Scarecrow

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We live in the dry Mid North of South Australia on 3 town blocks - a total of half an acre. We have hot, dry summers and frosty mornings during increasingly dry winter months. Despite this harsh climate we manage to grow much of our own food. Our garden beds are shaded, mulched, humus rich and now converted to wicking worm beds.


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    We live in the dry Mid North of South Australia on 3 town blocks - a total of half an acre. We have hot, dry summers and frosty mornings during increasingly dry winter months. Despite this harsh climate we manage to grow much of our own food. Our garden beds are shaded, mulched, humus rich and now converted to wicking worm beds.

LATEST ARTICLES ( 228 )

  • April 2015 Week by Week...

    April 2015 Week Week...

    A warm start to April...I was able to get outside and plant up some of the seedlings and cuttings that I have been watering lately. Still lots growing in the... Read more

    Posted on 17 May 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Dems D' Breaks

    Dems Breaks

    March Week 1... Summer has ended and we head into Autumn with much cooler weather to start the month. Tuesday 3rd MarTemperature Min 16.8C Max 29. Read more

    Posted on 19 April 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • February Week 4...The End of Summer...

    February Week 4...The Summer...

    A last blast of Summer heat to end the season...not a drop of rain for February.Notes from my garden diary...Feb 2015 Sunday 22nd FebTemperature Min 19.8C Max... Read more

    Posted on 02 March 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • February Week 3...Grandies.

    February Week 3...Grandies.

    February Week 3... Early in the week we said goodbye to the Grandies only to follow them up to their house the next weekend, where it was even hotter than home!! Read more

    Posted on 28 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • February Week 2...Temperatures Are Rising...

    February Week 2...Temperatures Rising...

    Even with temperatures getting up around 40C this week the shade tunnel plants are growing berserk! Notes from my garden diary...Feb 2015 Sunday 8th... Read more

    Posted on 17 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • February Week 1...A Garden Visit

    February Week 1...A Garden Visit

    On the weekend we travelled to Adelaide to visit an unusual kind of Community Garden.Joe's Connected Garden in Elizabeth is a shared urban garden with over 400... Read more

    Posted on 10 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • End of January...Greenhouse.

    January...Greenhouse.

    End of January...Green House!! Busy end to January to make the most of the glorious weather we have had. Lot's of jobs completed...the To Do List is getting... Read more

    Posted on 01 February 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • January Week 3...Old Chook House Revamp

    January Week 3...Old Chook House Revamp

    The Old Chook House was nearly falling down...so Doc pulled it all apart and rebuilt a cute little shelter and pot storage area.15th JanTemperature Min 8.8C... Read more

    Posted on 24 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • January Week 2...Rain!!!

    January Week 2...Rain!!!

    Things might still be a bit of a mess in this back corner of the block but things are starting to grow!A great week with cooler temperatures and a decent drop o... Read more

    Posted on 15 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • January Week 1...Shadehouse.

    January Week 1...Shadehouse.

    A hot week to start the year but we managed to complete and plant up the new Shade house. As always the heat means we are up early in the morning and usually... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • End of 2014

    2014

    Spring came and went quite unproductively, harvest-wise in the garden. We have been busy re-shaping the garden to create a workable propagating area and more... Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Doc Has Been Busy Helping Me to Move the Potting Benches ...

    Been Busy Helping Move Potting Benches

    Doc has been busy helping me to move the potting benches to the back of the garden. With my broken left wrist still in it's cast for another week I will say tha... Read more

    Posted on 24 November 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Late Spring Sowing

    Late Spring Sowing

    A few more seeds have been sown...while I'm waiting to get the other seedlings out into their beds. Seeds Sown: Amaranth Aztec Rajeera Amaranthus cruentus from... Read more

    Posted on 05 November 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • One Handed Gardening???

    Handed Gardening???

    Unable to do much in the garden we took the chance to go and visit the Grandies. PoppyDoc helped set up their new garden beds which they will plant up with... Read more

    Posted on 31 October 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Top-up Sowing

    Top-up Sowing

    It's a daily ritual this time of the year to take the trays of seedlings out of the greenhouse and return them at night.Life has been chaos with lots of markets... Read more

    Posted on 10 October 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Spring Equinox

    Spring Equinox

    Today (Tuesday 23rd September) was the Spring Equinox and temperatures are certainly on the rise...seedlings are being potted up daily as planting out time draw... Read more

    Posted on 23 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Boxful of Seeds

    Boxful Seeds

    has been donated to our Community Garden by Mr Fothergill's Seeds...I have started sowing some to take up as early spring seedlings. Read more

    Posted on 10 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Helpful Chickens

    Helpful Chickens

    The new little chooks have been out and about lately "helping" in the garden...that's why you will find a lot of crates protecting newly planted out... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Early Spring Seed Sowing

    Early Spring Seed Sowing

    The days are getting warmer...spring is just around the corner...but the mornings continue to be frosty! Lots of early spring propagation happening indoors and... Read more

    Posted on 29 August 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Root Planting

    Root Planting

    My Potatoes - Spunta and Kipfler chitted and ready for planting NOW!!!!Very busy at the moment but just a quick reminder for Moon Planting this week...Root crop... Read more

    Posted on 12 August 2014 GARDENING, HOME