It is a really vigourous plant so I have been pruning it to stop it going up trees etc. I might give it another pruning to see if it helps it produce more flowers, because it only has a few flowers on it.
Not sure how often you get into the Valley, so if you are interested I can get the seeds (there are a few places in Inala that have very interesting seeds that I have never heard of...) and give them to Christopher at the Garden Visit on 7th November.
If there is anything else specific you were looking for let me know the name and I can see if they have it.
Sorry I missed your message here on this forum until now. The order you remembered for the no dig garden was right. Essentially all the new nutrients under the paper - then thick layer of seed free mulch on top. Hope you tried it and it is working OK.
I couldn't believe they are already up, out of all the seeds I planted last Sunday (listed in a blog on my page but there were heaps of varieties)I have radish, kohl rabi, cucumber & okra up. Although I was very diligent about keeping the water up and had a hessian sack over them for a couple of days - read somewhere it was good for carrot seed so thought it was worth a try as I don't always get very good results. The problem with the hessian sack was that the seeds already up are *of course* in the middle of the old concrete laundry sink I am using.
You were looking for okra seedlings a few weeks ago, I don't have any seedlings to spare - only planted 8 last Saturday - and the seeds are already up if you want I can give Christopher some green okra seeds for you to start yourself.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth sounds like an interesting plant, I would like to try some please. According to the wiki article, there's a few cultivated species, do you know which one you've got?
yes, it's a bad weekend for it - Saturday and Monday being the actual Anzac day and the holiday I think that only really leaves the Sunday, and it really should be a morning thing. sorry - I know several people go to church, others have kids' sports etc so it's hard to pick a time that suits everyone
I put the cucumbers in twice, in different spots. The corn went in about 5 times from September until February, in a different spot each time. I tend to mix my plantings up, and just interplant with companion plants - so I don't have to wait to clear beds, I just find enough gaps and plant the seedlings into them. For the corn I interplant where the beans are, for the cucumbers I planted sunflowers on top or they just went into spare spots. Our garden is really pretty big so probably there is enough spare room for it to be easy enough - I have bare patches as well in summer. The main no-dig bed is 4.2 m x 4.2m.