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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Hi, so after reading the daily cactus activity thread, I wondered why their wasn't a daily tracker for our sacred leaf gardens also :-) So today I constructed a small greenhouse for my sun sensitive and high humidity friends. I used a portable greenhouse but replaced the outter plastic with shade cloth. I also added an extra layer of mulch/compost to my medicinal herbs due to the heat and gave everything a solid watering. Worked on some coleus and gave everything a repot. The varieties I've experienced interesting visits with are emitting the strongest pepper/spice aroma. The heat has kicked in and so has their growth, watering now twice a week with 3 hrs morning sun. I'm also enjoying a nice bounty of completely homemade pasta sauce and bruschetta bread from my vege patch, man I'm gonna overrun in food from there shortly! Time to learn jarring! What'd you do in your garden today? D00d
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    Ethnobotanical Kefir

    G'day g'day I've been growing water kefir grains for 2mths now, my initial purchase of 2tbs grains has since multiplied into enough to do 15ltrs a day. I've started collecting well water off a friend as it's so large I cannot afford to keep it going by buying mineral water haha This got me thinking, what else can be secondarily fermented in the kefir? So I got 5 x 500ml jars and collected some of my favourite ethnobotanicals. Kava, kanna and heimia to name 3. In went a standard dose, plus some for the chef, and I plan to leave them all to ferment for 10-15 days. I rinsed all fresh herb with ISO alcohol and dried after washing off all debris and soil, then plonked into the jars which were sanitised in the dishwasher and the covers (stockings) were sealed in a bag with glen 20 to sanitise. Thus it all should be alright to ferment for 15 days with no contams. I usually secondarily ferment fruits etc for 24hrs so at least I hope they don't contam. I will then bottle each one and let fizz up with a bit of sugar to give me a coca cola fiz biz sorta thingy. It's usually just a flat fiz but if ya leave it for a week they get awesome fiz biz. But the longer ya leave em the stronger and yeastier the flavours become... Sooooo hopefully I can report some interesting experiences in 18-25 days depending on he fiz wait... At worst ill have drank some probiotics..... Peace
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    Is there any use for dried Caapi leaf ?

    Scarily so on occasions
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Damn won't make it
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    ..
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    "Long time no see so hello" thread

    Anyone else been gone for a while? It's been a fair while for me so I wanted to say gday and see how all the members are that I used to trade and chitin chat with?
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    "Long time no see so hello" thread

    Haha we went thru this in Melbourne last August dude...
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    Repotting lophs after winter - soil mix tips?

    Wow thanks Horus! How are they liking the new mix?
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Thunda ya still around matey!! How's ya crazy Indoor cactus grow?!
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    Cliff?

    It is something similar to mine. But mines copped a bit atm and will need to grow some to compare
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Really nice to see this thread still alive Springs almost here too!
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Roll call sat 5th Aug.. lemme know if you need to be added to the message thread. I'd prefer people I know or who know my mates. But contact me if your a newbie
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Gong
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    5 or 6th Aug.. who's in?
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    D00D winter meet?! Happy to host a winter and spring.. last one was awesome despite the heat .. I'll step up the tucker and hospitality
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    Ever adopted a dog? Pros/cons or stories?

    Hey SAB! Me and my girl are wanting to get a new fury friend to round off our new place together! We want to adopt a dog past the puppy stage cos quite frankly, we both don't particularly want to go through that everything's destroyed period (particularly my ever increasing succulent collection ). Plus I really like the idea of giving an older dog a very comfy end to its life. One where it can laze around all day, get walked morning and night if it wanted too and generally be apart of most things we do. I think we've found the girl At the shelter when she's in her box she is a mean looking viscous pig hunting dog that won't stop barking at you to piss off. Soon as she's out on a leash she's a big softy who just sits with you and soaks up pats and cuddles. She doesn't jump which is a big plus but doesn't have basic training either or leash or sit/stay. The last thing we want to do is have to re-surrender a dog that's already been abused her whole life. Can I ask for some advice in general!? If you've adopted a dog how did it turn out? She's 6 years old and looks to have thrown out a lot of litters in her years, and been in a lot of fights. Should I assume her lovely temperament at the shelter would be similar at home? Could she be depressed at the shelter and turn out to be a playful non stop Psycho when she's in a loving home? I know it's pretty much unanswerable depending on the dog blah blah but what's your experiences?
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    Ever adopted a dog? Pros/cons or stories?

    Damn I did alright then. My dog just sleeps
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    Ever adopted a dog? Pros/cons or stories?

    I remember at one point that dog wasn't worth the .25c 22 shot so I'm glad yous are mates now man!!
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    Ever adopted a dog? Pros/cons or stories?

    What type of dog mate?? Oh I should mention she ate the tips of 3 cactus before learning that one... So much so they all terminated... Haha dogs eh
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    Ever adopted a dog? Pros/cons or stories?

    Hey Skelly yep all going very well mate! We haven't missed a beat! I am a shift worker tho and she's almost never alone for longer than 3-4hrs.. on the odd occasion she does 18hrs by herself overnight we might get some chewing in the yard... Won't let anyone thru the gate even if she knows them, with one exception due to lots of training and practice whilst were away or at work. Basically.. go adopt a staffy..!! Gong has plenty, I saw a lab x staffy mix for adoption at the million paws walk over the weekend
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    WBs random photos

    Damn WB sounds like my luck up here with the wildlife! Have a bandi going crazy atm lol Well at least you had partial success! If I had more space for leafy plants I'd do a few for sure
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    WBs random photos

    Nice bales.... Haha
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    Post your track of the day

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    eBay/Gumtree finds

    Yeh hes local to me nrivers. Sells opuntia pads for $35 lol all the plants he sells he pulls from ppls yards doing maintenance so for me it's a bit rich....
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    Aya vine in compost ?

    Hey guys, so my biggest greenwastes in the yard are acacias and Aya vine! The acacias are awesome at compost but does anyone have any experience or theories about the Aya vine? I'm assuming it will be ok and have a big leafmulch pile of it accumulating pretty fast but wanted to throw it in the thermo piles. cheers
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