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  1. If you are doing PF tek then you need tapered jars so you can actually get the cake out but if your doing grain then 500ml spaghetti sauce jars are the shit!

    Tapered jars can be bought in K-mart but when my friend wanted to start PF style some years ago he ordered 36 tapered jars with screw lids for ~$1 each from bulk canning suppliers on-line.

  2. ..............less poetry and more like doggerel; and some of mine above are no exception :)

    Don't know about that Sob, I think they are quite good....but that may be more reflective of my skills than yours.

    btw, I already have this cut so count me out for votes please. I noticed Oxydiser voted for my prick boss poem....thanks anyway man but it was more a vent than anything!....One more:


    Strategic Influencer?


  3. UPDATE:

    OK, It's been a while and work has been killing me but I have some progress. I now own a White Muscat Grape vine, Feijoa, The complete book of fruit growing in Australia and several new special cacti.

    The recent wind, heat wave and cold snap (at the same time over here :scratchhead: ) along with my unforgiving gum trees has put to rest some of the more delicate seedlings that I had....lettuce, corriander, rocket and some of those chilli varieties above.

    I have however applied to council to gain advice on the trees and will have a game plan in a week or two and I have made a make-shift nursery for the next wave of seedlings. The vege/fruit patch atm consists of grape toms, Black russian toms, Leb cucumber, scarlet runner beans, pontiac potatoes, Pimiento Capsicum (squat), Flat leaf parsley, some letuce, some corriander, some rocket, mint, rosemary, basil, Golden panama passionfruit, chocolate scotch bonnet chilli, BBB Thai chilli and once the trees go there will be hopefully 1 addition per week of the above list until satisfied (never!).

    I am starting to plan the glass house for my cacti and tropicals and wanted to ask people here what sort of diffusive or tinted material you would use to cover the frame such as shade cloth, polycarbonate etc and what are the specs (70% heat reduction, 99% UV reduction etc etc) you have found most beneficial for the plants in question. The K-mart mini greenhouses seem to have just clear plastic and 1 minute in the sun turns it into a blast furnace.

    I am getting my hands on a camera in a day or so, so obviously I will post relevant pics or diagrams for perusal/critique and post other relevant pics in other sub forums.......until then,


  4. The trade is now complete, was actually in transit whilst i was writting my last post so I should have been more patient I guess.

    Thanks for the advice to those who gave it and thanks for the cacti to the one who sent it, was in lovely condition and exceeded my expectations.

    Cheers all....................Bongchitis

  5. Thanks for the advice, I may need a mods help soon but I will leave this up for another couple of weeks in the hope that the individual is reminded and acts on his own accord.

    I know this person is busy, and also well respected from what I can tell, so I am thinking there may be some roadblocks in the way but I just want the truth.....or cacti, whatever is manageable....no hard feelings!

    I too have taken a long time for a trade but it was a little more complex than chucking a cactus in a box and I tried to keep the recipient up to date........that is all one can do.

    2 years for an exxy item and still waiting??????? I feel kind of petty but it is a matter of principle now.

    Anyway, I will wait and see, they haven't been active here for 10 days.


  6. No problems SW of sydney where it gets to -3 deg C and frosts like a mofo. I actually over wintered baby pachanoi and Bridgessii in unlidded chinese containers 2 winters ago with no probs......yep lucky!

    Everything in the ground so far is thriving, but I have really sandy loam, which would help alot.