Aquaponics tour October 2019


It’s time for a quick look at the aquaponics as we prepare it for Summer. We’re planting Kangkong, which is our Summer staple green. The Strawberries are loving the condition and it’s time to replace the Lettuces. It’s only a brief video and there’s more work to do over the next few days.

Ligaya Gardening Tips #12 the top predator


We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. A garden is an artificial ecosystem and, try as we might it’s almost impossible to turn it into a 100%…

Last week in Ligaya Garden #8 and #9


So much is happening, both here and outhere in the big world that we thought it worth doing a little catchup every Sunday and publish it on a Monday, Oz time. All of the posts will be listed here on this page for your elucidation and convenience. I know, I didn’t write an update last…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #9 the joys of perennials


We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. As this is about the best time to get perennials in locally so that they’re established before the Summer heat,…

Jelina’s Magnolia has kicked off an early Spring


Enen though a Jelina isn’t here at the moment, we’re sending her lots of pics of the garden and her flowers. Jelina’s pride and joy is this ‘Cinderella’ Magnolia which has been covered in creamy flowers for the last week. Jelina is on the last two weeks before her PhD thesis needs to be submitted…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #8 Watering in Winter and Spring


We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. It might seem counterintuitive but late Winter and early Spring are excellent times to start your watering regime for the…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #7 Winter’s bite


We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. As Athena is pointing out on the pic above, many plants suffer from the cold over Winter. This is normal…

Braving the Boxthorn for berries


While I was out photographing for updates to our bushfoods & bush medicines page, I found that most of the Boxthorn bushes (Lycium ferocissimum) where I was wandering were in full fruit. Boxthorn is an edible weed, a prime candidate for delicious berries and it was a bounty that I couldn’t pass by. So I…

Ligaya Gardening Tips #6 Put your feet up


We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort. I’ll collate them on this page. Except for those folks who love to dig and weed and mow, gardening shouldn’t be hard work. Of course, you’ll…

We’re having babies!


Hopefully lots and lots! Baby mushrooms that is… A while back, I did a workshop at Slape’s Mushroom House and learned all about growing King Stropharia mushrooms in the garden. When I was there I bought a bunch of Blue Oyster grain spawn that I added to pasturize sugar came mulch and jammed it into…