Wanna be startin’ somethin’ : 10 steps to get planting in a day

Okay, so you want to get digging, the time is right for planting and you are desperate to get your hands dirty. But you just don't know where to start. The first thing to do is make a list of what you need before you even begin any work. I am going to show you … Continue reading Wanna be startin’ somethin’ : 10 steps to get planting in a day

Lookin’ for some pot stuff

I bought some plants by mail order the other day and they arrived, carefully wrapped, and each sitting in their own individual grow bag, and seem to have survived the journey okay. I have no idea where I will plant them, these babies are Bunya "pines" or Araucaria bidwillii, that will grow gigantic cones sometimes … Continue reading Lookin’ for some pot stuff

Gloves will tear us apart

I try to propagate my own plants as much as I can. It's usually cheaper than buying plants and it's endlessly fascinating to watch the plants develop from seed or cuttings, or watch a grafted bud shoot away in the spring. But for whatever reason, it's not always possible, and we do sometimes have to … Continue reading Gloves will tear us apart

Growing the seeds of stuff

So much of what is written about growing food is based on commercial information. The methods of broadscale monocultures are scaled down to home gardens, based on the experience and research of commercial food production. But this may not be the best way to go about growing things in a local home garden. Fruit trees … Continue reading Growing the seeds of stuff