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Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Most of the plants I have had in for 2-4 weeks are looking glum - the ground has been so wet I don't think they have ever been out of the soggy boggy conditions. I think I will pull them out and replant as I am sure they won't come to…"
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Richard Grevers commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Our tomatoes are about 2cm tall at present. At least the Yellow Cherry ones are (100% germination, our own saved seed) - the Bloody Butchers (from the local seed swap) haven't appeared at all yet!. I've just pricked out the yellows into 2…"
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kiwi brown commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"You are very funny Rex!  How do you know the slugs won with the election....by their choice of eating your lettuce?  Well, they may also need the beer if they lost election choice, eh?   *<(:+)!! We are making great progress…"
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Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Two very useful tips - I will head off to the garden centre and look for solid trays so I can try the mote idea. Will also put some beer out for them - they can celebrate their election win with a can or two ! ! !  "
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The garden

So, after getting the food forest started, it was time to start on the vege garden. First I layed that old carpet and underfelt all over the ground in the backyard to kill off the grass. I had hoped it would kill off the grass completely by September when I planned to start double digging, but by the end of August…

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Posted by Sarah Walsh on September 27, 2014 at 2:20pm

election day activities

voted early last week so spent the morning gardening:)



the forecasted bad weather never eventuated and enjoyed a glorious sunny day. planted pip grown blackboy peach and apricot trees at home, dug out couch from saffron bed and buried Bokashi bucket contents & coffee grinds into one of the fallow beds earmarked for potatoes at the community garden.



transplanted self sown perpetual spinach, ragged jack kale and chamomile - all originally grown from seed Kali shared with… Continue

Posted by Megan on September 20, 2014 at 7:28pm

The food forest grows

Another mandarin - Burgess Scarlet, is added to the citrus family.…

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Posted by Sarah Walsh on September 20, 2014 at 3:04pm

The start of a food forest...

Well, we have finally moved, and I have a Lot more room to play with. Half an acre, in fact.

While we were still house hunting I started watching videos about permaculture orchards and gardens on Youtube and stumbled across a new idea (well, new to me) called 'Food Forests'. The idea is, instead of planting fruit trees with grass or maybe a herbal ley underneath, you plant all the layers you find in a forest: tall trees, short trees, shrubs, vines, ground cover, root crops. You also…

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Posted by Sarah Walsh on September 20, 2014 at 2:49pm

 
 
 

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