All Blog Posts Tagged 'spring' (5)

Get your soil ready for Spring!

Hey Wellington, quit hibernating and let's get dirty! You will be well rewarded.

In August, we will be converting the garden at Booklovers B&B in Mt Victoria into a productive Dirt Doctor garden and you are invited to learn how our biointensive techniques in composting, weed management, and microbiology can turn your neglected back yard into a veritable garden of eatin'.

So come and join us. It'll warm you right up.…


Added by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on July 9, 2010 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Spring garden update

Just thought I'd post a progress update with the garden this spring.

This year I have decided to sow all my own seeds rather than buy punnets from the garden centre.

I kept all the plastic punnets last year for re-use.

The second batch of seeds for this season are now sprouted and rapidly growing.

The first lot I had placed in a cold frame made from an old window.

These have now been transplanted into the garden - Tomatoes, coriander, basil, courgettes, squash, onions,… Continue

Added by Paul on November 2, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Garlic Progress

Here is the garlic patch on 14/10/09

Spring is serious garlic growing time.This is when the plants size up before bulbing up in the summer. Caring for the garlic now will help produce a good crop. I need to make sure the garlic patch gets watered regularly. It… Continue

Added by Hester on October 16, 2009 at 9:00pm — 13 Comments

New Spring

I love this time of year, getting the garden going again after a winter of brassicas and leeks. :-) Today I tamed the berry beds, tying back the gooseberry and red and white currants against the garage wall in fans. The black currants and cranberries are remaining free-standing bushes. The strawberries needed serious thinning (better late than never!) and I'm hoping my orangeberry will take off this year.

On the weekend I got a couple of buckets of couch grass runners out of the bean… Continue

Added by Jo Drysdall on September 7, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Your First Vegetable Garden

If this is the year for your first vegetable garden, congratulations! You’re about to embark on a wonderful venture of discovery and fun. You may have some setbacks – even very experienced gardeners do – but, most setbacks are very minor in comparison to the rewards that most of us get from gardening.

Here are my suggestions for all you starting out this year …

Start Relatively Small – For most beginners, smaller is better.… Continue

Added by Oz Gardener on June 24, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

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