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What are you planting, harvesting and preparing your soil for now?

I thought it might be helpful to see what everyone is Planting, Harvesting and Preparing for in the garden now. Perhaps this would be helpful to those of us who would like to plant something a bit different to our normal fare. We have a few member who always have some out of left field ideas that we have picked up with gusto, and we are now finding ourselves eating many new & interesting foods.

Is anyone preparing beds etc. for the next Seasons Produce & what type of Preparations are you making, Soil Type, Fertilizer, Manures or that Special Treatment. What have you found works best for certain types of Produce, Fruit & Nut Trees, Vines, Herbs & Spices etc.

This Blog could be useful to use as a continuous one as we would be posting for the now not a specific season of time of year.

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on April 11, 2016 at 19:45

The pages only come from the cache afaik in the same session or day at most. I do clear the cache but not that often.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on April 11, 2016 at 19:42

Whatever its name, it is a legume, although even legumes at times can become pests.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 11, 2016 at 18:48

Hi Phil, I am pretty sure you have Creeping Indigo Weed. I found a site for you to look at.

Brisbane City Council Weed Identification Tool

Comment by Phil on April 11, 2016 at 18:11

Do you collect the seed in Spring from the clover Dianne? Here's a picture of the weedy groundcover which definitely isn't a clover but I haven't been able to identify -

Elaine - you shouldn't be reloading these blog pages every time unless you have flushed your browser cache. That shouldn't happen by default. But I agree it would be better to create a new blog perhaps each month.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 11, 2016 at 8:03

Yes Christa, I have grown this for several years with no problems. Yes it is extremely good for the soil.

Comment by Christa on April 11, 2016 at 7:18

Dianne, with regard to the Trifolium pratense, I thought it was a clover suited to cooler temperatures. Have you grown this before and had it flowering, as it is a leguminous type plant so it would be good for the soil.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 11, 2016 at 5:50

Phil, what colour is your flower and what shape is the flower.

Elaine, I take your point, thanks.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on April 10, 2016 at 23:10

Suggest a once-a-quarter fresh blog. Just to read 1 comment means loading all the pix and text time after time. Can be tedious with a slow connextion.

Comment by Phil on April 10, 2016 at 21:08

Thanks Dianne. The weed I have looks different and I suspect it isn't even a clover. At least I get the white clover. Cheers

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 10, 2016 at 18:56

Phil, here is a picture of Red Clover Trifolium pretense . Red clover is also grown widely across the world as a forage crop for livestock and poultry and is also used in medications eg. Menopause Medications. 

Trifolium pratense

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