You know, I've been dying for a site like this for quite some time, people who are like minded gardeners bursting with ideas that want to share their stuff. What they did, how they did it & then happy for others to copy that idea so they too can achieve that same enjoyment. I am all for DIY projects recycling what can be turned into something quite useful & making compost is one of my must have projects on the go always.
I feel proud about where we live because we have the best neighbours one could ever wish for. One neighbour often brings me a Ute full of goat poo for my compost bins as his brother owns goats just down the road & is happy to get rid of it and our other neighbour has giant stacks of wood shavings mixed with rotted down cow poo in piles at his cowshed and is eager for me to come take it away so I can add to the already busting compost bins. As each season pass, I give them food from my gardens which they are forever greatful and life carrys on. I spent a lot of my life landscaping gardens rather than growing food so I am only new in food growing. Everything I grow is by seed and 'on trial' as my soil is not the best which is why I make compost. I finished work so that I can work on our land to improve the soil & try the self sufficiency thing. So far, I am loving this simple life!
I havent been looking at this group much so have only just found your posting. Sounds like you have really settled to life in the rural area. I have a large town section, about 3/4 of an acre. We are just off the kamo bypass roundabout. Much of the section is landscaped and I have quite a large vege garden. With such a large garden i generate lots of material for the compost - I have about four on the go - I have posted a couple of photos. I put barrow loads of compost onto both flower and vege gardens. I have started collecting more seeds from vege but still a beginner at this. I have been collecting and using seeds for years from a few flowers such as dahlias, snap dragon and cleome but now branching out into vege seeds. Quite interesting because of the uncertainty of what you will get, especially with courgettes, pumpkins and cucumbers. We are a long way from self sufficiency but I always get a buzz when we are shopping and I see cauli for example at nearly $5 each and I have a number growing int he garden.
That would be great thanks Myles. My email is email@example.com
Where do you meet for this?
i would like to check out the the seed sweep meet members when do you all meet? I am new at this trying beans and lettuce seeds did use tom seeds but the tom were abit slow in growing so would be great to get ideas how to do the seed thing
I too would like to be added to the monthly seed swap. My email - firstname.lastname@example.org that will be tops thanks!