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School Garden Notes so far in 2017.

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As we'd…

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Added by Dave Riley on February 14, 2017 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Spurtopia workshop - making a self-watering planter boxes and wicking pots

When

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 10am – 12pm

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:30 – 2:30pm

Note

Bookings essential. Join Roman Spur and learn about water…

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Added by Darryl Simpson on February 8, 2017 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Garden Jan 2017

Happy new year everyone! May this year be a productive and fruitful one... In the garden, of course! Sadly, I have not appreciated the warm weather and have pretty much abandoned gardening duties these last two months... Nonetheless, we had some plants put in earlier that have had their first harvest, which is exciting! Have not been sowing new salad leaves in the heat but do regret because we are definitely running low...



January 2017 Harvest:



- 5 red bell peppers…

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Added by Sophie on January 26, 2017 at 9:00 — 12 Comments

Too hot to do much.

Hi everyone,

Well the heat is devastating at the moment.  It has been sapping me of all energy and I have not been keeping up with the planting so only relying on what is already there.   Capsicums, tomatoes, trombonccinos, silverbeet and some corn.    Here is the set up for the capsicums - the net allows me to grow perfect fruit that are completely unstung.…

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Added by Susan on January 15, 2017 at 13:30 — 14 Comments

Pots: brewing and irrigating

It works! It truly works!

Who woulda thought?

I am learning to love my pots.

I have three models: one for the collection of slops and 'teas' ; the others to irrigate my garden.

The slops and washes protocol  is really kicking in (see diagram at right).

I collect the waste…

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Added by Dave Riley on January 15, 2017 at 11:26 — 4 Comments

Outback says, "Welcome to 2017. Looking good."

The year begins green.

Surprises in the soil.

This season we do have shade.

Added by Dave Riley on January 7, 2017 at 9:54 — 5 Comments

New Year in the garden.

Hi everyone,

Well it's been a busy couple of weeks and I finally have computer access again so YAY! The storm a couple of weeks ago, blew up our computer and wifi and we have only just got it back.  I had a couple of days away as well but the garden did not suffer too badly this time.  I made sure everything was well watered and we also got a little helping hand with a storm.  However, 5 days away was enough to do this to my trombonccino's.…

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Added by Susan on January 2, 2017 at 10:30 — 13 Comments

Vetiver Ventures

I began with 3 Vetiver slips. I grew them up to 1.5-1.7metres tall and started harvested root cuttings -- two to three months ago. I now have just under 100 plants in the soil with another 30 coming on in my nursery.

That may seem a lot of stock for any one plant but to bio-design with Vetiver you need to…

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Added by Dave Riley on December 30, 2016 at 0:00 — 28 Comments

A mild december, early new year

Considering the weather is holding on to a very mild gardenable temperature with steady drizzle and tomorrow is the most favorable time to plant fruit in the garden, it's a good time for early new year resolution to clean up the garden. Photos to come.

Added by Valerie on December 26, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments

GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR 2017

Please find attached the 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR it is filling quickly. Thank you to all member who have helped by Hosting next years GV's, a Special thanks must go to our new members. We are still needing the months that are clear to be filled. If you would like to host a GV, please Personal Message me.

Next year some of the GV's will include Talks/Presentation/etc.…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on December 21, 2016 at 22:09 — No Comments

Garden Dec 2016

Thought I'd get a headstart as we go into holiday season and taking a rest over hopefully not a too hot summer. This month's Dec harvest:

  • 1.5kg zucchini
  • 435g yellow squash
  • 2 strawberries
  • 14 blueberries
  • 80g red bell-star peppers
  • 5 x large bunch of kale
  • 2 x bunches salad greens
  • herbs (parsley, chives, spring onions, rosemary)…

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Added by Sophie on December 19, 2016 at 18:30 — 15 Comments

AT LAST I HAVE SOME MOUNTAIN PEANUTS

My vine has produced some nuts. These nuts are named Plukenetia volubilis.

Here are some notes from a site  sunwarrior.com    

Sacha inchi, also known as the Inca peanut, is the seed of a plant that grows in the highlands of Peru. Despite being a fairly recent discovery in the health community of the United States, sacha inchi has been cultivated and used as a food source for 3,000 years in the Amazon rainforest. The fruit that these seeds grow in is…

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Added by Christa on December 16, 2016 at 12:53 — 11 Comments

Mid December and greenness everywhere

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Added by Susan on December 11, 2016 at 17:30 — 16 Comments

Tamariilo's

Can anybody tell us when they are ready to pick never done it before we have 2 trees that a full but don't know when they are ready to harvest ?

Added by Terry & Angela on December 11, 2016 at 13:49 — 23 Comments

SOJOURN AT KARLA'S - Nov 26 to Feb 25 2017

I have been so lucky that my first house sit has been somewhere so beautiful. And for three whole months to boot. 

Enough time to sort out the excess of personal belongings I managed to bring with me despite selling, giving away, donating or throwing out the majority of my belongings. I have a rented…

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Added by Lissa on December 10, 2016 at 19:30 — 14 Comments

SUMMER 2016-17, WHAT ARE YOU SOWING, PLANTING, PREPARING, DESIGNING-REDESIGNING FOR YOUR GARDEN

Well Summer is here. We have felt the brunt of the first storms for the Season, some of us left with a mess to clean up and others with some lovely rain added to their tanks. As we feel the extremes of Summer so do our Flowers, Vegetables, Herbs, Plants and Trees. Whilst some are very good at coping with the stresses of Summer others need help. So it's time to think about how we can help our plants along.

Mulching is important, as is keeping the water up. There are many forms of…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on December 3, 2016 at 12:19 — 17 Comments

I'm so darn empirical that I suffer from the green thumb fidgets.

I now and then ask myself,"Why don't you leave well enough alone?"

But, you know, if you don't potter about the garden -- grabbing any excuse --you may as well be dead...

As well as making over the front yard with copious plantings of creepers, aloes, kangaroo paw, vetiver, flowering bulbs,grevilleas…

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Added by Dave Riley on December 1, 2016 at 2:35 — 7 Comments

Fun Dog

Wish I knew what park uses this sign ... made my day.

Added by Elaine de Saxe on November 29, 2016 at 18:36 — 8 Comments

Gardening Nov 2016

This month's harvest

  • 8.3kg sweet potato
  • 3.04kg zucchini
  • 2.85 kg tomatoes
  • 1.1kg jap pumpkin
  • 44 blueberries
  • 4 strawberries
  • 300g perpetual spinach
  • 150g kale
  • 100g leafy greens
  • 375g Madagascar beans
  • 4 chokoes…

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Added by Sophie on November 25, 2016 at 16:00 — 12 Comments

Almost the end of spring and I want shade 2016

I've decided I need a shade tree to go in the backyard.  Let's face it - I want some grass, but I also want to be able to sit out in my backyard and enjoy it.  Hence a shade tree.   It must be deciduous, relatively small, not necessarily productive (if it is - can't have fruit fly prone fruit as I will not be keeping small enough for netting) but beautiful if not.  Jacaranda's and Poinsettia's are out -> Jacs are too big and the Poins are too wide.  Something about the poinsettia's height…

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Added by Susan on November 20, 2016 at 14:00 — 18 Comments

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