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Dave Riley's Blog – April 2014 Archive (5)

Plant markers from ceramic tiles

After considering my garden marker options in a recent post, we cut some ceramic tiles for use in the garden beds.  As far as I can…
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Added by Dave Riley on April 24, 2014 at 21:00 — 5 Comments

Little hands rising from the dirt

I have been nagged big time by the domestic challenge of garden markers. Me been thinking that if I could only find a means to flag my garden content my life would be easier.…
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Added by Dave Riley on April 21, 2014 at 1:30 — 8 Comments

Mulching with lawn clippings: Oh the joy of dessicated grasses!

I love grass clippings! Can't get enough of 'em.
That's not just me being rhetorical but a statement of fact: I can never get enough grass clippings. Grass chopped up by mowers maketh up my garden. Year in  year out in all weathers I've collected and  distributed cut grasses atop my garden beds. 
This…
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Added by Dave Riley on April 19, 2014 at 17:00 — 19 Comments

Trench Mulching, Pit Composting, Anaerobic Composting...Honey Holing: call it what you will -- it works

Trench Mulching, Pit Composting, Anaerobic Composting...Honey Holing: call it what you will -- it works.


Burying rubbish may be a crude way to garden…
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Added by Dave Riley on April 19, 2014 at 1:45 — 2 Comments

Warrigal greens and other preferences

I'm really taken with growing and consuming Kale in the cooler months and Sweet Leaf ( AKA: katuk, star gooseberry:-- small SE Asian tree which is deciduous south of the Tropics) in Summer, but I sometimes run out of green eats -- in part because I use these leaves in everything.



So I'm exploring Kangkong (AKA:water spinach, water convolvulus) which regrettably does…

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Added by Dave Riley on April 12, 2014 at 23:30 — 4 Comments

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