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
A great video that is a must see for all...Dr. Shiva is an amazingly talented environmentalist that is fighting for India from the ground up, speaks very truely from the heart.....every action has a reaction and in the case of the multi national seed companies its just plain wrong!
Added by Bridge Scully on February 7, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Well the last few weeks in the garden have been rather scorcha....have not been out in the garden during the day. Rather waiting till the cool evening.
Am very exicted about this years summer garden. lotsa new experiements with growing and the garden is singing with lotsa good insect life.
Main crops going for it at the moment are the phacellia, calendulas, garlic and going to seed silverbeet. THe phacellia is absolutly pumping with bees and hoverflys. A crop i reccomend to…Continue
The last 36-48hours has seen torrential rain falling down all over the East Coast and Hawkes Bay....everything is well soggy and the underground water levels are rather high, so much that tanks are starting to overflow and things arent looking too good at ground level.
One thing I really need to make a priority on my wish list is a couple of big barrels that I can plug a tap in to the bottom for my rain water. We currently have a spout that is not attached to a down pipe, and…Continue
The random weather combined with mass assignments all due at once has seen my garden action days somewhat limited the last month.....but with the last project handed in and many a beauts day lately, ive been reminded of just why i got into gardening in the first place, and how nice it is to just lose track of time and be outside getting amongst it.
Its so easy to get bogged down in non-action gardening life, reading books, making plans.... but to be back with my hands in the soil…Continue
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
Added by Bridge Scully on March 5, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments
Eeekk I just went out to check on my brew and as I lifted the lid a tiny mice was staring up at me. For about 10seconds we were both frozen in fear until I put the lid back on and ran inside. I’m not a big fan of the little critters and am quite creeped out by the fact they are in my compost, is this a bad thing??…Continue
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