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Spring 2015…Unsprung in the Snowy Mountains. Ditto 2016

I joined in on the Spring is Here along with everyone else! A week of beeeea-ooo-t-i-ful days. I ordered a stack of seeds online.  I bought some potting mix to plant them in.  I ordered two round bales of silage hay to mulch the place into the next year. And then the Cold Snap.  Yes, […]

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Raising the soil level

As I’ve mentioned before we have quite thin topsoil here. Lots of rock in the form of small and large peices everywhere, and large rock formations just under and just above the top soil. It’s often hard to grow things for longer than 18 months to 2 years as they are likely to hit rock […]

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Afternoon tea in the Garden

Manure tea that is! Woohoo!   So, my Dad used to use manure in the garden.  But if you put too much on, dig it in close to the roots, if it’s too fresh, it burns the roots of the plant.   He also, used to make Manure Tea!  Get a stocking and put some […]

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The garden – sustaining itself.

Well I had a busy week and just looked at the new front herb and vege garden.  It’s not looking bad. There’s some awesome Rainbow Chard (or pretty silverbeet for us aussies.) And there’s some great lettuce action going on there near the stairs. The red onions are looking good as well, and really liking […]

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The Chook Harem

Ok so I’ve bitten the chook bullet!   No, I have not been out shooting chooks!  Heaven forbid!   But I have been down to the old chook house (hen house? Chicken coop even) and filled the nesting boxes with hay, the floor of the chook house with hay (I put rocks on the holes […]

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Topsoil Downunder

Started the new large herb and veg garden at the front of the house around the two grape vines I put in. It’s a Kitchen Garden of sorts. We will eventually have 3 gardens in the front yard, with all the herbs, and a lot of the salad and fast growing vege’s there.  Handy to […]

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No Dig Garden – Take Two

This is the first of this season’s No Dig Garden.  A couple of photo’s before, during and after………oh and a Squeaky Toy Break with the Kelpie.     The grapes vines, one ornamental – to give the deck fence colour, without me having to paint it, and one green grape to eat.  There’ll be several […]

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Gardening withdrawals here!

I’m getting withdrawals from not being able to garden.  I don’t have the same trouble with mowing or whippersnipping (strimming.)   I just want to plant something!   I was planning on moving some fruit trees today to a new fruit and nut forest area that we are making just outside the back yard.  I’ll […]

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