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What to plant now?

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PEARL MILLET

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Christa replied to Dave Riley's discussion Chaya
"Dave Have you tried Aibika as a green food.  There are 3 different leaf types, large round (almost dinner plate size), then there is a split round leaf abd a fingered leaf.  I have Large leaf and finger leaf.  The finger leaf is nice…"
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Chaya
"Well, sort of...as there is a plant called 'Tree Spinach' (Chenopodium giganteum) and it is very frustrating that it is often confused with Chaya. In my initial researches I was confused. But it isn't Australian either -- but…"
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Doug Hanning replied to Dave Riley's discussion Chaya
"Hey Dave I was given what I thought was Chaya but now realise its Australian tree spinach. Are you familiar with this? "
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Chaya
"My fav spinach greens in order of delight: CHAYA: has to come out as #1. Despite the 20 minute cook time, taste and texture are a delight. I'm stripping the small trees I have in my quest for gluttony. I'm trying to generate as many…"
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"Planned? Coriander. The standard chive. Parsley(which I don't use so much now but you always gotta have it). Spring onions. Maybe experimental garlic planting. Some perennial basil when I can get it. Mexican coriander (which is hard to grow) --…"
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About me:
I grow vegetables on what was sand along the shores of Moreton Bay.After years of mulching I have a rich loam to work with and plenty of earth worm helpers.
I also run a Vetiver Grass nursery.
I am interested in:
Vegetables.Vetiver grass. Various cuisines and the plants they make use of -- especially Turkish, Mexican, Caribbean, Korean and Sri Lankan.
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http://www.growvetiver.com/
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Kitchen Garden Gallery for January 2021

Posted on January 31, 2021 at 9:00 0 Comments

Outback kitchen garden maybe needs a trim.
I'm growing Vetiver amongst the vegetables. The greenery…
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The way of the stick.

Posted on January 24, 2021 at 21:00 0 Comments

Spending time in the patch can be inspirational. Look and you shall see...

Worst of all, look and plan.

Does this obsession ever stop?

When you think the greenery is 'just so' you have to maybe do this or that.

The plants are a collective that maybe can do without you, but you can't help…

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Captains Log: January 2021. 27.1300° S, 153.0520° E Beam me up. (Fun with Dragon fruit, Chaya, Shishito, Radishes, Tomatillos, Jeruslaem Artichokes and Winged Beans to bravely go into my stomach.)

Posted on January 18, 2021 at 22:30 5 Comments

The year past in review.

Highlights both ecological and gastronomical.

  1. Dragon Fruit Salsa: For me this is the most delicious way to partake of the exotic looking pitaya. I've planted Dragon fruits all over the place. Mine clamber over chook pens, prickly pear and frangipani alike. Now the…
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It lives!

Posted on January 4, 2021 at 19:27 2 Comments

I have seen a few Summers here. They come and go while the plants respond to the weather.

But this time around...

I am overwhelmed by the verdant growth. I've had to hack my way along the paths to get from A to…

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Comestibles out back on their blanket of green suggesting a promise of meals to come.

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 16:00 2 Comments

Back to jungle mode. Ups and downs and undergrowth is the way I like it. No bare soil. Wall to wall Scurvy Weed (Egads!). Talk about greeeeen!

Spring onions,sweet peppers and maybe a Calabacitas...

Daikon…

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At 22:34 on February 13, 2021, Janey said…

Aw what a shame - but you can’t beat the tide- probably even with a rock wall...our beach lost a lot of sand this year too. It’s been exactly one year now since we planted our 100 tiny vetiver plants and they have grown so quickly and made a huge difference to soil- lots of worms wherever we dig and they grow 6 inches a week, - so make lots of mulch! Also stops grass from invading new beds and keeps dogs off! 

At 21:53 on February 8, 2021, Janey said…

Hey Dave the vetiver I got from you for my sandy garden at Straddie are going great guns, I even had enough now to give some to a neighbour and spend the word about wonderful vetiver!

At 18:38 on March 28, 2020, Susan said…

Hey Dave, I use "after photo" - it's free but with ads. 

At 9:11 on March 27, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

And you probably could do that to Dave.

At 10:37 on February 2, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Oh, and I forgot how good his jokes are too????

At 8:29 on February 2, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Love the Updated Profile and Avatar, you really have a gift Dave, you are an inspiration to all our Members I am sure. Could I say to all if you are a newer member please take the time to read through some of Dave's Blogs etc I promise you that you will gain a different prospective on how Sand can become Humus. Be sure to read about how Dave has inspired Children to garden at his local school, and his Cooking and Recipes skills have gone from strength to strength.

At 15:37 on February 23, 2016, Vinay Nellipudi said…
Thanks for friend request.
At 12:06 on January 10, 2015, DARREN JAMES said…

Thanks Dave for your recipes ,will you be going to lissas garden visit as I can give you those brazillian spinach if not will bring them over for you cheers

At 16:52 on December 21, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Dave havent forgotten you caught up with work .will get them over to you in the new year sometime hope you have a good xmass  

At 8:32 on December 16, 2014, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi mate leave us an address at darren_and_deb@hotmail.com and I will get them over to you

 
 
 

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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.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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