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July Seed Saver Swap/ Meeting/ Garden Visit - Hosted by Joanne Chung

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July Seed Saver Swap/ Meeting/ Garden Visit - Hosted by Joanne Chung

Time: July 17, 2011 from 9am to 11am
Location: South Side (will be updated with suburb soon)
Event Type: seed, saver, swap, meeting, garden, visit
Organized By: Joanne Chung
Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2011

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July Seed Saver Swap/ Meeting/ Garden Visit - Hosted by Joanne Chung

 

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Comment by Lissa on July 20, 2011 at 5:55

I'm thinking I have a fairly protected area, currently with potplants on it, that could be turned into a quail rearing spot with a nice little outdoor run covered from the elements.

My main problem would be "am I capable of killing them?". I think probably yes as they aren't all that appealing as pets, but chooks, I don't know if I could kill a chook.

Comment by Lissa on July 20, 2011 at 5:53

Morning Florence. Oddly enough we did have "ornamental" Quail in the bottom of the aviary (King I think) when we first moved here. We gave them away for some reason - I think every time I opened the aviary door they tried to escape of something.

I advertised them as pets and two young asian men from the southside came and got them - doubt if they became pets :S

They were in a box in the kitchen waiting to be collected and one got out - two of my dogs immediately grabbed the poor thing and tore it to pieces. It was eaten in seconds.

Comment by Daniel on July 19, 2011 at 9:49
Hi Florence - it was nice to meet you! :-)
Comment by Florence on July 19, 2011 at 9:06
Thank you for a great garden visit, Albert and his mum loves the beef in batel leaves ~
No worries about the Mulberries, you can always dig up the secound one if they both grow well ~ They would make good bonsai I think.. that's what I'll be trying to do with my two.
Thanks Lissa for Kefir grain, Yacon, and bringing the Turmerics.  Thanks Chris for the Turmerics.  I'll do some research on kefir grain as well :) 

Lissa, I think I've read people keeping ornamental birds with quails in aviaries as quails are predominately ground dwellers so the birds occupy the top, and the quails the bottom.  Maybe you can look into that if small eggs are okay with you?  Just a thought ~
Comment by Lissa on July 18, 2011 at 5:02
Turmeric is courtesy of Christopher Hart who wasn't able to be with us on the day :) Thanks Chris.
Comment by Daniel on July 17, 2011 at 22:59
Oh, and thanks to Lissa for the seeds, yacon and turmeric :-)
Comment by Daniel on July 17, 2011 at 21:36

Joanne, thanks for a great morning, and a great lunch!

 

Nice to meet everyone else, too! I can finally put names to faces! :-)

Comment by Lissa on July 17, 2011 at 18:52

What a terrific morning. Thank you so much Joanne, Kevin, Ethan and Andrew.

I have hope now for chooks of my own (really wish I didn't have the poor old cockatiels - will just have to wait until nature takes it's course with them).

Thank you for the betel leaf packets Kevin :) Nothing like actualy seeing something used in cooking to give you inspiration.

The potted plant is a red salvia. Very easy to grow and hardy - I think there's a few plants in that pot. Grows about 1m tall. Just snap off the spent flower stalks and it will keep on producing new ones. Once a year trim off the old woody growth and keep the fresh new growth and each plant will last for years.

Mulberry cutting is planted Florence thank you :D

Comment by Joanne Chung on July 17, 2011 at 17:27
I want to thank everyone for coming today. I really enjoy the company and the useful advise and idea you impart with me.

Thank's Lissa for the tumeric and the yacon.. Hope to plant them soon. I am also going to do some research on kefir grain and see what I can achieve with them. Can you also give me the name of the potted flower you gave me. Want to do some research so I know where to plant them.

Florence, I planted both mulberry cuttings, don't want it to died off and get wasted :)

Thanks everyone again, and can't wait for the next one ;)
Comment by Joanne Chung on July 17, 2011 at 17:20
Oh sorry Vanessa, I was hoping that I can pm you my address this morning.. But I didn't get a chance to log on :(

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