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by Jack
Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Lemon tree
Replies: 8
Views: 3350

Gidday In a word; Water. All citus have to have a good supply of water right through the fruit growing period otherwise they are dry inside, don't look very good or fall off alltogether. It will be too late for what is on the tree now but you must never let it get dry. They need good free draining b...
by Jack
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: er... non-raised beds
Replies: 16
Views: 4409

Gidday Sounds like you are a man after my own heart. When I grow spuds I place the one spud into the soil, put my big fat hoof with the heel next to it then plant the next spud at my toe and continue up the row thus. All advice I have ever been given is the rows to be 3 feet apart but I tend to thin...
by Jack
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Weaving a foraging bag out of nettles?
Replies: 18
Views: 27091

Gidday

Bloody nettles. They are such a bloody weed down here. They are all over my paddock and the sheep don't eat em so now you have gotten me real interested.

Anyone got a recipe for nettle beer. After a few of those I might start looking at usin the rest of em.
by Jack
Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The most functional English Word
Replies: 15
Views: 4225

Gidday

Talke a bloody Aussie to post that one.

Good onya mate.
by Jack
Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Green manure? Cover crop? ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Gidday

Hey thanks. I am learnin a lot here. I am also waiting to see what some Yanks come up with too. I still have a week or two before I harvest my onions and want to replant at the end of June.

Must get me a scythe too.
by Jack
Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Uncontested capitalism.
Replies: 23
Views: 5423

Gidday Well some bloody deep thoughts here. Yes those festivals are being used as if they are pagan. Only Easter is a real Christian event as it is the only one that we are told to celebrate and we are told to celebrate the death of Christ which is the important thing. And seein we are on to that so...
by Jack
Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:30 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Green manure? Cover crop? ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Gidday

Well Nev, I just want to see what else those up top come up with as well.
The plot is on a slope so I need to keep a cover on it but am sure there are other ideas out there too.
by Jack
Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Green manure? Cover crop? ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Green manure? Cover crop? ??

Gidday I am not sure of what ewe jokers call it but I will soon be harvesting my onion. Yes very late but we have had a real crappy season so far. What I am wanting to know is:- Can I grow a cover crop to hoe in between crops of onion. Like from late summer to about mid winter. I am wondering if the...
by Jack
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Yew
Replies: 10
Views: 3354

Gidday

And some reckon tanning a hide is dangerous. David, you are either braver or more stupid than me but I think it would have to be the first of those.
by Jack
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tanning Hides/skins
Replies: 15
Views: 6410

Gidday

Yes I am Jack and I am rough. I had a hellava job getting onto here and tried first just as Jack but had to get a bit rough on the way.

If you know what I mean.
by Jack
Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tanning Hides/skins
Replies: 15
Views: 6410

Gidday

Yeah, and the other way to look at it is you said that anthrax was soil borne so are there equal chances of gettin it from workin in the garden. Bit of a bloody worry then Eh!
by Jack
Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Taking strawbale to a new level...
Replies: 20
Views: 9278

Gidday

That's O.K. I probably got enough old for both of us anyway
by Jack
Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tanning Hides/skins
Replies: 15
Views: 6410

Gidday

Fair enough mate. But still, what are the odds at being hit by a car against getting anthrax?