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Beans- one of the easiest vegetables to grow.

  Beans are easy to grow and are one of the most prolific warm season vegetables you can grow. There is no comparison between a fleshly picked organic bean and a shop bought bean. So be warned, after growing your first crop you may never be able to buy beans again! There are many different…

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Super spring organic fertiliser mix.

I have been using this mix for many years and have always had good results. This is a one off spring application and then I supplement with fertiliser teas or commercial liquid fertilisers at different times during the year depending on the type of plant growth I want. Historically the basis of the mix was…

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Keep your garden flourishing with your own fertiliser tea.

  If you are harvesting food from your garden every few days then you are removing nutrients from the natural system and these need to be replaced. Buying manure or other organic substances that will replace these nutrients can become an expensive exercise if you are trying to keep any kind of area in full…

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Growing asparagus from seed- A cheaper alternative to buying expensive semi mature crowns.

  If you have been following my Facebook posts lately you will know I have had a great crop of asparagus this year. I have 12 mature plants cropping at the moment and I get about 2-3 spears from each plant twice a week. This gives my family several feeds of asparagus a week. I…

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Harvesting and using your Asparagus crop

  Spring = Asparagus. I love spring for the fact that it is asparagus season. It is a luxury vegetable that I look forward to each year. It has a relatively short harvest time, but is one of the many products I do not buy as it never tastes the same as the spears picked…

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HOW TO GROW FINGER LIMES

Finger limes are often referred to as citrus caviar due to the delicate “crystals” of pulp contained within the fruit. They are a small leafed, spiny native citrus with insignificant flowers, that do not have the usual beautiful citrus perfume. So why would you want to grow them? Several years ago I tasted native finger…

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HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER CROP

  So today I have been out and picked the last of my cauliflowers and several heads of Broccoli. The rain and a couple of warm days and they want to go to flower so they needed to be picked. Trouble is there is much more than we can use this week. So today I…

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Mulching Your Garden

  I have delayed mulching the ornamental garden and orchard over the last couple of months because it was so dry. Now we have had a good soaking I will be spending the weekend spreading as much mulch as I can around my entire garden. I do this for a number of reasons. Firstly now…

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Preparing for spring and summer planting-growing seedlings

  So this week’s blog will wrap up my series on getting prepared for spring planting. We have our seeds in hand and our beds prepared, so with just a small amount of time each week we can now start getting our plants started. I like to spend just ½ an hour every week on…

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Preparing your Garden Beds for Spring and Summer Plants.

    Once I have chosen what I want to plant for my spring and summer crop, the next step is to think about what you are going to plant where. Most experts and books will talk about ridged adherence to crop rotation in the annual vegetable garden, and whilst I understand and believe it…

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