March at TAS videoRSS feed

Posted: Saturday 22 March, 2008

by Dan at 2:50pm in Growing 11 comments Add your own

Messing around with my camera today I did a quick tour of what we're growing at the moment. It was very windy, so sorry for the rubbish sound at the start!

More of these to come, we'll work on the quality...

March at TAS from The Accidental Smallholder on Vimeo.



Saturday 22 March, 2008 at 6:00pm

Great stuff! :) As you say, shame about the sound at the start, I have no idea what you said. Still, it's great seeing what you're up to. It looks a beautiful smallholding.


Sunday 23 March, 2008 at 3:56am

Hi there, Rosemary and Dan! We can see dirt under the trees now! YHEA! Of course, there is still a lot of areas with 2-3 feet of snow left.

So happy that Smokey is doing OK! We are on spring break now. Although our youngest is homeschooled; we still go by the vacation times.

We are having Easter at home tomorrow. We will have two of our kids here. That is neat.

Wanted to say, HAPPY EASTER to you both!


Sunday 23 March, 2008 at 9:07am

Happy Easter! Loved the video, even with the poor sound.

Best regards, Jandra

Andi Chapple

Sunday 23 March, 2008 at 2:37pm

hi - please do continue with the video, it's a very good way to see what you're doing. thanks for this one ... and happy Easter. cheers, Andi


Sunday 23 March, 2008 at 9:32pm

garden looks fabulous but miss your trademark video hat....


Sunday 23 March, 2008 at 10:10pm

Just wanted to add support to the video posts, great way of putting things into perspective, and cramming a lot of info in a small timeslot.

I'm interested as to why you plant in guttering? How do you plant it out?

We planted 23 natives out yesterday to line our driveway, long time to go until planting a veggie bed but I dare to dream. Have been looking into a Mandala system with chicken domes...have you heard of these? I'm a bit worried it'll be too cold where we are for the chickens..




Sunday 23 March, 2008 at 10:20pm

Thanks for the thumbs up on the vids everyone, we'll defintely do more, more often.

@claire: it's getting a bit warm for my comedy hat, will try to find a spring alternative but if there's a cold snap I'll be sure to don it.

@Kimberley: we have had trouble with pea and bean weevil in the past so sowing into guttering let's us start peas and beans in the greenhouse, get them up to 4-6 inches then plant out easily. We found last year that although they still took a bit of a hit they were well enough developed to come away.

The lengths of guttering match the width of our raised beds, so to transplant we just make a shallow channel and slide the whole lot out - takes seconds.

Had never heard of the Mandala system before now, so can't comment I'm afraid. Looks interesting though.


Monday 24 March, 2008 at 9:58pm

Great video. Very inspiring stuff. Hope you get some good crops from all your hard work. Will be taking notes for the day we manage to get somewhere with a garden!


Tuesday 25 March, 2008 at 10:36am

Like the way you support the guttering, so simple. I've used guttering for years to get peas started but never thought of using the brackets to make better use of the space.


Tuesday 25 March, 2008 at 10:39am

Yay... it's great to see how it's all going... wish I had some foties of how it was when you first moved in... I can't believe it's the same land!


Tuesday 25 March, 2008 at 11:08am

@David: I made the frame last year after seeing Sarah Raven use guttering on tv.

@Sue: We have some photos somewhere, I'll dig them out and do a before and after page. :O)

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