Late Spring Seedlings 2016

Gorgeous sunny day, warm sun, cool breeze after cool week. Evenings during the week, including today feature Easterly winds bringing sea mist across the mountains. Didn’t grow plants from seeds this year due to lack of time, prolonged cold weather and frosts. Stopped by Bunnings today to get new timers and connectors, picked up seedlings […]

House Herb Garden 2016

Nice hot week this week with afternoon rains. Planted out herb garden including, from roses: another rosemary plant, variegated thyme, oregano, lemon thyme, oregano and creeping thyme. 2 common lavender plants were planted behind with a lavender plant in between taken from the food forest where it was struggling. The Pierre de Ronsard is flowering nicely.

Frosty Morning Disappointment

Very disappointed today. My beautiful veggies have been devastated by frost, which I didn’t find out until this evening when I went to water them. They had been doing so well, lots of buds and green growth. Beautiful sunny and cool day, steady mild breeze. Temperatures ranged from 0.7C-21.7C. Despite the disappointment it was interesting […]

Finishing this Year’s Veggie Planting

Visited Yarralumla Nursery┬áto buy native trees and shrubs for front yard and ended up buying a few more veggies for veggie patch. Gorgeous sunny and mild day. Planted out the remaining veggie beds: 3 x Zucchini – Bed 1 5 x Marigold – Bed 2 Tomatoes – Bed 4 Roma x 2 Beafsteak Amish Paste […]

Spring Jobs 2015

Weather Rain – A few spits on Saturday but clear, fine weather rest of the week Temp – 5C to 18C Frost – Mild most mornings with morning fog Jobs Vege Patch – Spread sugar cane mulch on 2 garden beds, 2 remaining Orchard – Pruned trees of dead branches, fertilised all fruit trees will […]

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, […]

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