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  • Just to add a few thoughts, the thought that choosing to be a vegan does not result in the death of animals for ones needs is a bit short focused. Just think for a moment if large numbers of people moved to be a vegetarian or vegan, and then think about the amount of increased crops required to provide the vegetation food needs for the vegetation…[Read more]

  • Just trying to find a use for it, rather than sending it to the dump (which is as bad, I suppose, cos won’t it kill the bacteria that helps decompose the rubbish?)

    There is no decomposing of rubbish at the dump, the dump is lined ( usually with concrete) to stop leaching but also stops the normal process of macro-invertebrates moving in and the…[Read more]

  • Hi, If you can stay away from round up or like it is best, apart from the very concerning human health issues there is some research that I have been made aware of (not as yet published, but soon to be) that found that continual use of round up breaks down soil structure,and develops an area void of macro and micro organisms, this is bad if you…[Read more]

  • What a great idea, I always use mine for mulch, but will be giving this a go, I would imagine the retained moisture in the banana stems would assist loads in giving the seedlings a start. Cheers for the pic 🙂

  • lostinthefog post=352645 wrote: My husband works as a gardener on the properties…not on the farming side-and he has often been told not to be a sissy when he refuses to use certain sprays without protective gear…they’re all ‘don’t be such a big’s perfectly safe’!
    And lets be honest…some of the farmhands aren’t the brightest bulbs in…

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  • replied to the topic Eating vegetable tops in the forum Vegetables 7 years, 10 months ago

    We eat sweet potato leaves all the time in the same way you eat spinach, I have also tried choko leaves in the same way (they are eaten in the south pacific this way), but not often mainly as I tend to forget during their die back season, but they taste fine.
    I eat all the same tops you mentioned also,

  • I can see this thread unfolding like many with similar subjects before it, it seems to be a hard subject to contribute information without it turning personal. Anyway I will attempt. water and water use I think will be at the forefront of adaption especially for any of us trying to produce a garden. I have two tanks that I consider my supply, but…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Plant ID please in the forum Ornamental Gardens 7 years, 11 months ago

    Reason they use lomandra so much is that is is very drought tolerant, never have to water it (hence the councils love it) it has a deep rooting system that makes it a better choice them most other plants for erosion control, and its form also traps debris and soil in run off events, this is why it is planted along river banks. It also has a high…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Plant ID please in the forum Ornamental Gardens 7 years, 11 months ago

    S.O.P you could be right there, problem remains with a urbanized plant is the chance of hybridization. and both longifolia and fluviatilis are known even in the bush to hybridize ( especially in the Sydney region) which changes the natural variation of features into unknown territory (in ecology rules of Id are always subjected to variation). And…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Plant ID please in the forum Ornamental Gardens 7 years, 11 months ago

    Right genus AlanE but I would tend more to Lomandra fluviatilis based on its form and the flower spikes,the spiklets (needle like parts of the flower spikes point up where as the longifolia point in a more downward position, and the leaf tips look more like fluviatilis. But saying that longifolia and fluviatilis have been know to hybridize making…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Rabbits for Meat in the forum Backyard livestock 7 years, 11 months ago

    Garryhoddinott wrote: With Dropboxes you can’t inadvertently kill any other wildlife and no fox / wild dog etc could get get at bunnies you have caught.

    The drop boxes or pit trap as they are known in trap and release programs, are very humane when compared to other methods, but as a result of their use other wild life can be killed due to…[Read more]

  • Andre Wrote:
    I just thought I’d add – the reason why there doesn’t appear to be anything off-topic (at the moment) is because the Moderators are here to remove/edit posts that do.

    Point taken, so why not remove all follow up posts relating to the removed material so that people do not continue to read and comment on posts that do not seem to…[Read more]

  • Bobbee wrote: Gee it’seasy to get off topic isn’t it! 🙂

    I don’t really think anyone in this article is off topic 🙂 , whilst there may be some deviation from the actual topic heading itself, the opening line to the topic was:

    Thought this might stimulate some interesting discussion…

    And that is what has happened (regardless of the length of…[Read more]

  • Hi all, Casalenta summed that up very well. the only thing I think to add is the point at which science is settled to provide a clear understanding. Which is with any hypothesis type research is considered settled by science when the statistical analysis of the data produces a 95% support for the hypothesis (or null-hypothisis depending on what…[Read more]

  • Wow I was going to add some ideas but read the last reply by Len, Hmmm I think maybe I’m in the same boat as others and do not know what you are going through, sorry to hear it sounds like your doing it tough. Anyway regardless of experience for an area or someones situation this is a forum after all, and I’m sure every post has its merits and is…[Read more]

  • I don’t think you will have any worries, the last time I had chicks,I had 6 full size chickens and one silky bantam. the Bantam went broody, so we put the fertile eggs under her, once hatched she went straight to the top of the order, even the rooster was below her, any chook that got near her adopted chicks got it. Funny thing is after the chicks…[Read more]

  • I have a sunbeam, and the only noise is from the fan which I would not describe as noisy but you can definitely hear it. But the report you have had regarding the need to switch the trays around for even drying is spot on, we have to do this every time. I am use to it now but it is a negative, other then that it does a great job.
    cheers Jarn

  • Its probably stretching it a bit to say if you have red bellies there will be no browns, but brown snake young are part of the reds diet so keep the numbers down. Frogs are also part of the red bellies diet and unfortunately in areas with the cane toad there numbers have dramatically decreased (even snakes can’t deal with the poison of cane toads)…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic chickens and quails together in the forum All things Chicken 8 years ago

    Great to hear that someone has had success at least, I too think it will be OK, whilst the quail is a different species they have a similar size different issue to chicks in the same pen as other chickens and learn to get out of the way of cranky chooks. I intend to put in enough understory refuge for the quails and plant out Lomandra longifolia…[Read more]

  • I got this same message but not by email it came into my aussies living simply messages. what a deal ay and off a princess NOT :spam:

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