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Growlog2019 – Final March Garden Update

Well its that time of week where i’m missing spending time in the garden all ready so how about a garden update. looking through the pictures taken and sharing them with yourselves brings me great joy. Very much my natural medicine, a place of clarity and reflection. I’d eluded in a previous post that i…
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April 2, 2019 0
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Building my own greenhouse data logger

A bad back threw out the opportunity to get digging in the greenhouse this weekend. Rather than sulking i ended up throwing this nifty little greenhouse data logger together. This will be a fun little project to develop over time and on those days i can’t get out into the garden. (currently 6 of 7 😣)…
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April 1, 2019 0

Greenhouse Update – Fitting the solar vent openers 🌞

  Well the usual chaos of a week just not being long enough. I did however manage to get both of the greenhouse solar vent openers installed. If you have a greenhouse, cold frame, heck anything that needs a window opening when its hot, you should Check these out. Bayliss XL greenhouse solar vent openers Bayliss Xl…
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March 31, 2019 0
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Jute twine in the garden, a change for the better 🌻

  As i’m on a quest to make everything i do more environmentally friendly, sustainable i keep finding new ways to reduce this impact, on the list this time was jute twine. One thing that i realised i did that wasn’t great was in the garden. Funny that something like growing my own fruit and…
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March 29, 2019 0
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First Aid kit, adding one for at home

A recent series of events has caused me to look at our first aid situation at home, bare with me its a long one (by my standards) So picture this I’m happily “playing” in the garden working on the greenhouse using some power tools. And bam out of no something hits me in the eye…
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March 28, 2019 0
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March Garden update – seedlings

  Well this will just be a short one but i wanted to share with you where I’m at, ill be doing another update next week and ill add in all the other bits from the garden that aren’t in this post. My time at home is limited and one thing i was concerned about…
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March 28, 2019 0
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Greenhouse solar power installed, making progress!

  Part of my big push to get the greenhouse ready for this years growing season is to get the greenhouse solar power installed. Including the power set up for two things my powered hose pipe and the autonomous watering system. This was one of the few things that worked very well in my previous…
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March 27, 2019 0
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Rooting cuttings with honey – Is it the bees knees?

Ooh, I love plants and want so many plants that every space I see needs a plant in it. preferably an edible one too. This could get expensive or take a long time to establish from seeds so let’s talk about rooting cuttings. What are cuttings Cuttings are a piece of the plant either the stem, leaves or…
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March 26, 2019 0
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garden water collection and greenhouse autonomous watering update

So with the new greenhouse in the process of being built, I’ve decided to give the water storage and autonomous watering system an overhaul. so to summarise what I’ve done so far. Upgraded from 15mm to 22mm pipe and fittings. Changed the self-watering from electric pump fed to gravity fed. Installed pipe fittings for connecting…
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March 25, 2019 0

My wooden greenhouse update

  Well as some of you already know I’ve been slaving away for a while on this wooden greenhouse any free moment i get. Which isn’t enough to get a new greenhouse built in time for this years growing season. Well i can finally say its up, not finished, but up. Phew…. This was done…
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March 24, 2019 0