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Remote Indigenous Gardens Network

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Sprouting potatoes in January

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White spot on impomea

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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Remote Indigenous Gardens Network
"No...but I'll keep up with the projects.I think this sort of thing is the real deal that makes gardening transcend backyard  hobbying so that it  becomes a community essential. Most 'locally grown' impetus in urban areas is…"
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Elaine coolowl favorited Dave Riley's discussion Remote Indigenous Gardens Network
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Lissa replied to Dave Riley's discussion Remote Indigenous Gardens Network
"Are you getting involved Dave?"
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Dave Riley replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion RED DRAGON SNAKE BEANS
"I'm growing Red Dragon ...and they're delicious! They are only now coming to pod. My earlier varieties tended to have a tough skin but the RDs are succulent...and pod early.They're also thinner than the snake beans I'm used to.…"
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Remote Indigenous Gardens Network

The Remote Indigenous Gardens Network – RIG NetworkRIG Network is a networking, advocacy and capacity building initiative. We aim to foster sustainable food production activities in and by remote communities and to support people who want to grow food for enterprise, livelihoods and wellbeing.RIG Network is a national, cross-sectoral networking, research and outreach initiative. We link people, projects and resources to…See More
Dianne Caswell commented on Dave Riley's blog post Turning the production mode
"It is always a pleasure to read all of your posts, keep them coming, you are an inspiration. I have people tell me all the time, you can't grow this in Brisbane or you can't grow that but I give it a go anyway and if it doesn't take…"
Dave Riley favorited Susan's blog post Nope - still room for more fruit trees.
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Turning the production mode
"There you go. I'm still working up the January  list in a very different format HERE. "

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About me:
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.
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About what I can offer:
I hope to sell produce at local monthly markets in my township.
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Turning the production mode

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 21:00 7 Comments

'Tis a niggling habit plants have of not doing what you expect them to. You plant with a template in mind -- a projection on how the garden will grow....…

Vegetative processes outside of my control

Posted on December 25, 2014 at 1:30 3 Comments

I think my patch of vegetative nutrition has turned the corner and any reason I may have had for a Xmas suicide has passed.
I've got my garden…


Posted on December 12, 2014 at 14:00 3 Comments

Finally we are getting decent rain....albeit with a price tag.
My garden was devastated by the October/November heat  and lack of moisture and…

My gardening year in review: the first annual PolyVegg Garden Awards

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 14:00 9 Comments

Carpobrotus glaucescens (Eastern…

The shock of the heat. The bitterness of the dry.

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 18:00 0 Comments

Two months ago I thought I had a great garden.Productive.Verdant. Fecund with flowers and produce. I thought I'd solved so many gardening challenges.…

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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 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 with your address & I will send some.


At 21:10 on June 15, 2009, Scarlett said…
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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