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We've returned from our overseas holiday of 5 weeks. Here is a look at how the tiny farm survived with us being away.

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 29, 2018 at 21:39

Do you mean the Saba nuts Andy? Mine has been told to shape up this summer or it will be shipped out as wood chips. There's a limit to how long we older folk can hang about waiting for a tree to decide if it's going to fruit or not.

And speaking of growing trees in pots: my 200L wicking bins and the Figs are a good combination. Not so sure about non-deciduous fruiting trees in pots though.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on October 29, 2018 at 20:24

I think mine is headed for the compost.  I have no room for slackers here. 

Comment by Christa on October 29, 2018 at 17:12

Susan, there is some info in this LINK 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on October 28, 2018 at 22:52

Cheers Christa.  Susan: http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/forum/topics/saba-nuts-edible-or-not  Christa first noticed it.  

Comment by Susan on October 28, 2018 at 19:47
It was all that beautiful rain we had Andy. What do you mean saba nut is toxic? Could you link to a site for me cause I have one and would be curious.
Comment by Christa on October 27, 2018 at 22:46

It's good to come back and see things still growing.  You will have to get the mower out now as we have had some rain lately.  Well done. 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on October 26, 2018 at 21:20

Elaine! Don't be dirty - this is a family site!  "Trombon.." makes more sense but I'll never admit it publicly. Dave, I do love to flitter about my food production - balanced by the ever forceful fist of my Rosie.    Shhhh... I am slowly moving her from overly tidy.  

Comment by Dave Riley on October 26, 2018 at 18:23

Inspiring, Andy.

So many multifactorial gardening protocols in gastronomical play.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 26, 2018 at 13:44
Welcome home Andy, good to hear from you again. Just quietly, it's Tromboncino ;-)

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

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