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    I'm loving all these photos!

    Our little veggie garden is going well. We've been eating lettuce and rocket harvested fresh. Yum! For greens anyway - it's all relative! Today we staked the tomatoes. They look pretty healthy. We've had a few strawberry casualties, but some flowers appearing on the survivors. Yay!

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    I'm a bit late, but hoping not too late, ordered another load of soil earlier this week and got my bed filled finally yesterday (took 25 wheelbarrow loads to fill the rest-I'm stuffed) planning on sowing seeds this weekend.
    We went and bought some dwarf fruit trees yesterday too, Granny Smith and pink lady apples, cherry and apricot. We already have a mulberry tree, Apple tree, quince, pear, fig, plum and a grape vine that were already here, they need some tlc though and the Apple tree has a disease, they always get brown spots.

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    Has anyone tried beer traps to help stop earwigs? We have an infestation here and I'm going to try this to keep them off my garden. You just fill a few bowls or tuna cans with beer and they go for it overnight and drown.

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    A fresh canvas! (And a couple of tomato plants I really need to get into the ground)
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    Another photo, we picked some mulberries the other day but they aren't very healthy, not bad considering we have done no maintenance or watering at all and it's very dry up here
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    The mulberry tree (photo taken earlier this year)
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    And pears & plums starting to grow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sairz View Post
    Has anyone tried beer traps to help stop earwigs? We have an infestation here and I'm going to try this to keep them off my garden. You just fill a few bowls or tuna cans with beer and they go for it overnight and drown.
    We used to use beer traps for snails and always caught plenty. Hopefully you can get on top of the earwig invasion.

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    Looks like we're going to have to wait a bit longer to realise our tree change dream The banks don't like the property we want (due to size and lack of services, it's fully off grid), so we have to have a much bigger deposit than we were initially thinking so it's going to take a bit longer and means we'll have to sell our unit we were planning on keeping as well... Fingers crossed it all still comes off!

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    Oh good luck pixi

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    Oh, what a shame Pixie. It sounds as though you are determined to find this lifestyle though so the time will most certainly come I'm sure. I know banks are funny about financing acreage. It can be tricky. I had a credit union I've been with for 20 years knock us back on moving our loan over to them when we married because our property was over 20 acres. It was ridiculous when we only owed about one fifth of what the place was worth, so there was no way they could've lost out. But they couldn't see past their policy not to loan for acreage. Anyhow, their loss. Keep at it and be realistic about costs (eg: ours was off the grid and has cost tens of thousands just to set up with power and water) and you'll get there in the end.

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    Had a fantastic cherry haul this year. Totally amazing- I'd put a picture up, but I don't know how!


 

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