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Hi crew, I was just going back through postings in GTT and found a couple of questions I had not caught up with.
If you have a question regarding any posting you would definatly like an answer to please feel free to post the question on my page and I will be sure to cover it.
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More of a catch up, well done BLF

Started by Anthony Foo. Last reply by Florence Oct 20, 2015. 3 Replies

New wicking bed module

Started by Mark Thomson. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Apr 26, 2012. 51 Replies

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Comment by Donna on June 3, 2008 at 18:33
Thanks Scarlett, it was apparently a mango - although it had huge roots going under the house (I know because hubby & I felt like we were archeologists uncovering dinosaur bones the weekend before the stump was removed!) most of me wishes they had just left it, such a waste people ripping out productive fruit trees with me planting them everywhere I go.

I am not so convinced about using it as 'dirt', after closer inspection (15 wheelbarrow loads) it is more like mulch so I think I will have to wait awhile for it to break down. It's in the back 'mulch' corner for now...
Comment by Scarlett on June 1, 2008 at 19:06
Hey Donna :)
That stump grinding dirt was gold for one of our pawpaw trees - it just seeded itself there and has grown twice as fast and thick as the others planted only a few weeks later- have had heaps of pawpaws from this tree, the others still on the way. We had to take out big old chinese elms (and they were very pretty! sigh). Might depend on what tree you had in - some plants have mean roots - eg be careful if it was a gum tree or wattle or camphor laurel - maybe test seedlings in it first before you build something
Comment by Donna on May 29, 2008 at 19:59
I got some tree stumps ground and ended up with a huge mound of dirt, when I thought I would get a hole??? Oh well, means enough dirt for at least one more veggie garden yay!
Comment by Donna on May 23, 2008 at 10:25
I am just beginning the grow your own journey and (like most of us) am on a tight budget so any hints & tips are welcome.
 

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