The trees know it’s Spring

It’s that amazing time of year when seemingly dead sticks burst into flower and the dull, Winter garden becomes a riot of colour. For the trees, it’s all about reproduction but or us it’s about beauty and the promise of fruit. Our Sicilian Nectarine, Unknown Nectarine and Plum tree are positively radiant in their new gowns

Last week in Ligaya Garden #4

So much is happening, both here and out 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. Spring is edging its way closer every day and the garden’s going crazy. Buds, blossoms and leaves are everywhere you look. We lost a couple of plants to the cold and a couple more are suffering but I think will pull through. Those lost were young Tamarinds. That was a pricey loss but you can’t always. I love the way that deciduous plants, especially young trees can look like dead sticks for most of the season, then, when you’re not looking, burst forth in flowers! -The aquaponics has seen a few fish deaths. I think this is due to lack of oxygen in the cold water at night. I’ve extended the frequency and

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Planting time

The ground’s starting to warm up a little (or did it ever get cold this year?) and its wet as far down as I can shove my hand. That means it’s time to start planting. We’ve been itching for this because this year, the garden will be in full swing. Nearly everything is where we want it and growing well (mostly) so it’s time to put the last of the perennials and self seeders in. Lots of plants are popping up from the seeds in the ground that the chooks left. There’s Nettles, Wheat, Lettuces, Shungiku, and lots of little things that we cant identify yet. Personally, I’ve been waiting a couple of years to put dome Yacon or ‘Earth Apple’ (Smallanthus sonchifolius) in. Really, it’s only one year because I clean forgot last year! There were no tubers in the mini-wicking bed that I had them in, but lots of shoots and leaves sprouting from the rhizomes. Because the

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