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by Neko-Chan
Wed May 08, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Neko-Chan's Garden Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Neko-Chan's Garden Fun

Winterized one of the plots today. Turned over, weeded, compost moved, mulch moved, weed cloth laid down, pea straw laid down. Now, I just need to get #1 and 2 done in the next couple of weeks. #3 was first because it's easiest to dig, but if my ass feels busted after this one, there's no telling ho...
by Neko-Chan
Tue May 07, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Neko-Chan's Garden Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Neko-Chan's Garden Fun

Plot 80 http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h94/Neco_the_Nightwraith/DCam280413a020_zps6e3cbfd4.jpg http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h94/Neco_the_Nightwraith/DCam280413a021_zpsd930b1a6.jpg http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h94/Neco_the_Nightwraith/DCam280413a022_zps6ea785dc.jpg http://i62.photobucket...
by Neko-Chan
Mon May 06, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Neko-Chan's Garden Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Re: Plot No 80

Well! I can see it's been far too long since I've posted here last. So here's a bit of an update: I have three plots now (80, 62 and 38) which means I am currently maxed out according to the garden rules. :P (although technically, only two are in my name, and the third is in my FIL's name). This yea...
by Neko-Chan
Tue May 31, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Do you get excited over free composting material?
Replies: 12
Views: 3396

Re: Do you get excited over free composting material?

Yes, always! I love it when I can get a hold of free manure, and all my veg peelings go straight to the bin. At my old job (a coffee bar), I used to collect buckets full of the coffee and espresso grounds and throw them in the compost, giving it a major jump start! I also get excited when I find mea...
by Neko-Chan
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Neko-Chan's Garden Fun
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Neko-Chan's Garden Fun

We got our allotment today! I'm so excited I can hardly sit still. It's not that big, but should be able to produce plenty of veggies for the three of us! The previous owner is moving to another plot, so the courgette plant, the parsley and the silverbeet you see are his, but by early next week, we ...
by Neko-Chan
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Launceston, Tasmania
Replies: 12
Views: 1773

Re: Greetings from Launceston, Tasmania

I'm not sure how enviable the life of an immigrant can be, but I don't regret the move to Oz to live with my man. :) Well, I do miss family and friends back home, but that's why I love the internet so much. XD Thanks for the welcome everyone. i'm still exploring this site, so I'm not sure if there's...
by Neko-Chan
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Companion Planting with Marigolds
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Re: Companion Planting with Marigolds

Thanks for the help, I'll know what to look for now. :)
by Neko-Chan
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Companion Planting with Marigolds
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Companion Planting with Marigolds

I have seen many references to companion planting with marigolds, but I've seen "pot" marigolds and just "marigolds" used. Do all marigolds make a good companion plant, or is the pot marigold the one you want?

If anyone could clarify the matter, that'd be great.
by Neko-Chan
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: how to sow chives?
Replies: 17
Views: 2237

Re: how to sow chives?

Yeah, bit of compost, thin layer of seeds, thin layer of more compost, and water gently. they'll come up when they come up, but be careful, in the right environment they really grow. :) Eventually I think you have to split them by root division, and harvest them regularly to encourage more growth.
by Neko-Chan
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Launceston, Tasmania
Replies: 12
Views: 1773

Greetings from Launceston, Tasmania

Well, this is my second round trying to post this, as my first attempt was apparently cut short by some sort of board dysfunction. I am a transplant, having been born and raised in California, and when I married my husband 9an Aussie born and raised) I moved to live with him on TAS. I've been here 7...