We have been working hard to get our soils back in tip top shape and I thought i would share with you a rather easy and cheap way of getting calcium into your soil.
Calcium is an important element in any soil food web and without it plants cannot function to the best of their abilities. Therefore it is crucial that we focus on getting our calcium levels up.
A process avaliable to most home gardeners is as follows....
We save up all our bones from soups, broths and so on…Continue
So many books and so many different ideas. I try to read the books for information that is sensible. I love organic books, permaculture books etc, but the truth is I haven't got the time or energy to worry about the cycles of the moon or burying things into the ground I just want to grow fruit and vegetables. Whether or not there is a scientific base to half of what I have read over the years I don't know... There is a vast array of ideas and concepts in books, some more scientific that…Continue
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This weekend I participated in a wonderful Biodynamic workshop under the leadership of Peter Proctor and Rachel Pomeroy (in blue with cream beanie). We learned an incredible amount in a very short span of time. Here is a photo documentary of the steps we took to build this fabulous compost bed.…
This is a great blog that Steve put me onto. Yesterday he built one in his backyard here on Waiheke which is giving him warm water only 24hrs later.
Work has finally started on our vege patch at Stanley Road.
We moved here over Easter weekend, then went to visit the folks in ChCh for a week, so up until now have not had the chance to do anything. There are still boxes in various corners of the house and garage that need to be…Continue
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And the stuff that I am growing has been doing great - well apart from the mushrooms - and I have now built three raised beds - a total of 28 sq ft - not huge but certainly a start in a communal urban garden space.
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