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Started by Jeff Mais. Last reply by Muriel Fish Nov 30, 2013.
Started by Jennifer Simpson z5OH. Last reply by Lyn - Sydney Nov 28, 2013.
Started by Vicky Myers. Last reply by Vicky Myers Jul 6, 2013.
Thyme, great in lots of dishes.
Chives,when the flowers appear just cut them off or if you have a lot dead or dry stems cut back to the ground and they will grow again.
Mint the old fashioned type.
Vicky, are you any closer to moving to the farm? I am sad to hear about your landlord.
Keryn farm is 45 miles away. Haven't heard or called landlady yet didn't want to bother her. Will be calling close to the first of the month to ask her where to give her the rent. Her husband would usually meet me somewhere or stop by so I could give him cash.
Tough winter here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Of course it has been in many parts of the country.
I am getting ready to start my herb seeds. Last year the basil I started outperformed the one I bought at a garden store. I kind of wanted a comparison, so I will now be starting all my basil inside.
So, if anyone on here is like me - who either doesn't like to spend a lot on watering, or just forgets to water much, or isn't quite ready to install a drip system, I found learning about hugelkultur vastly improved my output without ever having to water much, if ever. Plus, it improved the soil deep underneath, even in my container gardening when I applied the idea to my larger pots. If you don't know much about it, there is a kickstarter program which is about to end, but before it does, it's worth donating one dollar to get the basic info, which will teach a lot about it and more. I already knew about it, but I originally learned about it from this guy. :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/permaculture-earth...
Vicky the farm sounds like a big challenge, by the way, how is your landlord going. I can not imagine what sort of bird would have a nest 3ft wide, an eagle maybe but it would not be in the eves of your house. Sounds like there is a lot of nice natural fertilizers you could use to get a veggie garden going out there. How far away is the farm from where you now live. You have a lot of little gritters like squirrels and ground hogs that we don,t have. The worst that we have are possums with small hands that get into rubbish bins and steel your fruit, I am ok, they won,t come in a back yard with dogs.
Maryann - yes we have every nationality possible here in Aus, which is great as they have brought so many different cuisines to this country. Mexican food sure is very popular here, When I think back to 40+ yrs ago when I arrived here, we never grew any of the amazing vegs that have been introduced by the immigrants. It truly is a blessing.
Thank you so much for the offer of seeds, which sadly I have to decline, as we have very strict quarantine restrictions here. However I may well take you up on the offer of recipes - I love to cook recipes from all over the world!
Just off up the mountains today to pick apples from an orchard.
Lyn they also have a thing called a ground cherry that is very similar, I think that they are too sweet for cooked salsas and what not but they are kind of fun as snacks and on salads, if you have extra room, Do you like tomatillo salsas? I am curious and I hope that I don't sound ignorant, is Mexican food popular in Australia? I have never been lucky enough to visit the continent you live on, and I have always wanted to, my sweet in laws are over there for a visit and are having a wonderful time. If you ever need recipes or seeds just let me know
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