• Tracey commented on the post, veggie patch 4 years, 7 months ago

    @Wozza I love Lemon Drops as well, and the flavour’s fantastic as always with Heirloom varieties.

  • Tracey commented on the post, wicking pots 4 years, 7 months ago

    @Mark They are so effective it has nearly made me redundant in the garden :)

  • Tracey commented on the post, …berries 4 years, 7 months ago

    @Boobok I love berry season; although I never get to eat many of my strawberries as my dogs beat me to it.

  • @Wombat01 I have a dwarf native conifer as a potted Christmas tree too; it’s great having a living tree to enjoy without throwing it out at the end of the Christmas season.

  • Tracey commented on the post, wicking pots 4 years, 7 months ago

    @Mark One of my wicking pots is an old galvanised garbage bin, which is about 600mm high. So far it has been keeping the surface moist, see how it goes when the weather heats up.

  • went to cob building workshop yesterday where we built a duck shelter with our bare hands:) Hard work but so satisfying seeing a structure made from natural materials that I could actually have a go at doing […]

  • My wicking pots are performing as well, if not better than I had hoped; I only need to re-fill them every 1.5 weeks at the moment, as apposed to every third day, which is how often I was watering before converting […]

  • I have noticed a lot more heat coming in my front window since removing the overgrown shrubs nearby which were effecting the growth of the rest of the garden. I have an awning which makes a difference, but have […]

  • I have planted out nearly all my summer veggies excepting cucumber and a couple of eggplants. There are several self-seeded tomatoes coming along as well; I’m hoping it’s the heirloom variety called ‘Lemon Drop’ […]

  • Tracey posted an update 4 years, 7 months ago

    @ecoaction I have put extra set of curtains in my front window and have noticed a big difference in the warmer weather.

  • Tracey posted an update 4 years, 7 months ago

    @Wombat – sorry but I can’t seem to respond to your comment on Hugelculture, which I didn’t end up getting to in the end; I did go to the cob building which was heaps of fun. It was part of my permaculture course.

  • Tracey posted an update 4 years, 7 months ago

    @Wozza – I can’t respond to comments either – other users have had trouble before too.
    Great to hear you got some money back on your solar already; I am seriously thinking about solar, especially now with electricity prices going through the roof.

  • Tracey posted an update 4 years, 7 months ago

    @Wozza – sounds like magnetic would be the best solution, asside from bubble wrap which would be a bit unsightly.

  • Tracey posted an update 4 years, 7 months ago

    @Wozza Worms are the best; I can’t believe how much food they can munch through and how much my plants respond to worm tea every other week.

  • Tracey posted an update 4 years, 7 months ago

    @Wozza – what kind of insulation did you use?

  • Tracey posted an update 4 years, 7 months ago

    @Wozza You must be happy with the savings, especially now with electricity prices having gone up.

  • Tracey posted an update 4 years, 7 months ago

    @ecoaction – still having trouble responding to people’s comments :(

  • @Nic_Jess Lucky you! Raised beds are great, especially if you don’t have much top soil in your garden.

  • got my first electricity bill since starting challenged and have reduced my use which I am happy about as I was already trying quite hard to keep costs down. I suspect reducing standby power has made a difference. […]

  • Went and visited a 30 year old rammed earth home today; gorgeous! Lots of cedar windows looking out to the north gardens, and just so darn earthy! Excuse the punn, but it really was. Lovely and cool too, no doubt […]

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