my video won’t upload so I’ve gone around and taken photos of the backyard, front yard and the products I brought today. I’ll upload them now, let us know if you can spot somewhere to put the Strawberries, any improvements (apart from weeding, that is tomorrows job) and some ideas for what materials I can use for the compost bin! Have a nice night/day Nikki
I’ve taken a video that shows the backyard and front garden (as well as my interrupting dogs) so you can visit our house virtually! Might help us find some things. I’m looking for a good place to put the strawberries (full sun?) and, something to make and somewhere to put a compost bin. I’m also after some help on what to do with compost bins? I’ve never attempted one...
HELLO WORLD! We haven’t posted anything for a while, we’ve just completed term three of year twelve which is pretty big and busy. We are on holidays now, so our gardening blog will be going off by the end of next week. I’m super excited to get back into it. Update to our last post: Our iceberg lettuce has come back to life! we now have five growing well our asian mix and chives...
thinblend asked: sucky to hear about all the rain, I'm sure the roots aren't very happy. you can add more perlite to your soil if you know you get pretty heavy rainfall. it'll help tremendously with aeration and drainage which will prevent the "over watering" the rain is providing. as far as mold and humidity, well... you'll just have to keep a close eye on and treat them as they...
rubiusmay asked: This is lovely! xo
Update: Our flowers don’t enjoy too much sun, so keep them away from the top layer of rockwall.. Everything is growing away! Like Bee’s collecting honey! Just waiting for the carrots and the lettuce to start kicking off. Enjoying having breakfast outside now, such a pretty view.
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Happy Gardening everyone!
How to naturally get rid of insects
I was giving our garden some water and I spotted a little green Caterpillar chomping away on our veggies! I finished watering them and ran inside to find my ‘It’s Natural’ book by Alan Hayes (its a book about living by only using natural remedies) Took a while to find it but here it is: Page 140 All Purpose Insecticide controls: wireworm caterpillars weevils blackfly ...
thinblend asked: so I talked to my outdoor soilless gardening guy (they're usually the ones that really know their stuff) and he verified that it would be good to let them grow in a medium that isn't tough, that way, they get the most vigorous and unhindered growth! goodluck!
the sun to our flower
Today we made our garden! It may not look like we’ve done much planning yet but we have been taking care of costs and the type of plants we can grow over the past month or so. IT LOOKS SO GREAT. WE ARE VERY PROUD BEGINNERS! The next photos are before shots then we’ll follow with some awesome finished shots.
thinblend asked: carrots post. carrots, being a taproot veg, will require more phosphorus and potassium. so look for a lower Nitrogen ratio fertilizer, N-P-K, something like 1-2-2, softer ground will do better so that the roots can grow with little restrictions. let them grow and as soon as the green top reaches 5-10 inches, start loading them up on P and K and they affect root growth. N helps with the vegetative...
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I know, I know! I promised this post on Monday and it’s now Thursday! Please forgive my tardiness and please believe me when I say I’ve been working on some very exciting things (including a blog redesign — I bought the domain!). Here is Part Two: YOU GROW GIRL information resource…
On our journey today, Deanna and I made our way to Kmart and Bunnings. Because I work at Bunnings, we brought all the plants and plant bags there for discount but the bags of soil, sugar mulch and pine bark were all only $5 at Kmart. All up, we spent $120 and managed to get: 4 x soil bags 30L 5 x pine bark 2 x sugar cane mulch 2 x planter bags (recycled) 3 x mixed veggie bags (all different...