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Home Living : June 23rd 2009
HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1 Chip off old box In the garden Judy Horton is an adviser for Yates Growing your own potatoes isn't difficult, even for beginners. In fact, the main virtue required is patience because, while the green, above-ground plant parts appear and develop quite quickly, the underground tubers (the potatoes) take some months to mature. Certified, disease-free seed potatoes canbeplanted any time in the next few weeks. Potatoes need a sunny bed with well- drained soil but, if space is a problem, they can go into large containers. I've had success using a couple of large styrofoam boxes. Cut off their bases, then sit one box on the ground and half fill it with compost mixed with half-rotted hay, old leaves or loose mulch. Plant the seed potatoes and cover with more organic material. As the shoots appear, continue filling the bottom box and then sit the other box on top. At this stage, you canplant a few more seed potatoes, then continue filling to the top as they grow. The occasional sprinkle with blood and bone or a complete fertiliser will ensure the plants grow well, and tomato stakes will hold the boxes in place. After the plants die down, the boxes canbe pulled apart to harvest the potatoes and the growing material used as mulch. Details: www.yates.com.au. HOMELIVING Water wise Bathroom-fixtures supplier Caroma Dorf has a new website to support its sustainability initiatives. The site, www.ecologicalsolutions.com , is a dedicated online platform for Caroma Dorf's water-saving technologies that aims to help businesses save more water through retrofit initiatives. Commercial retrofit solutions are a viable way for companies to save water by simply changing to more efficient fixtures and fittings. The site also features a registration for the Caroma Dorf commercial water-saving calculator which allows businesses to review their water use and calculate the savings that can be achieved through retrofitting. .................................................. • SLIDING or HINGED DOORS • TIMBER • COLOUR PANEL • PAINTED • MIRRORED • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic. 185684C FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Just For You Wardrobes Pty Ltd 2135912i hlc wk40 ASK ABOUT OUR LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE www.accentblinds.com.au ACCENT BLINDS STOCKTAKE SALE, NOW ON Recession beating prices 30% off Shantung Screen Roller Blinds 20% off Phoenixwood Venetian Blinds 30% off Selected Vertical Blinds 40% off Shantung Roller Blinds* 30% off Phoenixwood Venetians* 40% off Selected Verticals* Cnr Doody & O'Riordan Sts Bring into Accent Alexandria and save 9700 9433 Take a further 10%off to Accent Alexandria EXCLUSIVE *On orders placed and confirmed in store * Save even more with Accent's huge range of ready made blinds. Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations Painting New dwellings Home Extensions & alterations First floor addition Patios, decks & pergolas Complete architectural design service Finance available to approved applicants WE CATER FOR ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS Suite 1 72A, Great North Road, Five Dock 8753 0856 PTY LTD HOME RENOVATION SPECIALISTS A.B.N. 66 132 232 529 Lic. 208460c 2265872i hln wk38 Mighty Kitchens & Bathrooms Let us put the Heart & Soul in your House 97961500 Save up to 40% 2203226i hln wk02
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