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4 magic squares

The demise of the big wicking bed has left me with enough material to make 4 square beds of about 1m a side.

I’m interested in getting a perpetual rotation going using the four beds. 150 more words


Joys of wicking

So….Jelina wanted a raised bed for kitchen veggies, and Marlon agreed to cook with more, so it seemed a great time to make a really big wicking bed. 249 more words


Converting to a wicking bed

Tree roots are a constant challenge for inner-city vegetable gardeners, particularly when they’re from camphor laurel trees. Over the years, I’ve taken various steps to protect the beds, including… 336 more words

Growing Our Own Food

How does your garden grow?

Hi All,

Well our garden is growing particularly well thanks to a spate of hot weather that we have been having recently combined with the fridge wicking potential that has kept the veggies happily growing with no wilting despite some seriously hot sunshine outside. 2,353 more words

Skinflint Sunday: The bachelor pad.

I thought I’d start off with this shot today. Seems appropriate. Deana gave me this wall hanging (for want of a better word) when I stayed at her place last year when I was in England. 608 more words


Wicking Beds

As I’m away 3 days a week, looking after a veggie patch could be a problem. How was I going to keep the patch watered during hot, dry spells while I’m in Brisbane? 489 more words

Mid-winter nearly

and fairly bleak – today anyway. Bucketing down. AND we have actually had some COLD! Yes, for several short periods over several days – mainly in the early mornings and early evenings. 426 more words