The Very Ugly Garden

Over the last few years our garden has transitioned from a relatively newly cleared block (in preparation for the renovation) to a small salvage yard of various resources such as patio pavers, salvaged timber, corrugated sheeting, animal hutches, plastic pots and containers, pallets and piles of granite and coffee rock. In some areas, stacks of … Continue reading The Very Ugly Garden

Into the promise of Summer

It has been just under three weeks since filling the bioreactor. After about two weeks it had sunk down just over two feet. It smells like a damp forest floor and I've only removed the pipes in the last few days as I figured it wouldn't hurt to have them in there. After taking them … Continue reading Into the promise of Summer

Bioreactors

Some luck in the garden today. I have been looking into worm farming as a way of composting larger amounts of garden waste material and kitchen scraps and creating the worm castings that are so valuable to the garden. I've more recently come across the Johnson-Su Bioreactor and was impressed by: the large quantity of … Continue reading Bioreactors

Pests, Predators and Observations

The morning started with bird calls. The magpies were the first birds I heard. It was around 4am. This time of the year, in this part of the world, we get some lovely morning light. One of my first tasks was to water the garden. Kind of a gentle way to ease into the day … Continue reading Pests, Predators and Observations