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Peas: Harvesting, Cooking & Eating

It’s spring and spring means peas! Lots of peas! I planted two crops of “Telephone Peas” but nearly half if them turned out to be snow peas! 246 more words


Backyard Chickens: Candling Eggs

So you’ve got chooks and a rooster and you want some chicks. But how do you know if the rooster is doing his job?

The way to check eggs to see if they are fertile is called “candling”. 122 more words

Urban Farming

Urban Farming: Tools & Tool Maintenance

In order to garden your patch effectively, you’re going to need to have a few good tools. Not heaps, unless you need particular tools for particular jobs, just a few good ones. 515 more words

Urban Farming

Urban Farmer

We live in a urban area.  Kind of.  The Bay Area is also simultaneously quite suburban in character, but with all the amenities of a metropolis as well.   344 more words


Wooden Pallets and Urban Farming


I’m not cheap!

I just wanted to get that out of the way immediately.

I’m frugal, not cheap.

Thus my love affair with wooden pallets. 506 more words

Urban Farming

My Edible Balcony: Container Gardens

Container gardening is not for the faint-hearted. It requires time and a little more patience but if you have little space it is the solution! When I became pregnant with my son I decided I wanted to live near the beach so I could go for beach walks. 572 more words

Organic Gardening

Butterflies: calling magic into your garden!

I am a true believer of magical creatures! They bring life, colour and sparkles into my garden. Butterflies are one of these magical beings. Their fluttering wings leave tiny vibrations that make my plants happy. 138 more words

Organic Gardening