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Corn Kids

"Just on that...I find corn seed so expensive to buy(for only 20/packet !). So I'm switching to supermarket 'grains' and will give popcorn seed a try. Any thoughts. Just switched to birdseed sunflower seed. I have to accommodate up to…"
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Front Garden Renovation

"No. In the backyard. I have a small copse of sheoaks -- one of my favorite trees.. My first crop was 2 fruits in the heat. Now I have another six forming. Maybe I'll get more. But I didn't expect them to grow so well in the toxic detritus…"
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Front Garden Renovation

"Are these plants on your front footpath Dave? Your Dragon Fruits are giving you a second crop. Mine have too, flowers just closed and a couple more buds. Seems very late but then it's still quite warm."
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Front Garden Renovation

"OUTBACK: plant marriages Who woulda thought? Dragon Fruit planted at the base of Sheoaks thriving despite the Sheoak's keen and renowned  allelopathy.  Two types: River Sheoak and the coastal variety. In answer to the question whot…"
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Profile Information

About me:
Individual
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.
My website is:
http://kickbike.blogspot.com/search/label/Gardening

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Summer is not over until I say it is.

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 22:30 5 Comments

No surprise that I also had a rough Summer.



Ran out of mulch. The plants crisped up.Weeds took over. Too hot to toil...



Best consequence was that my clay pots kept the strong rooted mature annual plants alive. Seedlings, on the other hand,died.

Maybe I did get the shade I yearned for but losing my mulch supply line was a tragic disaster.



I have planted many frangipanis among the beds.The mower folk are back dropping off the lawn…

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School Garden Notes so far in 2017.

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 19:30 2 Comments

SOURCE

As we'd…

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Pots: brewing and irrigating

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:26 4 Comments

It works! It truly works!

Who woulda thought?

I am learning to love my pots.

I have three models: one for the collection of slops and 'teas' ; the others to irrigate my garden.

The slops and washes protocol  is really kicking in (see diagram at right).

I collect the waste…

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Outback says, "Welcome to 2017. Looking good."

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 9:54 5 Comments

The year begins green.

Surprises in the soil.

This season we do have shade.

Vetiver Ventures

Posted on December 30, 2016 at 0:00 26 Comments

I began with 3 Vetiver slips. I grew them up to 1.5-1.7metres tall and started harvested root cuttings -- two to three months ago. I now have just under 100 plants in the soil with another 30 coming on in my nursery.

That may seem a lot of stock for any one plant but to bio-design with Vetiver you need to…

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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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