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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Two questions: (1) Seed raising practices and (2) Salad mixes
"Since I've been fiddling with my seed planting habits (thus my original question) -- this is my current protocol. Refrigeration: I store my seeds in a bag in the refrigerator and find I can grow from some seeds that are many years old... Cost:…"
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Elaine coolowl replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to grow, harvest and store potatoes
"We've drifted off the Potato topic … store in a cool dry spot over summer. Mine rotted in the fridge. Fridge is for a brief burst to let them know it's time to grow."
Lissa replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to grow, harvest and store potatoes
"You did well to grow some Kipfler Rob. I bought some seed Kipfler some years back and got little to none return."
Lissa replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to grow, harvest and store potatoes
"Same with Adamame (per Joseph instructions). I have redone two of the beds last weekend. I must get the seed J gave me out into one of them asap."
Lissa replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to grow, harvest and store potatoes
"Re the garlic Elaine - I foolishly planted my corms you gave me in a couple of different locations. I noticed two at the end of one bed were starting to droop over so I pulled them. I was pleasantly surprised at the nice garlic bulbs I got. Not as…"
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to grow, harvest and store potatoes
"I'm early too with the die back -- but the size is quite good. Dutch Creams I think. Not bad for the one plant racing to 'fruit'... "
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Elaine coolowl replied to Dave Riley's discussion Two questions: (1) Seed raising practices and (2) Salad mixes
"Don't we just … also Radish and Celery."

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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.
I can offer:
About what I can offer:
I hope to sell produce at local monthly markets in my township.
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Dave Riley's Blog

Morning after the storm

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 7:30 8 Comments

It was such a glorious morning after last night's storm that I had to capture some of the burgeoning aliveness and growth.Edibles all.…


Garden Mappery

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:00 3 Comments

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…


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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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