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"Where did you get the seeds?  Would love to have a go at growing them"
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CHERYL SLAPP favorited Dave Riley's blog post Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.
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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.
"As a FYI: you'll note the many unglazed terracotta pots in my gallery above. Why unglazed terracotta? If you recall -- back in the day --I used to water my garden using terracotta pots as ollas. Today, I'm recycling them as they were…"
Thursday
Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.
"Sea celery has a strong flavour -- like all the leaf celeries -- so it is a cooking celery. I'm always cooking with celery. The celery+peppers +onion 'trinity' is a great hack for getting kids to eat vegetables. The herb to enrich it…"
Thursday
Susan commented on Dave Riley's blog post Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.
"Good tip for the sea celery.  I did wonder if it was a good substitute for other celery as mine gets bad aphids as soon as it heats up. "
Thursday
Dave Riley replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Must have plants for beginners and Brisbane gardeners
"AP? I made sure to buy a few more seedlings and then got myself a few packets of common and creeping thyme. Backup a plenty. Gonna try to grow a thyme lawn --although we're a bit too warm and moist here. Ultimately, the "secret' is…"
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Barbara Tealby commented on Dave Riley's blog post Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.
"Loved the NY SOKHOM video - how very clever. Great production in such a small space. Looks like the manure people might not get ALL their feed bags back this time. I do wonder why she clips off the bottom part of the cuttings before planting them."
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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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Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.

Posted on September 8, 2021 at 6:30 7 Comments

Taking the milkcrate garden to another level. And more delights working with cardboard in the vegey patch.…

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'Tis I in my milk crate herb garden.

Posted on September 2, 2021 at 13:00 4 Comments

'Tis I in my milk crate herb garden.
Making your own fantasy back-to-nature dojo in your own backyard. You can even eat the walls!…
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OUTBACK it's a JUNGLE

Posted on August 21, 2021 at 20:33 5 Comments

Jungle outback adventure.…

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All vaxed up and no where to go! What is to be done? Vetiver and green Tea

Posted on August 3, 2021 at 17:00 7 Comments

All vaxed up and nowhere to go!

I'm therefore sentenced to potting around outback. Mind you, I gotta make a list of what is to be done?

Otherwise, I won't build a head of steam and I need to last to the end of the week outdoors, outback, quarantined at home...

And such gardening weather!…

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Making Grow Bags with Double Decker Milk Crates to Grow Tubers

Posted on July 3, 2021 at 19:00 7 Comments

I have a milk crate LEGO garden where I grow my herbs.

It works a treat.

Since I wanted to explore the grow bag experience for growing tubers -- especially Sweet Potatoes -- I've tweaked the milk crate + weedmat system to engineer a deeper soil trough to accommodate underground tuber development.

Here's the DIY.…

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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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