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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:50 pm 
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I had a day off in lieu today, so I got busy. I mixed up some seed raising mix and brought the potting table down from up the hill (where it was buried under crap). Constructed a plastic mesh cage to reduce possum and chicken incidents and put in the seeds.

there is:
capsicum
tomato
eggplant
lettuce
cabbage
rocket
egyptian spinach
purslane
hyssop
chives
parsley
lemon balm
mustard
dill
pumpkin
watermelon
rockmelon
zucchini
cucumber


the beans will be direct sown on the weekend

(can't remember if there are any more)

oh, and Alex planted a couple of eggplant seedlings and some curry bushes

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:59 am 
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So you planted a couple of seeds then.... :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:30 am 
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a few, I will take pictures as well ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:31 pm 
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pics :)

purslane, rocket, lettuces, cabbages
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pumpkins, melons, zucchini, cucumber
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is this purslane?
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and this?
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Welsh Harlequin duck and drake
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assorted chooks, including Lellow Yegs and Buffy the Vampire Layer, hiding out under a tree
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the eggplant seedlings Alex bought last week
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purple sweet potato, oregano, bamboo and a cleared bath tub
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mulberries
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part of the dirt garden jungle, tannia, west indian arrowroot, cassava and sweet potato in front (and lots of nut grass and other weeds :bash: )
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:03 am 
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I've never seen the variety with the pink flowers but the leaves and stems look like purslane and google image search says it is as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:29 pm 
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Yeah that's purslane, around Perth its considered a weed, I've spent half my life pulling them out.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:09 pm 
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it's funny, now I know what it is, I keep seeing it everywhere!

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Yep I have it as a weed too, but the one with the small yellow flowers, always makes me laugh when I here people are trying to grow it. I eat it from time to time, not a bad salad veg.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:22 pm 
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Yep I have it as a weed too, but the one with the small yellow flowers, always makes me laugh when I here people are trying to grow it. I eat it from time to time, not a bad salad veg.


Can you really eat this stuff? I have it growing in my gardens as a weed, it is a succulent right? I just pull it out and toss it to the chooks, I can't imagine it would taste nice, which part is best to eat, maybe I will try it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:55 pm 
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I just pick a branch and munch on it, I think I remember that if you eat a heap of it it can be a little toxic, might have to do more research :learn:

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I just pick a branch and munch on it, I think I remember that if you eat a heap of it it can be a little toxic, might have to do more research :learn:

It looks toxic :scared2:

Mind you so does calthrop (tribulus terrestris) but that is about as close to steroids as you can get naturally. Tribulus tablets are great for topping up the testosterone levels and stopping the aches and pains that you get from physical exhersion that you never got when you were 17. Helps with faster recovery of muscle.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:41 pm 
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last Sunday Alex shifted many barrow loads of "supermix" soil ( a misnomer :( ) to the dirt garden. I spread the layers of newspaper and chucked around the dynamic lifter.

the zucchinis, cucumbers, melons and pumpkins were all planted then.

Today, we did more soil loads, but also spread heaps of sugarcane mulch. many varieties of beans were planted.

We also cut up the larger fallen branches from Yasi, did heaps of whippersnipping, transplanted the bamboo, planted the garlic, and cleaned up the orchard.

gees I'm buggered

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There is no excuse that you haven't posted pics since you have fixed your camera Jaymie :sad2: You know the rules of play :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:50 pm 
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Hey! all the pics on this page are since the camera repaired itself! and it was dark when I left home this morning, and dark when I got home!

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Umm okay, but those pics are from nearly a month agao :run: :poke:

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