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 ( 237 )

  • Getting Ready for Spring 2017: July...

    Getting Ready Spring 2017: July...

    I was away for the first half of this year taking care of little Miss Tropical Girl while her Mum went back to work full time. Returning to Frostyland from the... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Autumn Greens Sowing

    Autumn Greens Sowing

    Early January and it's time to get the Autumn greens started... Greens Sowing 3/1/17:Broccoli Romansco ESBroccoli Umpqua SOCollards Georgia Southern ESCabbage... Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • The End of 2016

    2016

    We sweltered through the Hottest Christmas Day in SA for 70 years. It was just as well the greenhouse was nearly empty as the temperature inside was over 49C... Read more

    Posted on 06 January 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Sunday Stroll Around the Garden...

    Sunday Stroll Around Garden...

    The garden has taken off after a slow start with a cooler than usual Spring this year.  Earwigs have lingered causing much damage to young curcurbits and Basil! Read more

    Posted on 18 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beds: 21 - 25

    Beds:

    Bed 21Silverbeet purchased seedlings Planted 13 Oct and Kiwano Cucumbers Sown 16 Sep Potted up 22 Sep Planted out 5 Nov Bed 22 Tomato Mini Amish x 5 Sown 16... Read more

    Posted on 15 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beds:16 - 20

    Beds:16

    Bed 16 IBC Wicking BedTomato Mortgage Lifter x 5 sown 16 Aug Potted on 10 Sep Planted Out 6 Oct (in central cage)+ Basil Sweet Genovese and Purple Ruffles sown ... Read more

    Posted on 11 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beds: 11 -16

    Beds:

    Bed 11 Fridge Wicking BedChillies Seranto Sown 19 July Potted up 12 Sep Planted out 30 Oct + 3 Purchased advanced Chilli plants Bed 12 Fridge Wicking... Read more

    Posted on 11 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beds: 1 to 5

    Beds:

    Bed 1 Rosella Sown 19 July Potted up 23 July Planted out 6 Oct but failed due to a cold Spring. This bed will now be converted to a wicking bed for future... Read more

    Posted on 08 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beds: 6 to 10

    Beds:

    Bed 6Kale (remaining from autumn planting) will become a wicking bed Bed 7 Carrots (remaining from autumn planting) will become a wicking bed Bed 8 Dwarf Sugar... Read more

    Posted on 08 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • 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