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It's always a bit of fun trying new things in the kitchen. Tonight, we created a new recipe with (homegrown) medlars, which we used to marinate a lamb shoulder, cooked in the Weber Q.Ingredients:1 lemon, juiced 3 Cloves of Garlic 1 Pinch of Parsley 2 Shakes of All Purpose S...
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Our Wicking Bed system

May 15, 2021
The first Wicking Bed I made was 14 years ago and I chose to do one of the unique corner/heart/kidney shapes we do. I simply put a bottom on it and then sealed it. As I was a "newby" I went by the book so to speak. I put an overflow pipe in at a predeterm...
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Wicking Beds

May 5, 2021
Funnily enough Wicking Beds are not a new concept by a long stretch of the imagination. However, in Australia they are only just starting to catch on.I'm not quite sure if it is the media attention from all the reality gardening and self sustainability shows or the "monkey s...
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To grow nice straight carrots is something a lot of home gardeners find troublesome. I have grown them successfully plenty of times: on the Facebook page I have videos of the carrots I have grown -  nice straight and actually easy to grow. The secret is (and i...
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Growing Celery

April 14, 2021
During my journey from just tank maker to also being a garden bed maker I have discovered quite a few tricks. Some have been as a result of outside influence, some direct teaching from those wiser about gardening than me and some by pure accident. There have also been some e...
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So now I have this thing called a "blog" - something most of you probably know about, but for a tank maker that left school at 15 to learn my trade it is a bit of a foreign thing; bare with me whilst I learn...My wife says to me all the time about how simple computer stuff i...
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