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Taro and its uses

Taro is probably one of the most versatile plants on earth! However it is one that you have to know how how to grow it, how to harvest it, how to store the different bits of it and how to prepare it and how to cook it and then lastly how to eat it.  It is a complex plant but worth it if you master it as it is a complete plant that nothing is wasted.

To start with planting moist or wet soil, almost boggy preferably, make a hole as deep as the size you want your taro to be then stick…

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Added by David Hatcher on July 4, 2021 at 17:20 — 6 Comments

getting back on track

Well the last 18 months have bee awful!!!! I have had a resurgence of Meinghers and on top of that now have vestibular migraines and peripheral vaso-dilation. On a bad day I either pass out, have attacks with acute severe imbalance and nausea, or poor balance and headaches!

Still I have gone 9 good days in a row just before Christmas so on my good days i am now in the shed in the heat and in the garden in the evenings.

My garden looks neglected now but I am slowly working to get it…

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Added by David Hatcher on January 2, 2019 at 11:20 — 1 Comment

lacto-fermentation

Has any one here done any preserving using lacto-fermentation?  If so how do you store your jars once made?

Added by David Hatcher on January 1, 2019 at 14:20 — 2 Comments

Growing Rubarb in Brisbane

I have grown Rubarb a number of times in Brisbane and each year I used have the plants die on me each summer, They just rotted at the stems next to the soil.  I then planted them in a Narrow wicking garden with a 25 cm depth to the water reservoir.  I did need to fill the reservoir from below to ensure the soil at the surface stayed dry. I have had plants that became too congested and had to be divided, so this system works!!!

Added by David Hatcher on May 8, 2017 at 9:55 — 3 Comments

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