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Dave Riley's Blog – April 2012 Archive (4)

Keeping it moist: Hand watering vs bucket irrigation





Now that Summer is over the garden is surging into growth and abundance. But this option will soon enough be contained by the fact that as the months tick over here in the sub tropics the rain will thin out so that by July, August…
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Added by Dave Riley on April 23, 2012 at 0:00 — 14 Comments

The Garden in April



Now that the Summer heat and humidity has passed, the garden can get back to growing cellulose. After 18 months of laying down all the matter I can collect -- paper, grass, clippings, dead cane toads and poo -- I can now drive my fingers into a rich sandy loam and feel the moist biomass in every sod. It lives. I made life. Once upon a time it was sterile golden sand.Now I eat from this earth. They…
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Added by Dave Riley on April 17, 2012 at 13:10 — 1 Comment

Chokoes are us





I am beginning to get obsessed with chokoes as they are so easy to grow and have many edible attributes -- leaves, fruit and roots. Cooking them is one issue. Growing another.…
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Added by Dave Riley on April 11, 2012 at 0:26 — No Comments

The garden in April: snapshots

The trellis border: rosella ready to bloom as it cascades

into…
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Added by Dave Riley on April 3, 2012 at 11:47 — 2 Comments

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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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