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Soil Restoration: 5 Core Principles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Sep 13. 2 Replies

Tomatoes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Aug 22. 12 Replies

 

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Dave Riley replied to Elaine de Saxe's discussion Spring Gardening
"Since over the colder months my mulch supply line petered out (as it does every year) I chopped back some of the  Vetiver hedges and threw the cuttings on the beds...after (I should add) strenuously weeding them 'cause weeds are…"
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Rye crisp bread: Knäckebröd

"These are quick and easy to make so I'm sure you can squeeze the prep in. Practice makes perfect it seems -- and the trick is to to bake 'em enough so that they crisp without burning THEN  ensure that they dry out well before you…"
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Rye crisp bread: Knäckebröd

"Wonderful!!! Wish there were more hours in the day...Thanks so much for sharing..."
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"Why bother making your own rye crispbread when you can purchase the industrial product almost anywhere? All I can say is that trying to master Knäckebröd is a crunchy exercise, so noisy you won't be able to hear yourself think. It is…"
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Rye crisp bread: Knäckebröd

"Why bother making your own rye crispbread when you can purchase the industrial product almost anywhere? All I can say is that trying to master Knäckebröd is a crunchy exercise, so noisy you won't be able to hear yourself think. It is…"
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Rye crisp bread: Knäckebröd

"FYI here's one of the better presentations of the DIY of making rye crisp breads. In this case un-yeasted and starting with a wet 'dough'. But the procedure is kosher I reckon."
Monday
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Rye crisp bread: Knäckebröd

"Lunch time crunch and slurp:Greek (fasolada) style bean soup with Knäckebröd rye crisp bread."
Monday

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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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September rhymes with Remember: the garden is green and makes a pleasant scene in September to remember.

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 19:00 7 Comments

Images more for me than for anyone else, September registers as green. That's despite the dry weather over the Wintering.

What with this and that, I've run out of things to do.

Nonetheless...

The Milk Crate 'garden' has been extended with more herbs planted and experimental Goji berry bushes. I needs my supply of thyme and oregano -- my fix.…

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Winter Passes -- not that we noticed outback.

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 10:30 2 Comments

The renovations are proceeding as I embrace a new gardening template.Jungling habits remain.

This is looking south along a Vetiver bordered pathway.

I think I'm finally developing a serviceable tomato rig.

Analogy: kelp forest.

Love this image. Captures the garden's magic.…

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The garden is working so well in my favour

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 1:06 0 Comments

I harvested mulch from my Vetiver hedges today now that the grass clippings are no longer available -- as lawns are in hiatus -- as are lawnmower men.

A new system of carpeting soil is upon me as I laid out the stems over one of my productive beds.

Beats weeding.

This time of year the chickweed drives me crazy.

I also planted out seeds -- yes seeds! -- for potato onion and perennial leeks which I got from a specialty nursery in Bendigo.  In the meantime my most…

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Hanging About the Garden

Posted on June 15, 2018 at 18:10 3 Comments

A walk around the happenings in the garden is to experience a lot of up and down.

There are a lot of plants hanging about. Hangers on -- attaching themselves to on-hand climbing or clambering things.

Nowadays every new seedling I plant is marked with a stick.

It a dog defence.…

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The earth moves at my feet.

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 22:54 1 Comment

This time of year it's lazy days.

The weeds don't thrive. Irrigation needs are forgiving. Plants grow in their own good time...

Mind you, seeds are slow to sprout . But if you are patient, the harvests keep a'comin.

Best time of year: no question. Here in SEQ at least.

Despite my best efforts I still have some empty spaces left…

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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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