In our previous post on the introduction of the FOGO service to our city last year and the mission for the service to reduce landfill waste whilst creating community generated compost. For Mrs PP, this practice of utilising kitchen scraps has always been a way of life for us (since we married) and we've used … Continue reading Extending Usefulness
There are a number of things in the backyard garden that give me joy. The Tagasaste and Wattles are current favorites. Although, there's also the dahlias, the healthy crop of bean plants winding their way up the trellis and the very contented call of Bullfrog in the summer evening. It's almost like a gentle, froggy, … Continue reading Tagasaste from Seed – Update 2021
I've been remiss. Actually, quite remiss. Something happened this year that I didn't acknowledge or pay credence to at the time. So here it is, before the year ends! This year the City of Albany introduced the FoGo (Food Organics & Garden Organics) collection service. Other localities around the State have been rolling out the … Continue reading Waste Reduction & Food Production
Often we are asked 'What's growing in the garden at the moment?'. With this in mind, this post highlights a few of the current plantings and some associated stories. About a week before Christmas we picked a tidy little crop of apricots from our Moorpark apricot. Once again, of our two trees, the same one … Continue reading What’s in the Garden?
I've spent a bit more time in the garden over the last few weeks. It's been disturbing just how dry the soil has become, despite regular watering, so I have started the project of installing irrigation to various areas of the garden. The initial project was the front garden which is quite contained and really … Continue reading Dry, dry times