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Not Another Possum Post!!!

Yes, another possum post. I keep thinking I know everything the possum will do, what it will eat, and where I can expect my possum-losses to accumulate. I keep being surprised at how many ways my possum can eat me … Continue reading

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Corn Fritter Recipe

All of my sweet corn ripened at once (like always happens in the garden). This was my first year harvesting sweet corn and I wasn’t sure what to do with all that corn besides boiling it and eating it. Not … Continue reading

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Summer Garden Work

The garden continues to tick over, but it’s not producing as well as it was a month ago. Mid-summer is a hard time in gardens in Sydney. But I think it’s partly my fault for sowing everything in a manner … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn Lessons

I’ve been experimenting with growing sweet corn based on the American Indian method of planting corn, climbing beans and squash together (the “Three Sisters“). I think it worked but I’ll tweak it a little next year. Problem 1: All the … Continue reading

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Home Grown vs Store Bought

One of the major reasons people like to grow their own vegetables is the taste. Home grown is supposed to blow you away after a lifetime of eating worn out store bought vegetables. And I must confess that sometimes it … Continue reading

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Cruddy Yellow Sweet Corn Disease?

I have no idea what’s befallen my sweet corn but it seems to attack the green tips and they freeze shut. If you pry them open by hand, new shoots come up through the yellow stuff. The new shoots are … Continue reading

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Tomatoes, Eggplant & Corn

Yesterday I sowed more corn. For whatever reason only 4 of the corn seeds I planted over 2 weeks ago germinated. It was the package from last year and it says it’s good for another year but I guess it … Continue reading

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Out with the old and in with the new

One of the things I love about my Sydney garden is that it produces all year. I’m trying to get better at switching between seasons and crops so that my beds are as productive as possible. To this end, yesterday … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn Harvest

I’m still not home and it looks like I’ve missed my sweet corn harvest. Oh well, there’s always next year. My neighbours said the corn tasted great so it’s had someone to appreciate it. John just got back from a … Continue reading

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Surrogate Gardening

I’m spending Sydney’s summer in Germany and my garden is being tended and eaten by my nephew John (when he can beat the bandicoot, possum, caterpillars and aphids to it anyway). He has been kind enough to send me a … Continue reading

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