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Celery Leaf : Chinese Celery.

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Yamology 101 :' I yam what I yam.'

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Pigeon Peas.

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Two recent indulgences: sand mining and milk crate gardening

I've mentioned it before  but I get a lot of fertility value out of mining my chook pen. I only have 2 chooks but the pen is large --occupying a shady dead area of the outback. All the veg house scraps and garden cuttings and weeds go over the fence and the chickens gobble everything up. They also get grain but chooks are eating machines. Pigs with feathers.If I'm building new beds or topping up old ones --such as …See More
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Celery Leaf : Chinese Celery.
"These stores -- like the grocer at the Burlington Centre in the Valley -- have small uprights selling seeds just as the Italian delicatessen at Toombul (if it is still there) sells Italian seeds. 4 Seasons sell them  and my last pack was bought…"
2 hours ago
Lissa replied to Dave Riley's discussion Celery Leaf : Chinese Celery.
"Thanks Dave. I did find the seed with one seed supplier with an earlier search. Might try to find them locally at a retail outlet as suggested."
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Celery Leaf : Chinese Celery.
"Yes the store in Mary Street. I'm sure they don't send through the post but many  seed suppliers offer the plant in their  catalogs.Suggested Google search:  'Chinese celery .au'. I think it one of the better…"
8 hours ago
Lissa replied to Dave Riley's discussion Celery Leaf : Chinese Celery.
"Sounds like a good plant to have. Will have a look at Formosa - do they send through the post? Is it the store in Mary St? What a long way you go for your chinese goodies. Not Mitsuba - that and Oenanthe javanica are apparently different…"
11 hours ago
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Celery Leaf : Chinese Celery.
"I gather the Ansterdam Leaf Celery  aka Cutting Celery,Smallage, and Wild Celery is the same species as the Chinese :Apium graveolens secalinum "
12 hours ago
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Celery Leaf : Chinese Celery.
"I grew mine readily from seed. And since my seed stock was low i picked up sopme more in a Chinese grocers yesterday: Formosa in the city. "
12 hours ago

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About me:
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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.
About what I can offer:
I hope to sell produce at local monthly markets in my township.
My website is:
http://kickbike.blogspot.com/search/label/Gardening

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Two recent indulgences: sand mining and milk crate gardening

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 2:00 0 Comments

I've mentioned it before  but I get a lot of fertility value out of mining my chook pen. I only have 2 chooks but the pen is large --occupying a shady dead area of the outback. All the veg house scraps and garden cuttings and weeds go over the fence and the chickens gobble everything up. They also get grain but chooks are eating machines. Pigs with feathers.

If I'm building new beds or topping up old ones --such as …

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Notes about mounds.

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 0:30 7 Comments

As I mentioned I'm garden  intense at the moment and since my bush turkey fiend seems now to be boycotting the beds she roamed and brutalized so often, I thought I'd risk a plant out. I wanted to plant out some seed spuds -- Nicola -- so I built a series of mounds as is…

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A kitchen garden for a cook who gardens

Posted on June 19, 2015 at 4:00 1 Comment

Since I've recently been negotiating a period of intense gardening indulgence which has qualitatively improved my engagement with da dirt,  I want to rule off on the intensity with some peripheral…
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The Garden in June: many surprizes

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 11:30 14 Comments

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My garden appeared dull and stressed. Not much rain. Above average 'Autumn' temps. What's a plant to do?…

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The Garden in May

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



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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 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 .
 
 
 

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