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Dave Riley's Discussions

What ya planting now?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Dec 16. 7 Replies

Why we suffer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Dec 5. 3 Replies

Top 10 nutritious leafy vegetables in the Pacific

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Hatcher Nov 30. 1 Reply

 

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Dave Riley commented on Jan Holley's blog post Polystyrene Boxes for Worm farms?
"Lissa is correct -- polystyrene is vicious stuff. Toxic to work with. But then very useful:  from surf boards to insulation boxes.Personally I wouldn't use it for vermiculture primarily because the material is…"
4 hours ago
Dave Riley commented on Lissa's page 2015 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR in the group Garden Visits
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"I'll volunteer my patch for April...You can select the day if you want it staggered. Place: Beachmere."
yesterday
Dave Riley replied to Valerie's discussion What are you cooking for Christmas?
"Large rack of lamb rubbed with garlic and rosemary -- and served with roasted veg, with a Turkish cucumber salad (diced cus, toms, parsley and peppers) option. My wife has done a pud. "
yesterday
DARREN JAMES left a comment for Dave Riley
"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  "
yesterday
Dave Riley commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post Garden update: Stardate 19122014
"if you don't do this already, I suggest you prune by harvesting it through its productive months.  The trick is to snip off the branches/twigs to harvest rather than strip the leaves.Then use the woodier bits from the kitchen to strike a…"
yesterday
Dave Riley commented on Jan Holley's blog post Polystyrene Boxes for Worm farms?
"I was wondering about the same thing. I understand pet stores, fish shops and veg suppliers (even supermarkets) are the best ask option but I also expect Reverse Garbage may have some. Just  give them a ring. I wanted a few enclosed boxes…"
Saturday
DARREN JAMES left a comment for Dave Riley
"Hi mate leave us an address at darren_and_deb@hotmail.com and I will get them over to you"
Dec 16
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion What ya planting now?
"Yes Brazilian Spinach does belong on a possible list...so if you have some to spare..."
Dec 16

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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.
I can offer:
produce
About what I can offer:
I hope to sell produce at local monthly markets in my township.
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http://kickbike.blogspot.com/search/label/Gardening
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Dave Riley's Blog

Recovery

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 14:00 3 Comments

Finally we are getting decent rain....albeit with a price tag.
My garden was devastated by the October/November heat  and lack of moisture and…
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My gardening year in review: the first annual PolyVegg Garden Awards

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 14:00 8 Comments

Carpobrotus glaucescens (Eastern…
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The shock of the heat. The bitterness of the dry.

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 18:00 0 Comments

Two months ago I thought I had a great garden.Productive.Verdant. Fecund with flowers and produce. I thought I'd solved so many gardening challenges.…
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In the bamboo grove

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 20:00 7 Comments

On a hot day there are a lot worse places to be than within a bamboo grove.
You can bring your Zen songbook and chill out.…
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Daily rain data: 2014 -- read it and weep.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 4:30 8 Comments

I've been working hard at recovery after the October heat. Creating mulch and planting out. But  the ground is hurting big time. While we are officially 'in drought' still, the anecdotal indicators I note tell me how bad it is.

  • the magpies who have adopted me are starving
  • aside from 20 spot ladybirds my garden has no insects to speak of.
  • every surface under foot crunches.
  • my mower men have not dropped off ANY grass cuttings for at least 3…
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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 .
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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