Last week in Ligaya Garden #6


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. The last week has been busy. My ongoing…

Fragments and weirding part 1


This’ll be part 1 of a series of rambling, thoughtful, posts I’ll be writing on my perceptions of the social and cultural catastrophe that is global weirding. First, let me explain that I have adopted the term ‘global weirding’ to express my view of the climate emergency that is now beyond our capacity to fix…

Winter garden walkthrough August 2019


It’s been nearly a whole season since our last walkthrough. That was early Autumn, 2019 and now, here it is, the end of August and nearly Spring if such a season still exists. There’s been a lot of planting going on, but we’re letting everything go to seed so there’ll be less to do next…

We’re saving again!


We love to get out bills! Each water or electricity bill shows us that what we are doing is working. All of our efforts at Ligaya Garden have been successful if we look at these two common indicators. For this post, I’ll look at how your water bill in South Australia works. The electricity meters…

Watering in Winter?


It might seem counterintuitive but late Winter and early Spring are excellent times to start your watering regime for the warm weather. Unless you garden in wicking beds, this is the time to check down into the soil to see how much moisture is held in the ground. The preoccupation with mulch that some gardeners…

Our indoor, hydro garden


It’s getting cold outside, so who wants to go and harvest in the rain for dinner? Not me. The solution…an indoor hydro garden for the stuff we use the most. Of course, we wanted an aquaponics setup to mirror the big, outdoor one but weren’t sure how the fish would go under artificial light at…

Busy times…


It’s been a busy week here. I’ve added a second tap in the front yard and divided the drip irrigation into three, smaller, sectors each with its own tap. This should make water use a lot more efficient next Summer as we can easily isolate parts of the garden now in case the weather gets…

Retrofitting for Summer


OurĀ  next door neighbours, Steve and Donna have been having trouble with the heat. We had access to a few extra resources and were sure the community could provide more, so decided to do what we could to retrofit the front of their house to protect it from the Sun. Their place is the same…

Weather Station Zebra


  Thanks to our friends, Peter and Ilze, we now have a Digitech digital weather station. Thanks guys! Ive mounted it on a shadehouse beam on the northern end of the house for now, to see how it will perform in out st extreme summer conditions. Once we’ve finished Jelina’s new clothes dryer, it will…