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  1. DarrenP

    Do seeds grow when have been sitting in water?

    I'd give them a go after drying them out. If they don't germinate, plant something else.
  2. DarrenP

    Other side of Gawler

    Welcome to the forum. You've come to the right place for ideas, help, and dad jokes. Good to have another South Aussie on board.
  3. DarrenP

    Do seeds grow when have been sitting in water?

    What condition are the seeds in? Do they look or smell mouldy? And it also depends on what type of seed.
  4. DarrenP

    Chicken Evolution

    Haha, thanks for clearing that up, ClissAT.
  5. DarrenP

    Broccoli and Brussell Sprouts

    Well done, Lois. That's self sufficiency right there. My cauliflower and broccoli seedlings are pretty much the same as yours AndrewB. Cabbages are doing better.
  6. DarrenP

    Hello from the Pacific NW

    As you would, lol. And I bet the first thing you did in your new home was throw your arms out wide. Are you growing much produce?
  7. DarrenP

    Hello from the Pacific NW

    Welcome to the forum. Are you living on acreage?
  8. DarrenP

    Gday from the Tweed

    Welcome to the forum, Paul. Just because your property is steep, or has limited sun, doesn't mean you can't grow things. You just need to work out what will grow where.
  9. DarrenP

    Hello

    Ours are usually waiting at the gate, and I greet them with a formal "Good morning ladies".
  10. DarrenP

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    I read somewhere that with tomatoes, refreshing the soil with plenty of aged manure and compost, as well as blood and bone, helps to lessen the dangers of any soil-borne nasties. My secret ingredient is to add some Epsom Salts into the mix as well. Apparently magnesium helps with calcium uptake...
  11. DarrenP

    Hello, Attempting Desert gardening

    I got hold of two pallets to build a compost heap, for all the stuff that's slow to break down in the bins, like the corn husks and leaves, and the pumpkin vines. Coming into winter, pallets are hard to come by; people like them for free firewood.
  12. DarrenP

    Hello

    Our little fella comes into the chicken run with me, and isn't bothered at all with the girls.
  13. DarrenP

    My potted garden

    You were lucky to find a comfrey plant at Bunnings, AndrewB. When I asked at our nearest Bunnings, they had never heard of it, let alone stock it. Luckily I found some seeds online. Just waiting for them to germinate now.
  14. DarrenP

    My potted garden

    You can stop mozzies with a couple of fish.
  15. DarrenP

    March Competition - General Knowledge

    No worries. Both my wife and I enjoy watching Vasili's Garden. Apart from the product promotion, there are plenty of simple tips for growing fruit and vegetables. Highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't watched it.
  16. DarrenP

    Hello

    Cute little fella.
  17. DarrenP

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    I am doing the same. As some plants are reaching maturity, I am sowing different seeds around them. I keep a journal of what I plant in each bed, and when. It also helps me keep track of seeds not germinating, and needing to be resown. I have one bed where I planted some seedlings almost in...
  18. DarrenP

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    Thanks for that, ClissAT. I always swore by crop rotation, and still think it's a practical solution to fighting pests, and saving the soil. However, after doing a lot of reading, I am trialling a polyculture approach in my beds this cooler season, with a mix of plants that go well together...
  19. DarrenP

    Question How to tell if eggs are double yolkers?

    We've had quite a few large eggs, but no double yolkers as yet. When hens start to lay, they tend to lay smaller eggs, then as time goes by the eggs get larger.
  20. DarrenP

    Hello

    Love to see some photos of your hens, Bamboochicken.