Start digging! Putting in the new veggie patch

It’s finally cooled down enough that I can put my veggie garden in! I haven’t got enough room for a proper patch at my unit, so it’s been established on my partner’s empty block. There’s something pretty great about playing with soil and planting seeds, it’s good for the soul. Continue reading “Start digging! Putting in the new veggie patch”

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I’ve started a new veggie patch!

This is a very short post just to say, I’ve got a new veggie patch and I’m really excited! I’m going to do some posts soon on setting up the garden and what I’m working towards here, but for a quick summary of my goals:

  • Growing a steady supply of my own vegetables
  • Improving the soil over time
  • Using the garden as a space to utilise household waste (composting)
  • Evaluating how different crops grow in North Queensland
  • Encouraging pollinators to my garden, especially native bees!

Harold was supervising as per usual and came in for a cuddle when I stopped for a break. Happy urban-farming! Keep an eye out for my posts to come 🙂 🙂

Cucamelon – first attempt [crop review]

I’ve been putting off this post for a while, simply because cucamelons are turning out to be a more difficult crop that I expected! That being said, the purpose of this blog is to discuss my successes and challenges, and cucamelons are proving to be a bit of a challenge. That being said, they’re very cute and actually pretty tasty so I’m definitely going to keep trying. This will be the first in a series of “crop reviews,” as I try growing new/old things in North Queensland conditions! Continue reading “Cucamelon – first attempt [crop review]”

Meet the Jones’s [worm farming]

One of my goals for 2018 was to set up a worm farm so I could stop putting green waste in the bin, and have a nutritious source of fertiliser for my urban farm. So, last weekend I finally took the plunge and purchased and set up my worm farm, who I’ve named The Jones. This post is just about the set up; I’ll do more on the future about feeding, using worm waste and more as I get better at this worm business.  Continue reading “Meet the Jones’s [worm farming]”