Dust bathing

Dust bathing

Nice weather took me out into the garden yesterday, and I had a plan to move some of the blocks around in the Grow Dome. When I looked more closely, I decided they were better as they were – and pulled up the remains of the peanut plants instead. The chickens don’t...
AKG069 – June catch up

AKG069 – June catch up

I’m out in the Grow Dome this week, checking up on progress there and in the garden. Among other things there are new pond plants, too many tomatoes, potato flowers and new raised beds for the squash plants. What there isn’t is any soya beans. Leave me a comment, send...
Grow Your Own Elephant’s Ears

Grow Your Own Elephant’s Ears

I saw these eddoes (aka Taro and Elephant’s Ears) on sale in Tesco and couldn’t resist buying a bag and trying to grow them. According to Food Plants of the World, Taro (Colocasia esculenta) rarely flowers because it has been cultivated by division for so long....
Cheap as chips

Cheap as chips

I was going to put bark chips on the floor in the Grow Dome, to keep it nice and weigh down the weed control fabric (which I otherwise keep tripping over). However, there’s not much money in the bark chip budget and the chickens get priority for what there is. So,...
AKG049 – Grow Dome tour

AKG049 – Grow Dome tour

A brief spell of sunshine encouraged me out into the garden long enough to record an audio tour of the grow dome. Find out why I bought it, why it took so long to put up and what’s been growing inside over the winter. Grow Dome construction photos from 2006. The final...

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