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    Backyard to food forest

    Thats great work mate I am currently establishing my block as well. Nothing better than watching soil grow over the seasons, if you are still tilling Charcoal (as in biochar) might be a great soil adjustment for your clay.
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    Show us your pumpkin patches!

    Omg, I am in Mildura and the local veggie farmers all grew pumpkins for cafes that never sold due to Covid. I will get some photos tomorrow there are literally acres of pumpkins stacked!!!
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    lazy preserving of chilli

    I just freeze mine in a glad bag Honestly the best method for recipes that require fresh chilies
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    Herb & Spice Showcase Perique Variety Tobacco

    Wow I’ve always wanted to grow tobacco such a nice green leafy plant. I think you can make pesticides from it
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    Breaking bad with Chillies

    yeah the ebony’s start jet black, go purple then finish red. Will be a recurring plant in my garden considering even taking cuttings or sprouting some seeds come spring. I really like green jalapeños for jalapeño poppers, they are milder and a bit sweet
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    Tip I made my own BioChar

    Being on sandy loam and paying for water one of the first things I did was drown a bunch of charcoal in Charlie carp for a few days, would totally recommend.
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    Breaking bad with Chillies

    So Summer 2019 I got impatient as my Jalepnoes where growing buy the million but decided they wanted to stay green forever, I had killed my third wave of Thai chillies (I love them to death every time). I happened across a bush in a store that was loaded to the hilt with ripe red chillies it was...
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    What has changed in your life in the last few weeks?

    It has gone really well we are absolutely loving it. Harvested our first book chouy a week ago!. Missed out on planting asparagus but everything else is going well + 4 chickens in that awkward teenage stage.
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    Heritage seeds in Australia

    I have what I need for now so I might just do what I can and diversify come spring and next year
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    Let me introduce myself

    Gday Luke welcome to the forum lovely to see like-minded people coming together
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    Heritage seeds in Australia

    I have always gardened in one form or another but I have never bothered to do the whole seed saving process. beyond tomatoes and chillies. Where are you guys getting your mail-order seeds from I am getting to the point where I am more concerned about the varieties I am growing and want the...
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    What has changed in your life in the last few weeks?

    I work for the government in ag extension we are all ramping up to provide as much economic assistance as we can after the bushfires and now COVID. I am struggling a bit as I was a farmer for ten years but I got sick of family and business combined this is the first time I have lived semi...
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    Question What is your plan for winter veg planting

    For me Garlic, Chinese cabbage, carrots onions of all colours(the greens in winter are such good value), lettuce, kale, broccoli snow peas celery. This is all being germinated at current on one property as I am moving in 2 weeks .
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    Sweet potato pest

    Exterminatus by pyrethrum then at the bottom of the mulch pile is my method when the bugs overwhelm
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    Its Garlic Planting Time

    Excited about garlic this year, last years Garlic was pretty minature but super tasty I grew a bad variety for my region. This year however I have a local farmers market garlic variety and some fist-sized bulbs, finger crossed its gonna be a good one!
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    Looking for Oak acorns

    I am a bit of a collector of oak trees I am looking to plant a few on a new property I have an English oak, a Californian live oak and a Bur oak germinated. I am particularly interested in a swamp oak Virginia oak cork oak if you have some acorns and are willing to post let me know, happy to...
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    G'day all From Mildura

    Nice as difficult as it is there is nothing more satisfying that overcoming those challenges
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    Seeking advice

    Never heard of pickling watermelon that interesting I would go ginger, apple, mint, cucumber, raspberry as flavours that go with watermelon and probably apple cider vinegar for flavour.
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    Question Llamas: Pros and Cons?

    They make great guards for sheep especially if you have town dogs hassling your herd. Also they are very edible when young too and not much more complicated that sheep to process
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    G'day all From Mildura

    Just saying hello and a bit about me I have 10 years of meat cattle livestock experience alongside with some experience in the chicken egg industry. have traditionally provided all of my meat through hunting or growth most of my life. Very happy to help anyone who has questions in these area's...