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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:44 am 
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Looking great there Simo. Out of interest, what soil PH is ideal? Or does it depend on what you are growing?


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:28 am 
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I think that neutral pH is best for general nutrient up take just like in AP and then different plants prefer different pH, like berries preferring acidic soil, but you don't want to go too far on the acidic or alkaline side of neutral.

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Cool, thanks. Its something I have wondered about many times but never tested for. Might check mine out on the weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:00 pm 
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:wave: I thought I would post some then and now photos from nearly four years ago.

Back paddock, trees bigger, fenced in to separate paddocks for grazing rotation which has worked well this year as can be seen by the amount of pasture. I have 3 equal sized paddocks and two horses were in each paddock for a month, then it was rested for two months, happy with results.

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Front paddock now with fenced off driveway.

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:12 pm 
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Food Forest, originally just 3 citrus and a fig now with over 90 fruiting trees, vines and bushed although not all pictured

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Berry season here.

Mulberry tree three years on from a 15cm cutting fruits for the first time this year.

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First Boysenberries

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:52 pm 
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It sure has evolved mate, youve done some good work there. Id love to have all that land.


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
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Boysenberries ripened nicely

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My first chestnuts

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
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:thumb: Starting to pay off already. Nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:24 pm 
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Hope your not anywhere near the fires, Simo?


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:33 am 
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Nah, miles away mate but at this time of year it can happen anywhere in the hills at any time so always on alert.

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 4:37 am 
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I got sick of refilling those small green and white plastic auto feeder and waterers that you get for the feedshops so I built my own supersized versions. The feeders are just made for old 90mm PVC fitting and plastic bins I had lying around and the nipple waterers are fed from a 205L plastic barrel on the out side of the chicken coop that I will plumb gutters into to catch rainwater. There is another feeder and waterer on the other side of the wall in the duck coop.


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
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Oh yeah and I got ducks too!


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
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What is wrong with your ducks, that water is way to clean for a duck pond!!


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