It’s kinda mean, but I actually like hearing when other people’s crops fail. I don’t feel so bad about myself and it gives me the hope to try again. But I’ve just had my first two (disappointing) attempts are growing carrots and I’m wondering whether I’ll try them again next summer. I’ve got some ideas …
Some happy snaps from a recent trip to the Rippon Lea Estate in Melbourne. So what are the chances you are going to visit anytime soon? If the answer is no, then here are some of the things that I saw on a beautifully sunny Autumn day.
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This place! These people! Recently I was lucky enough to hang out at Good Life Permaculture’s HQ, based in a backyard in the hills high above Hobart, Tasmania. Hannah and Anton are busy turning a steeply sloping backyard into a patch of edible awesome –…
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I’m going to be trying this, after a couple of years of playing around with small quantities of rock mulch. Tomorrow, I’m picking up a fair amount of crushed granite – will let you know how it works out. This video provides an excellent overview of why it works.
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First fruit from the Almond tree planted in Autumn 2011. There are some hungry possums hanging around the neighbourhood so let’s see how long it stays there.