Monthly Archives: November 2011

Guerrilla Gardening

Our little block is right next to a railway station. Hence: (a)  I wake up at 5:45am with the first train each day (and with the intention of doing yoga…). (b) I am lucky enough to be able to leave the … Continue reading

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Poo power

The vegies have sprouted at child care! Three pots of beans, three pots of cucumbers and a few pumpkins in between have reared their brave little heads. The geranium and pigface cuttings are surviving in spite of many little feet … Continue reading

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Okonomi-what?

Here’s a great way to turn whatever the garden offers into instant dinner! Last night’s version included home-grown carrots, spring onions, rainbow chard and lettuce but it could have been any vegies really. The leftovers caused a stir in the … Continue reading

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We wanna we wanna we wanna wee!

…”If you don’t stop for us, we’ll do it on the bus!” went the chant on the old school bus. Well, we wanna bit of worm wee! And worm poo for that matter. So I got to work and emptied … Continue reading

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The Joy of Seeds

It’s funny how contagious gardening is. We have often met passers-by stopping to ask about a fruit tree in our yard or a native plant on the verge and how they can establish it in their own garden. It seems … Continue reading

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The Good Neighbours

Yee-ha! It’s been a day of real progress out there in the hot, parched backyard. Any day that begins with borrowing a neighbour’s trailer promises to be a winner, and this one didn’t let us down. First we piled it … Continue reading

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Ye olde yogurt tubbe

I have never quite got around to regularly making my own yogurt. Tried a couple of times and it tasted OK, but it hasn’t become part of my routine. One of the reasons is that here in SA we are … Continue reading

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