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Dave Riley replied to Janet Fong's discussion What plant is this?
"I searched Arrowroot stir fry and it delivered primarily 'arrowhead arrow root' -- but I assume they could be exchanged. However arrowhead is an aquatic plant. Stir fried arrowroot Stir fried Chinese arrowhead Steamed Chicken with…"
Tuesday
Dave Riley replied to Janet Fong's discussion What plant is this?
"I think Elaine is correct:Arrowroot -- but the roots don't look like the Qld Arrowroot we dug up last month at the Green P.  I planted a couple of rhizomes that I took home and they were indeed of the Canna persuasion. Qld…"
Tuesday
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Daily rain data: 2014 -- read it and weep.
"Belliss is in Wynnum...."
Sunday
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Daily rain data: 2014 -- read it and weep.
"Actualkly i thought my graph was the national average... But heres' another one of relevance -- from Jerry Coleby-Williams which is pretty stark in its message: "
Sunday
Rob Walter commented on Dave Riley's blog post Daily rain data: 2014 -- read it and weep.
"Dave, if you go to bom.gov.au and scroll down the bottom and click on Climate Data Online you can generate your own graphs. That one above is a bit dodgy as its a) for Ballarat and b) missing three years after 2000. The trick is to find somewhere…"
Nov 15
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Daily rain data: 2014 -- read it and weep.
"Here's a rainfall summary...which is depressing as it puts our dry in context.: Then there is the Climate Outlook Summary: "
Nov 15
Rob Walter commented on Dave Riley's blog post Daily rain data: 2014 -- read it and weep.
"Yes, I really wanted to start graphing average maximum temperatures alongside rainfall to give a sense of the evaporation rates (or dig up the evaporation rate data), but then I realised I do have an exam to study for. I really only feel that my…"
Nov 14
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Daily rain data: 2014 -- read it and weep.
"Wow! And I thought our suffering was primarily a product of a dry Winter! My ruling is that my garden 'went to the dogs' in October....survival was sustained until October which failed to deliver the rains as the temperatures rose.You can…"
Nov 14

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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
My own residence. Sandgate PCYC Community and Market Garden
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Vegetables. Rain harvesting.Starchy vegetables.
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produce
About what I can offer:
I hope to sell produce at local monthly markets in my township.
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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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Mulch me! We grow and kill stuff only to learn.

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 19:13 13 Comments

Keen as I was to aggressively advance my gardening options I had to go interstate for a week and while away...…
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PolyVeg Flowerings

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:00 1 Comment

The PolyVeg Garden has come alive with flowerings...as well as the standard edibles. The sunflowers are just reaching their stride.

These are the images I forget to take in order to illustrate my last post. A week later a BOOM! 

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little…

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Poly plus plus polyculture

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 0:00 6 Comments

The garden is awesome!

Being Spring and warming up fast, the take-off is accelerating as more plants start doing their stuff. 

A botanical explosion from the ground up. 

It's the flowers that really register this the most. After months of shades of green, the flowers I…

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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.…

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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 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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