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Dave Riley's Discussions

Earth Worm Benefits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine coolowl 16 hours ago. 9 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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Andrew Cumberland commented on Dave Riley's blog post Mulching with lawn clippings: Oh the joy of dessicated grasses!
"Jeez.  I just compost all my grass clippings - I now refer to it as "harvesting the grass." "
4 hours ago
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Mulching with lawn clippings: Oh the joy of dessicated grasses!
"Well, I visit our local dump shop very often as the browsing is often quite fruitful. It's run by the people who work the tip and I'm all for them making extra out of their dirty and often dangerous job. I've got to know them…"
7 hours ago
scott commented on Dave Riley's blog post Mulching with lawn clippings: Oh the joy of dessicated grasses!
"Its a pathetic joke David the dump system these days.where else in the world is it classed as stealing if you take rubbish from the tip.They have a contractor who has sole rights on the rubbish who then sells it for profit.You gotta luv our country…"
16 hours ago
Elaine coolowl replied to Dave Riley's discussion Earth Worm Benefits
"The red compost worms do enter the bins! When the compost is to their liking (full of the bacteria and fungi they love to eat) they enter the bins via the holes. Given that lots of them go with the compost into the garden, they are breeding…"
16 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Dave Riley's discussion Earth Worm Benefits
"If I see that big earth worm again, I am gunna wrangle him.  I'll lasso the bugger and do a video for you.   So, one climbed 4 foot into a grow bed, but they won't go into the holes in the bottom of compost bins which are sitting…"
yesterday
Elaine coolowl replied to Dave Riley's discussion Earth Worm Benefits
"Even the guy who wrote Organic Gardening with Worms poses the same un-answered question. How did little red compost worms escape from the bag of worm crap, crawl along the ground and tunnel under my compost bins? But that's the only way…"
yesterday
Andrew Cumberland replied to Dave Riley's discussion Earth Worm Benefits
"I have them in my aquaponics grow beds - which are about 1 metre of the ground.  For the life of me, I can't work out how they got in... and one of them is the biggest damn worm I have ever seen.  "
yesterday
David Blake commented on Dave Riley's blog post Mulching with lawn clippings: Oh the joy of dessicated grasses!
"Ah yes, many  time, before they made it illegal, I used to return from the dump with as much stuff as I took there!  Now our local is all in big bins that get carted away. "
yesterday

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Dave Riley's Blog

Little hands rising from the dirt

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 1:30 8 Comments

I have been nagged big time by the domestic challenge of garden markers. Me been thinking that if I could only find a means to flag my garden content my life would be easier.…
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Mulching with lawn clippings: Oh the joy of dessicated grasses!

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 17:03 7 Comments

I love grass clippings! Can't get enough of 'em.
That's not just me being rhetorical but a statement of fact: I can never get enough grass clippings. Grass chopped up by mowers maketh up my garden. Year in  year out in all weathers I've collected and  distributed cut grasses atop my garden beds. 
This…
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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 3 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.

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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