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home from a week of camping, three whopper zucchini to pick and one more tomorrow

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024

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tada! The zucchini harvest has commenced. First three picked this evening

Friday, Jan 12, 2024

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we've harvested the last of the broadbeans, time to dig the plants in on the weekend

Thursday, Nov 16, 2023

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planted a row of pea seeds that Cam collected yesterday when passing an XR protest

Saturday, May 27, 2023

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another row of broadbeans planted, hopefully to stagger the crop production

Sunday, May 14, 2023

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the broadbean seedlings have started to sprout

Friday, Apr 28, 2023

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The three tiny pumpkins all died, rotted and fell off so we've pulled out the plant – so much for the pumpkin crop

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2023

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the 2023 eggplant crop consist of one small purple eggplant, ripening nicely, but only a bit bigger than a golf ball

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2023

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Two rows of broad bean seeds planted in one of the raised garden beds

Monday, Apr 17, 2023

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there are still a few green tomatoes in the garden, I suspect nothing more will ripen now that its getting cooler

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2023

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builders had turned off the watering system tap so the vege. garden is all dried up, but harvested some toms

Saturday, Feb 25, 2023

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I have harvested the second tomato! Fingers crossed that the weather stays warm for long enough that the rest ripen up

Thursday, Feb 16, 2023

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planted a punnet of lettuce seedlings and two pots of petunias

Saturday, Feb 4, 2023

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harvested the first Pak Choi for chicken stir-fry tonight

Monday, Jul 11, 2022

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the pak choi are growing well, might be able to harvest some of the bigger ones soon

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

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planted two punnets of Pak Choi seedlings (11 plants)

Saturday, May 28, 2022

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one last zucchini filling out, although the plants don't seem to realise winter has arrived

Friday, May 6, 2022

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Jo started on pulling out the dead tomato plants but I'd injured my back, couldn't bend over, so didn't help!

Sunday, Apr 3, 2022

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picked all the remaining green tomatoes

Saturday, Apr 2, 2022

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zucchini plants are dying off, but still producing flowers

Thursday, Mar 31, 2022

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we're getting towards the end of the tomatoes, I picked a few handfuls today and the rest will be in a race against the warm weather

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2022

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the zucchini have nearly finished, there are around seven finger-sized ones still growing, about the same number smaller, yellow and starting to rot

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022

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Almost a dozen finger-size zucchini, but they just won't get any bigger, either needs more water or compost

Monday, Feb 21, 2022

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plenty of tomatoes ripened over the weekend, the zucchini stubbornly refuse to get any bigger

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022

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four zucchini that grew while we were away now harvested, two quite large

Thursday, Jan 20, 2022

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picked three near perfect small tasty-looking zucchini before they escape to become zeppelins

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022

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I have picked the first home-grown zucchini, it suddenly got much larger after the rain

Saturday, Jan 8, 2022

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tomato and zucchini plants growing well, the capsicums look quite small and undeveloped

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022

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the first of our zucchini look about ready to pick, first produce of the new garden beds

Monday, Jan 3, 2022

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dug up the "garlic crop" and it was a complete dud, two, pea-sized bulbs from four plants

Saturday, Dec 4, 2021

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two of the capsicum seedlings are broken and dead, we suspect the cat has walked on them, but have no proof

Thursday, Nov 11, 2021

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planted out three punnets in the new garden beds; tomatoes, capsicum, zucchini

Saturday, Nov 6, 2021

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A cubic metre of topsoil was delivered, many barrow-loads were moved from driveway to vege gardens

Friday, Nov 5, 2021

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planted out eight or so bulbs of "planting garlic" between roses and citrus trees

Saturday, May 8, 2021

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down to three beetroot seedlings, all with leaves eaten off, all dug up and dumped by cat digging up the soil

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021

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bought and assembled a second timber garden bed & weed-mat, the only way to keep the feral grass out is isolation!

Saturday, Feb 27, 2021

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finally assembled the timber raised garden bed and picked a spot for it – now to line it, fill it and grow something

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021

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planted Cam's bean seedlings out into the garden, the science experiment is over

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020

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left-most snake bean is now a metre up the trellis work

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

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snake beans are just tall enough to start touching the trellis

Monday, Dec 4, 2017

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intended to buy tomato seedlings at Oakleigh Rotary market, but didn't go due to rain

Sunday, Nov 26, 2017

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everything wet and green, we really should get some tomato plants

Saturday, Nov 25, 2017

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…The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

…The Site

Vanity site? Technology experiment? Learning tool? Blog? Journal? Diary? Photo album? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you…

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Its all been here a fairly long time. Like the papers on my desk, or the books on the bedside table, the pile just grew… and it all grew without much plan or structure. I try not to break URLs, so historical oddities abound.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried PHP, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on Emacs Org mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is Org mode and hugo.

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