Category: Get in the Garden Series

Jun 06

Bokashi Composting for the Backyard Gardener

The Bokashi system is an intriguing and fascinating technology which the more I use the more I want to continue utilizing the system. It is modular, it produces very little odour, it is airtight so pests and children can’t get into it and it is a microbial rich soil activator. I add Bokashi ferments to …

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Jun 06

DIY Bokashi Bucket

Let’s talk ways we can reduce waste! I have had my head in books, research papers and government documents looking at the state of our waste systems and trying to figure out how I can try and do my bit to reduce a whopper of a problem. Which in all honesty hasn’t been so positive …

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Apr 17

Understanding Soils in the Backyard

What is soil? I find that if I begin thinking on this for too long I find it hard to distinguish what isn’t soil. Everything at one point or another has been forged, extracted, nourished or enveloped by the soil. From bricks made of clay, to roof frames forged from aluminium to returning when things …

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Apr 04

Befriending Beneficial Bugs and Building Biodiversity

What is Biodiversity? Most people who have been through the plots will know I am a big supporter of the natural networks at play through the garden. The Oxford Dictionary states Biodiversity as  “The variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat”(3). To me (and many others) it is …

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Jan 07

The first 5 steps to starting a market garden

G’day farmerinos, Josh from Nature Cycle Farm here, today I wanted to talk about the first 5 steps I took when starting my market garden. I undertook these steps before setting a shovel in the ground and I believe I reaped the rewards for it and so should you. To pass down the knowledge we …

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