Sunday, September 16, 2018

Will it work or not?

What to do when you have an idea but aren't sure if it is any good or if it will work or not? Call it a trial.

Today I planted two tomatoes into planting holes enriched with Searles 5 in1 product.

It's a new twist on an old idea I'd read about for using garden and kitchen waste materials to create compost planting holes for planting tomatoes in.

Friday, September 14, 2018

A few growing tips and suggestions for growing Rhubarb.

A few growing tips and suggestions for Rhubarb.

Fertilising rhubarb. I like to fertilise rhubarb every 6 to 8 weeks.

They are all leaf, big leaves at that, and will need a constant supply of nutrients. You do know you shouldn't eat the leaves. Rhubarb leaves contain dangerously high levels of oxalic acid which can cause serious kidney damage potentially leading to death. Even though a 64 kg person would need to eat about 10 pounds of rhubarb leaves to die, a small amount still has the ability to make a person sick.

Adding compost to rhubarb.

Applying mulch to rhubarb.

I used Sugar Cane mulch but Lucerne, Wheat or Barley straw or any material that will break down over time will do.

Monday, September 10, 2018

How I grow Micro-greens in the veggie garden. Part 1.

Part one of an ongoing series of growing a five crop micro-green rotation.

Beginning with pea shoots then lettuce, rocket, radish and broccoli.

Some other micro-greens you could try are Beetroot, silverbeet, pak choi, amaranth, chinese cabbage, kale, spinach, sunflower and turnip.

I buy my seeds, (D.T. Brown seeds) from The Reject Shop.

There is more than enough for me in a packet but if you'd like larger quantities then Eden Seeds will supply larger quantities If you need.

If you'd like to follow My Veggie Garden Facebook page then that's here,

Sunday, September 9, 2018

And that was the week that was.

It was a fairly hectic week.

Here is a short rundown.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Apples and affiliate marketing.

 I have four apple trees growing in my, work, garden that I am espaliering. I am going to buy this book for two reasons. One is to learn more about espaliering and the second will be to review.

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