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Honestly, there’s no point in being anything but resigned to reality. The painful truth is that critters like home-grown vegetables. My garden had a good pest-free run. It had been ages since a possum raided my avocado tree or a … 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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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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One of the reasons I got in to gardening was that it’s reportedly a relaxing activity. Things go at the pace Mother Nature sets and trying to rush that or slow it down to suit your own timeline is pointless … Continue reading

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A Variety of Seedlings

After any number of winter and autumn sowings, I’ve ended up with a mixed bag of seedlings on my plant stand. Saturday was the day to put some/more/some more of them in the ground. The main desperation arose from the tomatoes … Continue reading

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Planting for Summer

The last couple of days have been spent preparing for some summer crops. With Frank’s new beds ready to go, I had the space I needed. Up went supports for the cucumbers and the cuke seeds went in the ground. … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

Though Sydney doesn’t have a stereotypical winter (ice, snow and denuded trees), there are still seasonal changes that can be observed by the ever-watchful gardener. Now it is spring. I know this because of the obvious: the flowering fruit trees … Continue reading


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Basil, Lettuce, Kohlrabi & Spring Onions

I continue to sow more seeds. The basil and spring onions I put straight in the ground about 5 weeks ago haven’t sprouted. The lettuce that I’ve been eating for weeks is on its last legs and its replacement that … Continue reading

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Sharing the Crop

Our kohlrabis haven’t been a huge success. We got a couple of nice ones, the rest have thick stalks but no real bulb. Still edible, but maybe 1/10th of the fleshy goodness of a normal kohlrabi. I’m not sure what … Continue reading

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Brassica Crisps

I debated whether or not to bother writing about this food experiment as, IMHO, it was a failure. Not because I did anything wrong, but because it just isn’t a very nice recipe. In the end I included it as … Continue reading

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