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Dave Riley's Discussions

For Turmeric junkies -- gourd tucker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Jun 7. 3 Replies

Seed Suppliers

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Watermelon Radish

"I think in Japan and Korea the radish is given the respect it warrants. These , while bulb like and small, are a cultivar  from Daikon. In Vietnam the radish and carrot pickle -- Do Chua -- is an every meal essential, just as KimChi -- really a…"
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Watermelon Radish

"Pretty colour, I just don't like them to bother growing them.  "
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Kabocha

"A great harvest of pumpkins Dave. I too have a few ready to pick. I have found that the Jap / Kent pumpkins are the best for our conditions. They seem to have the sweetest flesh which will beat all the others I have tried and to top that they are…"
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Kabocha

"Similar to Kent/Jap in flavour too?"
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Watermelon Radish

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I am interested in:
Vegetables. Rain harvesting.Starchy vegetables.
My website is:
http://kickbike.blogspot.com/search/label/Gardening
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Hanging About the Garden

Posted on June 15, 2018 at 18:10 3 Comments

A walk around the happenings in the garden is to experience a lot of up and down.

There are a lot of plants hanging about. Hangers on -- attaching themselves to on-hand climbing or clambering things.

Nowadays every new seedling I plant is marked with a stick.

It a dog defence.…

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The earth moves at my feet.

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 22:54 1 Comment

This time of year it's lazy days.

The weeds don't thrive. Irrigation needs are forgiving. Plants grow in their own good time...

Mind you, seeds are slow to sprout . But if you are patient, the harvests keep a'comin.

Best time of year: no question. Here in SEQ at least.

Despite my best efforts I still have some empty spaces left…

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Capturing the garden going about its everyday business...

Posted on May 20, 2018 at 19:00 7 Comments

It always seem to happen that I can never capture the garden in a photograph.

It's messy and jungle-like and green merges into green so that it is always hard to distinguish the species of plants one from t'other.

But I've tried...

Captured en route to…

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My new garden 'plan' -- green aspirations in motion with snakes and ladders, Vetiver and stuff.

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 22:00 18 Comments

Now that the mulch has settled and the seedlings are tucked up in their beds I can play the lord of the manor -- and tweak my vista.

Herein is an exposé of the underlying principles that my good self have concocted within the juicy confines of my fertile brain.

The…

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By the time these fermented zukes are ready for eating, I should be ready to photo-shoot the change.

Posted on April 1, 2018 at 23:30 7 Comments

At left is a recent harvest.

Tromboncinos: an Italian heirloom zucchini originally from Liguria.

If you have space, 'tis an essential grow.

Since I'm renovating outback I had to cut down a couple of these vines, thus the contents of these…

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At 15:37 on February 23, 2016, Vinay Nellipudi said…
Thanks for friend request.
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 .
 
 
 

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