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  • JP 1983 JP 1983:
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  • JP 1983 JP 1983:
    That'll be all for the kimchi until my wife gets back from Korea. I'l see if I can whip up one bush food article and one weed article tomorrow. Now, out to hunt for dandelions...
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  • daveb daveb:
    you can use same spice and brother on the dandelions as you do on kimchi not sure if ever tried it. i also make a beer flower herb tempura i dip the blooms in and deep fry , you have to make sure to collect the dandelion flowers at mid day when full open and cut stem tight to head so as little of the white pith juice as possible soak in cool water with a little salt to clean spread and dry and pat on paper towel before dipping in tempura
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  • daveb daveb:
    same broth *
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Ohh. Kind of makes me sad we don't really have dandelions where I live
  • daveb daveb:
    ya dipping the dandelion flowers in the beer tempura is good , you can do same with cucumber , sqaush pumpkin blooms also and other flowers that are edible like Nasturtium - Borage -Chamomile to name a few
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  • JP 1983 JP 1983:
    Ran out of time today after going on a 2 hr bushwalk to actually complete the Blue Gum track. Found some ripe geebungs (YAY!); they really are like chewing on sweet cotton wool, haha. Also found a new bush food - kangaroo apples. The fruits were not ripe so I'll go back in 2 weeks and check em out again (they're from the Solanaceae family, so you cannot eat them green unless you want to poison yourself). Also harvested some soft, purple new growth sarsparilla leaf (Smilax glyciphylla) - by golly gosh they have some sweetness! Pack an absolute punch and dye the tea pink! I also finally decided to bash open my one candlenut I picked in north QLD and have been sun-drying on my window sill for a month. You'll see the result when I complete that article...
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  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Sounds like it was an amazing walk @JP 1983 ! I can't wait :D
  • Lunai Lunai:
    Mandy Onderwater said:
    Aallright guys. I'm all caught up and ready to tackle all this again. What topics in my https://www.selfsufficientculture.com/ams/wip-tips-tricks-guide-to-container-gardening.21/ article do you deem most needed? s
  • Lunai Lunai:
    wantedt to mention: size of container is crucial as well. had the same tomato variety planted in different containers and the outcome was outrageous. one 40L and one (typically recommended for that type of tomato) 10L. The one with 30 L rootspace grew through the roof quite litterally (2m high and 1,5m wide) and the other just to about 1/3 of the other.
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  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Ahh yes, good point! I'll definitely have to research that though, as I usually go by feeling rather than actual measurements, hehe...
  • daveb daveb:
    Mandy you saw those peppers i grow in the 5 gallon hydroponics i use those same lids and pails for tomatoes and also have the 20 gallon blue plastic barrells they ship stuff like molasses in and cut hole in top and drop in the net pot lid
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    True! But I feel like growing in soil and growing in hydrophonics need very different sizes šŸ¤”
  • daveb daveb:
    true true but just an idea because those same container like the fod tgrade 20 or 30 gallom barrels if you can get hands on the can ber cut in half for good size planters
  • daveb daveb:
    good morning Mandy i see you noticed the crust recipe
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Yeah looks good mate :D
  • daveb daveb:
    you can adjust a little i have been tempted to try a combination of butter and shortening, as i mention shortening gives a flakier crust but butter carries a more a rich flavor to crust but slightly heavy
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  • daveb daveb:
    one variation you can also do after you cream butter eggs sugar , chill it a while that way with cool milk and the creamed ingrediants as you work the flour it will have less chance of being a tough crust
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  • daveb daveb:
    scary the difference in 3 days on lettuce - saturday photo was at 1:30 pm todays were at 9 am , as i walked past lettuce earlier today i swear i heard jungle drums and chanting
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  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Whahah, I can only imagine
  • JP 1983 JP 1983:
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  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Looks awesome! Love that it does function like a candle, as it's name suggests
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