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Jeff Kiehne commented on Dave Riley's blog post Is growing food at home costing you more?
"If you grew seedlings and small plants at home and at the school to sell the profits could be used to invest in the garden and could also look at buying seeds and packing into smaller packets and selling  plants like egg plant and tomato you…"
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Elaine de Saxe commented on Dave Riley's blog post Is growing food at home costing you more?
"So far, the cost of the actual water is insignificant relative to the cost of the infrastructure. We cannot just pay for water however and are probably perennially, stuck with paying for the pumps and pipes. Even if we didn't use a drop of town…"
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Is growing food at home costing you more?

An interesting report in the Brisbane Times  raises the conundrum of garden size vs water use as a primary cost factor.It draws on research by James Ward  and John Symons , published as Optimising Crop Selection for Small Urban Food Gardens in Dry Climates(LINK)I know that we…See More
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Elaine de Saxe replied to Dave Riley's discussion Northey Street City Farm: Allotment gardens
"I have a paper document because I asked for and paid for it. Theoretically anyway, no one can sell a property they don't own. There's ways around for sharp operators. A record is a record however. The State Government can give away the…"
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Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion Northey Street City Farm: Allotment gardens
"There are no title deeds they transfered to computer record  that is why your property can be sold without you knowing."
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Elaine de Saxe replied to Dave Riley's discussion Northey Street City Farm: Allotment gardens
"Off topic I know - but 'who owns the land at our feet?'. Nominally we do (the people whose names are on the title deeds). BUT as we know, we do not own anything under our feet. The governments do and they can do with it as they like.…"
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Northey Street City Farm: Allotment gardens
"I didn't mean to disparage the City Farm's initiative but strictly speaking an 'allotment' is of a specific size -- much larger than 1 x 4.5 metres. Indeed allotments are exceedingly generous and traditionally so as they relate…"
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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
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Is growing food at home costing you more?

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 0:55 2 Comments

An interesting report in the Brisbane Times  raises the conundrum of garden size vs water use as a primary cost factor.

It draws on research by James Ward  and John Symons , published as Optimising…

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My absence from outback was not enough to sabotage the horticulture.

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 1:00 2 Comments

After a rough Summer, a recent bout of ill health kept me from my garden tasks for weeks. All I could manage was to fill up the terracotta pots I have located in the centre of my mounds with water.

Nowadays the 'mounds' aren't self evident as over time I have been mulching in between them -- but the…

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"I is coming boys and girls. Get procreating."

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 0:01 6 Comments

'Tis the best time of the gardening year. This time. The March/April convergence.

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote

    The droghte of March hath perced to the roote

    And bathed every veyne in swich licour,

    Of which vertu engendred is the flour;

    Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth

    Inspired hath in every holt and heeth

    The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne

    Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,

    And smale…
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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

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As we'd…

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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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