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Perennial Capsicum/Sweet Pepper

"What we add to our gardens is up to us, I guess, as we get to play god. Urine ticks a lot of boxes -- one being that it is almost sterile when freshly made. Is almost odorless-- when freshly made. Disperses quickly. Mixes with water. And it's…"
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Perennial Capsicum/Sweet Pepper

"yes Christa the Chinese gardeners and many others always used night soil as they called their excretions on their gardens and as we were always told it is great as long as they are fruit and veggies that are produced above ground - eg carrots etc…"
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Lacto Ferment Essentials

"Wunderbar! I thought I'd eaten my way through all my turmeric fermented paste but then found and an even larger jar hiding at the back of the fridge. My efforts paid off ...and since the T-roots are coming down in price I can look forward to…"
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Perennial Capsicum/Sweet Pepper

"It seems some of us are looking for a good strain of capsicums, I have some old seeds of Jimmy Nardello and will toss them into the garden and cross my fingers. They are a good capsicum according to others. My plan is to find one good type of veggie…"
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Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's photo
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Perennial Capsicum/Sweet Pepper

"I have no problem with '24 hour urea' as a friend calls it. It would be interesting to have the ferments analysed sometime. Clearly the peppers are happy!"
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Lacto Ferment Essentials

"Gotta share this work around: When you ferment sweet peppers you end up with a huge amount of fluid as the capsicum flesh is so succulent. That amount of juice also undermines the intensity of the end taste and can upset the microbiology. . Since I…"
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Perennial Capsicum/Sweet Pepper

"Feeding? Well I brew up the fluid from my kitchen slops (the solids go to the chooks) and pour it on my garden beds. Occasionally I pour some freshly made DIY urine around the base of my plants...all of my plants in fact as I have a seemingly…"
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Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's photo
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Perennial Capsicum/Sweet Pepper

"Well, I have pepper envy. There's just no other way to say it. Re the issue of gross feeders - I've always been timid with nitrogen because it seemed like when I fertilised the leaves would distort and darken and shrivel. I do give them…"
15 hours ago

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

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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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"I is coming boys and girls. Get procreating."

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 0:01 6 Comments

'Tis the best time of the gardening year. This time. The March/April convergence.

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote

    The droghte of March hath perced to the roote

    And bathed every veyne in swich licour,

    Of which vertu engendred is the flour;

    Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth

    Inspired hath in every holt and heeth

    The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne

    Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,

    And smale…
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Summer is not over until I say it is.

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 22:30 5 Comments

No surprise that I also had a rough Summer.



Ran out of mulch. The plants crisped up.Weeds took over. Too hot to toil...



Best consequence was that my clay pots kept the strong rooted mature annual plants alive. Seedlings, on the other hand,died.

Maybe I did get the shade I yearned for but losing my mulch supply line was a tragic disaster.



I have planted many frangipanis among the beds.The mower folk are back dropping off the lawn…

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School Garden Notes so far in 2017.

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 19:30 2 Comments

SOURCE

As we'd…

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Pots: brewing and irrigating

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:26 4 Comments

It works! It truly works!

Who woulda thought?

I am learning to love my pots.

I have three models: one for the collection of slops and 'teas' ; the others to irrigate my garden.

The slops and washes protocol  is really kicking in (see diagram at right).

I collect the waste…

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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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