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Handy hints for your veggie garden 
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Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
Yep, the good ole dunny roll! I won't use anything else! My tip is for people in semi-arid/temperate climates, cover your vegie patch over in loose weave shade cloth to prevent sunburn, and mulch mulch mulch! To keep the moisture in and weeds out.


Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:29 pm
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encourage wildlife into your garden , they will keep the nasties to a decent level , plant natives, have a source of water birds will come to visit and have a feed on grasshoppers etc, have a stack of logs or rocks at ground level to encourage lizards , they too will have a snack on pests !! Don't spray pesticides as they will kill the good bugs as well ,(ladybeetles, hoverflys) and possible poision birds and lizards visiting,

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Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
ollie girl wrote:
encourage wildlife into your garden , they will keep the nasties to a decent level , plant natives, have a source of water birds will come to visit and have a feed on grasshoppers etc, have a stack of logs or rocks at ground level to encourage lizards , they too will have a snack on pests !! Don't spray pesticides as they will kill the good bugs as well ,(ladybeetles, hoverflys) and possible poision birds and lizards visiting,


Just be vigilant with regard to some wildlife...

See this post

Give them an inch... they will take a mile.

Or a lot of tomatoes :lolb

I love the wildlife in the yard... to me it means we have a good balance :lolb

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Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
This is exactly how we garden and for many years we have enjoyed the many species of birds, frogs and lizards that call our garden home. And even the odd Bandicoot. But be aware that this also brings in the snakes. Im not trying to start a love/hate snake debate. Just trying to get peole to be vigilant. Last year we lost our 15yo cat and my best Australorp hen to snake bite. :CR


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sorry for your loss ,15 years is a long time to own a pet .

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Thanks, he was a lovely old cat and we thought he would be around for ever. Unfortunately he had used up all his 9 lives.


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A tip I read this week, but have not verified myself, is that to promote root growth in leeks you trim the tops as they grow. I am going to try it and will report the findings. :)

Burying a fish carcass can be helpful when planting things that like blood and bone - passionfruit love it.

Water in the evenings when it is hot and in the mornings when it is cold.


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I hear that if you plant them very very deep you get more white leek part, the trim sounds very good idea !

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greenfumb wrote:

Burying a fish carcass can be helpful when planting things that like blood and bone - passionfruit love it.

as long as you don't have a dog that would love that smelly fish :lol: I have also been told put liver in the hole before planting as well??

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as long as you don't have a dog that would love that smelly fish


Oh what a revolting thought, I suppose you could put big rocks over it. Our dog didn't notice thank goodness and we certainly got alot of fruit off that particular vine. :)


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