Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Growing carrots in a pot.

While I was up at the Qld Gardening Expo my Mum suggested to me that I do a few stories on growing veggies in pots.

So here's the first of many as there's heaps of veggies that you can grow in pots.

I need to find a good potting mix though.

So far most mixes I've used I've found wanting in a few departments.

Anyway, this is about as easy as growing veggies gets, so why not have a go?

Cheers and happy growing veggies in pots


Monday, July 21, 2014

I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner!


I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner!   

I've been putting wire cages around plants here forever to keep possums from eating my seedlings and at the same time I've been trying to work out a way to stop the white cabbage moth from laying it's eggs on my cabbages as demonstrated by the cabbage below.  

I've known about those fancy exclusion nets and such but I only grow one or two cabbage at a time.
Rarely in a row, and it seemed like a lot of effort for one or two cabbage.  

Wire Cages

Then it occurred to me, just leave the wire cages I'm using to keep the possum away over the cabbage and the moth can't get to the plant, so simple.

So simple I don't know why I haven't thought of it before.

For now I have the bigger chicken wire and the smaller bird wire covering one cabbage each.

Mainly to see if the moth can be bothered to fly through the larger chicken wire spacing.

No Support

 The cages don't need any extra support and are free standing. No need for staking or making frames up.

If it works though, I'll need to increase the overall size of my cages to account for the extra size of growth as my current cages are for covering seedlings only.
Here's the evil culprit chowing down on my broccoli.

Cheers, lets see how it goes


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cheating a little

Keeping Backyard Chooks

 Claire Bickle Gardening

Plants galore, gardening info, organic growing, chooks + all things horticultural & bits and pieces relating to nature, sustainability & science. Enjoy!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lime Sulphur

If you're looking for something to do in your veggie garden this weekend then might I suggest a little Lime Sulphuring.

July is the right time to get stuck in and get this job over and done with and out of the way.

I'm working on the sound, I know how to improve it I just need to gather my gadgets.

Cheers and you smell like rotten eggs


Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014 Queensland Gardening Expo.

Some random shots taken from around the 2014 Queensland Gardening Expo.

While there was a lot of what I expected to see there was still a few things I found to keep me interested.

For me though I think I get the most value by coming over the three days and attending the large variety of talks on offer.

I only had enough time to attend two talks but found oodles of good advice and information.