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  • replied to the topic Greetings! in the forum Introduce yourself 9 years, 1 month ago

    Hello threedogs, welcome to ALS and hope to get to know you better.

  • BlueWren, you are doing such a great job. Thanks for the photos. Beautiful tomatoes.

  • replied to the topic House cows. in the forum Backyard livestock 9 years, 1 month ago

    beautiful

  • replied to the topic nematodes and tomatoes in the forum Vegetables 9 years, 1 month ago

    Hi, This can be a difficult problem to fix and my way of handling that is to use rotation, especially if you already have an issue showing. Nemotedes and other soil born diseases can be persistent but also can stay in the soil for up to seven years (depending on the type of issue) so one year would not make much difference. What I would suggest…[Read more]

  • All ginger beer is alcholic, same recipe but it is the amount of time you leave it to ferment and so the level of alchol. Most ginger beer is drunk within two weeks and is very mildly alcholic while ginger beer intended as an alcholic beverage is left longer, think it is a couple of months but not sure on the timing as we drink ours straight away.

  • replied to the topic Our Patch in the forum The Garden Log 9 years, 1 month ago

    Loveley photos Judi, thanks for sharing.

  • replied to the topic In Brisbane in the forum Introduce yourself 9 years, 1 month ago

    Hi and Welcome to ALS. Lots of interesting info here for you.

  • Great use of a tennis court Porgey. Wow, hope you like watermelons, or have a good market to go to :D: that is a lot of watermelon. Good luck and look forward to seeing the pictures. Speaking of photos, they are lovely photos, so clear as well.

  • replied to the topic Poly Tunnel Help in the forum In the Garden 9 years, 1 month ago

    No, just one of me BlueWren 😆 I do like to keep busy though :D: I have another project I am almost ready to talk about as well 😆 so you will have a laugh at that one soon.

  • replied to the topic Poly Tunnel Help in the forum In the Garden 9 years, 1 month ago

    BlueWren, thanks for the wrap. I do have a bit on my thread “Mauzi’s Place” here on ALS. I have also just finished writing a booklet on Polytunnels, just been edited and will be available on my website shortly for download or in hard copy for those that prefer.

    Hope it is OK to mention this, moderators.

    It goes through design and…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Hi all! in the forum Introduce yourself 9 years, 1 month ago

    Hi and Welcome to ALS. Maybe see you in Tassie sometime but in the meantime look forward to catching up on ALS.

  • BlueWren, the optimum temperatures for plants to grow is between 10 degrees and 27 degrees (of course that is a simple answer because soil temp, and other factors come into it) but still, if you are over 10 you will get some growth, not much, but some. Not good for little unestablished things though unless you cloche them to help them along a…[Read more]

  • 😆 progey, I was going to say a similar thing. Like most weeds, they are persistent, so it would take a while, but I am also sure the piggies would win, based on our own experiences with difficult grasses etc. Good excuse to keep the piggies anyway 😆

  • replied to the topic Our Patch in the forum The Garden Log 9 years, 2 months ago

    Funny you mention the cold with computers. I had trouble with my computer when we lived near Glen Innes, the colder it got the more it played up. I don’t know if it was a coincidence but that is what is seemed like to me. I don’t start to well in the cold either 😆

  • Ravyk, are you in a city or rural situation. It could be rabbits or wallabys. Have you checked around for droppings (poo), might give you a clue. Don’t know about rats, the only time we had rats in the fields they attacked the corn and not much else.

  • Bandicoot Valley, It will be interesting to see if the couch comes back. Some seeds can lay dormant for many years and it is a problem. Sounds like you have been very busy indeed.

  • Couldn’t agree more BlueWren, we have two old wippets – one is about 15 now and the other is 12 and they sleep on the couches by the fire. We also have a mat in front of the fire in case they have trouble getting up. Mind you have to say that they have slept on the couches since they were puppies, but, oh well, they are part of the family. :lol:…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Our Patch in the forum The Garden Log 9 years, 2 months ago

    Nice to see you back Judi B and hope the laptop is behaving itself. Looking forward to the pictures when you get a chance and keep warm, sounds like it is pretty miserable up your way at the moment.

  • replied to the topic HI ! in the forum Introduce yourself 9 years, 2 months ago

    Yes it is funny how sheep have such a stigma. My sheep have always been quiet and easy to handle, even in a small herd – it really is time and management. Some time back I had a herd of English Leisters and when I called them (even if they were over in the back paddocks a good distance away and out of sight) they would come at the gallop. They…[Read more]

  • Bed is always a good option -with a good book – Mmmmmm oops, I am dreaming again. 😆

    The record where we are is -6 BlueWren but of course we come from the Glen Innes area where the record we experienced was -18 so it is looking good for us. Spoke to a friend today in Guyra and it was snowing with a top of 8 degrees so we felt like we were in…[Read more]

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