Welcoming discussion on the whole spectrum of composting methods. If it's a way of turning organic material into fertile earth, lets talk about the method, your experiences, the pros and the cons of it!See More
"I take it then Rex that you have a new way of beating the birds. The little beggars are giving my perpetual spinach a hiding at the moment. Am going to get the netting out today. Am wondering if the coloured silverbeet would be less inviting to…"
"I had a fantastic year with eggplant last year. My later zucchini did really well too. Unfortunately my tomatoes didn't cope with the neglect and dryness when we were away on holiday. I am hoping for a much better year this year. Have ordered…"
"Have just spent a lot of time on the Bristol Seed website looking at all their varieties of tomato seeds. When there are 361 varieties it takes a while to make a decision. I have been weeding what should be a garden. Let it go wild over winter and…"
"Sorry. Janine I can't remember if I thanked you for the parsnip seeds. I have been away on holiday and had this horrible thought that I hadn't been in touch. Got back in the dark so have no idea what state the garden is in."
"Isn't this rain wonderful.Thankfully there are fewer white butterflies around now. Makes you think there is hope for the winter brassicas. Have been doing lots of seed sowing. Also have lots of self sown vege plants popping up. Picking up lots…"
"Pick lots of red capsicums yesterday. Will be making capsicum relish and roast capsicum and tomato chutney today. Shortage of jars biggest problem. Lots of beans to freeze. Lots of self sown silverbeet plants popping up so will be looking for ways…"
"Rang the water carrier yesterday to see what the wait time is. Three days isn't too long so can keep watering the garden. I have rocket popping up in my lawn. Not needing to mow at the moment so can pick it before it gets trimmed off. Have a…"
"Have just made another batch of courgette pickle and bottled some peaches. Another lot of chillis sitting there waiting to make another batch of sauce. Have got some tomatoes to make a batch of tomato relish tomorrow. Have got lots of oriental…"
We too have grandchildren - 3 and a step. Two are here at the moment - we've been for a swim and will soon be off to take them up to Bryant Home (called something different these days) for a week of camp. It would be cool to catch up when you're down. Our number is 82five798zero.
Welcome indeed! We were just talking about you guys the other day when there was a discussion about computers, and learning to use them back in the prehistoric days. I should add that I have only been 'Cally' for the last 8 or 9 years - and for the first 12 years of my life. In between, including when you knew me, I was Carol. Mother of Greg, Steven, Simon & Jeffrey.
I had lunch with Eileen on Tuesday and she, Jo and Jo's 3 kids are coming out here in a couple of weeks for a visit - Eileen brought the kids out a while ago and they have been asking to come again - with ducks, chooks, goats and bush with a stream, it's heaven for little kids.
I'm not visible on Ooooby much - when I want to know something, I usually find it here without asking - someone has usually been here before.