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Dave Riley
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  • BEACHMERE
  • Australia
  • Moreton Bay Region
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Dave Riley replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion You brought this on yourselves! in the group BLF Futures
"Quiet? I'm not quiet. I'm vociferous....and I'll tell you why. While I may be a frustrated blogger -- my daughter is an online professional 'influencer' --  I appreciate posting here so much because it serves as my own…"
yesterday
Ron Hyde replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to Grow Garlic-The Complete Guide to Garlic
"Hi Jeff, that can certainly be the case, I am fortunate in that the cloves I put in every year have become  acclimatised to my area over a period of 15 years and produce very well every year. Unless you know the origin of the bulbs you…"
Tuesday
Dianne Caswell commented on Dave Riley's photo
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I have given myself an award.

"You Deserve it!!!  Yes love Your Art Work"
Tuesday
Andrew Cumberland replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to Grow Garlic-The Complete Guide to Garlic
"Happy to come to yours as well mate.  "
Tuesday
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to Grow Garlic-The Complete Guide to Garlic
"The problem with the garlic could be if in a warm area  do not get cold enough  even for the garlic recommended and here do not even get any frost and that may be why not growing ."
Tuesday
Ron Hyde replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to Grow Garlic-The Complete Guide to Garlic
"I will make a point of coming to Beachmere in the New Year for a discussion on just that"
Tuesday
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to Grow Garlic-The Complete Guide to Garlic
"Well then: ROLL ON MARCH! Let's make a booking. Step by step we're in your dirt covered hands."
Tuesday
Ron Hyde replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to Grow Garlic-The Complete Guide to Garlic
"Your welcome Andrew"
Sunday

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About me:
I grow vegetables on what was sand along the shores of Moreton Bay.After years of mulching I have a rich loam to work with and plenty of earth worm helpers.
I also run a Vetiver Grass nursery.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Local Primary School Garden
I am interested in:
Vegetables.Vetiver grass. Various cuisines and the plants they make use of -- especially Turkish, Mexican, Caribbean, Korean and Sri Lankan.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Products and/or Services
My website is:
http://www.growvetiver.com/
What I am looking for:
Information
Location
Moreton Bay Region

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Dave Riley's Blog

My garden of earthly delights.

Posted on November 6, 2020 at 0:00 6 Comments

My garden of earthly delights. I like to grow what I like to eat.

White chokoes. Better tasting than their green cousins. Maybe not as prolific -- usually -- but this year I have them hanging down a'plenty. Much less slimy than the green and present to the mouth as a crisp veg. Ants, regrettably, love them.…

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Drag & Drop Gardening with Scurvy Weed as a green mulch: the story so far.

Posted on October 15, 2020 at 23:00 7 Comments

I invested energy  in drag and drop today. Did 2 beds in double quick time.

Just wrenched the verdant Scurvy Weed from its anchorage and dropped it as mulch where it used to grow but a moment before.

I'd been…

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Managing our Vetiver Ventures

Posted on September 25, 2020 at 0:00 9 Comments

We are on the cusp of this season's great Vetiver venture.

Almost all of the clumps in our backyards have been harvested and we are 'bringing them on' (pictured at right) as divisions which are almost ready to plant out…

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The Kitchen Garden Comestibles

Posted on September 5, 2020 at 16:00 7 Comments

Today is a great day in the Kitchen Garden.'Tis also the first day of the rest of its life.It being at peace with the world.…

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My Soup Lifestyle (yet again I prattle on about it)

Posted on August 13, 2020 at 23:30 2 Comments

I eat soup every day for lunch. I love soup....and I guess I'm skilled at soupology.

Essentially my soup making works to a template.

1.STOCK

I make up a weak chicken stock by steaming up chicken necks for the dogs. I always have that on hand. I also make stock by collecting all our leftover bones -- cooked…

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At 18:38 on March 28, 2020, Susan said…

Hey Dave, I use "after photo" - it's free but with ads. 

At 9:11 on March 27, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

And you probably could do that to Dave.

At 10:37 on February 2, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Oh, and I forgot how good his jokes are too????

At 8:29 on February 2, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Love the Updated Profile and Avatar, you really have a gift Dave, you are an inspiration to all our Members I am sure. Could I say to all if you are a newer member please take the time to read through some of Dave's Blogs etc I promise you that you will gain a different prospective on how Sand can become Humus. Be sure to read about how Dave has inspired Children to garden at his local school, and his Cooking and Recipes skills have gone from strength to strength.

At 15:37 on February 23, 2016, Vinay Nellipudi said…
Thanks for friend request.
At 12:06 on January 10, 2015, DARREN JAMES said…

Thanks Dave for your recipes ,will you be going to lissas garden visit as I can give you those brazillian spinach if not will bring them over for you cheers

At 16:52 on December 21, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Dave havent forgotten you caught up with work .will get them over to you in the new year sometime hope you have a good xmass  

At 8:32 on December 16, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi mate leave us an address at darren_and_deb@hotmail.com and I will get them over to you

At 21:05 on December 1, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Thanks for your reply mate I do have flowers but they wouldn't be a metre high due to the very sandy soil and low nutrients even though I did put lots of compost in before planting .I planted them initially to stop the neighbours walking across the front lawn,Your plants sound really healthy and you can look forward to good yields 3 to 4 kilos per plant if your lucky and not forgetting the  flowers wich  will be a real head turner. cheers

At 19:51 on November 30, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Dave didnt want to hijack your latest blog but just wanted to ask about your Jerusalem artichokes as we seem to be the only few blf members growing them .How tall are they do you have any flowers yet always good to compare your plants with others to guage how things are.cheers

 
 
 

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GrowVetiver

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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