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Sand as mulch

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Dave Riley commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post Forced to do another random update Stardate: 26072014
"'Damn chooks' I agree. My terrier dogs will occasionally break into the pen after rats or mice and when I get up in the morn the chooks have used the break in site to escape and created havoc with my seedlings. I think I've finally…"
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"I established some experimental plots ...so we'll see.Sand is much easier to spread than other mulching materials and I'd guess would be less likely to promote fungus growth.But yellow sand reflects sunlight back skywards so that would…"
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Dave Riley's blog post Sponge Hole Irrigation
"Yeah, my irrigation use is minimal - mostly rain water or compost tea.  My BIG bug bear is power.  I use lots of electricity... but I'm working on it. "
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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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Sponge Hole Irrigation

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 1:00 4 Comments

I've been experimenting with the mulching technique I've previously called a Honey Hole or  Fertility Trench.
It is a very simple method that is a useful for  irrigating and introducing  fertility into the soil. I refer to these holes as 'worm takeaways' because…
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To market, to market...

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 19:00 0 Comments

Major renovations...

I've been digging...and planting because I've been driven by a new commitment: market…
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Great moments in horticulture...

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 0:30 5 Comments

'Tis the time of year in the sub tropics when the Sweet Leaf/Katuk bushes [Sauropus androgynus-- mani cai (马尼菜), in Malay it is called cekur manis or sayur manis] loose their leaves and bare out.I make sure I strip every…

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The garden in June (2014)

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 19:00 0 Comments

They're not flying saucers parked in my garden, but the stoneware plate lids on my terracotta watering pots. It's  exposed…

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Comment Wall (6 comments)

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 ?.
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 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 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 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 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

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