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Christa commented on Dave Riley's blog post Using Vetiver in the Kitchen Garden
"Dave, your vetiver suggestion for Andrews rubble garden was a success as we could see at the GV. …"
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Christa replied to Vivienne Hallman's discussion Christmas GV
"Thanks Rozie and Andrew for providing your place for our Christmas do and also the members for…"
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Andrew Cumberland replied to Vivienne Hallman's discussion Christmas GV
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Andrew Cumberland replied to Dave Riley's discussion Just asking: Quail vs Pigeon.
"They are a lot easier to raise and breed with little intervention required. I'll have to knock one…"
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Andrew Cumberland replied to Dave Riley's discussion Just asking: Quail vs Pigeon.
"Build them a house with a cage. Look them in for a while and that becomes home forever. "
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Just asking: Quail vs Pigeon.
"Good point:Pigeons prefer to sit on the highest point in the area (they originate from rock doves,…"
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Vivienne Hallman posted a discussion
A big thank you to Andy and Roz for a great Christmas get together yesterday.  It was so good to…
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Valerie replied to Dave Riley's discussion Just asking: Quail vs Pigeon.
"Paul and Kerry raise pigeons. Their feedback was very positive but I will leave that up to them to…"
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Barbara Tealby replied to Dave Riley's discussion Just asking: Quail vs Pigeon.
"Well, that certainly sounds interesting, Dave. It'll be fun to chase up on the details through the…"
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Dave Riley posted a discussion
Thanks to a donation from Doug, I'm not so keen on quail meat...and besides, the missus won't eat…
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion What to plant now: December
"Just on zucchinis and Tatume -- if you do get a big harvest of these squashes and seek to eat your…"
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Using Vetiver in the Kitchen Garden

Here's a look-see of how my renovated kitchen garden has come together. The core layout plan rests on planted Vetiver clumps rather than hedges, with all vegetable plantings within a 1.5 metre zone around each clump. No beds. No paths. Just…

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I have been wanting to keep a few chickens in the garden, the boss won't agree so I went out a bought a couple anyway, they have settled in really well , pic attached


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Coriander conundrum

This year, I had a REALLY good crop of Coriander. Planted in the shade of a pawpaw tree in early April, it grew and thrived for months giving us lots of luscious leaves, and then as the weather heated up and the pawpaw tree got removed, it went…

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