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  1. Robbie

    Mulching/reducing grass under citrus

    Hi Zoe ClissAT did a really good article on citrus care on Marks other web site selfsufficientme.com link below. https://selfsufficientme.com/fruit-vegetables/citrus-care-luvathon-time-during-autumn-and-cv19
  2. Robbie

    New Zealand Yam (Oca)

    Holly cow 3 for $10 when i bought ours a few years ago they were about $3 for 20 and now we must have planted $600 worth in the garden from save tubers from last season.
  3. Robbie

    Backyard to food forest

    Andrew what you are creating at your place is nothing short of awesome you have to be proud of yourself. I do like the look of the flow hive could you give some feed back on it after a few months, I've heard some mixed reports on it here in Tassie manly in the colder areas.
  4. Robbie

    Question Where to source seeds in Australia

    Depends on what state your from, way down here in Tassie i use southern harvest or seed freaks although thay are out of a few lines of seeds still after all the seed buying frenzy that was insane thay even close there online stores for awhile.
  5. Robbie

    Flour mill

    Hi Vicky i did look at that one but i had to justify cost to usage (about $330 for base and grinder which it out of stock) would only use it a few times a year and manly for milling corn for polenta etc. the one i bought was a cheaper grinding mill for $78 will see how that goes. But may look at...
  6. Robbie

    Flour mill

    Hi ClissAt thankyou for that yes im an aussie from tassie. Just yesterday i bought one online very similar to the corona one from gumtree but through Amazon about the same price but postage free. I would still like to buy a good stone mill at some stage at a good price so will keep looking. I...
  7. Robbie

    Flour mill

    I'm looking to buy a flour mill but only using it a few times a year mainly for making polenta, corn meal etc. So buying a expensive one would not be worth it and been retired and need to watch my spending is there something that doesn't cost a arm and a leg that may be use for other items such...
  8. Robbie

    New asparagus bed

    I waited 3 years before i cut my first asparagus spears but well worth it they have been growing strong and producing heaps. Just need to leave a few to go to fern and top dress with compost and manure every year
  9. Robbie

    Question Has anyone successfully grown saffron crocus?

    I found this on the Gardening Australia site you maybe interested
  10. Robbie

    Backyard to food forest

    I hope you left room for your chicken coop and the bee hive, over spring and summer its going to look awsome and the produce you are going to harvest is going to be a credit to your hard work happy days.
  11. Robbie

    Starting the journey..........

    What ClissAt said i find the meter a wast of time and money just use the kit
  12. Robbie

    Harvested the oca

    I do have oca in the showcase section with a bit more of a discription for growing but they dont like temperature over 30°C and dont do well frosts
  13. Robbie

    Backyard to food forest

    Andrew its looking good your putting in a hughe effort but have you a large family or are you feeding the hole neighbourhood lol.
  14. Robbie

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    Also apart of my crop rotation is clean up of the beds weed control, pest control, light tiling of the soil and fertilizing all done with free labour courtesy of the boy and his girls, I have a run going up the back fence only about 600 ml wide with gates going to each bed. I put up a wire fence...
  15. Robbie

    Harvested the oca

    Had a couple of frosts and the top die right off, ended up with a lot more then i expected they have been wash and now drying on the table. A few people in my area want to grow them next year more then happy to give them some, to many for us at home to get though.
  16. Robbie

    Thinning out the baby carrots lol

    Vicky I'm big on crop rotation to the point that we have a chicken run up the back fence about a metre wide with small gates to each bed when the veggies are finished in one of the beds, we fence that one off open the gate to the bed and the girls are very keen to clear the garden bed of...
  17. Robbie

    Thinning out the baby carrots lol

    I do save seeds but not normally with carrots. I have lettuce going to seed now and one golden beetroot I've been waiting for it to go to seed but just keeps growing.
  18. Robbie

    Thinning out the baby carrots lol

    I really can't remember they were the last in the packet that needed using up but would be either westen red or all seasons.
  19. Robbie

    The Boy and his Girls

    Thought i would show off the Sussex there a duel purpose bird we rotate them out at 3 year and we breed 3 or 4 times a year and give away for a small donation or process the ones we don't want for egg laying at about 4 1/2 to 5 months old. There a great bird to have in your flock.
  20. Robbie

    Thinning out the baby carrots lol

    We have had a bumper couple of crops of carrots this year they just keep growing, I've given away heaps to neighbors and friends, with just the 3 of us at home now 1 carrot lasts for 3 to 4 days.