Prepping for Summer Crops 2015

Weather Rain – A few spits on Saturday but clear, fine weather rest of the week Temp – 2C to 17C Frost – Mild most mornings with morning fog Jobs Veggie Patch – Finished weeding final bed, covered in mushroom compost. Spread blood and bone. Orchard – Weeded trees in chook pen and food forest, […]

Update – Summer 2014 (February)

Last year was a crazy busy year work and life wise and now I have space to breath I thought it would be a good time for an update on our goings on. Our house was finally finished and we moved in August last year. It is everything we wished it would be. Small (3 […]

Kitchen Garden Update

Well, we’ve been a little slack over the last couple of weeks, but I’ve been playing with my camera. Here’s a couple of photos from our kitchen garden. More updates coming soon…

Forest Garden Update

It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on the progress of our little forest garden. It’s coming along and we’ve been doing a lot of planting. A lot of work is also going into the eternal fight with the grass. We don’t want to use a synthetic weed mat, but it seems the grass […]

The Bare Bones of a Food Forest – GreenFoodie’s Garden Journal

Despite some fairly atrocious weather over the weekend we managed to make a great start to our food forest, planting out most of our bare rooted orchard trees. After attending the food forest course at the Mulloon Institute, a couple of weeks of brain-storming and considering the various aspects impacting on our block we finally […]

Less Growing More Learning – A GreenFoodie’s Garden Journal

There is not much to report from the garden as Winter sets in. We haven’t done much gardening at all this season, although David did manage to build a frost shelter to protect our citrus and surprisingly abundant if a bit bitter celery crop. He used six star pickets, irrigation pipe and greenhouse tarp. It’s […]

Befriending the Sow Thistle – A GreenFoodie’s Garden Journal

As you may have read if you’ve been following my blog, a couple of weeks ago my garden had been overtaken by weeds the size of trees, before a gardening superhero cleared it all up in one day. You can read about it here. I’m not kidding about the size of the weeds either, they […]

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A Superhero to the Rescue! – A GreenFoodie’s Garden Journal

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written about my gardening, mainly because I haven’t been doing much except watering on the days it hasn’t been raining. It’s a bit more difficult to spend time out in the garden while David is away and baby William takes up much of my time. In response to […]

A Greenfoodie’s Garden Journal – Summer’s First Harvest

After a couple of tropical days last week, Spring was farewelled by massive thunder and lighting storms, a spectacular end to a flower-filled season. After the blossoms had fallen, the trees set about growing their summer coats of green (or red in the case of the ornamental plum which is so common in Canberra and […]

A GreenFoodie’s Garden Journal – New Life

It has been a while since I have had the time to write about our gardening journey. Much has changed. I am now the proud mother of a gorgeous baby boy, William Robert Hopkins, born on 14 October 2011. What a special present is my little spring lamb! David has gone away for four months […]

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