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Dave Riley favorited Lissa's blog post A FRESH LOOK AT HOW IT ALL BEGAN
4 hours ago
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Weeds - How do you deal with yours?
"Just on the geese option: Goose breeders network Backyard poultry:QLD Just so long as you do your homework and check out the capacity of the geese to fulfil your needs and any issues they may present. For instance, you need to clip their wings and…"
9 hours ago
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Weeds - How do you deal with yours?
"This is the sort of weedmat we use at the school garden: Weedshield black weedmat. Weed Gunnel Premium weedmat. I do recommend that sort of heavy duty quality which is still quite light to work with.Weigh or peg it down. Don't bother with the…"
20 hours ago
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Weeds - How do you deal with yours?
"I just throw grass clippings on my beds layer upon layer and when some area gets away from me I lay down weed mat on top until it dies off underneath. This way I move sections of weed mat around the garden as needed. We're using long wide roles…"
DARREN JAMES replied to Dave Riley's discussion Jeruslaem artichokes
"I recently harvested a few plants Dave and grown in part shade and the yield was quite low.Im beginning to wonder if grubs underground could be the problem as the first time I grew them in another semi shady area I had a cossal harvest shown…"
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Jeruslaem artichokes
"I planted mine in part shade against a 1.5 metre high western fence and the stems came up and leaned big time to the East chasing the sun. Those I planted in full sun did not set tubers although, so far, one I planted in part shade did not produce…"
Elaine coolowl replied to Dave Riley's discussion Exotic green bean fritters and using Romano Beans
"Thanks Dave! Italian-style flat climbing beans really are something else. Tasty, hardy, some are bean-fly resistant. The plants some of us know as 'Joe's beans' or 'Jim's beans' (one white-seeded, other black-seeded)…"
Elaine coolowl favorited Dave Riley's discussion Exotic green bean fritters and using Romano Beans

Profile Information

About me:
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.
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About what I can offer:
I hope to sell produce at local monthly markets in my township.
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The Garden in May

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 14:00 8 Comments

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A wave of soil with floating pots: mound gardening with knolls

Posted on May 3, 2015 at 1:00 1 Comment

Since I've seriously begun to zero in on what I want,  the sense of what I'm doing becomes clearer -- at least to me.
My template is mixed vegetable…

The Garden in April: the Month of the Triffids

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:30 4 Comments

After a desultory Summer, the garden has re-invented itself as a garden of Triffids.
Plants that move! Clamber relentlessly. That twirl…

Culinary Adventures

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 1:00 26 Comments

I'm dedicated to cooking. For me it has always been a life saver. The evening meal is my special time. 
Everyday it comes around and every…

The Garden in March

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 10:30 15 Comments

The Garden in March, 2015. Hopefully the Summer heat and humidity is in the past and seedlings get a better start in life. Despite the wet Summer, the garden looks bedraggled and unsure of itself.It hasn't quite decided which plant will rule the soil or the air. 



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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 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 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 .

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