I got a book for Christmas…..Must get back into reading. Glad I found my way back here
Found my way back after a couple of years
Pm ing you Rowdy!!
I am happy to pay it forward and send some Brandywine seeds to anyone who wants a crack at them!
replied to the topic Where to buy fruit and vegetables in Adelaide e.g. guava and potatoes in the forum Fruit, Vines, Nuts and Sprouts 8 years, 9 months ago
I bought my fejoias (a type of Guava) from Daleys in Qld as they had different varietis and they could advise on best crops with cross pollination.
I bought two varities one is called Duffy but I can’t remember what the other one is.
This year we finally had a crop – it was the second year.
I have 7 plants and they will hopefully form a nice…[Read more]
I have also pulled up all of my toms….We had such a cool summer that many did not ripen
I have saved seed though – so hopefully this coming summer we will have a boom year!!
Also check out the Wheen Foundation
The Australian honey industry and bees need our help too!!
Jackie French raves about Pineapple Sage as the best bee attracting herb/flower to the garden.
It is a perenial though.
I have planted one this spring to see how it goes!!
Compost bins and a turning screw ($20 from Bunnings) for households that want them may help!!
I actually ask my neighbours for their lawn clippings when I spot them mowing and i have a neighbour who often leaves a bag of veggie scraps next to my garage.
I only fill a small garbage bag a week and in that is stuff that cannot be recyled and…[Read more]
replied to the topic I am slowly recognising that anothers' junk can be anothers' treasure. in the forum Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle 9 years, 2 months ago
Or even try Freecycle!!
In regards to Ebay – you just never know what will sell!!
A friend of ours got an old Valiant off his dad and is keeping it as a project for him and his kids to do and fix up in the next few years.
It had an old aircon system in it. He thought he would ‘try’ and sell it on Ebay and he got close to $200 for it. A guy who…[Read more]
Shredded paper does really well in my compost bin!!
It breaks down very quickly.
I use a big screw like turner that I turn the compost over with every week or so.
In regards to councils,
Many councils do aerial checks over their muncipallity and then compare them to the last check to see what has been built on the land or added to a house this is then cross referenced agianst who has been a prproved for building permits.
Our council does this and if a pergola or other addition is spotted and found not be…[Read more]
Nellie Kellie Passionfruit??
I wouldn’t put them into compost – as you wouldn’t know if it was the one you want when they start sprouting – or if it is a feral off a tom that was in your compost….does that make sense.
Maybe pop it into seedraisng mix with some chook poo or blood and bone added – and then add the compost when you have your seedingl ready to transplant.
The conditions have finally been very wet here in Melbourne too.
I have only watered 3 times in the last couple of months :cheer:
Hi Muzzy and Lindy – did the seeds get to you??
I got the cos lettuce Muzzy – thank you!!
I have planted a crop but it from seedings from a nursery…..I am about to start snapping off stalks in the next week or so.
So they are not organic – but I am growing celery from seedlings
You bad boy!!
Good luck with getting back in the good books!!
Maybe this year it is time to sway away from tradition and you can make an icecream Christmas pudding/cake!!!
Much easier – no baking – just soaking, mixing and freezing!!
Yep Toms are my fav crop as well!!
I have 1 feral, 6 Brandywines and 4 Tigerellas this year – all sown from seed. The feral was growing amongst the strawberries and growing really well so I thought I would transplant it and see what it could do!!
I am crossing my fingers for great things!!
We had a swarm set up home in my compost bin 2 weeks ago.
They were in there 3 days before I noticed them – I called someone in to remove and rehome the swarm. We couldn’t believe the size of the honey comb they had made in that time!!
My ex and I made one years ago and it worked really well!
It was in a courtyard and it was made out of red gum railway sleepers.
It was 3 sleepers high and a half a sleeper across ( so in total 9 for the frame)
And then one sleeper laid across the front of it for a bench seat.
We stained or varnished it so it wouldn’t go grey
We lined it with…[Read more]
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