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by Weedo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 5262

Re: Someone say something

GA - thanks, seems the North Coast here has also been getting my share. In regards to your weeds, look on the bright side. Good weed seasons nean that a large proportion of the seed bank has germinated - if you jump in and deal with them before they can replace that seed then you are well ahead. Its...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 5262

Re: Someone say something

Good day today - its raining finally!!!!! After a very very dry autumn and start of winter we may actually get some moisture. My cropos have been standing still for weeks and were at risk of collapse.
by Weedo
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Potted white currant
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Potted white currant

Fruitfly

If you haven't already done so, try adding some potassium (potash) this will increase acidity (currants like a slightly acid soil) and promote flowering.
by Weedo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 4201

Re: Funny old weather

I am very hopeful of a 10 to 15 mm shower this weekend - just enough to keep the seedlings alive and germinate the seed already in the ground.
by Weedo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 4201

Re: Funny old weather

Not long, there is a bend (actually more of a curve) about every 20 - 30 Km but the Hay Plain on this route is about 140km wide with nothing in between except the odd parking bay. It is reputed to be the second flattest plain on earth after the Sahara. The surrounding country is not much more entert...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 4201

Re: Funny old weather

Some weather relief - me driving to a meeting last week
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by Weedo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 4201

Re: Funny old weather

I've given up waiting for rain - dry sowing now in the hope I get enough moisture in the near future to germinate seed. The fun bit is cultivating enough to get a seed bed but not so much that the soil breaks down into dust - dust will just compact with the first shower and form a hard crust. Five f...
by Weedo
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: G'day.
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: G'day.

Same in the Riverina, Very hot & dry - I am dry sowing in the hope of enough rain to germinate the seed. Hobart has a great climate, warmer, drier and sunnier than Melbourne (which means sunnier than Sydney) IF you rally want a "secure" climate, try King Island - never recorded a droug...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: G'day.
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: G'day.

Boomer! - another Aussie!
by Weedo
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 4201

Re: Funny old weather

15 feet of soil? My place can only manage about 1m to 1.5m then it is alternating layers of sand, gravel, clay and silt down to bedrock at about 60 metres. No deep cultivation around here.
by Weedo
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 4201

Re: Funny old weather

OS, there must have been Irish where I grew up in the Strzelecki ranges in southern Australia - we also called that gentle soaking rain "soft weather". Where I am now this is a rarity; we are on the border between a Temparate climate (hot summers, some rain all year round) and a Grassland ...
by Weedo
Mon May 29, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 4201

Re: Funny old weather

What is the worlds weather coming to? We have been forecast 6 consecutive frosts for the next week and it is still only autumn !!!!!! On this question, do your seasons begin (Officially) at the start of the month or when they really happen, towards the end of the month? For us Autumn officially ends...
by Weedo
Sun May 28, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: How many hours a day does it take?
Replies: 11
Views: 1563

Re: How many hours a day does it take?

Hi Happy H I'm not arguing about that at all - I am just acknowledging that the price of your food is either $ or time; At the moment I don't have time so have to spend $. I also agree that the (potential) quality of home grown is superior; I would be ashamed of admitting to growing some of the stuf...
by Weedo
Wed May 24, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make Charcoal
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Make Charcoal

Hi River Red Gum is E. camaldulensis and has been used for charcoal cooking for many years - it is actually sought after for this use. The red gum is not nearly as heavily scented as the two you mention GA. The volatile oils in eucs are produced by glands in the leaves. I guess what few volatile oil...
by Weedo
Tue May 23, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make Charcoal
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Make Charcoal

Anyone ever made charcoal for cooking fuel? I have a source of green red gum limbs that will otherwise be heaped and burnt and thought I may try converting them to charoal for barbeque fuel?

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