Saturday, February 22, 2020

Growing Spaghetti Squash and Why.

It's been a few weeks since I last posted anything but I've had a good excuse.

Over 8 to 10 inches (I'm not a great record keeper) of rain in the past three weeks has kept me out of the veggie garden but today I'm back.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

A fly over of Boyce Gardens in Toowoomba.

After years of drought and low rainfall, we've had about 100mm of rain and you wouldn't know it was the same place. A friend hadn't been to Boyce gardens so I went with her and took my drone to see if I might get some flight time while she took photos, and thankfully I did. While I'm far from an accomplished pilot I still like what I did manage to capture.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Repotting my Cymbidium Orchids. Easy Peasy.

I was thinking my two cymbidium orchids would benefit from being potted up into the next size pot so here's how I did that. Strike Back for Orchids

It's Rained.

It's rained and by rained I mean goodly amount.

The only thing that remains is weather we'll get some follow up rain in a week or two.

Friday, January 17, 2020


We had 6mm of rain. Not enough to end the drought but enough to give me the morning off from watering the garden as I have for weeks on end now.

I took my normal watering time to plant some Cress.

I've had the packet of Cress seeds for weeks now but have been waiting for a change in the weather.

Also added some GoGo Juice (see below) by Neutrog to my lemon and lime trees hoping a shower or storm would wash it into the soil (still waiting).

Came home from work and was going to do a little bit of this and that in the garden but we'd had a shower of rain (2mm) and the afternoon was cool and everything was damp so I gave it a miss.


From the Neutrog website.

"GOGO Juice is the result of some six years extensive research and development, stretching from a consulting scientist in the USA to our own microbiologist here in Australia. The very first trial batch was ‘brewed’ in anaerobic conditions (with no air added), utilising a 20 litre home brewing beer kit!! Today GOGO Juice is commercially manufactured aerobically (with air added) in huge stainless steel vats over an 8-12 week brewing period.
GOGO Juice is teeming with microbiology and is essentially a pro-biotic for your soil and plants. These microbes activate the natural processes that occur in the soil, speeding up the decomposition of the residual organic and mineral compounds, ultimately increasing the nutrient availability and stimulating growth.
GOGO Juice combines the ‘catalystic’ power of the billions of beneficial bacteria along with the well-documented benefits of applying kelp, seaweed, fish, humic acid and manure. Hence, you are not only feeding your plants with all the goodness of a wide range of organic nutrients, but you are also providing your soil with the “workers” (beneficial bacteria) that assist in breaking down the organic matter, maximising the nutrients available to
your plants.
The carefully selected microbes have been proliferated utilising complex carbohydrates and sugars through a unique aerobic brewing system in which the kelp, seaweed, humic acid and manure have been digested by the beneficial bacteria. The resultant product provides a huge boost of the living microbiology necessary for your soil and plants to perform at their optimum level, increasing their ability to resist pest and disease and to withstand heat and frost stress.
The microbiology in GOGO Juice promotes plant growth as well as stimulating and improving root growth and development."

Thursday, January 16, 2020


Just a light sprinkling of rain about so I put in three small rows of Rocket.

No fancy soil preparation. I did add a few decent scoops of Searls 5 in 1 and worked it gently into the top few inches of soil though.

Watered them in with some super soil wetter because of the soil and the 5 in 1 being on the dry side of things.

Hopefully, the rain does the rest.

This morning I had five minutes up my sleeve before I had to leave for work so I ran around and grabbed a handful of weeds and threw them into the compost.

Always satisfying when I can do that.