I'm on the northside of Brisbane, and have some excess Purple Tomatillo seedlings. I'm interested in finding anyone who's up for an exchange. I drive up to the Sunshine and down to the Gold coast…Continue
"Hey Cres I'm interested in how your Perlite as the bottom layer wicking medium has worked out. Has the Perlite degraded/turned into dust or have you had any problems with blockages down there?
I'm considering using it instead of the usual…"
"Great thanks! I'm sure I'm missing something but I have a few varieties of leek, beet, chilli (actually about 8 varieties), tomatillo (of course!), cherry tomato x 4 varieties , large canning tomato x 3 varieties, cucumber,…"
"Wow first time I've seen this and would love to give it a go. Where do you buy those grow bags @Lissa?
Long time no talk either...we just got a place with some lovely little beds so I've been busy sowing and would love to donate to your…"
"I can certainly reuse the pots. They just looked so new I could tell you had parted with $ for them and might want them back.
I'll have a look at your recipe links next.
I'm eating the Nopales pretty regularly, mostly with bacon and eggs…"
"Great to hear they're coming along well. The leaves will get soft and very droopy when they need a water but otherwise they grow pretty quick hey? And the San Marzano?
Would you use the pots at all? We picked up 100 from a nursery last week so…"
"They do have lanterns coming on and they all look great still. No bugs. I think the ones out the back yard were victim to the larvae of the beetle that were on the Cape Gooseberry (striped beastie that I was calling cucumber beetle). These are just…"
"Sounds like a deal. I'll give the tomatillos another go, they are tasty and I need to do some research on organic pest control. It's a bit of an open garden for pests at the moment and I'm getting increasingly annoyed at the attacks!"
"The Radish, Beets and Carrots all sound good to me.
So the baby Marzano's a maybe a couple of weeks away, what if I drop you a message when they're good to go? How does 3 of them sound?
Also are you interested in some Tomatillo's?…"
"They are all diggers mixed heirloom varieties.
Radish doesn't specify but I've previously got huge daikon and smaller coloured types.
Beets are yellow, purple, white and chioggia.
Carrots are purple, white, yellow and orange.
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