We have heaps of sunflowers spread through the garden and they attract bees and lady beetles by the hundreds. Great for natural pest control. No aphid problems on any of our vegies!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Picked these beauties tonight with heaps more still to come! The biggest one was almost 500grams! Not bad for a Lebanese cucumber! There is still heaps of beetroot, but we have run out of preserved beetroot so time to make some more. My wife makes a pretty mean preserved beetroot and that's coming from me (I HATE beetroot!!!).
This image is one of a dinner we had a few nights ago. Everything either came from our AP or dirt garden except cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Got a free 2000lt fish tank, some autopots, and 6 catfish, (thanks David and all the best for you and your family) 2 of which are over 300mm long!
My biggest silver perch is about 250-270mm long and they now look very small!
The plan is to overhaul my old system and use the 2000lt tank as a trout/catfish tank and one of my 500lt tanks as a header/fingerling tank. Will play around with set-up ideas and post when ready.
Here are some pics: