The largest seed in the world is the double coconut which can measure up to 50cm around the middle! Coconuts have a fibrous coating and an air space inside them, since they need to be able to float to a new home. Some coconuts have floated 2,000km across the sea before they find dry land!
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Jonathan’s method of growing your own food can save you thousands on your grocery bill
Click on the cover above to discover how he does it.
Knock, Knock! Who’s there? Lettuce. Lettuce who? Lettuce in, its hot out here.
This rotating nozzle atomiser makes it easy to get up under the leaves where the bugs are.
Congratuations to Allen who was the lucky winner of a Greenbo Planter by completing the short survey in last months newsletter!
Thank you to everyone who did answer the survey, it will help me to provide content in this newsletter that is most useful to you.
Something that did emerge from the survey that blew me away was the number of people who’s lives are been changed by the stacking gardens.
You may like to see some of the comments here on our Productive Gardens blog.
Beat the Bugs
These stink bugs can be a real pain. Because of their hard shell, they are protected from many of the safer sprays. Citrus trees are their favorite and they’ll perch on the new growth and suck out the juices which will kill off the tip.
Here are a couple of ideas to get rid of them. It’s always a good idea to wear glasses as they can spray secretions which can sting as well as stink.
1. If the tree isn’t to large, use a vacuum cleaner to suck them up. Preferably, use a bag type so it’s easy to dispose of them.
2. Once again, if the tree isn’t too big (and it’s best to keep them trimmed so you can reach the fruit anyway) grab some old bread bags. Put your hand into the bag and start grabbing the bugs. When you have a few, withdraw your hand turning the bag inside out and tie it closed.
3. Make your garden more bird friendly. This fellow pictured has a wonderful time keeping my lime tree free from stink bugs.
Stacking Garden Maintenance
With the warm weather approaching, it’s time to consider how to best keep your stacking garden producing bountiful crops of fresh herbs and salad greens that you need for alfresco dinning or the impromptune barbeque.
Lettuces that are allowed to dry out get very stressed which means they will start going to seed early and that makes them very bitter. You can keep your lettuce crisp and tasty by making sure they have access to the moisture they need.
That’s why we have designed a new automatic watering system especially for the stacking gardens. It’s run by a battery operated timer tap that feeds drippers which each deliver 2 litres per hour. This means you only need to have the timer coming on for about 15 minutes every few days.
Take the worry out of getting someone else to look after your stacking garden while you’re away these holidays.
As promised here are some pictures of the stacking garden we won!
(Entered at Gold Coast Home Show)
Was so flat out that we only planted it up a few weeks ago and I thought it would take a while before it flourished, but as you can see it has taken off within weeks, and all from the tiniest seedlings!! I can not get over it!! And all this from a family who has NO idea how to grow anything! Quite a few months ago we purchased a pre planted box of herbs…. but our lack of knowledge on what plant was what (seriously we have absolutely no idea about plants) meant that we didn’t use it and it was hard to maintain. In contrast we have labelled each of the plant sections in the stacking garden so we know what each plant is, and it is so easy to maintain. Had the yummiest spinach and herbs in tonight’s dinner, it is so satisfying to eat something we have grown!!
Thank you so very much, can’t even begin to explain how grateful we are!!
Stacking Gardens Christmas Special
Last year, in the final two weeks leading up to Christmas we got swamped with orders for the Stacking Gardens. Then we had trouble getting them into the post and onto the couriers in time to be delivered by Christmas Day.
So, this year and for one week only, until the 7th Dec, I am offering a very special package to help spread the load. Order a stacking garden with the trolley combo (usually $147) for a total of $139 and we’ll also send it free post anywhere in Australia.
So, avoid the last minute rush, decide between the Stone and Terracotta colours and hit the Buy Now button below and the garden will be on its way.
Stone Stacking Garden with Easy Move Trolley
$139 + Free Shipping
Terracotta Stacking Garden with Easy Move Trolley
$139 + Free Shipping
Till next month.
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