I had a beautiful crop of corn growing. Now I have bare cobs. Not happy!
A new generation of pest-eaters has arrived, with a nest of willie wagtails in one of our trees.
Various resources for keeping foxes and poultry separated, chook pen designs, fencing, a chicken feeder, and the Australian FeralScan web site.
A little more unusual than chickens and ducks, geese can provide several useful functions in the garden if you have the space.
Photos and a description of a very cleverly designed chicken coop.
Tender or delicate plants in the garden can be protected from chickens and other animals by simply placing an old birdcage over the top. It’s simple, free, and actually looks pretty nice!
We have a real problem here with wild birds eating our seedlings. They love broccoli, lettuce, beans, beetroot, silverbeet, corn – they even pulled out some of our onions and garlic! Don’t get me wrong, I love the birds – satin bowerbirds and purple swamphens are the main offenders – I just wish they’d leave our … [Read more…]
We had a fantastic presentation today at the Jamberoo Community Growers meeting, by the people from Organic Crop Protectants. A big part of the talk was on organic fruit fly control, using their “eco-naturalure” male fruit fly trap and attractant/insecticide products. It looks like a great system to keep these frustrating pests down. You simply … [Read more…]
Lunar planting, or lunar gardening, does not involve nude gardening at night by the light of the moon! It is all about timing your gardening activities to coincide with certain phases of the moon. Here’s an example of how much difference some people claim lunar planting can make to your gardening success. I’ve read various … [Read more…]