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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:40 pm 
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That VegTrug thing is cool! I have a macadamia tree but I get slack because they take so much effort to get out of their shells

My father found the perfect thing, especially for macadamias: sort of a big hinged thing, with the nut nestled in a rubber tube, and a metal plate on the other side, and then you bring the two ends together with great force. I'll see if I can find out the name/manufacturer...

Lovely garden and courtyard, Kitteh! Can't wait to hear/see more.


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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:27 pm 
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Hmmm I know this type is popular but expensive
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The garden looks great. I think succulents are awesome for Aussie backyards.

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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
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And there are 13 echeverias now, I'd like to take them all out and pot them in arrangements. I've read that they can be cut under the rosette but that I need to let the wound dry out before planting, has anyone had experience with separating succulents?

Well I started with this succulent planter with some echevaria's in them, and then they produced so many chicks so I just cut them off below the rosette yes, but left on a good cm or more of stem, then basically sat them right on top of moist soil. I didn't so anything other than that, and water them occasionally and they are still alive and happy. They haven't made any chicks themselves though, yet. But they don't have much sun in the spot I put the transplants in, so maybe that would be better. The whole wound thing didn't seem to matter, but it could be that it dryed out anyways, since I didn't really bury it in dirt, just rested mostly.

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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:57 am 
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Thanks for the tip, Mars! I don't think I'll let them dry out, I'll just rest them on the soil like you did. I don't want to kill them, I was a bit worried I'd ruin them all by separating them. I'm more worried about Sad Plant but I hope he'll be ok too.

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I love sad plant! And I adore your garden--just gorgeous. Mirliton=chayote(that's what we call them here too)=christophene in the Carribean, so you could make Tay's stuffed christophenes!


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Oh yeah, that's definitely a jade plant, I used to have some. I don't know if they a.)have them there or b.) are more or less expensive than traditional but have you ever seen raised garden kits? My friend just bought a two tier raised garden kit. The pieces were plastic and you pretty much just snap everything together and add soil.

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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:03 am 
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Dude! I thought I posted a comment in this thread. Anyway, I'm totally jealous you can grow jade right outside! Love the succulents.

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celyn wrote:
I love sad plant! And I adore your garden--just gorgeous. Mirliton=chayote(that's what we call them here too)=christophene in the Carribean, so you could make Tay's stuffed christophenes!

Ooh, that's good news! I haven't cooked from CV in ages.

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Oh yeah, that's definitely a jade plant, I used to have some. I don't know if they a.)have them there or b.) are more or less expensive than traditional but have you ever seen raised garden kits? My friend just bought a two tier raised garden kit. The pieces were plastic and you pretty much just snap everything together and add soil.

I've seen the wooden kits, they're about $50-60 for 1.2sqm so I think I will get two! And thanks for the confirmation on the jade plant.

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Dude! I thought I posted a comment in this thread. Anyway, I'm totally jealous you can grow jade right outside! Love the succulents.

I don't know how the little jade plant ended up under the jacaranda but he seems pretty healthy. I might add him to the succulent arrangements, would he be better off in the sun?

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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
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Veglicious wrote:
I just have one of these cute koala things
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Oh cute! Koala nutkracker. The one my dad found was made by a friend of a friend in Queensland, and just sold at a few local markets (outside Brisbane though). Pity — it does the job spectacularly well.


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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
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Here's an update on my herbs/greens. I added some sugar cane mulch and everything is doing really well, apart from the basil, there's one stalk left where that gap is, I'll have to try growing some more. The kale and chard are growing like crazy!

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I love nasturtiums! So good in salads.

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I've never eaten them but this time I will

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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:16 pm 
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October Garden Update!

Here's the VegTrug - I bought more basil to replace the old one and my coriander got flattened during some windy weather so I think I need to start some more. The kale and chard are doing really well too.
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The nasturtiums are growing like crazy
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I've had a few flowers on the strawberry plants
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And there are flowers & buds on the lemon/lime tree
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Here's the jalapeño I had in the bathroom, he's grown so much and I'm going to keep an eye on him because I'm so worried he'll get eaten again
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Habaneros
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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
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Everything looks so lush and pretty!


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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:59 am 
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Lookin' good, Kitteh! Jalapeno plants can get pretty huge, so make sure you have it in a big enough pot so it can poof out, at least a 4 gallon container. When it gets larger, you'll need to get some bamboo stakes and twist ties to support it.

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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
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Thanks for the tip, jewbacca!

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My first jalapeño!
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I have chilies too, they are so cool. They stay green for what feels like forever then BAM! they're red. Your flowers are so pretty.

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It's bigger now so I think I'm going to pick it soon.

Also, I had possums or rats chew holes in the lids of my bokashi bins and I didn't notice til after all the rain we had so now they're full of bokashi soup!

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 Post subject: Re: Kitteh's Garden
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Kitteh wrote:
It's bigger now so I think I'm going to pick it soon.

Also, I had possums or rats chew holes in the lids of my bokashi bins and I didn't notice til after all the rain we had so now they're full of bokashi soup!

Eeeewwww! But apart from that — it's all looking and sounding great!


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