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Diary of a brown-thumb

What's a brown-thumb? 

We've all heard of a green-thumb - that person who has the ability to just get the green stuff 'right' in the garden (we secretly believe that they are just the ones who remember to water their plants!). A brown-thumb is a soil lover who doesn't really understand the green stuff - healthy, rich soil is what gets their garden fires burning.

So this is a story of how a brown-thumb is going to make the most of their healthy soil, with us following their journey. Getting the brown stuff right so that they can turn their suburban, straggly and nutrient-deficient backyard into an edible wonderland.

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Operation Veggie Patch

Starting with seeds - Operation Veggie Patch - Part 1

Getting the soil right - Operation Veggie Patch - Part 2

Project 2 - Insect attracting plants (aka can not plant chillies this time of year)

Project 3 - Soil blocking - what to do in the garden when it is wet and the snails have eaten all your plants

Project 4 - Fruit trees — the snails are dead and the possum buffet is in

Project 5 — Growing a medicinal garden

Project 6 — Can we grow a banana tree & don“t forget the sheep liver!