Category: Gardening

Electronics, Gardening and Lifestyle

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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
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Aloe Vera in the natural medicine toolkit

Ever burnt your self so bad in the sun or kitchen that removing the afflicted limb seemed like the only choice?  I sure have. 😰 It’s one of those things that I should know better being a keen outdoor person, cook and most important protector of a small adventurous child… Sure I’m great at protecting our…
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March 10, 2019 0
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Growing Garlic and Onions in 2019

  Well, its that time of year when seeds are sown and bulbs are planted all in preparation for, fingers crossed, the great growing season ahead. This time around I’m getting ahead on the garlic onions and shallots.   Growing Garlic Once these two enormous bulbs were split down the were set to be planted 4-6 a square…
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February 27, 2019 0
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sowing chilli seeds 2019

Well, its that time of year when I really want to get a head start on planting chilli seeds. These are some of my favourite plants to grow and can add a little or a lot of spice to a dish. The sweet varieties are bursting with flavour and can add a great splash of colour…
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February 26, 2019 0
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2018 Seedlist Part 2

Well, this is a quick update to my 2018 seedlist part 2, this is pretty much everything I need bar a few possible additions that I’m mulling over. The selection is very much based on quantity (of seed/crop yield) and quality of produce. Most of these seeds I’ve grown previously with great result and the others, well let’s hope…
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February 6, 2018 0
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Greenhouse Repair

Getting ready for the big grow Well as I’ve already mentioned my time spent in the garden has seen a dramatic decline over the last few years. This has led to me needing to carry out a few greenhouse repair s. Thankfully nothing structural but still not ideal for the water ingress has caused a…
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February 3, 2018 0