Monthly Archives: January 2012

Top 5 – Gardening questions I don’t know the answers to

I have to admit that I am a bit of a bookaholic, I will read any gardening book I see, or rather that the Coburg library happens to have on their shelves.  I also read a lot of blogs on the … Continue reading

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Monday Harvest

This week has been more of the same really – lots of lovely summery things.  Cucumbers of all shapes and sizes – the last one has a very odd lumpy bit, but I think I’ll forgive it and eat it … Continue reading

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Potato Experiments – Peter Cundall’s method revisited

Last September I posted on my establishing a new bed in which the first crop was to be potatoes.  I decided to employ the method of potato growing detailed by Peter Cundall in that months Organic Gardener magazine.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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A Summer of Salads – January

When I read about Vegplotting’s 52 week salad challenge, the aim of which is to harvest or forage some salad leaves to eat every week of the year, I have to say I smugly thought no problem.  Then I looked … Continue reading

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Crispy Fried Shallots

OK so today I’m going to cheat a bit for my Thursday Kitchen Cupboard post.  But I’ve got a cold and I’ve had a busy week, the highlight of which was an evening at the Australian Open.  Lets go Lleyton, … Continue reading

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