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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:54 pm 
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A couple more photos, finished putting the shade cloth around the base of one of the beds and installed the water reserve and overflow outlet.
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Using a bread crate as the main water reserve with 3 metres of 90 mm ag pipe surrounding it plus gravel to cover the ag pipe. Will then cover with weed matting, 50mm of cane mulch then the soil.
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Will get the gravel tomorrow but will be in hospital Tuesday for some test so hope to have them finished by next weekend.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:09 pm 
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Nice one Bear...
Have a few bread crates I'm saving for the same purpose ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:27 am 
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Both beds are now filled, had to buy a mixed blend of soil as I had none left here. Good soil but very hard to get it to take the water unless you have had it sitting in the yard for a few months. Had to use high pressure from the hose and force the water in as I was filling in 50mm layers. Now I have to wait until it dries out a bit as it is way too wet but the soil is wet all the way through.

Filling the reservoir with gravel
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Reservoir filled now for the cover over and the soil
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This is the first one filled, the trusty bucket used for gravel and soil one bucket at a time.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:33 am 
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Made up two worm hotels this morning. Will have two in each bed but our local companies were either closed or no stock for more end caps. Thanks to Blind Freddie for the 100mm pipe and two end caps.

Glued a cap on the end which goes in the bed as I want to be able to pull the whole pipe out to harvest worms as required.
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Sure they will be comfortable in there. Cheers

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:45 pm 
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Looking great Bear..
Have commented before but they don't appear for some reason :/


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:48 pm 
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The post did not show up until after Monday 9:30am, not sure what is going on there mate but thank you.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:45 pm 
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that would be me not seeing the request until last night or this morning :)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:07 pm 
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Thank you Jaymie

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Beds are filled and mostly planted. Have some rocket and beetroot seedling start so should be ready in a couple of weeks. Have planted lettuce, spring onion, black kale, butter beans and a tomato. Want a fair bit of beetroot early so I can pickle them for the summer.

Have not finished the surrounds but should start this weekend. Cheers

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I see you have some bananas growing there Bear and although they seem ripe, they do look like there may have been a pollination issue?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:22 pm 
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I was going to suggest a monkey proof cage


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:04 pm 
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Big worms charlie, started cladding today in between showers, will take them of tomorrow, trim up to size and put the shade cloth behind the lattice. Should look neat with the trim around.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:36 pm 
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Yes we have Banana's, both plants have a flower. Type Lady Finger very nice banana.
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The wicking beds look grey Bear, as is all your handy work.

Hey I heard on the wireless that northern queensland areas have been ordered to burn their banana plantations due to a fungal outbreak, is that true?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:32 pm 
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Not sure charlie did a search but nothing coming up. It will be a form of the Panama Fungal disease. Devastates the Cavendish strain of bananas which accounts for 90% of bananas grown in Australia. It has already been in the territory so possibility of it being in Queensland.

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