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Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's status
"Yes they do. And Dianne's link has many more. Something is wrong at your end of the internet."
15 hours ago
Dave Riley posted a blog post

The way of the stick.

Spending time in the patch can be inspirational. Look and you shall see...Worst of all, look and plan.Does this obsession ever stop?When you think the greenery is 'just so' you have to maybe do this or that.The plants are a collective that maybe can do without you, but you can't help yourself.Fiddling about.More plants. Always more plants.Never too many.I look out back…See More
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Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's status
"Green Harvest.HERE."
yesterday
Dave Riley replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Tips for beginners
"Here at BLF we grow our own."
Saturday
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Essential Reading:Call of the Reed Warbler
"In my personal experience, many folk who move into food growing & raising often do so via a generic 'organic' route or embrace Permaculture as a DIY. The challenge is much bigger than it seems in the broad scale of things.While there…"
Saturday
Dianne Caswell replied to Dave Riley's discussion Essential Reading:Call of the Reed Warbler
"I utterly agree with your urging those who have not read these books to do so. I watched the Video when first on Australian Story and was blown over by this mans concepts. "
Friday
Dianne Caswell favorited Dave Riley's discussion Essential Reading:Call of the Reed Warbler
Friday
Christa replied to Dave Riley's discussion Essential Reading:Call of the Reed Warbler
"A great video detailing the man who publicised regenerative farming.  He should be hugely rewarded for his efforts, but I think he already is.  There is hope for the future."
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About me:
I grow vegetables on what was sand along the shores of Moreton Bay.After years of mulching I have a rich loam to work with and plenty of earth worm helpers.
I also run a Vetiver Grass nursery.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Local Primary School Garden
I am interested in:
Vegetables.Vetiver grass. Various cuisines and the plants they make use of -- especially Turkish, Mexican, Caribbean, Korean and Sri Lankan.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
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My website is:
http://www.growvetiver.com/
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Moreton Bay Region

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The way of the stick.

Posted on January 24, 2021 at 21:00 0 Comments

Spending time in the patch can be inspirational. Look and you shall see...

Worst of all, look and plan.

Does this obsession ever stop?

When you think the greenery is 'just so' you have to maybe do this or that.

The plants are a collective that maybe can do without you, but you can't help…

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Captains Log: January 2021. 27.1300° S, 153.0520° E Beam me up. (Fun with Dragon fruit, Chaya, Shishito, Radishes, Tomatillos, Jeruslaem Artichokes and Winged Beans to bravely go into my stomach.)

Posted on January 18, 2021 at 22:30 5 Comments

The year past in review.

Highlights both ecological and gastronomical.

  1. Dragon Fruit Salsa: For me this is the most delicious way to partake of the exotic looking pitaya. I've planted Dragon fruits all over the place. Mine clamber over chook pens, prickly pear and frangipani alike. Now the…
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It lives!

Posted on January 4, 2021 at 19:27 2 Comments

I have seen a few Summers here. They come and go while the plants respond to the weather.

But this time around...

I am overwhelmed by the verdant growth. I've had to hack my way along the paths to get from A to…

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Comestibles out back on their blanket of green suggesting a promise of meals to come.

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 16:00 2 Comments

Back to jungle mode. Ups and downs and undergrowth is the way I like it. No bare soil. Wall to wall Scurvy Weed (Egads!). Talk about greeeeen!

Spring onions,sweet peppers and maybe a Calabacitas...

Daikon…

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Celebrating Chaya -- Mayan tree Spinach

Posted on December 12, 2020 at 16:00 0 Comments

I guess that I eat a lot of greens. My every day consumption is not of raw, but cooked, leaves.

I am not of the salad persuasion. Nor am I of the lightly stir-fried sort.

I try to grow the greens I like to eat. That way I always have plenty of different stems to forage.

Among my preferred leafy comestibles…

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At 18:38 on March 28, 2020, Susan said…

Hey Dave, I use "after photo" - it's free but with ads. 

At 9:11 on March 27, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

And you probably could do that to Dave.

At 10:37 on February 2, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Oh, and I forgot how good his jokes are too????

At 8:29 on February 2, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Love the Updated Profile and Avatar, you really have a gift Dave, you are an inspiration to all our Members I am sure. Could I say to all if you are a newer member please take the time to read through some of Dave's Blogs etc I promise you that you will gain a different prospective on how Sand can become Humus. Be sure to read about how Dave has inspired Children to garden at his local school, and his Cooking and Recipes skills have gone from strength to strength.

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

 
 
 

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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