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Compost awareness week

Well, there you go! – it is compost awareness week once again! I have been using in ground worm buckets for a couple of years now. Both my compost bin and my compost tumbler are full to the brim, so I decided I would insert a worm bucket into my herb spiral. I dug out […]

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Wonderful things I grow in my garden

I managed to source some seeds this week from a fellow gardener who grows and sells microgreens, and seeds. She delivers them to peoples homes, so I felt very blessed to get my delivery placed into my cooler box outside the front door. I planted the corn into a plastic container with a lid, and […]

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A to Z blogging challenge – H is for Home, habits and Happiness

My hubby said the other evening as we were watching some mindless TV that he loves being stuck at home with me. That definitely gelled with today’s theme. Today I started making a batch of his favourite sourdough olive bread, this could or could not be related to that warm fuzzy feeling I had when […]

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Microgreens from the Pantry – In the garden

I grow sprouts and microgreens all year round.  I really love these fenugreek  microgreens, but others that I enjoy are sunflower, green pea, tatsoi and broccoli. I buy fenugreek seeds from the Indian grocer, by the kilo, and it is so much cheaper than from a seed supply company. I grow them in flat plastic trays […]

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Earth Hour will still go on – but differently

Normally we switch off our lights for an hour during Earth Hour, this year it will be different. If you are participating, post a notice on your facebook page. See the details here: https://www.earthhour.org.au/documents/2020-social-assets Sign up and watch some marvelous shows from the comfort of your couch as you stay at home. Now more than […]

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In the garden

The magic of composting

International compost awareness week is the 3rd to the 9th May, join in the fun here: International compost awareness weekor the home page here  Did you know that compost sequesters carbon in the soil? Here is a comprehensive report if you want to learn more. https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/-/media/epa/corporate-site/resources/waste/110171-compost-climate-change.pdf?la=en&hash=7ADC0B32600A8EE49E72187E4A027FA1C809AEAE I try to compost any waste that I can instead […]

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In the garden – growing veggies from seed

Growing from seed Here in tropical North Queensland I am very excited to be preparing the raised beds to grow my vegetables this year.  I grow from seed so do not want to miss the beginning of the growing season.  Of course we never really know when the wet season is going to end, but […]

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Contentment

Developing the capacity to enjoy less Having recently retired I have made a conscious decision to enjoy what we have, live with less, and live simply.   I love this quote, and I cannot find absolute proof that Socrates wrote it, but whoever did write it has encapsulated the way I would like to live […]