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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:48 pm 
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Bit of a update as not much happening in the garden. We had some heavy rain this year and the last storm saw areas flooding which have never flooded before. A lot of new subdivisions are going in down the bottom of the range and this creates problems when we have heavy rain.

The creek at the bottom of my place was the highest I have ever seen it but no problems for us.

The new chooks have settled in well and all four are laying around 20 eggs a week. The wicking beds at the front of the house are still giving me problems but have a friend coming tomorrow so will talk it over with her. Something is still not right with the soil as the plants do not want to grow. Will be cleaning them both out this week and will dig over the soil and test it.

Harvested the ginger this afternoon and scored 2.8 kilos from the half barrel. So pickling ginger this week is also on the cards.
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Have been building myself an aquarium in the back room, not your usual aquarium as I am a firm believer of grow it, eat it. Will post more shortly. Cheers

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:24 am 
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How do you know when to harvest
Im a bit further north than you and my one still seems to be growing?


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:26 am 
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Mine were overcrowded so I took them out. Ginger has a 26 week growing period and the leaves start to die back during winter then you normally harvest.

Last year I planted 5 pieces and I think I got just over 3 kilos but this year I planted 9 pieces and was too much for the barrel. So you should have another month of growth just keep any root which surfaces covered with soil or mulch. Cheers

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 12:12 pm 
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Thanks for that
Its my first successful batch
Ive had it growing before but the bush turkey got it
This one is raised beds away from the turkey.
I like the barrel idea and might give that a go next year to free up some bed space for other crops.


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:18 pm 
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Hi snags have a look at page 5 and you will see how I have set the barrel up. Cheers

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:29 pm 
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Ended up with 13 jars of various sizes, like the small jars best as it stretches the product out further.

Skinned and washed ginger.
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Slicing the ginger with my assistant.
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All jared and ready for the labels
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Give them 3 months and they will be ready, well maybe 6 weeks and a trial run. Cheers

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 6:32 pm 
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Looks great Bear


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 9:20 am 
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Location: that should do
are you pickling them in vinegar?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:04 pm 
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Been a long time and just letting you know we have sold our Peachester property and moved to Adelaide. Still unpacking and culling as we have no room here after I build my shed and fire pit for a garden.

Herbs will be grown in pots and no room at this point for a vegie garden or chooks.

If you are in Adelaide and want to chat PM me no problems. Cheers

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