September 3, 2008 at 3:14 am #367175
Crickey Ellice, you’re worse than Madonna, can’t keep up with your names and avatars… 😆 😆
I know that has nothing to do with the current challenge, sorry.
jenSeptember 3, 2008 at 3:22 am #367176
😆September 3, 2008 at 3:30 am #367177
I have been considering ARROWROOT, but have never tasted it….is it similiar to potato? :shrug: Would it grow in central Victoria ?September 3, 2008 at 3:43 am #367178
So far this year have planted 2 blueberries, passionfruit, peach, pear and Nashi, Globe artichoke. Will think up something else to plant in
September to really be in the challenge.September 3, 2008 at 3:54 am #367179
Rene and JohnMember
Im in too, my dd’s 4 & 9 and I have already put in seeds of jeruselum artichoke, 7 year beans, asparagus, chives & fennel and we’ve got tamarillo, raspberry canes & a blueberry ready to go, so this will be an easy one.:tup:
We were already planning to pop in rhubarb, garlic & sweet potato & another passionfruit this month. Avocado’s are on special at our local nursery so thats another on the list.
Jackie French says in her book “Back Yard Self Sufficiency” that you can also turn the following annuals into perennials
lettuce; pick a leaf or 2 as you need
celery; will last till next years crop is ready
and spuds; if you bandicoot them
Challenge me to plant anything & I’ll be sooo in:DSeptember 3, 2008 at 4:12 am #367180
Im in on this one:tup:
Got some pigeon peas coming up now that i got of helendt and the nieghbour gave me a choko that had shot yesterday…………also did some more cuttings of the perenial basil.
Will just have to hunt around for some more perenials……….he he any excuse to plant more trees and shrubs:DSeptember 3, 2008 at 4:31 am #367181
Queensland Arrowroot is growing well in the boggy patch in my Brisbane yard. I don’t know how it goes in Victoria – does anyone have it growing?
In terms of texture it is between potato and turnip – a little less starchy than potato. Like either of those veges, it has a relatively bland taste so it goes in many dishes. We have roasted it with spices, like potato wedges, we put it in soups and stews all the time and we have mashed it, but found it too watery for mash.
It needs to be placed in water with a dash of vinegar while you are peeling the rest as it goes brown quicker than spuds do – this does not affect the taste.
The plant doesn’t get bothered by any predators in my yard, although grasshoppers will eat the leaves sometimes.
When DH builds the solar dryer, I am going to try making some arrowroot flour, which is a handy thing for dry shampoo, gravy and in bikkies.September 3, 2008 at 4:48 am #367182
I was gonna say it is popular for flour but Suz beat me to it 😆 I love arrowroot, great for so many things…mulch, the chickens love it, and of course flour, which i wanna try this time around too. I have planted mine on the slope below where the bananas are going so i can use it for mulch and to stop the water and nutrients running off to the dam.
JenSeptember 3, 2008 at 5:07 am #367183
Well, as it goes along with my plans anyway, I guess I’ in.
Planned plantings for September – Rhubarb, Asparagus, Arrowroot, Jerusalem Artichokes (round and long), Yacon and Oca. Hopefully also Currents, Sweet Potato (if I can get them to sprout) and Bunching Leeks.
Will that do?
WozSeptember 3, 2008 at 6:35 am #367184
I am renting and don’t have much room. But now I have an excuse to plant a Meyer lemon in a big pot:clap: Must also see what other fruit trees are around that can be put in containers! Perhaps a choko vine to cover the ugly back fence, near my silkies. So I’m in!!!:tup:
AnneSeptember 3, 2008 at 8:02 am #367185
I’m in too :tup::tup:
Got some madagascar beans in the swap I want to get in, and also want to put in a couple of grapes, a couple of feijoas and a low chill blueberry if I can find one in the nurseries this month. Might also try another avocado as the one I have now gets too much shade and is too big and too beautiful to pull out or move.September 3, 2008 at 8:33 am #367186
i am getting quite a few fruit trees soon to put in large pots till we move so that will be it for my part of the challengeSeptember 3, 2008 at 8:33 am #367187
i am getting quite a few fruit trees soon to put in large pots till we move so that will be it for my part of the challengeSeptember 3, 2008 at 11:21 am #367188
Great to see all the planting and potting going on! :tup:
Who is planting something they have never eaten before? I am putting in a couple of fruit trees which I had never heard of before I saw them at Daley’s nursery.September 3, 2008 at 12:34 pm #367189
I’m in too . I just planted 3 plum trees in the front garden removing a large chunk of the front lawn . I also have 3 raspberry canes to plant and more sweet potatos. eyeing off the rest of the front lawn …Its going soon .
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