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On 14/08/2016 at 9:31 AM, waterboy 2.0 said:

Give a F factor and motivation has been low, but decided I am this spring finally having a go at strawbale gardening.

I like it when a plan comes together, I sort of forgot that I made this raised bed up originally to hold 8 bales

all nice and snug.

 

Will only try this batch of 6 (snow and sugar snap peas in containers), and a coupla stray free standing ones....lol...only taken a few years:wink:

 

Started "cooking" them a coupla days ago, 12+ days of "cooking" to get them fit for using.

Be throwing some more ferts onto them today and another wash in.

 

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take some piccies of the bales today d00d:wink:

 

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LOL  dude...well ya could have  ribbed me:wink:

I get distracted....:lol: I'll dig them back out, not done yet though. I've gotta stop putting all my images and the ones I collect in one folder. I still take piccies of my less than best work.

 

In a nutshell though filled the freezer with heaps of choice snow peas , and from the same bed I gave up on tomatoes...lol...even though the bales were throwing heat the bastards late frosts took out a coupla plantings of seedlings....grrrrrr... more a timing issue, lack of proper crop protection and for tassie a bastard tomato year. Got it all broken down and have got it heating up again to finish the composting off, so basically an enriched mulch now......setting up for brassicas.

 

The other smaller group I did got hammered by forest ravens....never had that issue before, not sure why.

They just "vandalised" it more than anything, just by pulling things up. Got a few decent carrots and baby beetroots out of them...sweet FA in the scheme of things though.... If I pulled my finger out and threw some bird net ( or shoot the fckn birds...) over the bales earlier I would have won better:wink: Maybe replant theses ones again as they stand (with a little reinforcement), I have left them in a F it state for a few weeks....lol

 

 

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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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New puggle that made friends today, Mr. Stickybeak. I'm going hard-core outside and he sneaks up and tapped me on the  boot and is up over the steelcap, far from timid this one-they usually curl up but Mr. Stickybeak DGAF... Lol

 

He followed around an hour or so, I turned a sleeper and a few rocks over so he could raid the ants under them.. Lol.. Have a feed, wander back eye me off, repeat. Any other would be dug into the dirt awaiting me to be gone.

 

 

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wouldn't you if you lived in tassie thunder?

 

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I already have maximum fur.  If i was in tassie i'd wear a disemboweled horse around.

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Lol... Younger ones have a bit more fluff at first as well. You need a bit more fur down here

 

Shit photo, but for anyone interested in big fkn pumpkin antics, this year's genetics:

1580.5 Starr 2011

1243 Colbert 2011

 

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Have high hopes for the Starr

 

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9 minutes ago, waterboy 2.0 said:

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Hops is exploding out of the earth this year. Shout out to @mushfun

 

 

 

Wow! do you have spare seed?!

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By rhizomes Gimli, these are select clones of cultivars. I think its too late to bandicoot bits off them now... I think... Maybe.

 

You can grow em by seed, but they won't be true to a type, there's some old clones about

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14 hours ago, waterboy 2.0 said:

@Amazonian

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The boys dog:wink:.

 

Introducing Lola. Possibly also my therapy dog:)

 

Aw, yay! She's gorgeous! . What does she have in her? What does mini me think of her?.... Better than Lego or ditchy/Rambo huh  :wink: lol. I'm so happy for yous. Dogs be good medicine for all . More pics soon please :) 

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German short-haired pointer x border collie.... Lol... He dunno about the "responsibility" bit.

 

It slept all last night, and has only pissed on the carpet twice, so that ain't bad for a puppy:wink:

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I suppose I can tell you now.... I am here to wreck everything

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You better fix this shit...

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Grevillea australis, the only native one in Tas.

 

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First trich to flower for season

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Edit- lol.. Shitty photo, shakey hands

 

 

 

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Woke up here yesterday.. With the puppy whimpering and licking/lightly nipping on me face(good dog:wink:). First thought was I pissed me pants... Lol... Luckily I didn't go face down in the creek.

 

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Shit what happeded?

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