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"Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries."
Ron Finley, Gangster Gardener

heavenly blueberries, a smoothie on the run for one & bon voyage
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heavenly blueberries, a smoothie on the run for one & bon voyage

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Sep 25, 2016
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Trust me to exit the building the second the blueberries start doing their thing. As this is my first time growing them, I’ve been watching like a hawk and now I have to go on a damn holiday to Europe for a month…how unfortunate. Lucky for me it will still be a few months till […]

be sustainably smug…pick up that pallet & make a sexy planter box or bench seat
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be sustainably smug…pick up that pallet & make a sexy planter box or bench seat

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Aug 27, 2016
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There is something sexy about pallets. Or is it just me? The sexiest thing about them is their availability and potential. They always seem to be lying around random places. Probably a good idea to ask or wait until the dead of night to claim your pallet. Then you can make funky, cool stuff from […]

crime & comfrey – grow the most functional plant of all time & how to make liquid life insurance for your garden
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crime & comfrey – grow the most functional plant of all time & how to make liquid life insurance for your garden

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Jul 31, 2016
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Is it weird to sit around with your husband and watch crime shows about how couples knock each other off? We don’t watch a lot of TV but when we do, we get obsessive about the Crime and Investigation channel. Hopefully one of us is not secretly engaging in some type of ‘research.’ From my […]

my kitty is a mulching machine, big pumpkin harvest & saving the seeds two ways (one is yummy)
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my kitty is a mulching machine, big pumpkin harvest & saving the seeds two ways (one is yummy)

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Jun 25, 2016
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One of my cats is cray cray. Fletch is a Bengal cross rescue cat named after Irwin Fletcher (Chevy Chase Fletch). He does lots of weird stuff. It might be the wild Asian leopard bit coming out. Fletch tears pumpkin leaves off the vine or should I say, SHREDS THEM VIOLENTLY. One day I was […]

don’t get all judgy on me…lemon myrtle goes really well with gin & find out what else you can do with this bush tucker
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don’t get all judgy on me…lemon myrtle goes really well with gin & find out what else you can do with this bush tucker

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May 27, 2016
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Being somewhat of a gin hag, I like to experiment with things in my gin. I’ll often throw borage, finger limes, cucumbers and cumquats in my G & T. My Aunty has recently informed me that basil also goes nicely (you know who you are). Just to be clear, I do not grow food in […]

reduce waste, love your soil, love yourself & compost the easy way
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reduce waste, love your soil, love yourself & compost the easy way

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Apr 27, 2016
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Ever throw away fruit or veg that might be on the shady side? What do you do with your food scraps? In Australia, around 4 million tonnes of food ends up as landfill each year.[1] Aussies also throw out one out of every five shopping bags.[2] Even doing the smallest thing to reduce waste is […]

you can do it! take the local harvest challenge & don’t forget to have a happy easter
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you can do it! take the local harvest challenge & don’t forget to have a happy easter

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Mar 23, 2016
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I was asked by my fellow fair foodie and inspiring blogger, Sharon from FlavourCrusader to write a post for the upcoming Local Harvest Challenge. The challenge takes place over one week (Sunday 3 April – Saturday 9 April) where we take on the goal of intentionally reclaiming our food choices and decreasing the degrees of […]

it’s time for you to get a brazilian…spinach plant (the go-to green in summer)
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it’s time for you to get a brazilian…spinach plant (the go-to green in summer)

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Feb 27, 2016
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I’m into killing two birds with one stone, at least figuratively speaking. The meaning of this idiom is to achieve two aims with a single effort. In order to survive the oppressive conditions of a Brissie Summer, the effort of gardening must aim for plants to (1) stay ALIVE so they can (2) be EATEN. […]

thanks for keeping it real 2015 & cheers to 2016 in the north island of new zealand

thanks for keeping it real 2015 & cheers to 2016 in the north island of new zealand

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Jan 23, 2016
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Last year was a bit crappy. This also seemed to be the general consensus of others around me. However, I live my life by appreciating that the universe gives us what we need when we need it. Should I irritate you by saying #grateful? At the same time, I was very happy to begin the […]

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