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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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Ratatouille

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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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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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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Winter Vegetable Garden

The 4 rows of vegetable beds are pretty full right now. They contain (top to bottom): Cauliflower, rocket, lettuce, radishes, peas Kohlrabi, kale Potatoes, silverbeet, basil (old and bountiful), cauliflower Eggplant, peppers, spinach, onions (all ancient and poor producers) and … 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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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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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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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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