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August 8, 2018

Worm farming and composting 101

Composting worms (Different to earth worms) live the top layer of soil (or rather they live in the top layer of decomposing organic matter) so man-made products (compost bins and worm farms) are designed differently.

I have been trying to...

July 12, 2016

Did you know that by burying a paving slab under a fruit tree, you stop the tap root from growing too deep and effectively create a dwarf fruit tree? The Victorians (the era, not the state!) used this technique in their kitchen gardens.

Instead of buying grafted fruit t...

July 12, 2016

I have been reading a book called the "New Organic Grower" by Eliot Coleman.

The New Organic Grower: Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener (A gardener's supply book)

There are some recommendations for starting to grow food on bad soil a...

July 12, 2016

Just a quick tip today about how to recycle all your household food waste. I was at a friend's house on the weekend and I asked her what she did with her bones from cooking. She said that she put them in the bin. Since she composted everything else, I had just assumed...