Hey everyone!! My name is Gwynn and I live in Auckland, NZ!! I have a wonderful north facing garden that gets full sun most of the day. I have successfully planted lots of herbs, tomatoes, and other things. Now, I'd like to do a bit more and am wondering if any of you have much experience planting on a hill. Looking on the web it seems that terracing is one of the best options, does anyone know of any other possibilities? Thanks for your support and suggestions.
I can't believe I just did the same clumsy thing for the second time in a week!
I was watering the seeds germinating in the glasshouse and I picked up a punnet of pepper seeds out of a propagator, so it would be easier to water.
Somehow I didn't manage to grasp it properly and it spilt, tipping out at least half of the germinating pepper seeds, into a nearby pot, the base of the propagator, and, worst of all, down under the glasshouse…
There is a Tasmanian friend of mine who is going to be away from Nov 29th 2010 to Jan 10th 2011 and she needs a house sitter. She is a keen gardener and needs someone to care for her pots and garden whilst staying in her home in Hobart.
The place is very central but peaceful, great views, north facing, 3 bedroom, new kitchen, big sunny deck, very pleasant home. The person would need to contribute for cost of power and gas, and a donation towards general expenses of household…
One of the feeding the city series of articles, this one focuses on Detroit. This is the city where journalist Jerry White reported last year that the once proud Motor City where working class living standards were accelerated now has more than 40,000 vacant lots, numerous abandoned neighbourhoods and three times the poverty rate of the average American city. It's also the… Continue
Added by Denise on October 20, 2010 at 1:31pm —
and these few words, so well put, indicate what that purpose may be.
I have a lot of respect for Prince Charles and admire his efforts to be outspoken about the planet, about agriculture, architecture, history, science and about what we should see as an opportunity to succeed, not a fear of failure.....…
The Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has taken the"radical" step of recognising access to food as a basic right of its citizens and created an environment where producers sell locally grown direct to consumers at an affordable price.
Michael Pollan wrote in the New York Times about the community eating experiment he participated in recently: build a single wood fire and, over the course of 30-plus hours, use it to roast, braise, bake, simmer and grill as many different dishes as possible — for lunch, dinner, breakfast and lunch again.
A big tree branch from the Elm by the driveway has broken off and fallen. Seems to have some kind of fungus or rot and will have to be removed. The top pciture shows the break and some of the fungus looking rot. The second shows where it barely missed the bird bath.…