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It takes guts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne May 18. 10 Replies

Planting Seeds and seedlings NOW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley May 4. 12 Replies

'Farming' Worms

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne Apr 21. 20 Replies

 

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This is the Way the World Should Be

Finally got back to my routine tomato harvesting.Despite what many aficionados may say I'm a Roma and Tommy Toe fan.Sweetly succulent with just a wee touch of sourness.
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garlic

"My guess is that since the elephant 'garlic' is really a Leek it performs as does the show coach leeks which are notoriously slow to consolidate."
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Dave Riley commented on Cathie MacLean's blog post Glorious days in May
"Your root knot nematodes has given me the heebee jeebees. I may not sleep tonight. I don't have such a problem (not yet)-- Phew! -- and don't want it, ever. Indeed I don't have many infestations that I know of.Maybe I can expect a…"
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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Capturing the garden going about its everday business...
"No I haven't tried Corn Salad --mainly because I don't eat much in the way of salad greens except chicory, endive and radicchio. I love endive passionately and this growing season I'm keen to explore the cooked version of chicory and…"
Monday
Christa commented on Dave Riley's blog post Capturing the garden going about its everday business...
"Dave have you tried the Valerianella olitoria or as the Dutch call it "veldsla" it is grown in the Netherlands as a staple food.   It is called Dutch Corn Salad on the seed site."
Monday
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Capturing the garden going about its everday business...
"I worry about standing on my worms. The earth and the mulch will spring back excepting when it is freewayed by daily traffic. Indeed the few paths are thicker mulched than the beds.Cushioning for worms underneath. Here I was thinking I'd be…"
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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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Capturing the garden going about its everday business...

Posted on May 20, 2018 at 19:00 7 Comments

It always seem to happen that I can never capture the garden in a photograph.

It's messy and jungle-like and green merges into green so that it is always hard to distinguish the species of plants one from t'other.

But I've tried...

Captured en route to…

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My new garden 'plan' -- green aspirations in motion with snakes and ladders, Vetiver and stuff.

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 22:00 18 Comments

Now that the mulch has settled and the seedlings are tucked up in their beds I can play the lord of the manor -- and tweak my vista.

Herein is an exposé of the underlying principles that my good self have concocted within the juicy confines of my fertile brain.

The…

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By the time these fermented zukes are ready for eating, I should be ready to photo-shoot the change.

Posted on April 1, 2018 at 23:30 7 Comments

At left is a recent harvest.

Tromboncinos: an Italian heirloom zucchini originally from Liguria.

If you have space, 'tis an essential grow.

Since I'm renovating outback I had to cut down a couple of these vines, thus the contents of these…

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Two Garden Tales

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 22:16 2 Comments

I'm in the process of renovating two gardens at present: my own and the school garden.

As I pointed out --…

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Vetiver Ventures (Part 2)

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 0:30 8 Comments

Vetiver and I have finally decided to get engaged so that we are retrofitting our family home together. Over the past two years we have grown closer to one another so that a day seldom goes by when we aren't interacting with one another... in an horticultural sense of course.

I've come to know Vetiver's ways and have learnt to appreciate the plant even more. In that embrace I can imagine the grass' potential.

At present I have three projects in mind:

  • Redesigning my…
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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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