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Soil Restoration: 5 Core Principles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Sep 13. 2 Replies

Tomatoes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Aug 22. 12 Replies

 

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Pigeon Peas

"i harvested a barrow load of Pigeon pea stems today. Sort of anyway. From the bushes at the school garden. There are Pigeon Peas and there are pigeon peas...and after a few years of growing them I now focus on the cultivar(one) I prefer. For pea…"
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Pigeon Peas

"i harvested a barrow load of Pigeon pea stems today. Sort of anyway. From the bushes at the school garden. There are Pigeon Peas and there are pigeon peas...and after a few years of growing them I now focus on the cultivar(one) I prefer. For pea…"
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KimChi Mojo

My latest batch of KimChi ready to be put down.Won't last me long...That's the trick.My refrigerator has its storage limits.
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"I was awoken at 3.30am by still more rain -- this time bucketing down. Suddenly my gardens are out of hand with verdancy."
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KimChi Mojo

My latest batch of KimChi ready to be put down.Won't last me long...That's the trick.My refrigerator has its storage limits.
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Christa commented on Dave Riley's blog post Vetiver Ventures (Part 2)
"Thanks Evan, I have listened to that frog music so many times, it is bush music.  The vetiver looks great too.  No frogs in our suburb despite having a couple of small ponds."
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Elaine de Saxe commented on Dave Riley's blog post Vetiver Ventures (Part 2)
"Wow - what a wonderful cacophony! We've heard the big Greens en masse from dusk to about midnight-2am then the Gracefuls and a few Striped Marsh. For a small pond in suburbia it's quite satisfying. I love going to sleep to the sound of…"
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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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Ferment updates: KimChi, Knäckebröd & Filmjölk

Posted on October 14, 2018 at 3:23 2 Comments

I spent last night outback on the veranda making a batch of kimchi from 4 wombok cabbages. The radish, spring onions and carrots  that I used were my own outback harvest.

The complication is that when I ran out of on-hand supplies I had to venture out into the darkness and pouring rain to pick some more.

My previous batch was made from my own cabbages but none…

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The Drought

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 22:39 8 Comments

I just spent a couple of days out on the Western Downs. While I was away we had 20 mm of rain here at home, and another 16 mm fell tonight after we returned.

But around Chinchilla it is dry  as drought is.

The cattle are scrawny. Even the brumbies are ring barking the trees as  they chew off the bark to sustain themselves and many dead kangaroos dot the roadside because they put themselves at pedestrian risk in their hunt for food.

On the drive back we must have seen…

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September rhymes with Remember: the garden is green and makes a pleasant scene in September to remember.

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 19:00 7 Comments

Images more for me than for anyone else, September registers as green. That's despite the dry weather over the Wintering.

What with this and that, I've run out of things to do.

Nonetheless...

The Milk Crate 'garden' has been extended with more herbs planted and experimental Goji berry bushes. I needs my supply of thyme and oregano -- my fix.…

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Winter Passes -- not that we noticed outback.

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 10:30 2 Comments

The renovations are proceeding as I embrace a new gardening template.Jungling habits remain.

This is looking south along a Vetiver bordered pathway.

I think I'm finally developing a serviceable tomato rig.

Analogy: kelp forest.

Love this image. Captures the garden's magic.…

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The garden is working so well in my favour

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 1:06 0 Comments

I harvested mulch from my Vetiver hedges today now that the grass clippings are no longer available -- as lawns are in hiatus -- as are lawnmower men.

A new system of carpeting soil is upon me as I laid out the stems over one of my productive beds.

Beats weeding.

This time of year the chickweed drives me crazy.

I also planted out seeds -- yes seeds! -- for potato onion and perennial leeks which I got from a specialty nursery in Bendigo.  In the meantime my most…

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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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