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🌱 #4

After the initial shock of getting transplanted, the plant seedlings are slowly getting bigger and stronger. This is probably the most noticeable with the strawberries. I had seven separate plants growing in a small patch of a planter pot. Separating them all has meant that some of them got a […]

Why I didn’t do Med

I’ve written a whole series on my journey from a regional Victorian high school student to Ph. D student in my ‘How did I become #PhDLife?’ series of posts (see part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4). But most people who go into Biomedical Sciences have a dream […]

🌱 #3 (and some cool ☁️)

So, I noticed last week that the plants were getting a little burnt in the hot Australian sun. Even ‘full sun’ plants can struggle a little, especially when they’re seedlings. So I had a bit of a Google for what I could do for them, and I asked my carpenter […]

A scary time of the year

I get really bad hay fever. Anyone who’s seen me out and about during Spring will know this. I’m sneezing, blowing my nose, my face is puffy, and I look like I’m crying 24-7. It’s quite awful. For the last few years, to make my life a bit easier, I’ve […]

🌱 #2

A small photo update Turns out there were seven strawberry plants crammed into half a planter pot for about five years. 😱 Thankfully the roots weren’t too hard to tease apart, but this probably explains why the plant wasn’t doing so well. 😅 Bonus: now I have seven 🍓 plants […]

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IT IS TIME!! After cultivating plants in pots for over five years, I’ve finally been able to return to using garden beds. I’ve grown plants in both pots and garden beds, but I’ve always noticed that they do much better in beds. These beds are made with treated pine sleepers […]

New adventures!

One of the reasons I’ve been MIA this month is because I moved house! It was actually an already planned event for the year. My housemate and I had both finished our Ph. Ds, and we were going to move out and go our separate ways in late July/early August. […]

On this day…

There will be a longer post soon, but I had to have a chuckle when this popped up on my social media account. Ten years is a long time, and a lot can happen in it! I didn’t end up curing diseases, but I did get in to said degree. […]

Lockdown Buns

I didn’t realise how much I enjoyed cooking for other people until I couldn’t. Melbourne is in Stage Four lockdown until at least the end of October. No visitors allowed in the house (unless it’s an intimate partner, or you live on your own and you form a social bubble […]