• Curly commented on the post, Soil Health 5 years, 3 months ago

    I heartily endorse wicking boxes. They are also (somewhat) mobile. I use them to ensure summer vegies…and my 3-year-old capsicum is in one.

  • Curly posted an update 5 years, 3 months ago

    Tomatoes and capsicums are still going…partially covered the rampant tomatoes at the bottom (i.e. coldest part) of my garden. The exposed top parts have been zapped a bit but mostly they’re OK still – even after 2 x -5 degree frosts!
    Food waste so low that the poor worms are on a bit of a diet (luckily they’re still ploughing through the…[Read more]

  • Curly posted a new activity comment 5 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: kathrynk wrote a new post, planting vegs I’m getting my winter veg garden ready, but am going to be away for July & August. Any suggestions on the best vegs to plant that will be ready from late August on? View

    Hi Kathryn
    Growing has really slowed down in the garden now, and these frosts will slow it down more.
    If you are growing in an open garden, you could try broad beans, peas, onions, shallots, spinach and coriander.
    If you have a greenhouse, polytunnel or similar, you might be able to try a broader range of vegies – although I’m finding that even…[Read more]

  • Curly posted an update 5 years, 3 months ago

    Pumpkin vines got zapped by frost but tomatoes & capsicums still going (without much help).
    Cold weather has told me there are some new gaps that have opened up in my home…another caulking session coming up!

  • Curly commented on the post, Soil Health 5 years, 3 months ago

    Make use of the autumn bounty. Pile up those autumn leaves (preferably mixed with manure) & water in (or let rain do it for you). Or you can use lucerne or pea-straw bales – if you can’t drop a trailer/ute load […]

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