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Elaine coolowl replied to Dave Riley's discussion A circus outback: String trellis
"Climbers will climb as far up as you will let them - or so it seems. Since I'm short, having the fruit 8 feet in the air is not conducive to eating. So I chop off my vines when the overtop the trellis. They produce laterals anyway. Whether it…"
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion A circus outback: String trellis
"The problem with bamboo -- at least fresh canes --is that plants can't climb up it easily. I'd suggest: not at all: they hate it. That's why twine is so useful. Climbers love it. But any pre-made trellis presumes how the plants will…"
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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post The Garden in April: the Month of the Triffids
"Egyptian and Aztec Spinach? They were grown from seeds....So I need to go to the seed chamber and find the packets. As for vines-in-the-air....I think I've lost control and have no Plan B in place for when they take over. One hopes they are…"
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Dianne Caswell commented on Dave Riley's blog post The Garden in April: the Month of the Triffids
"My goodness Dave, what would your garden look like if you went on holidays for a week. When you got back it would be like a tropical jungle with all your vines in the air. I am looking forward to seeing it in a couple of weeks. Could I please ask…"
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The Garden in April: the Month of the Triffids

After a desultory Summer, the garden has re-invented itself as a garden of Triffids.Plants that move! Clamber relentlessly. That twirl and twine and choke and crawl...That drag themselves tendril by tendril.Plants that cannot be stopped!Vines.Outback, taking over, are African Yams, Chokos, Russian Cucumbers and New Guinea Beans. In the mix are Snake Beans, Yam Beans, and Bolivian…See More
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Jan Holley replied to Dave Riley's discussion A circus outback: String trellis
"I seem to be in the early phases of trellis building. Like Lissa, I have only had limited success with the pre-fab trellises, so I've been experimenting with building free-standing or semi-free-standing trellises from my bamboo and using…"
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion A circus outback: String trellis
"I must give sisal a try  if this rig doesn't work.But it's much more expensive... to then later throw away. Given my impulse habits, braiding may slow me down. If I could get better anchorage I could engineer upright posts to hang…"
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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
My own residence. Sandgate PCYC Community and Market Garden
I am interested in:
Vegetables. Rain harvesting.Starchy vegetables.
I can offer:
produce
About what I can offer:
I hope to sell produce at local monthly markets in my township.
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http://kickbike.blogspot.com/search/label/Gardening
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The Garden in April: the Month of the Triffids

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:30 2 Comments

After a desultory Summer, the garden has re-invented itself as a garden of Triffids.
Plants that move! Clamber relentlessly. That twirl…
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Culinary Adventures

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 1:00 26 Comments

I'm dedicated to cooking. For me it has always been a life saver. The evening meal is my special time. 
Everyday it comes around and every…
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The Garden in March

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 10:30 15 Comments

The Garden in March, 2015. Hopefully the Summer heat and humidity is in the past and seedlings get a better start in life. Despite the wet Summer, the garden looks bedraggled and unsure of itself.It hasn't quite decided which plant will rule the soil or the air. 

African…

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The Garden In February

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 7:30 4 Comments

After a steady bout of humidity there's been many excuses to green up but with that, the constraints of fungi. Some plants just can't cut the mustard and I've lost plenty to  too much wetness.…
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Cheap and easy way to make yogurt

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 16:00 11 Comments

I've been making my own yogurt for years and have developed my technique with easy DIY in mind.Home made yogurt is so much cheaper than store bought stuff as all you need is milk and a little starter (left over from a previous batch).

EQUIPMENT:

  • Cooking thermometer: make sure you use one with a long stem and easy to read (very large) numbers.
  • Rice cooker with a glass lid: if you don't have one of these, get a…
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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

At 17:12 on January 11, 2012, Jane said…

Hi Dave, did you manage to get the Snake Beans. If not you may contact me on borgia@tpg.com.au with your address & I will send some.

Jane

At 21:10 on June 15, 2009, Scarlett said…
hello
hey i want to delete the backyarders group and i'm copying the discussions across, but i can't copy your little cuba photos - what to do?
At 20:50 on March 14, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , just a reminder that the 2nd Garden Visit is on the 29th at Vanessa place .
At 16:18 on February 4, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , just a reminder that the GARDEN VISITS are starting at the end of the month (22nd) .Everyone is welcome .
At 12:52 on January 14, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
thanks for the reply . I have no water tanks myself , very hard in this climate to do any thing without water , but feel free to come along whether you intend to host a visit or not .
 
 
 

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