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Suburb
West Ryde
Food Growing Skill Level
Moderate
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, Permaculture Design Certificate, WWOOFer
I am interested in...
Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, WWOOFA Working, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
mixed salad greens (mustard, rocket, mizuna, and others)
Sydney Frost Dates
First Frost - Early June
Last Frost - Early August

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hot compost

i turned the compost this morning and it was as hot as a cup of hot carob. absolutely no exaggeration. it was incredible. i added some vege scraps the other day after my day at the soup kitchen and they were nearly composted, just three days later - especially the layer of banana skins i added. it was AMAZING.



compost ingredients in my compost this time:



grass clippings that had been sitting in a pile in the sun for a week and had been rained on, apparently not ideal i… Continue

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

enormous earthworms in the gutter in the curb side

when collecting leaves that fell in the gutters on the side of the road, i got my trowel in and dug out the leaves that had been composting in the actual storm water drain bits of the gutter..... it was AMAZING. there were so many earthworms in there and beautiful rich compost. they were the fattest worms i've ever seen, such healthy big fat strong ones. got two big buckets full of compost from in those drains and fed my garden with it and planted up a bit more of the garden with some more… Continue

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

update on my garden

we collected leaves from the streets for the compost on the weekend. i had used a metal wire tube frame thing that i found lying around in the yard to put the materials in, but mum wants it back, so this morning i found some chicken wire instead and made a tube with that and turned the compost into it. very excitingly, i saw steam come off the compost when i turned it - just like you see on those composting videos.



it's all turned in to the new tube and i will continue to turn it… Continue

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

how it's all going...

Just a quick update about how it's all going in my garden.



The garden I constructed with my sister is kicking along nicely. I've harvested a LOT of basil continuously over the past week or so. It just keeps growing. I have about six really big plants of it out there. The leaves are enormous and tasty. I'm so pleased with how that basil is going.



I am a bit unconvinced on the broccoli. It's such a slow growing plant it seems. I don't think my soil was deep enough in my… Continue

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

update

i planted out the rest of my basil. it's amazing to see the difference in the basil i planted out the other day, it was the same as the stuff i planted out today, i just wanted to check that it went okay before i put the rest out. the stuff in the garden is so much greener than the stuff that was in the pots. and has grown a lot bigger than the potted stuff too. so awesome to see the garden actually starting to take shape.



my seedlings are coming along beautifully. 20 broccoli. 18… Continue

Posted on March 3, 2009 at 7:00pm

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At 2:22pm on February 21, 2009, James Samuel said…
Thanks for the great pic... :-)
At 4:42pm on February 20, 2009, James Samuel said…
Hiya! Welcome to Oooby.

You may want to check out the first time here page if you havent already. The site is new and will grow and evolve quickly in response to your needs, so do let us know what you'd like to see.

And if you do a search for Sydney in the Members page from time to time, you might be surprised to find other people you can start exchanging things with. And if you don't, then it's a good reason to go out and find some people to invite :-)

James
 
 
 

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