Good Crop, Bad Crop

Last time I talked about the pumpkins and squashes, which despite the powdery mildew and earlier-than-usual demise, still gave us decent crops. Except for the Pink Banana Jumbo squash, both plants of which grew like a stunted sloth and finally aborted their puny fruit. I blame the poor quality of the seeds. Plus the slugs…

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How Goes The Swathe of Orange?

This summer was intense: intense heat, intense humidity and intensely waiting for rain. Now autumn, my favourite season, is upon us. While the heat is less intense, it's still very humid and we're still waiting for more rain. The Indian Summer this year meant mornings and evenings started getting cooler sooner than usual, and some…

Water Wise

Rainy Things We have had a bout of glorious rain. Well, before the part where it got stinkin' hot again. It had been weeks since we'd had more than a humid, light spit, so we are rejoicing. We hadn't had proper rain since Christmas. It's always hard to believe that we could be praying for…

The Vegetables March on

There seems to have been an endless stream of vegetable seedlings being planted and somehow they've been finding places to go. I'm actually amazed at how great the Vege Garden is doing considering recent circumstances. The Little Fulla and I dug up more lawn along the front of the Cedar Pen and planted three more…