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Home Living : June 23rd 2009
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, June 23, 2009 HOMELIVING 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. Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored 1st class work only Work further than Aust. Standards 37 years experience Call Kerry Builders Lic No R80718 0406 798 557 (anytime) *Conditions Apply 2151814i hlw wk44 RESTORE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? 50% OFF* (Call now!) Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2120423i hlf wk31 Lic. 137155c STYLE -- QUALITY -- DESIGN www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au Call for a FREE me and quote 9631 48282098502i hlnw wk42 Roller Blinds Roman Blinds Venetian Blinds Aluminium Blinds Panel Glide Blinds Plantation Shutters Renovating? 2186132i hlf wk32 p We can do everything Plumbing Electrical Wall tiling Home owners Warranty/ Insurance Call Now 9807 3766 AUSTRALIA'S MOST EXPERIENCED POOL BUILDER • ANY SHAPE, ANY SIZE: GEOMETRIC, FREEFORM, LAP, PLUNGE... • FULL DESIGN SERVICE INCL. COUNCIL COMPLIANCE OR APPROVAL • POOL RENOVATION EXPERTS -- 2007 MBA AWARD WINNER • OVER 19,513 QUALITY BUILDS Appreciate quality? The choice is Crystal 50 Year reputation for quality MASTER POOL DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS BUILDERS Lic.No. 34505 SEE EXAMPLES ONLINE AT crystalpools.com.au ALL SUBURBS 9875 4555
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