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  1. 8 points
    Welcome to the third (and possibly the last?) installment of the Acacia acuminata (raspberry jam) broad phyllode seed giveaway To receive a bag containing 5g of seed: 1) Post below, preferably with a photo of any wattle you've grown yourself 2) Immediately send me a PM containing mailing address and a name to go on the package in the following format: Name Address Suburb State Postcode If not in the above format, I will skip you. This year I will just print a stick on label instead of handwriting This is limited to the first 40 people and only for members in Australia. I do not post internationally Happy belated wattle day First few flowers coming in only a few weeks ago
  2. 6 points
    If you have ever received obtusifolia seed from me, they were also from wild trees. I try to collect a small number of seeds from the largest number of different trees as I can. My opinion is that it's important to preserve as much diversity in phenotypes as possible, and taking 5-10 pods off each tree that is bearing hundreds is as minimal of an impact as I can manage. Also, and I know the birds have to eat, if I didn't collect these pods, 95% or more would be eaten by cockatoos within a week of them ripening. Of the remaining seeds, less than one percent would ever find suitable conditions and germinate. Even less would survive their first summer. I do take young plants back out there to replant amongst their parents so I am trying to give them as great a chance of survival as I can, apart from spreading their territory to your backyards. Bark rippers are killing a lot of these trees, and they need all the help they can get.
  3. 5 points
    hi , grabbed some pics while some plants in the garden are waking up, finishing or looking bright there's a few pics......so happy to see the sun
  4. 4 points
    Interested in protecting Acacias? Please share the flyer and encourage your networks to do the same. Flyer - https://www.conseracacian.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Conseracacian-flyer.pdf Website – www.conseracacian.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/conseracacian Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/conseracacian/
  5. 3 points
    Hey Yeti, not sure ill be of much help but ive had a few vw campers over the past 30 years and the dream of just hopping in and going. This is my current take on such matters. Id ask is the van going to be used strictly for camping? If youre like me the majority of the time id drive around needlessly carting, fridge stove, cupboards full of stuff. Pop top roofs are great fun but seals go and the roof can and does rust out unseen underneath the apron. Check that seal before buying a poptop. My current bus was a ten seater tin top. I pulled the rear seats and put in a rock and roll bed then decided nothing else needed. (Maybe roof rack) I can use the extra space when i need and its proven awesome to have that room. These days (as opposed to when the bus was made) portable fridges and stoves are great and quickly tossed in for camping. Boxes crates of gear are easy to do the same. Sling up a tarp when you get there and relax. Ps kombis are fun, you can easily do most repairs and maintenance yourself and have a super helpful little community although sounds like your after something more modern.... they sold alot of toyota vans for a reason.
  6. 3 points
    I agree go Gordon don't let them stand in our way the people have spoken. The AG knows after ACT and NT go GREEN the rest of Oz will soon follow. This plant is not just one of the oldest medicines know to man its food, fabric, bio fuel, bio degradable plastics, paper, jewellary the list goes on. it has millions of uses we are discovering more every day. We need the planet to go green literally the real question is why arent we using it now. 12 uses for Cannabis https://www.scoopwhoop.com/inothernews/other-uses-of-marijuana/
  7. 3 points
    Finally getting some babies in the ground all seed grown hybrids.
  8. 3 points
    @XavierDass I use a mixer because it beats mixing up multiple barrows with a shovel. Work smarter, not harder. ;) My basic soil mix is 50% 3-5mm washed rocks (blue metal, zeolite, scoria, riverstone) 25% premium potting mix and here’s the real secret to a fluffy mix... 25% coco coir. I then adjust the mineral/organic content from this depending on what I’m potting.
  9. 3 points
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-15/act-warns-federal-government-not-to-overturn-cannabis-law/11602530 The ACT Government has sent the Commonwealth a strongly worded defence of its cannabis legislation, warning against any attempt to overrule the contentious law and "will of the people".
  10. 3 points
    First post in here! Moved into my new place last monday, done a few small things here and there including planting what at my old place was a lot of plants, but here only makes a very small section of garden. Mostly have been trying to plan the food forest that will eventuate in the years to come. Today I spread some peastraw on the first little section I made, as time goes by hopefully the serious amount of organic matter I spread will turn the horrid clay dirt that has been for years a virtual carpark into something resembling soil. Plants I have include but are not limited to, HBWR, Syrian Rue, multiple random Cactus, Valerian, Strawberries, Mint, Parsley, Sage, Sinicuichi lots of peach trees that came up from seeds at the old place, the mother tree had great fruit so if some of them have similar fruit my little peach tree hedge will be great, if not, at least I have something growing at this stage. I have lots of things not mentioned, and plan on lots more of course, but Rome was not built in a day and neither will this new garden of mine be.
  11. 3 points
    Recently potted up and labelled all of the hybrid seedlings I received from a friend, repotted my tallest PC into a 50L pot. Really need to get it in the ground once I get my hard clay soil transforming into something more living! Spent some time at my new property planning out our food forest and thinking how I'm going to rejuvinate the clay soil into something better (over a long period of time). Got more info on this soil tek? :p I've not heard of people using a mixer to fluff it up. Guessing it helps with aeration?
  12. 3 points
    Potted a bunch of tricho cuts and grafted some lophs. Put my v.africana in larger pot which was way overdue. (The root system reminded me of mung bean shoots). Caapi, psychotria, T.corymbosa, S.Tortuosum and D.cooperi & pereskiopsis cuttings.. I sowed some E.gerardiana seed. It’s my first time growing ephedra so interested to see how it grows. Also got the mixer out the other day and did a big batch of fluffy soil.
  13. 3 points
    Around a week ago a tiger snake got into my cattery, I have a lot of cats(too many, mainly rescue/defective cats), one of the cats that has a temperate temperament and is large so i have propped him up as the dominant cat to maintain some order with them all. I have also spent a lot of time with him teaching him to not attack or kill anything and to be restrained when any of the other cats challenge him. But yea, this cat cornered the snake under a bush in the corner of the cattery and then alerted me to it being there with the weirdest meows i have ever heard(usually i can get a gist of what the meows mean but had no idea here), as i walk out there to see what was up another cat approached him out of interest and he aggressively lashed out at the cat(very out of character) then went back to the weird meows, only when i got close did i notice the snake and then I quickly got them all out before coaxing the snake away and then spending the day shoring up any gaps a snake could get through. But yea over the past few days every time i look at this cat i cant help but realize his actions effectively saved the lives of most of the cats whether he understood it or not. I know he wont understand, appreciate or relate a reward to his action but i still feel like i owe him, anyone have a suggestion for a fitting reward of gift for him?
  14. 3 points
    "I came for the plants, but I stayed for the people." Is a pretty common theme.
  15. 3 points
    a bad experience would have to be cutting into your favorite catkoose's for money. that'd be a bad trip
  16. 3 points
    The other day I planted ~ 1 year old ~ Acacia acuminata plantlets (normal + narrow) and a couple other things in the ground. Fingers croseed. Today I am preparing a GA3 solution for sowing several things, like more Acacia sp, Mandragora sp (I have seeds from all species this year), Hyoscyamus, and some old Ephedra sp. I will also try petalostylis cassioides which I was recently sent. I guess I will treat them as Acacias as the seed is really like an acacia
  17. 2 points
    Danny Nemu is a really knowledgeable guy and has a deep interest in 'drugs in the bible'. His many talks, books and articles are on his website here: https://nemusend.co.uk/home/ Also Benny Shanon's hypothesis about entheogens and the bible is worth checking out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Shanon And of course Jeremy Narby's Cosmic Serpent is a classic regarding the overlaps of creation myth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cosmic_Serpent ...and of course Carl Ruck: https://www.amazon.com/Entheogens-Myth-Human-Consciousness-Carl/dp/1579511414 http://www.sexusjournal.com/?pnum=140&pt=RUCK-C-HAOMA-Greek-Mysteries (this article has a bunch of great references) Michael Winkelman: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2017.00539/full and some other random books: https://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Manna-Psychedelic-Sacrament-Bible/dp/0892817720 https://www.amazon.com/Entheogens-Future-Religion-Robert-Forte/dp/1594774382 https://www.amazon.com/Entheogens-Development-Culture-Anthropology-Neurobiology/dp/1583946004/ref=sr_1_9?qid=1571801597&refinements=p_27%3AJohn+Rush&s=books&sr=1-9&text=John+Rush and articles: https://freedomandfulfilment.com/psychedelics-garden-eden/ https://www.samwoolfe.com/2013/04/the-sacred-mushroom-and-cross-by-john.html http://grahamhancock.com/phorum/read.php?1,247671,247671 http://psychede.tripod.com/Serpent https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/biblianazar/esp_biblianazar_84.htm http://www.herbmuseum.ca/content/haomaconnection
  18. 2 points
    27th? I must have read the replies too quickly as I thought it was this weekend (or I do actually need glasses, something I’ve suspected for some time). Might actually be able to make it then.
  19. 2 points
    @XavierDass, I have been reading Dr Redhawks soil series on Permies, he seems like a bit of a guru in the transforming of dirt into soil, I can’t remember any specifics about transforming clay other than smash the organics in there and let the microbes sort it out which is pretty much where I’m gonna go. I will try different methods in different sections, there will be hugelbeds and raised beds and comfrey composted patches depending on what the whim is at the time. The goal is to be able to eat solely from it year round in 10 years time. Because the old owner was a mechanic and had lots of cars on the block I don’t think I will eat from it for the first few years to let the fungi break down any nasties that might be hanging around.
  20. 2 points
    I wish I could get a caregivers licence like they have in some US states, I have a few people that could use the help.
  21. 2 points
    Old mate hasn't touched base with me, and appears not to have been back since. If your looking for a decent sized Catha pm me up
  22. 2 points
    ..well I never thought I could be turned to loving freaks but wow this one's really maken my day today!
  23. 2 points
    ^ but was it bad before you passed out. smashed face can really put a dampener on anyone's day.
  24. 2 points
    Duboisia hopwoodii fruit. Have 3 of similar size. Fingers crossed Duboisia myoporoides. The seed was gifted to me generously from a SAB member earlier this year and was passed onto a local bloke with a good technique for germinating Duboisia spp. He worked his magic and this is the result
  25. 2 points
    I might do a few tests with a rosemary cutting or something similar. I'll do one dipped in Aloe gel then straight into seedling soil, and another in a glass of water and Aloe gel.
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