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Interpreting my soil test

After receiving my soil test results, I’ve spent some time interpreting the results, and thinking about how I can amend the soil to be its best.

Taking soil samples

I decided to get a soil test done on my garden. This week, I’m taking soil samples and sending them away to the lab.

Garlic Bread

A simple garlic and herb bread recipe.

How to learn how to grow stuff

So you want to learn to grow stuff? Here are my favourite gardening resources to follow and learn from.

Growing fresh food from kitchen ingredients

Even if you can’t buy seeds, you can still grow a lot with common kitchen and supermarket ingredients.

Controlling garden pests without visiting a garden centre

So you’ve planted a pandemic garden – and now the snails are attacking! What can you do without leaving your house?

9 things to grow in a pandemic

In the middle of a pandemic, what can you grow to keep you and your family fed and healthy this winter?

Should I buy seeds, or seedlings?

When should you use seeds, and when can you get away with a few seedlings?

Sowing seeds for transplant

Need to get some seeds growing indoors in trays? Here’s some tips from my garden.

Pricking out seedlings

Between sowing seeds in trays, and transplanting them outdoors, they need pricking out. Find out what that means and how to do it.

Strawberry fields forever

My imagination ran away without me and now I have incredible strawberry beds.

Raining in my head like a tragedy

An update on our rainfall, and how we plan to hold onto it for longer.

Interpreting my soil test

After receiving my soil test results, I’ve spent some time interpreting the results, and thinking about how I can amend the soil to be its best.

Taking soil samples

I decided to get a soil test done on my garden. This week, I’m taking soil samples and sending them away to the lab.

Why our wetland is important

One of our paddocks was once a very valuable ecosystem. I’ve got plans to return it to its former glory.

My brilliant broccoli

This year my broccoli has really pumped. Here’s what I did, and what I learned along the way.

Growing garlic

A little history about my love-affair with growing garlic, and a peek into the future.

Return of the garden center

On the first day of Level 2, I made a trip to the one place I missed most: the garden center.

Tomatogeddon

The garden has started going bonkers. I’ve currently got an avalanche of tomatoes going on – in May.

Imagining a house

Lately I’ve been thinking about what a real house at The Outpost might look like.