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by Weedo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 690

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: 27
Views: 690

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: 27
Views: 690

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: 27
Views: 690

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: 259

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: 259

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: 27
Views: 690

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: 27
Views: 690

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: 27
Views: 690

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: 642

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: 246

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: 246

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?
by Weedo
Mon May 22, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: One Step Closer
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: One Step Closer

Thanks folks Unlike Ina & Odsox who travel forward a day at a time, it seems that I always travel backwards which is why I am phasing out. If I really could arrange my work and fiancials that way I want, I would have retired yesterday! Retirement for me does not mean stopping work, there is stil...
by Weedo
Fri May 19, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: One Step Closer
Replies: 4
Views: 234

One Step Closer

I have previously noted that I am not ISHish - yet, way too busy and too much time travelling to be able to give it the time; although we do try to make our land use as sustainable and self contained as possible. BUT Today I officially changed work hours from 5 days to 4 days per week (all 3 day wee...
by Weedo
Thu May 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cherry tree help
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Cherry tree help

You could try spraying with a mix of diswashing detergent, water and a little light cooking oil - the detergents coat the aphid and suffocate the critters by blocking the spiracles - works on aphids on roses. Downside is that you need to be doing this nearly daily until the population crashes. Try 1...

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