Has anyone grown spaghetti squash locally? Did it grow well and is it just like pumpkin? I have bought one from the shops and I'm cooking it to try for the first time tonight.Of course I scooped out…Continue
If you made it to the garden visit today, please post your thoughts and pictures in the comments spaces below.This helps us share what happened with other members who couldn't make it and lets our…Continue
Thank you Francois and Phillipa for being such generous hosts. It was very special to have lovely air conditioned space for us to congregate in your home. Such diverse and interesting gardens for…Continue
So, you can peel your green/yellowing loofahs straight away or let them dry out more, I like to dry them out completely before peeling as it makes it much easier to do. The skin just falls away.
The benefit of peeling the fruit before it's completely dry is that the sponge stays light in colour (less discolouration).
While drying naturally the fruit can get rotted spots or stung by insects or just be darker in general.…Continue
I wanted to share one of my lastest gardening adventures which is to grow loofah sponges.
They are the fruit from a tropical vine from the cucumber family.
As they are super hardy in our hot summer sun I decided to grow them on a trellis of my main veggie bed to shade and cool some other things that wouldn't have coped otherwise...…Continue
As Matty was busy working on (playing with) his car yesterday, I took the opportunity to get stuck into the garden and, in particular the compost bin.
It is a job that I tend to put off and off as its quite yuck and stinky but also exciting once I dig down a bit and find the black gold hiding below with that beautiful earthy smell and so many worms!
I have a 2 bay compost bin. In a perfect world 1 side would be full of wonderful rich compost that I can use to my hearts content…Continue
I thought I would add an update of my garden works since the Garden Visit in October 2011.
A garden visit is a wonderful motivational tool to help get your garden into shape and producing as much as possible, I highly recommend hosting one for this reason along although it's also great to share your ideas and excitements as well as get some suggestions and comments from other gardeners.…Continue