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Harvesting green leafy vegies (transferred from Backyarders)

Addy posted: How do you harvest green veges to make them last as long as possible? EG kale, bok choy, tatsoi, silverbeet? I do the "cut and…

Started by Scarlett

3 Jun 22, 2009
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Espalier Fruit Trees (transferred from Backyarders)

Espalier is the art of training trees to specific designs by pruning and tying them to structures and is commonly used to reduce the footpr…

Started by Donna

6 Jun 17, 2009
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Frosty morning!

Noticed many white patches on everyone's lawn this morning while walking to the bus stop, so I bent down to take a closer look and found th…

Started by Florence

12 Jun 17, 2009
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Asparagus Crowns (transferred from Backyarders)

I have just ordered 10 2yo crowns but now need to find somewhere to plant them. There seems to be a bit of a conflict, some people say full…

Started by Donna

4 Jun 17, 2009
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Garden visits (transferred from Backyarders)

Chris Z hart posted; Would the members of the backyarders be intrested in visting each others gardens with a view to swap plant material (…

Started by Scarlett

26 Jun 17, 2009
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Potting mix - transferred from Backyarders

Marijke posted: Firstly thanks to Scarlett for hosting us on such an inspiring visit, and to the many lovely backyarders who gave us seeds…

Started by Scarlett

5 Jun 17, 2009
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Coping with Weeds (moved from Backyarders)

How do other people cope with weeds in their veggie gardens? I have raised beds that have a layer of fine cane mulch on them. On the weeke…

Started by Donna

10 Jun 16, 2009
Reply by Donna

Books and gloves and thongs - transferred from backyarders

Marijke said: Just thought I'd say hi. I've just joined this group. Thank you to the network starter (Scarlett?) for doing this. I have bee…

Started by Scarlett

13 Jun 15, 2009
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Fig tree roots - any ideas? (transferred from backyarders)

Amanda posted: My neighbours have a pretty big fig tree next to the fence line which has put roots under the garden shed and is happily ste…

Started by Scarlett

8 Jun 15, 2009
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Pests and problems (transferred from backyarders)

Since the rain I've had a slime rot in my pak choy so I gave the affected ones to the chooks. My artichokes, which were coming on beautiful…

Started by Scarlett

5 Jun 15, 2009
Reply by Scarlett


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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