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

    In reply to: Naomi created the link Lemon Delicious Recipe – Taste.com.au Lemon delicious recipe – Preheat oven to […] View

    I made this the other day with my home grown eggs and a friend’s home grown lemons. It was yum!~

  • Naomi posted an update 5 years, 1 month ago

    The gorgeous weather yesterday tricked me into thinking Spring was here…I spent the day in the garden doing lots of tidying, pruning and digging cow manure into what will be my Summer vegie garden. The garden looks a lot more loved as a result!

  • I’m intrigued with the Apple tree I planted last spring. It is a double graft Granny Smith & Pink Lady. It has been extremely slow in losing its leaves. Finally in the last day or so, one branch has lost its […]

  • Naomi posted an update 5 years, 2 months ago

    A few weeks ago I planted up a pot of pansies to welcome visitors at my front gate…They are looking really pretty. For some greenery, I decided to plant parsley among the pansies…its lovely to get a soft scent when I check my mailbox.

  • Naomi posted a new activity comment 5 years, 2 months ago

    In reply to: Naomi posted an update Loving the rain today for the vegies I planted on the weekend… cabbage, broad beans, spinach, brussel sprouts & rainbow silverbeet! This is my first winter crop, so looking forward to seeing […] View

    Hmm so far my winter crop isn’t doing too well. I don’t think the early cool temps we had were very helpful.
    Firstly my young cabbages were being eaten to the ground (mice are the suspects!).
    My broad beans are looking really healthy, but are still only about 30cm tall.
    Rainbow silverbeet are tiny, but the colours are gorgeous.

    Hopefully once…[Read more]

  • Naomi posted an update 5 years, 2 months ago

    Door snake is down… Next stop de-draughting my windows.

  • Naomi posted a new activity comment 5 years, 2 months ago

    In reply to: Joh posted an update Today was a great day in the vegetable patch. I planted rocket, fennel and peas. Not long to some more tasty veg. View

    Sounds excellent Joh. I planted sugar peas for the first time… They are now almost 30cm high. Im finding having vegies growing keeps me motivated in the cold, it’s exciting to check progress. I hope we have some more lovely sunny crisp days to kick start your vegies.

  • Naomi posted a new activity comment 5 years, 2 months ago

    In reply to: Joh posted an update Just made pumpkin soup with our home grown pumpkins. Nothing better! View

    Sounds fantastic!

  • Australian Story was great last night… “Return to Wooleen” about a young couple who have removed the cattle from historic “Wooleen station” in WA and are working on ways to regenerate the landscape.

    Well worth the watch.

  • Naomi posted an update 5 years, 3 months ago

    I have some very happy chooks grazing on my first vegie patch after taking out the summer crop of tomatoes, eggplant and capsicums.

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

    In reply to: Naomi posted an update Highly recommend growing beans…you don’t need much room, they are a great example of verticle gardening. I only planted mine a little over a month ago and they grow so fast! I have mine […] View

    Hi Larissa

    How are your broad beans growing? Mine seem to be fairly slow going so far. Are you growing yours up a frame or anything? I haven’t grown them before, so hoping for success!

  • Has anyone dried fresh herbs (such as Basil, Tarragon, Oregano) before? I think I might give it a go…any tips?

    • Hi @Naomi I haven’t yet dried fresh herbs – but would love to give it a go as well… if you do hear back with some good tips, let me know!

  • Soup for dinner with homegrown chilli (from seed), homegrown eggplant and my new addition, thai basil. Yum!

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  • Naomi posted an update 5 years, 4 months ago

    Loving the rain today for the vegies I planted on the weekend… cabbage, broad beans, spinach, brussel sprouts & rainbow silverbeet! This is my first winter crop, so looking forward to seeing how things go.

    • Hmm so far my winter crop isn’t doing too well. I don’t think the early cool temps we had were very helpful.
      Firstly my young cabbages were being eaten to the ground (mice are the suspects!).
      My broad beans are looking really healthy, but are still only about 30cm tall.
      Rainbow silverbeet are tiny, but the colours are gorgeous.

      Hopefully once…[Read more]

  • Naomi posted a new activity comment 5 years, 4 months ago

    In reply to: Larissa posted an update Does anyone have advice on composting during a Canberra winter. I have heard I need to keep it quite warm for the break down to start. View

    You could add some composting worms to give it a kick start. You can buy them in buckets from Bunnings. I do my composting underground in worm towers, the worms do the trick.

  • Naomi posted a new activity comment 5 years, 4 months ago

    In reply to: Naomi posted an update Apparently freezing herbs is also effective in maintaining flavour for winter cooking. Haven’t had much success in maintaining flavour when drying herbs in the oven, so instead I harvested […] View

    By the way Larissa, what do you use your liquorice basil for? I haven’t ever seen it, sounds very cool!

  • Naomi posted a new activity comment 5 years, 4 months ago

    In reply to: Naomi posted an update Apparently freezing herbs is also effective in maintaining flavour for winter cooking. Haven’t had much success in maintaining flavour when drying herbs in the oven, so instead I harvested […] View

    Freezing tomatoes works really well. I take the skin off regular tomatoes (piercing the skin and dunking in a bowl of boiling water helps), but don’t worry for cherry tomatoes. I freeze some whole and use in place of tinned tomatoes for bolognaise / other pasta or caserole dishes. I have also simmered some with herbs and frozen that way so I can…[Read more]

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