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Stamping eggs....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susanne on Friday. 7 Replies

Beans, beans, beans...what gives?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Walter on Wednesday. 15 Replies


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Andrew Cumberland commented on Dave Riley's blog post Sponge Hole Irrigation
"I'd love to shove one in the "building site", Darren.  You know I do quite a nice coffee free of charge for all my BLF friends... shhh... keep it quiet! We don't want every bugger fronting up.  LOL.  It's an…"
Dave Riley liked Valerie's blog post Tabula rasa Spring in The Gap
DARREN JAMES commented on Dave Riley's blog post Sponge Hole Irrigation
"Hi Andrew if you think you could use one of those towers I can give you one at your garden visit.The cost is 0.00 only a cup of coffee as you will be the host.If anyone else would like one they are only ten dollars each as I am making them out of…"
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Sponge Hole Irrigation
"Compost towers are like worm towers, right? Except they are buried. In my 'setup' all the veg scraps go to the chooks...but the main point about the sponge hole was water retention in my sandy soil. That's how I got into the burying…"
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dave Riley's blog post Sponge Hole Irrigation
"That's a pretty good idea Darren.  "
DARREN JAMES commented on Dave Riley's blog post Sponge Hole Irrigation
"Hi Dave  sounds great will  give it a go.Have you seen the compost towers ?They are simply just a 6 inch pvc tube about 500 long and a series of holes drilled around them and dug into the soil  3 to 400 deep  .You then simply put…"
Dave Riley replied to Rob Walter's discussion Spring has sprung!
"Da flies are back...."

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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
My own residence.
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Vegetables. Rain harvesting.Starchy vegetables.
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Garden Mappery

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:00 1 Comment

Since I was out and about and outback, I decided to give into impulse and map the garden beds.It frustrates me that a photo doesn't take in the overall.Now with a simple template I can sketch out a plantation planting plan whenever I want.

Looking at the layout I think I can fit in…


The Spring garden takes off!

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 12:30 2 Comments

The Spring garden takes off!

A polycultural jungle.

Very little weed infestation. No bug problems at the moment (touch wood).

As well as…


French Intensive: La culture maraîchère downunder

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 0:30 1 Comment

I is here. Yesiree.


After a very intense period of exploration and research I'm thinking that I have discovered my preferred gardening…


Waffles, Sponges, Cornmeal and other delicacies.

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 2:00 6 Comments

A friend was talking about the Three Sisters (corns/beans/squash) and indigenous agricultural practices in arid regions of North America. Some of these approaches are covered in Rainwater Harvesting for…


Market Cart

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 9:00 21 Comments

It wasn't a great day at the markets yesterday (they're monthly) but I'm proud of my snazzy market cart which is being renovated.

Looking gooood.

It used to be a bike cart and I'd carry my community artz workshop wares around from school to school with me peddling up front.

Since it has been used to ferry my canoe to the seashore.

Now it's a perfect produce market artefact. What style,…


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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 with your address & I will send some.


At 21:10 on June 15, 2009, Scarlett said…
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 .
At 10:32 on January 14, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , have you seen the discussion on garden visits ? . Would you be interested ?.

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