"Hi, can I rejuvenate this thread by asking if anyone out there has some apple tree scionwood for me? I have a sick apple tree that I want to drastically prune and graft some new stock onto. I'm not too sure what variety: something…"
"Hi Todd, I am a sickness benificiary wanting to grow my own food, in the past I had little success as I had no idea as to what I was doing, I now have a new neighbour who is mentoring me, which has given me confidence, any seed you can spare to get…"
"Hi Todd, My postal address is 9 Sacah Plce ,Glneview 3206. If you have any of theses seeds still available is your offer still on to post them? I can collect if you prefer.
I'm also interested in any of the letace seeds…"
"Todd - I have planted your pink fir - cant wait to see how it does (I had it in the cupboard and it had already popped out some little white baby spuds of its shoots - if that makes sense.) - such a cute little thing! Thanks so much! Will let you…"
"Just wondering if you still have any of the coloured potato varieties , particually the darker purples to try them , only got as small area to put a few in to try them , I am getting a little late ... cheers, helen"
"I combat twitch by digging out as much as possible (shake the soil off the roots or it will take the garden with it) then move a chook tractor over the area as the chooks seem to eat it. I then mulch as you have. I chuck the stuff I…"
"Hi, I'd love to try the worden seckle, omega, and stark's crimson. I've just purchased a few pear trees so have winter nellis and taylors gold. I'd suggest trying the coe's as the plums are very nice."
"Hi, I have Worden Seckle (is that the same as Seckle?) and Winter Nelis, Taylor's Gold, Packham's Triumph and Stark's Crimson. I also have Blackboy Peach but it might be too late to take scionwood from that now. The…"
"Hi Todd, I would love some prune D'Agen cuttings. I have been wanting to get hold of some for ages! Would you like some Omega cuttings? Omega is a late plum, absolutely delicious, it's my family's favourite."
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I grow mostly grow heritage vegies, and fruit trees. I save most of my seeds so have a fair range of herb and vegie seeds available to swap or for free if you want some - organic and mostly heritage varieties. I've also got lots of jerusalem artichokes, spearmint and kale and borage seedlings coming up.
I've convinced my long suffering partner to let me dig up more of the lawn as I'd gone overboard with planting garlic this year...
I've just pickled some radishes and been clearing land for a couple of new box gardens, planted a walnut tree and in the process of planting out some more seedlings. I've bought some eggs for my clucky bantam and have found most of the grafts I tried in spring have taken.Struggling to keep up with the garden - so much to do and so little time!
hello Todd, if you have any round zucchini seed to spare, would appreciate a swap and/or reimburse you for p&p. Have sent you a friend request so that we can pm each other's contact details. Many thanks
Wow don't those seeds sprout fast?! Wonder if its the breed or due to warmer weather, but they are shooting out!!
Couple questions for you... The seeds in little cluster, is that corn? The woodland strawberrys and raspberrys look the same to me, cant tell if theres only raspberrys? And how much room do the peas need?
I've germinated some of each type, now running round trying to sort out where to plant.
Thanks again!!! Char
well it just takes a few people like us to start a revolution.
I feell sorry for those in the States where they cannot produce from their own back yards now. Apparently its illegal to do so. Youd think they woul be encouraging it if anything but nope the exact opposite.
A lot more younger people are as its a matter of havin to to eat.
My Stepp daughter is commin to me now and wishing she had learned what we tried to teach her to help make it through, shes 21. I got a 17 year old wanting to learn as she would love to grow their own food and alot more young uns are askin questions.
Its neat as they are the next generation of Oooobyers.
Do you use a worm farm or just traditional compost? I'm still undecided if the cost of setting up a worm farm is too much. I havent received your post yet, did you end up sending it or has it gotten lost in mail? :) Ta
Thanks your your advice, I'm going to start with the vaseline/bag. I've been doing dishwashing liquid/water spray up to now and it has been working but there's just so many of them, they keep coming back.
I'll have to check when I get home, but I'm growing a couple different types of heirloom cherry tomatos I picked up from plant barn. I'd love to try a bush type you recommend..
As for soil, ideally I'd love to get myself one of those rotating compost bins. At the moment, I've got a small Bokashi compost bin. There is a lot of grass clippings around my place, which I could try to pile up, otherwise not much else to work with...
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I dont mind reimbursing you for the postage, I feel bad because I dont have anything (yet) to send you.. Thank you so much, it's nice to know there's people out there for advice, no one my age gardens these days (I'm 23), so there's not that much support out there..