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Earth Worm Benefits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Sweet Leaf/Katuk delights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Feb 4. 3 Replies

Terracotta Pot Irrigation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Feb 16. 4 Replies

 

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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Trench Mulching, Pit Composting, Anaerobic Composting...Honey Holing: call it what you will -- it works
"I've found that a limiting factor with my other experiments is that of lack of moisture. Anything thrown atop the soil or buried in a sheet mulch -- cardboard, manures or logs of wood for instance -- exists often enough in a dryish milieu. By…"
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"The indefatigable experimenter! :-) All of this makes a great deal of sense. I see the pic at the top - a beach crab hole. One day I was lucky enough to see the crab. Asking my companion what made the hole, a tiny white crab popped up and tapped me…"
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Trench Mulching, Pit Composting, Anaerobic Composting...Honey Holing: call it what you will -- it works

Trench Mulching, Pit Composting, Anaerobic Composting...Honey Holing: call it what you will -- it works.Burying rubbish may be a crude way to garden but I find that it suits my lifestyle. It's simple. Little exertion is required. And it's all done UNDERGROUND -- so, in that sense, it's like an offering to the critters of the soil.A sacrament.Despite my many efforts at studying the manly art of composting -- that is the…See More
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Dave Riley replied to Lissa's discussion Gee Whiz: Human Urine Is Shown to Be an Effective Agricultural Fertilizer
"I admit to being a whiz at making my own fertiliser.  If you check the literature fresh is best -- before the ammonia consolidates. So you have around 15-24 hours before it reaches its first use by date.  Since moving to  living atop…"
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Trench Mulching, Pit Composting, Anaerobic Composting...Honey Holing: call it what you will -- it works

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 1:45 2 Comments

Trench Mulching, Pit Composting, Anaerobic Composting...Honey Holing: call it what you will -- it works.


Burying rubbish may be a crude way to garden…
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Warrigal greens and other preferences

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 23:30 4 Comments

I'm really taken with growing and consuming Kale in the cooler months and Sweet Leaf ( AKA: katuk, star gooseberry:-- small SE Asian tree which is deciduous south of the Tropics) in Summer, but I sometimes run out of green eats -- in part because I use these leaves in everything.



So I'm exploring Kangkong (AKA:water spinach, water convolvulus) which regrettably does…

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The Garden in March 2014

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 15:51 4 Comments

After the rain + >3 years of effort making soil out of beach sand...Getting there.

If you can garden in beach sand you can garden anywhere.

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 23:54 12 Comments

After three and a half years of seriously collecting mulch materials I suspect that I now have the beginnings of a garden.

This change has kicked in because I now have dirt where once sand ruled. 

At some time over the past 6-8 months this qualitative…

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How to honeyhole

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 14:00 8 Comments

After exploring trench mulching a lot in  my garden I decided to adopt some of the principles that govern honeyholes and fertility trenches.



The main variation from my past practices are:
  • tear up the newspaper and cardboard
  • mix it with green mulch and manure 
  • add water (even urine!) to the mix
  • let it…
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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 10:32 on January 14, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , have you seen the discussion on garden visits ? . Would you be interested ?.
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 .
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 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 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 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

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