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by Weedo
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Storing - drying vegetables
Replies: 22
Views: 2180

Storing - drying vegetables

Any tips on storage of vegetables? I am OK with with sundried tomato, capsicum etc stored in oil as well as "dry bottling" but wonder of there is anything else out there in the dried veggie arena? One of my problems is that our cool season is short and sub-10 degree C winter daytime temps ...
by Weedo
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Birds
Replies: 17
Views: 3483

Re: Birds

Different worlds
Blackbirds, house sparrows, starlings!!!!!!! Aggressive feral invaders taking over space from our wrens, honeyeaters, thornbills, finches, shrikes, wattlebirds, parrots etc.
by Weedo
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Bloody dock...
Replies: 42
Views: 7385

Re: Bloody dock...

Hi I know this is an old post but I am a newby and was browsing the site. The question of docks is a common one here as well; usually treated as a useless weed. There are a number or Rumex species grouped as "dock" and each has its niche - from dryer sandy ground to swamps and bogs. First ...
by Weedo
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Language etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 1603

Language etc.

Hi Just a question or two - Do members prefer to see metric or imperial measurements used? I am comfortable with both but usually use metric. Is it OK if I use scientific names as well as common names for "wild" species please. Common names are extremely variable from area to area. In Aust...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the other side
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: Hello from the other side

Hi I think I should put our 900 acres into scale - this size property in our location generally will provide enough income to be cost neutral (or perhaps a little profit) unless we increase production intensity. Increasing intensity means buying more water for irrigation (yes, we do actually have to...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the other side
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: Hello from the other side

Hi Ina When I say "other side" I mean that I am (perhaps) approaching the whole sustainability / self sufficiency thing from the direction of a person charged with regulating some of what other member want to do as well as being a commercial farmer. I see a lot of scope in mixing modern sc...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the other side
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Hello from the other side

Hi My name is Syd.(short for Sydney) an I am not your usual member. I work for the NSW Government in Invasive Species, primarily weeds - I have been doing this for nearly 40 years across most of Australia. Many of the species discussed on this (and other forums) are actually weeds in Australia (plea...

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