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My Blog . . . random thoughts and jottings from a life of chaos

August Planting Guide . . . for Adelaide

Planting in August Artichokes (Globe) Bring on in pots Harvest from July Asparagus frost tender Harvest from 24 months Beetroot (also Beets) Plant in garden. Harvest from November Cabbage Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from November Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, ) Plant in garden. Harvest from December Capsicum (also Bell peppers, Sweet peppers) Sow in pots Harvest from November Chilli peppers (also Hot peppers) sow in pots Harvest from November Eggplant (also Aubergine) Start undercover in seed trays and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December Kohlrabi Plant in garden. Harvest from   Read more >>

Autumn Winter Planting Guide for Adelaide

Knowing what to plant during the different seasons is very important. Here is a rough guide to planting vegetables and herbs in Adelaide over the autumn and winter months.     June Winter has usually arrived and conditions are cool to cold and, hopefully, quite wet. Average temperatures - Max. 16.1°C. Min.8.1°C.     WHAT TO PLANT: Vegetables - Seeds and Seedlings: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Endive, Onions, Peas, Radish. Seeds only; Broad Beans, Lettuce. Almond trees should be planted this month. Other deciduous trees, and bare-rooted shrubs, including roses can also go in later in the month, or during   Read more >>

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Out in the garden

Eighteen months ago I was a lost, homeless soul. After spending six or seven years in temporary accommodation I finally found a lovely two-bedroom unit, with a small garden, through our local housing authority, Housing SA who linked me up with a Housing Association. The unit seemed like a palace after being crammed, with all of my possessions, into one room for the past few years. The back lawn was very patchy and sparse and I decided to dig it up and grow some vegetables to give me something to do. Not being an experienced gardener, I have learnt by experience, by example and by just going out and doing it. I have found the whole process   Read more >>

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Comments, Feedback . . . interaction?

Okey doke, this is just a test post to see if we can build in a commenting feature. Let's see how it works . . . just a little bit of text here . . . and here . . . and a sentence or two there . . . add a paragraph here . . . ipso facto sort of paragraph. In the meantime . . . I'd better add some more text . . . it seems like it's working okay, but it appears in the little slug on the contents page. Hopefully this little addition will alleviate that condition. It's a pity that I don't know two many long words. I wonder if that would be superfluous? Probably not. Does it really matter? In the big picture scale of things? Retrospectively in   Read more >>

Cold cold Monday

Brrrr . . . what a freezing day it is today. Cold and wet, it's only about 11 degrees and it's only going to get up to 14. I think that must be the coldest day we've had for a while - far too cold to sit out in the garden.  Last night at the Gaslight was quiet, again. Some good music, but not a lot of people, I don't know how this will go over the next few months when the weather starts to get colder - I hope it's going to be a mild winter. I have to do something about my car - it's broken down around the corner, on the other side of South Road and Anzac Highway. If it stops raining I'll wander over there later today and see if it wants   Read more >>

That was a wild and woolly week

Here we are . . . Sunday again. I managed to lose a day last week. I spent all of Friday thinking it was Saturday. Even when I received a phone call from someone . . . I thought . . . that's strange - what are they doing working on a Saturday . . . I was almost suspicious . . . and then I realised. Doh. My car broke down on Thursday night. It made a big pop while I was driving back from the shops on Anzac Highway. It wouldn't start yesterday. I'll try again today . . . I hope it's nothing too serious . . . or expensive. I've spent most of the week working on these pages. I spent a bit of time making two separate sites with audio and video   Read more >>

The Fifth Post . . .

Here is one more post, I'm only posting short posts for the moment to see how this blogging platform works. It only has very basic features, but I can live with that. I had a very quiet day today, spent a bit of time in the garden, planted some cucumber, zucchini and squash. My passionfruit is growing prolificly so I made a bit of a trellis for it out of scraps of wood, I hope the wind doesn't blow it over. I'm sure the passionfruit vines will bind it into a solid structure. I seem to have a neighbour's cat digging up some a spot in the garden where I've planted some seedling . . . and the cat likes to do its business. I'm getting tired of   Read more >>

Quatero del Bloggo

Tuesday morning 3 am On Monday I drove Paul up to the Flinders Medical Centre and went up to visit John. We sorted out a few little problems I've been having with this site, little snippets of code, functions, components, scripts and stuffs like that. We had quite a bit of rain so I was able to see how John's drains were going since they had been cleared out.  I figured out how to change the background of these pages to light on dark . . . I think it looks better this way, I'll leave it like this for a while and see how it goes. I'm working on an mp3 Player for a Radio Curly page, it's working fine locally, but not when I import it into   Read more >>

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