Category Archives: Spring Planting


Regular readers might remember that a while back Mr Fothergill’s sent me a pack of goodies.  Amongst the goodies were a Microgreen Growing Tray and a couple packets of seed. I like the idea of microgreens and microherbs – small bursts … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight – ‘Beauregard’ Sweet Potatoes

This is my second year growing sweet potatoes.  The first year I grew them in the ground.  This year I tried them in large 50cm diameter pots.  The only variety I have tried is ‘Beauregard’.  At least I think they … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight – Majestic Butter Beans

I’ve decided to start a new series of posts, called Saturday (occasionally Sunday)  Spotlight  (mainly because everyone loves alliteration don’t they?).  Each post will highlight a specific variety of produce that I have grown and how it performed in my micro-climate (Melbourne’s Northern suburbs).  If anyone else … Continue reading

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The Wrap Up – November 2012

The garden has been super active this month, so much so that I’ve split my wrap up into 4.  So here is my Wrap Up of November without any members of the solanaceae family or any beans or any lettuces. To … Continue reading

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October 2012 – The Wrap Up

October, for me, was about two things – planting and bolting.  I was either choosing which seedlings looked best for planting out: or watching my winter and early Spring crops bolt.       The photos are a little difficult to … Continue reading

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