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Posts tagged ‘vegetables’

Success! Kale-y question answered

I have a word for it. Do you know how excited that made me? I went from an observation, to some questions, to an answer, all because of responses to this blog and Facebook, all in a few days. Read more

Kale sidetracked my day

The plan was to sweep up some magnolia petals, add them to the compost, then mow the lawn. But kale sidetracked my day. Read more

‘Oh well’ moments in the garden

I had two “oh well” moments in the garden this week. One, I’ll call the “potato moment”, the other, the “carrot moment”. Read more

Help! I’m having an affair

Dear Geeky, I’ve been having an affair with my vegetable patch for a year now and I think my husband’s beginning to suspect. Maybe it’s the dirt under my nails or the smell of tomatoes on my clothes. Read more

How organic is it?

Dear Geeky, I buy organic seedlings, plant them in organic potting mix and feed them with organic fertiliser. But I live under the flight path and next to a busy road. Read more

Help! Vegies still alive on plate

I’m disturbed to find that fruit and vegies* are alive when I eat them. Not jumping up and down. But biochemically active – sensing their environment and making compounds in response.

Until now I thought that life stopped the moment I yanked a carrot out of the ground. Dead, final, kaput.

Not any more. Read more

Wordless Wednesday #1

Welcome to The Geeky Gardener’s first Wordless Wednesday, a sneak peek into Geeky’s backyard. Read more