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Dave Riley replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion mke your own jerky / salamis etc
"I've been meaning to make Tunisian sausage for some time -- Marguez"
12 hours ago
Dave Riley replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion mke your own jerky / salamis etc
"It's not so simple. I couldn't get my attempts to dry out sufficiently so I wondered about the safety. And I do have a dehydrator. Biltong is easier. It's wetter...and uses vinegar as an antiseptic. But you need a lot of meat as…"
19 hours ago
Dianne Caswell replied to Dave Riley's discussion I'm declaring my backyard to be in drought
"We put a trellis in front of one of our tanks and some wire mesh over it to train the Grapes, you might remember Christa we got the idea when we visited Daley's."
yesterday
Dianne Caswell commented on Dave Riley's blog post Synchronizing my kitchen gardening with the culinary preferences of the house
"You are not only a brilliant gardener but also a genius in the culinary department. I will be moving in next week."
yesterday
Christa replied to Dave Riley's discussion I'm declaring my backyard to be in drought
"Looks like a good idea, we have houses building so close to our fence now, so it would be nice to put a trellis against the side like that one, and maybe a passionfruit around it.  You are lucky to have the space out there, we swapped it for…"
yesterday
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion I'm declaring my backyard to be in drought
"If your tank is combustible probably going to need building approval to have close to fence line."
yesterday
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Dave Riley's discussion I'm declaring my backyard to be in drought
"Christa can you hide the tank somehow like this ( not the clothes line but the trellis - an idea I found on the net ages ago and we are hoping one day - when everything else is finished to do something like this all around our tank so make a better…"
yesterday
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion I'm declaring my backyard to be in drought
"An intermediate bulk container (IBC), IBC tote, or pallet tank, is a reusable industrial container designed for the transport and storage of bulk liquid  if you look around they are cheap to buy and easy to move when empty  i can fill with…"
yesterday

Profile Information

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.
My website is:
http://kickbike.blogspot.com/search/label/Gardening
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Synchronizing my kitchen gardening with the culinary preferences of the house

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 0:45 1 Comment

Contrary to my expectations I still can harvest comestibles outback.

Looking about, I'm soon set to drown in tomatoes which have occupied my patch like weeds.

The greens survive the heat and lack of moisture while the spuds begin to flag their readiness  by  consecutively dying back above ground.Beans and peas are a waste of energy but the squashes have…

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3 Sisters : intercropping, Kitchen Garden style.

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 23:00 10 Comments

No matter what I do I cannot play rain god and the soil --such as it is -- dries the more.

The comestibles live -- indeed in demographic abundance -- but they do not live well as the wee things suffer from the absence of precipitation. Even the dew has got surly and comes in each morning parched.

But such weather as this seems to suit the squash family. Less mould. Not damp. Just right to throw out the buds and shoot out a succulent stem or ball.

After years been held hostage…

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Looking Good in July

Posted on July 9, 2017 at 21:30 6 Comments

I was outback and the garden was looking so good I thought I'd capture the moment.

As you can see, I'm growing sticks too -- cuts from mulberry bushes. I use the sticks to mark where I plant seedlings and to later deploy them to raise up climbers or ramblers.'Tis an African habit.The red berets are the latest…

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Is growing food at home costing you more?

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 0:55 9 Comments

An interesting report in the Brisbane Times  raises the conundrum of garden size vs water use as a primary cost factor.

It draws on research by James Ward  and John Symons , published as Optimising…

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My absence from outback was not enough to sabotage the horticulture.

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 1:00 2 Comments

After a rough Summer, a recent bout of ill health kept me from my garden tasks for weeks. All I could manage was to fill up the terracotta pots I have located in the centre of my mounds with water.

Nowadays the 'mounds' aren't self evident as over time I have been mulching in between them -- but the…

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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

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 .
 
 
 

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