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    Tips for gardening as we age.

    We started toying with raised beds early last year with 2 bathtubs and then we built one from scratch using all recycled materials. Loved them Since then i have suffered a Heart Attack and was told not to be digging , mowing ect So I guess the universe was telling me something We now have 6...
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    Hello from the Sub Tropics

    Thank you Mark Yes our population is growing Thankfully we are out of town so its quiet with lots of wild life
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    Question How many edible plants do you grow?

    I am starting a Permicculture corner this weekend coming for the purpose of inviting beneficial insects and creatures to be happy and safe. My main vege area is fenced measures 14 square meteres e have lots of potted vege ect
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    Question How many edible plants do you grow?

    Gosh seems like forever since I have been in here...We are on 5 acres we only use just over 1 the rest is for the wildlings. Bit slack on the food production but working on it. We have in Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Capsicum, Broad beans, Silver beet, English Spinach, lots and lots of...
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    Since the over spray episodes he doesn't come out much into the yard..We are on 5 acre lots and his garden was close to the fence line. So I am in the process of replanting what trees I can..Sadly Banana suckers wont be happening . My neighbor is now 86 years old and is from an era of spray...
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    ClissAT thank you for the up date very inspiring. I was gifted 2 Pawpaw trees last week so far so good they have dropped their side leaves but new ones are showing on the top. Sadly I lost my Bananas again another victim of my neighbors over spraying
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    Hello from Booral

    Oh dear ClissAT hope you get well real soon. We have a lot of trees down from the winds we copped yesterday..we will clean them up over the coming weeks . One positive to the trees down most are dead anyway and we can stock up on wood for the cooking fire and the winter fires
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    Hello from Booral

    15 mils of wonderful nurturing rain yesterday afternoon. My garden water drums are full plus a full ring of water in our tank.:yahoo::feedchooks:
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    Hello from Booral

    Not a single drop. I am sure we have a dome over us at times :mad:
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    Some how I managed to kill all my Comfrey (actually I think neighbors over spray more likely...Love love this plant
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    Very inspiring ClissAT...We have dreadful soil but we have persevered and also bought some in as well. The effort certainly pays off
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    A few pics from around the garden

    In the 9th photo down I spied a solar panel. Is it charging a battery..A friend of mine has one and it charges a huge truck battery fortheir pump. Small pump that is....I am very interested in DIY solar panels I've seen lots in pics but never been able to ask..Sorry I do prattle on LOL
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    Post your wild animal encounters

    We always got told as kids not to stand still or they would think you are a tree and climb up to have a look around....the stuff of nightmares LOL
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    Post your wild animal encounters

    2 Brown snakes in 12 hours...Cranky fellows they are...Weeding a neglected Sweet Potato patch when my Audrey Rose (cat) pounced. Jokingly I said oh no Audrey has a giant snake. Thinking it was just a skink...Nope 4ft Brown came flying out from under the cane mulch with Audrey after it. I grabbed...
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    Hello from Booral

    Yes we love it here. It's our haven. Never a dull moment and always something to do .