Posts Tagged ‘Compost’

Finally! Tomatoes!

Well after a couple of years of doing battle with Fruit Fly, I finally get some tomatoes. This has to be the simplest growing of tomatoes going as these were volunteer plants from my compost. This is the first of many, many tomatoes!

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

One of the reasons for finally getting some success is the exclusion bags from Green Harvest along with Eco-Naturalure. I am finally making progress in my battle against the Fruit Fly!

Better find some recipes to make something with all these as there are more ripening now.

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Volunteers!

No, not help around the garden but volunteer plants! I saw this covered by Jerry Coleby-Williams on Gardening Australia earlier this year and now have my own happening.

A few months back, I planted a dwarf nectarine (shown by arrow) and used some home made compost as part of the mulch:

Volunteer Plants

Volunteer Plants

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I made a rotating compost bin

Well it all started with the Don Burke book I got for Christmas which had some more info. His site has more info:

http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/factsheets/In-the-Garden/BURKES-BACKYARD-COMPOST-BARREL/6105

Had to buy some extras to make this (drill bit) but still works out cheaper than buying an off the shelf one.

Looking forward to some quicker compost.

DIY Compost Tumbler