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Eggs and 'Spinach'...

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"You don't say whether you want to eat it...and this is a food site. Katuk is my suggestion but getting plants isn't easy. "
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Phil replied to Dave Riley's discussion Eggs and 'Spinach'...
"Like your use of the spices as well as the greens of course. I also consume tumeric every day so I'll check out the site for ideas. Also nothing wrong with cheap Merlot I've found a few clearskin batches very acceptable. Enjoy."
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Eggs and 'Spinach'...

Since I don't have to put up with the anti-greens Nazis (who are elsewhere as I speak ) tonight I can eat very green...So I went searching via my fav haunts.After consumption thereof, I do recommend this Iranian dish: Nargesi Esfenaj - Spinach with EggsSimple as...So I came up with my own variation.…See More
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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Kitchen Gardening's Hard Yards
"Just on the Nitrogen question : Although, in contrast to the video, there is some debate about how essential the Haber/Nitrogen process was to human existence as 'organic' practices were consciously sabotaged with the brutal onset of the…"
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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.
About what I can offer:
I hope to sell produce at local monthly markets in my township.
My website is:

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Kitchen Gardening's Hard Yards

Posted on October 9, 2015 at 18:00 3 Comments

After years growing stuff in different backyards I reckon the great quest is to synchronise your vegetable and herb patch activities with you kitchen needs.

Not absolutely as if  ruled by some hippiefied 'self sufficiency' dogma...but fulfilling enough  in the sense of having freshly harvested  comestibles on hand as a daily option.

I know we all say that's what we aspire to do, but allowing the garden to be ruled by the kitchen is a culinary and horticultural art. The more I…


The School 'Community Garden'

Posted on October 4, 2015 at 21:30 6 Comments

Since we've completed two terms gardening at the local primary school -- and are about to tackle a third --  I thought I'd offer a few dot points on the experience.

  • The 'garden' had been going almost three years…

The Garden in September

Posted on September 20, 2015 at 17:30 11 Comments

A quick overview of where the dirt is at...

Spuds a plenty in this mix.Staggered harvest.  Enough carrots to feed…


The garden after a warm Winter

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 9:30 8 Comments

This time last year I was desperate. Low on water resources. No mulch to be had. Pithy dry beds...
This year, despite a very warm, and a…

The joy of annuals

Posted on August 9, 2015 at 7:00 2 Comments

Elsewhere they debate these things, but from my subjective POV I'm real glad that I'm an 'annuals' man. Don't get me wrong: I like to eat of the fruits of the trees…


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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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