• Carol posted an update 5 years ago

    compost bins are done. Used wooden pallets that I hunted down for free and used the Better Homes and garden way of constructing it with the help of my stronger half.

  • Carol posted an update 5 years ago

    Following on from the workshop on worm farming I have been making worm juice! Well, I planted my baby lettuce in the sunniest spot in the garden, give them a weekly worm tea and they are doing very well, good growth and looking very healthy.

  • Carol commented on the post, Baby Spinach 5 years, 1 month ago

    Any tips on growing baby spinach? I haven’t attempted that and it is so versatile, love using it .

  • Carol posted a new activity comment 5 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: Carol posted an update Tomorrow is a day doing my leggo ie. putting a dripper system together (purchased necessary components this afternoon)for watering my proposed veggie to reach my goal of planting in Spring. […] View

    I found out today this is going to be time consuming but how rewarding! The planned veggie patch went better than I expected doing the irrigation system. Might have more worm activity now that I can put some moisture into it. Apprecaite your comments, it is encouraging and will help me persevere. Thanks Joh

  • Carol posted an update 5 years, 1 month ago

    Tomorrow is a day doing my leggo ie. putting a dripper system together (purchased necessary components this afternoon)for watering my proposed veggie to reach my goal of planting in Spring. Feeling so good at this next step, so watch this patch as I relay my success as I haven’t done this before. Thank you Paul at Bunnings for walking me through it.

    • Hi Carol
      It’s great to hear that you are putting a dripper system together, I did this a couple of years ago for my whole garden. While it was hard work at the time, it makes life so much easier now. It is also a much more economic use of water.

      • I found out today this is going to be time consuming but how rewarding! The planned veggie patch went better than I expected doing the irrigation system. Might have more worm activity now that I can put some moisture into it. Apprecaite your comments, it is encouraging and will help me persevere. Thanks Joh

  • Carol commented on the post, Soil Health 5 years, 1 month ago

    A three year old capsicum?? I thought they were an annual. Today was the first I have heard of wicking boxes, so thanks for broadening my horizons as I was prompted to google it, really a capsicum lasted this long […]

  • Carol commented on the post, Worm Farming 5 years, 1 month ago

    I am sure they are much happier now after putting some water over the top and aerating with a wide pronged tool as well as not having the whole area covered in a thick layer of newspaper. Little things maybe, but […]

  • Attended the workshop on worm farming last night and I just wanted to rush home when finished and attend to my worms which I learned have not had ideal conditions to perform at their best.
    Today first up I […]

  • Carol commented on the post, Soil Health 5 years, 1 month ago

    Thank you for sending me the link. Tuned in to the show on Friday and had just missed this segment so am glad to have it.

  • Carol commented on the post, Soil Health 5 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks @Ebony, will look further at no dig gardening. Feeling a bit phased by a bad experience at a Pialligo Nursery which left me questioning everything about my plans and feeling deflated. The proprietor accused […]

  • Carol commented on the post, Soil Health 5 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks @Curley,

    Have put out 10 bales of pea stray which I am harvesting the shoots and layering this with the autumn leaves and cow manure BUT will add “water” as I haven’t done this and there hasn’t been much […]

  • Carol commented on the post, Soil Health 5 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks for the suggestion. I will look further into that as an alternative but long term I do want to improve he condition of the soil.

  • Endeavouring to improve clay ground on a large sloping block of land but today, after 6 months of work there is little improvement and I am somewhat disappointed. I want to start planting and bought a punnet of […]

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