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Old June 6th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #961
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Old June 6th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #962
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so whats going on n shit.......n shit

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Old June 6th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #963
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Oh you know, doubling the entry and exit points and stuff

What can go wrong?!
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Old June 6th, 2013, 04:02 PM   #964
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thought i'd be nice and copy start to copy some of danubis's old thread into here as after all it could be considered as the "urban gardens of Adelaide thread"

Nothing wrong with that.

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the saga continues...

Vege Patch OBSESSION!!!!
the saga continues...

I've gone all out and planted a vege patch. Oddly, i've got a green thumb. It's my only gift - jesus's little joke. Like spoodles.


I've planted Basil, Cos Lettuce, Fancy lettuce, Beetroot, Carrots, Onions, Spring onions, Baby Spinach, Tomatoes, Thai Basil, Mint, Boc Choy, Kale, Silverbeet, Flat Leaf Parsley, Broad Beans, Strawberries and Rocket.

Don't have any more room i suspect the tomatoes won't grow very well once its starts getting colder, but thought i'ld give it a try.











anyone else partial to the patch? what else can I grow over winter?
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I'm partial to a patch too, I've always had one going, even though I'm a hopeless brown thumb. That is a great set up you have there Danubis.

I've been manuring my garden but haven't planted the winter crop yet, it's getting on though. Going to plant peas, garlic, onions, parsley, chives, carrot, rocket...the things I've learnt that even a brown thumb can't kill.

Cherry tomatoes grow well in winter, better than summer actually.
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I like this site http://www.gardenate.com/ for what to plant when.
just realised this will take forever... i'll stop for now.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #965
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Old June 6th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #966
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maybe just copy the photos over...


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Garlic is coming along nicely, thanx kelli



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Tomatoe is still surviving despite the cold



Beetroot is going bananas!

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Old June 6th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #967
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there's like over 850 posts... last time i went into that thread of yours in the skybar there was only like 50 posts....

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Don't know how many times I've planted, ripped up, tilled, mulched, new soiled, tilled, mulched this same patch of garden... But I'm hoping I'm nearing end game soon :S

The soil is amazing now though. It's got stuff a plenty.

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urban sprawl
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Yup. I hate people
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Could do with some improvement then. How about some razor-wire along the top of the wall?
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Lol funny you should say. I want a moat built for my next house. And maybe 2 walls
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Cheapest I could find lavender at bunnings was 9.90

Trying to see if I can propagate a decent amount myself. I want to do a second hedge behind the English box, and have the iris and agapanthus in between

Great setup you have got going....

Do the plants grow faster if behind the plastic?
You should go on Gardening Australia.

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No fertiliser when planting them out.
The supplier should have supplied notes with your order, though it's easy enough to look up the info on the internet.

In desperation I've tried throwing ice cubes on the iris I have in pots but it's a losing battle and not really the best way to encourage flowering. They really need a few frosts.
Not sure how cold it gets in Adelaide but you should get a couple of good years but then I'd lift and divide the corms - the offshoots break off easily.
If the blooms don't lift your heart as they unfurl, then you don't have one. Bloody magnificent plants. I've seen them in spring in the UK and Ireland and was sorely tempted to move there just to grow iris - then real life kicked in.
Only note was to soak in water overnight.

I want to get more now... Ive been checking the past two days, they havnt grown much
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Give them time! Poor little buggers have just had a very nasty shock being uprooted, clipped & all. They have to settle in then they'll start to grow. Some may not flower the first season which is natural.
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Just pulled ~2kg of sweet potatoes out of the ground... I would advise for anyone else doing them, make sure you keep them moist!! I was relying on the reticulation and clearly coverage was a bit uneven. Right underneath one of the retic heads I got nice big ones, but elsewhere the plants wasted time/energy putting out roots, which apart from being useless as potatoes, also made life for difficult in finding the actual tubers.
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How big were they, bigger than the ones in the shops? Is the taste different?
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Oh no, not bigger than the shops... but I wasn't fertilising etc so that's no surprise, the bigger ones were sort of the smaller side of what's in the shops. Taste and texture were fine, just like bought ones.

I guess the thing is I could really just leave them.. they're not something that requires a heap of monitoring etc. so they're an easy veg to grow when you're inexperienced like I am.
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I wasn't judging your potato growing credentials, just curious!

Sometimes I wonder how commercially grown stuff gets the way it does. My capsicums never look like the giant fleshy things you get in the shops for instance.
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I made a potato tower on the weekend, have wanted to make one for years. Delaware potatoes, pretty ordinary but going to eat them when they're really young which makes them not ordinary.

I hope it works, an expensive process getting the straw, manure, seed potatoes and other bits and pieces.
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I've never heard of a potato tower??
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There seem to be different methods, I'm using this one: http://tipnut.com/grow-potatoes/. Except not compost, straw and manure.

I've used old packing crates as the frame, but like the look of the wire ones now.



Both from: http://plangarden.wordpress.com/2010...es-vertically/

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How did you get the dirt in it??? This looks quite involved??? Impressive though. Do you get a better/more of a harvest?

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Yeah, they're like tomatoes and corn, you can bury the stems and they grow roots. Except with potatoes, potatoes form on those roots. So if your tower ends up being a metre tall, the potato roots will be a metre long, with potatoes all up it. If you just grow them normally, there is only about 20-30cm of productive roots.

So you plant the potatoes at the bottom, when the shoots are about 20cm, you fill up more medium around their stems, they grow a bit more, more medium etc.

I'm not using soil, just straw and manure, not sure if that's a mistake.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 04:12 PM   #968
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is your pool heated Danubis?

I feel like a swim for some reason
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Old June 6th, 2013, 04:14 PM   #969
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Old June 6th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #971
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Hehe. Thanx, but the garden is looking a bit sad at the moment, havnt been able to keep it up over the past few months, been busy.

The plastic just acts a greenhouse. Keeps the heat in, saplings take better, grow faster etc
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Old June 16th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #972
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I. THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.
Summer surprised us, coming over the Starnbergersee
With a shower of rain; we stopped in the colonnade,
And went on in sunlight, into the Hofgarten,
And drank coffee, and talked for an hour.
Bin gar keine Russin, stamm’ aus Litauen, echt deutsch.
And when we were children, staying at the archduke’s,
My cousin’s, he took me out on a sled,
And I was frightened. He said, Marie,
Marie, hold on tight. And down we went.
In the mountains, there you feel free.
I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 12:09 PM   #973
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From what I have seen Danubis house looks gorgeous. Just curious did you restore most of it yourself or was it in good nic when you and hubby bought it?
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Just freshening up topics Don't be alarmed by all the posts!
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Just freshening up topics Don't be alarmed by all the posts!
whoa there. I thought a spambot has attacked the SA thread but you're a real poster

On behalf of us who can't be bothered with updating the Adelaide stuff on here, thankyou for the updates There is lots of stuff on the go
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Old June 25th, 2013, 12:36 PM   #976
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****** lulz at The Advertiser/Adelaide Now trying to charge us to subscribe to their shit.

Who in their right mind would pay for such shit?
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whoa there. I thought a spambot has attacked the SA thread but you're a real poster

On behalf of us who can't be bothered with updating the Adelaide stuff on here, thankyou for the updates There is lots of stuff on the go
No problem Crawf has been lacking a bit too so thought it was my time to shine Hopefully, I'll stay at it. A few mistakes here and there, but oh well!

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****** lulz at The Advertiser/Adelaide Now trying to charge us to subscribe to their shit.

Who in their right mind would pay for such shit?
They have the exact same layout as PerthNow, just changed the logo to the Advertiser. DAT SKILL.
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No problem Crawf has been lacking a bit too so thought it was my time to shine Hopefully, I'll stay at it. A few mistakes here and there, but oh well!
You did an awesome job . I'll admit I've been pretty slack updating the SA section, though it's been hard to find time this year plus 95% of members have moved over to S-A permanently.

BTW I did some tweaking, topic updates, merges etc
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You did an awesome job . I'll admit I've been pretty slack updating the SA section, though it's been hard to find time this year plus 95% of members have moved over to S-A permanently.

BTW I did some tweaking, topic updates, merges etc
Thanks! As I said on S-A, it's a shame not many left here but oh well! No problem, feel free to improve my posts!
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I was also thinking of making a thread in the Skyscraper News & Discussion for the Medical precinct. After all, it is no joke!
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