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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:40 pm 
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Hi all,
I have just moved onto a two and a half acre block in Mt Forbes (Between Rosewood and Aratula). I would like to speak to anyone who may be in my area about gardening. This summer has been extremely hot and the only plants that seem to do well are durantias. We have bought a whole heap of shade cloth to start a greenhouse (we want lto create like a potage patch in raised beds). We seem to have really dry spells followed by teeming rains. At worst the temp is between 36-38 and at it lowest 16-22. I would like to find out more about comfrey and how I grow it. I am interested in any plants that are edible, ornamental or medicinal. I recently read in the Grass Roots mag about Lotus. Would lotus grow in such heat? also, does anybody know where I can find a calender to plant according to months and seasons? I am willing to pay for any postage. I am a first-timer at everything. My first chooks, our first home etc. Eventually I would like to be as self-subsistent as possible, so that everything is organic and chemical free. I am also interested in bee keeping... any apiarists out there? Any info at all would be appreciated.
P.s the quality of our soil is not very good ( very sandy), we have started a compost but I have been advised to get a worm farm and use worm pee as a tonic. I read somewhere that you can make a tonic out of weeds by fermenting them in buckets. I am totally green guys, so please don't roll your eyes! :D :hmmm:

Hi MissJingles
hope you are well ..long time no chat and I see this is quite an old post but have recently picked up an organic gardening mag in the newsagents which swears by comfrey leaves soaked in water as a great fertiliser ..so great for the chooks AND for the garden. I haven't tried it yet myself...Hope the garden is going well up there!


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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:17 pm 
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Hello all,

I have quite a lot of bits and pieces to swap.Im really looking to swap for fertile eggs in Ballarat,bacchus marsh,local melb area so if you have some Id be eternally grateful :lol:

I have red hot pokers and plenty of them.
lucky dip bearded Irises (they are lucky dip cause I forgot to label them)
Crocosmia bulbs
big white Dinner Plate Dahlias
Lionides cuttings
crimson and yellow big pigface
Strawberry plants

If you would like any of the above and have some fertile googs please let me know.
If you havnt you wouldnt have to twist my arm to hard if you had some plants to swap instead :rofl:

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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:50 am 
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ChookWhisperer wrote:
Hi MissJingles
hope you are well ..long time no chat and I see this is quite an old post but have recently picked up an organic gardening mag in the newsagents which swears by comfrey leaves soaked in water as a great fertiliser ..so great for the chooks AND for the garden. I haven't tried it yet myself...Hope the garden is going well up there!


Hi ChookWhisperer,
I have been a little incognito lately, but since that post I have gone gardening crazy! I have put an update on this forum. The greenhouse we were thinking about is happening, and we found a way to overcome the soil problem... Planting in any container we find... wheelbarrows, old bath tubs, pots, baskets.... nothing is safe! Lol!
I have been having lots of fun, and discovering a lot on the way...unrotted chook poo straight on strawberry plants will burn them to heck (oops!), they've recovered well. I found the space quite intimidating when we first moved in, but now I plant things so randomly. Everything gets planted in a random way, I have tried a few neat little rows, but mostly, I just do whatever, and wait to see what works! I discovered seed shops on ebay, and lets just say, I am seeing someone about that, because it became an addiction! I also LOVE http://www.gardenexpress.com where I have bought bulbs and flowers. My next project is trees... So far I have seedlings of poinciana (delonix), jacaranda, golden chain trees, and seeds for golden cane palms and many other types of palms, miracle tree, joy perfume tree, empress tree. I am on the lookout for white dogwood trees and tibuchina.. forgive my spelling, please. All in all, I have gone gardening gaga, and all I ever talk about is my garden, or what my chooks scratched up today! Thanks for touching base with me, I am alive and well! How are you? and what have you been up to? :thanks:

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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:13 am 
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missJingles wrote:
[quote="ChookWhisperer
Hi MissJingles
hope you are well ..long time no chat and I see this is quite an old post but have recently picked up an organic gardening mag in the newsagents which swears by comfrey leaves soaked in water as a great fertiliser ..so great for the chooks AND for the garden. I haven't tried it yet myself...Hope the garden is going well up there!


Hi ChookWhisperer,
I have been a little incognito lately, but since that post I have gone gardening crazy! I have put an update on this forum. The greenhouse we were thinking about is happening, and we found a way to overcome the soil problem... Planting in any container we find... wheelbarrows, old bath tubs, pots, baskets.... nothing is safe! Lol!
I have been having lots of fun, and discovering a lot on the way...unrotted chook poo straight on strawberry plants will burn them to heck (oops!), they've recovered well. I found the space quite intimidating when we first moved in, but now I plant things so randomly. Everything gets planted in a random way, I have tried a few neat little rows, but mostly, I just do whatever, and wait to see what works! I discovered seed shops on ebay, and lets just say, I am seeing someone about that, because it became an addiction! I also LOVE http://www.gardenexpress.com where I have bought bulbs and flowers. My next project is trees... So far I have seedlings of poinciana (delonix), jacaranda, golden chain trees, and seeds for golden cane palms and many other types of palms, miracle tree, joy perfume tree, empress tree. I am on the lookout for white dogwood trees and tibuchina.. forgive my spelling, please. All in all, I have gone gardening gaga, and all I ever talk about is my garden, or what my chooks scratched up today! Thanks for touching base with me, I am alive and well! How are you? and what have you been up to? :thanks:[/quote]
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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:32 am 
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what an awesome thread :bounce:


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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:44 am 
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sonya7176 wrote:
Hi There,
I am in Penguin, Tasmania. I haven't much to swap but I'm sure I could find something!

I am after the following please;
Russel lupin seed {the one with pretty coloured flowers}
Dahila tubers {I have lovely scarlet red to swap}
Dahila tree cuttings after they have flowered.
Giant sun flower seeds


Thanks so much
Sonya


Best to hold off on the lupin seeds until the early summer immediately after they have bloomed. I had a small patch of them a few years ago about 20X20M and i since dug them out and filled it with other bits and pieces. However when digging the plants out the seeds were falling, and germinated within a few weeks of falling, since then i tried sowing the seed with little success and can only put it down to the wrong time of the year, or the seed does not last.

Also remember tassies quarantine laws for anyone sending anything outside of Tas.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:58 am 
Sending stuff out from Tassie shouldn't be a problem, unless they are sending to WA. It is sending stuff IN to Tas that is the problem with quarantine.

If anyone wants some BLUE BANANA pumpkin seeds, I can send some out when they are fully dried.
http://www.realseeds.co.uk/wintersquash.html - scroll down for a photo

I grew these in isolation from other pumpkins. They are a dry, full flavoured pumpkin, with a nutty taste when baked.
They are uncommon. PM me with your address.
Not to Tas or WA or O/S


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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:50 am 
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That is what i meant, just worded it wrongly now i have re read it.

You cant send anything into tassie without the paperwork, sending out of tassie is fine :)

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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:33 am 
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chookuns wrote:
what an awesome thread :bounce:


It is a great thread isn't it Chookuns? Do you have a garden? I can't wait to actually have some seeds to swap on this thread ( :lol: )!
I'm thinking by summer I will probably have heaps of seeds, so watch this thread!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:23 pm 
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I am looking for some red rhubarb crowns ( dont know the botanical name but know that I want the red stemmed variety).

I have tried seedlings but with Canberra's harsh climate it is hard to get them to survive long enough for them to become well established.

So, if there is anyone with the knowledge to post me a crown or two (am happy to pay postage) or anyone in Canberra from whom I could pick up a crown or two I would be very appreciative.

I have some white and purple agapantha's if you would like some.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:19 am 
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contact tribe of honk as he has a nursery and sell the best bulbs and rubarb crown auctioneer

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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:45 pm 
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Chickenlegs wrote:
Hello all,

I have quite a lot of bits and pieces to swap.Im really looking to swap for fertile eggs in Ballarat,bacchus marsh,local melb area so if you have some Id be eternally grateful :lol:

I have red hot pokers and plenty of them.
lucky dip bearded Irises (they are lucky dip cause I forgot to label them)
Crocosmia bulbs
big white Dinner Plate Dahlias
Lionides cuttings
crimson and yellow big pigface
Strawberry plants

If you would like any of the above and have some fertile googs please let me know.
If you havnt you wouldnt have to twist my arm to hard if you had some plants to swap instead :rofl:



Hi again,

Thankyou to a very nice BYP member I have some more eggs to put in the bator.I swapped eggies for plants and have plenty more bits and pieces to swap.I am still looking for around 2 dozen and not fussy on the breed.If you have anything available please let me know.

Cheers :thanks:

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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:26 pm 
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Hi all i ahve some mixed lettuce seeds the fancy salad variety ones i collected these myself.
And some zucchini seeds also collected from my own plants.
Id like to swap for any fertile eggs or other seeds :biggrin:
Cheers HH

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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:02 am 
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Happyhenz wrote:
Hi all i ahve some mixed lettuce seeds the fancy salad variety ones i collected these myself.
And some zucchini seeds also collected from my own plants.
Id like to swap for any fertile eggs or other seeds :biggrin:
Cheers HH


Hi Happyhenz,

What type of Zucchini do you have... I had some which I end up pulling all up without saving any seeds from it as it was hybrid Black Jack.. I am now looking for non hybrid variety :D

Would you swap for Quail eggs as it is the only fertile eggs I have, need to figure out how to post them.. or, I am happy to swap you some Thai Basil seed, the only seed I know how to save...

Still trying to figure out how to save the seed from Turnips, Kai Lan and Choi Sum.. I have them at the flowering stage.. just don't know how to get the seeds from it :hmmm:

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 Post subject: Re: Plant and Seed Swap
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:50 pm 
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Currently I am after:

Rhubarb crowns [about 2-3 would be nice]
Corn seeds...any good eating variety, that will germinate!! My last few lots I planted rotted away. :x
Popcorn Corn seeds
Capsicum seeds...any good eating variety, that will germinate!!

What I have to offer...
I have lots of seeds: veggies, herbs, natives and flowers. Some heirloom/organic/homegrown/wild collected seed, others are store packets. Let me know what you are after and I might have it. [Really too lazy to write up a whole list of seeds].

Blue Agapanthus [tons and tons of them!]

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