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Post by Kunga Lhadzom on Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:16 am

i hate brussel sprouts...lol

yes i do cilantro a lot....it's something i always buy when i go grocery shopping...i cook Indian food every week...also Mexican...

Kow...i am amazed at the variety you grow....WOW !!
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Post by kowtaaia on Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:18 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:i hate brussel sprouts...lol

yes i do cilantro a lot....it's something i always buy when i go grocery shopping...i cook Indian food every week...also Mexican...

Kow...i am amazed at the variety you grow....WOW !!
It wasn't as varied as some years, but more than some others. All of the fruit and most of the herbs are reborn every year. 👏
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Post by Kunga Lhadzom on Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:38 pm

yes.....but we won't go there here...lol (talking about rebirth..lol)

variety is the spice of life !

what do you use as fertilizer ????

i mulch & get black dirt too & manure.

get to the dirt...


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Post by Annapurna on Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:38 pm

sherab zangpo wrote:Bit concerned about the compost pile at the moment, it doesn't seem to be generating much heat, not much activity going on. Any natural remedies I could use, I want nothing but organic natural ideas.

Hi, SZ.

A compost pile doesn't necessarily have to become hot, in my experience.

If it is filled up slowly, like only a bucket full of kitchen trash every few days, it can go into a slow rotting process which isn't as dramatic as a fast process with lots of material set up all at once, like when you have a lot of cut grass, leaves and kitchen trash.

Ours only became warmer when we added cut lawn.

Then it was also crucial to add enough other material to allow aiir to circulate into all realms, such as thin branches, cut to match size, leaves, kitchen-trash, earth, sand, ripe compost, a bit of ashes, and mix it thouroughly with the grass.

Then after you pile it up in a fluffy way, you keep an eye on it.

If it starts to smell unpleasantly, in other words, if it STINKS like this little dudes habitat, :devil: you should remix it with more dry material, such as branches and earth, fluff it up, and then it will rot nicely. flower

It should always smell pleasantly like fresh forest soil, where needles and leaves slowly rot away.

This is the process we are, ideally, imitating.

I occasionally bought a "vaccination "with bacterias for composts, and poured them over the compost...I think it had a good effect, but think it is cheaper to just use some old, ripe compost.

How do you set up your compost...?
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Post by Annapurna on Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:46 pm

Oh, I forgot to say what I grow.

I have a cherrytree....and I have a small plum tree, a wild plum, with sweet pink plums, not larger than a cherry..

Then I brought home wild strawberries from the forest, and they have conquered the whole garden.

I have chives and parsley, some more herbs on the patio.

I used to grow tomatoes, green peppers, peas and beans, carrots and lettuce, but my cherry tree makes too much shadow for anything to grow there now...


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Post by Kunga Lhadzom on Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:56 pm

wow...that sounds beautiful !!!! and delicious !!!!

i'd rather have a cherry tree and wild strawberries any day...you can always buy fresh produce at the farmers market anyways....

i have a lot of shade too in my back yard...that's why my garden is limited...

but the front is ALL sun !

it would be nice to have all strawberries for the front lawn instead of grass !!

you have inspired me now !!!

thanks Annapurna Smile
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Post by sherab zangpo on Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:02 pm

Annapurna wrote:

How do you set up your compost...?

Interesting stuff, thanks for the info A.

I have a large old black plastic garbage can, that I made holes in the bottom for air circulation, mostly its made up of old leaves, vegetable kitchen waste, some ash from fire, not too much grass cuttings, I guess the nitrogen helps the process, I leave the grass cuttings on the grass. Perhaps I need more green, and not so much brown? Its quite a dry heap, I do turn it over now and then, some nice black stuff at the bottom, I added some garden worms during the start, haven't seen those guys in there, I think they escaped through the air holes! Very Happy . Just trying to get the right balance in the pile.

thanks again for some ideas.

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Post by sherab zangpo on Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:05 pm

I might get some money together and invest in a nice Damson tree.

I should imagine an established root ball tree will cost a small fortune.
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Post by sherab zangpo on Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:19 pm

Has anyone attempted honey yet?

I hear that bees are on the decline.
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Post by Annapurna on Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:29 pm

No, I haven't tried bees yet... 🐝
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Post by Annapurna on Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:36 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:wow...that sounds beautiful !!!! and delicious !!!!

i'd rather have a cherry tree and wild strawberries any day...you can always buy fresh produce at the farmers market anyways....

i have a lot of shade too in my back yard...that's why my garden is limited...

but the front is ALL sun !

it would be nice to have all strawberries for the front lawn instead of grass !!

you have inspired me now !!!

thanks Annapurna Smile

You're welcome.

Last year we didn't get any cherries and plums.It rained too much into the blossoms. I didn't see any bees....

but we had lots of strawberries. They are tiny!

But delicious!

For breakfast I had for weeks a small bowl of strawberries and chopped fresh pineapple with plain yogurt.

Wonderful.... sunny
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Post by malalu on Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:02 am

I'm trying to get into better eating habits. More fruit! Right now the solution for me is to put various combinations in a blender and make smoothies! Do admit that I feel much better after than I would drinking coffee, pop, ect.
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Re: Veggie/Fruit Gardeners?

Post by muni on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:32 am

Here in the garden are lots of berries (blue, red, raspberrie...) and fruit like apple, small Australian kiwi, pear, peach. Birds are having a fruitparadise.

Now I got this news from India: Hindu people are starting to produce their own lemonade.
Ingredients: cow urine, enriched by Aleo Vera, juice of berries and other fruit. They say it will prevent a lot of deseases and infections.
Ad Fumdum! drunken

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Post by Kunga Lhadzom on Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:27 pm

http://www.cowurine.com/



they even have franchises !!!!


Muni..it does sound like a paradise in your garden....Smile
my backyard is outlined with Mullberry trees...a haven for many birds in spring & summer...

would you drink this special drink to cure your illnesses ?

if i knew it really worked..i would !!


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Post by muni on Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:58 pm

http://easttexasgardening.tamu.edu/tips/compost/cmpstnow.html
Maybe Sherab La can use this. A metal run wire (also used for chickens) to put around vegetables/fruit as protection so that rabbits albino understand it is no restaurant can hopefully help. Oh yes, wooden tick piles around is maybe another idea.

Kunga, well dear I should first wait till you have drunk the lemonade and when you remain "normal" and standing on your feet, I should drink as well. clown Hehe.

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Post by muni on Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:17 am


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Post by termite on Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:14 am

Last year... Several kinds of beans, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, hot peppers, broccoli, chard, eggplant, kohlrabi, snap peas, lettuce...

Pears and raspberries, too.
Going to buy some seed tomorrow to start some plants inside. We had a few inches of snow today...rendeer

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Post by muni on Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:00 am

This year sweet mais, tomatoes, beans, herbs. And for more is it too early. The garden need a cleaning. Also two years ago I got a boll-form buxus on a stick. The nice round form was a bit gone and so I gave it a cut but the round form didn't came back.
It is "short", and that's okay. 👍

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