Remember my post on using plastic milk bottles as hanging planters? This season, I've tried them upside down too - with tomatoes. Here's a picture of one tomato seedling right after transplanting. I lined the bottles with old sheets and newspaper, in the hope that water will be better retained. Sometimes I also use worn … Continue reading Upside down hanging planters
Hello! I’m Jess and I’m a newcomer. I am as yet, uninitiated into Croydon Food Swap (CFS) meetings and I’m also in my first year of gardening school (I’m currently attending the Croydon South Gardening School of Life: it’s very salubrious, very tongue in cheek and consists of me, my backyard, my library card, the … Continue reading Be The Change
And we thought everyone would be away at this time of the year...actually we were all hiding in our gardens 😉 So glad we had this swap meet! Take a look at the abundance!
We've recently had a bout of chook mites that is the worst ever and we only have 2 chooks now! It appears that this time they were 2 different types; red mites and fowl mites (tropical/northern, not sure). We've had red mites before but not the latter, and I think they are the ones that … Continue reading Chook mites