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jovialmo

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Love this time of year & the Daylight Saving. Spend a couple of hours in the morning doing gardening. It's usually nice and cool then.

I have a couple weepy hoses running off a timer. One of these runs up and down the bed I got melons & cucumbers and stuff like that then loops around a tree then runs to the next tree etc. Nice bit of space that is well watered by the weepy hose so I planted hebes, coreas and a couple other perennials. In a couple weeks can spread some composted pig poo around them and cover with mulch and then pretty much ignore them--except to enjoy the flowers etc of course.

Had planted a couple Thai basil but still too cold so bought a punnet of 6 which I will plant into modified milk cartons and put in the garden end of this month. Rockmelons, watermelons, cucumbers, zuchinis and a little Jap pumpkin to take to Mum when ready--I hate the shit but she don't mind it.

Of course had to throw a fucking tennis ball 20 times for the dog while doing this :roll:
 
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I've actually abandoned my garden a bit because we plan to move soon and I'm not going to spend all that time, money and energy for some other cunt to enjoy. Fuck other cunts. All I really have now are the tomatoes, basil and garlic. I just love bruschetta! Especially on charcoal grilled crusty bread. Oh bloody hell, my mouth won't stop drooling. It's all your fault Monk.
 

jovialmo

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Bruschetta is not a Dutch food so right back at ya, wog!

Actually, I am not growing tomatoes this year :( need to give it a break to cut down parasites etc in soil.

I do love the bruchetta tho, thick, crusty bread, toated to perfection, slices of homegrown tomato with basil and EVOO

Or eating half a kilogram of cherry tomatoes To*mmy Toe

Or dry roasted roma tomatoes

ahh fuck! no ho-grown 'maters for me this year :(
 
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Fucking drought. It is just fucking fucked here. Struggling to keep the water up to my fruiting mangos and longans, they will usually survive but will drop all their fruit if not enough moisture is present.

SIX FUCKING MONTHS without so much as a single spit from the sky over most of the area. I see small gum trees dying in some places, it really is that severe.

Yams and sweet potatoes are growing, everything else is pretty much fucked.

It's not unprecedented - my grandfather, once a smallcrops farmer in the Boyne valley out the back of Gladstone - told me of a drought where not a single drop of moiture fell from the sky for 14 months. Even large gum trees were beginning to defoliate. That was 1946-1947.

It better fucking rain soon (I am so fucking lucky, we had 8mm six weeks ago then another 15 the other night) or everything will be completely fucking fucked up beyond all fucking recognition!
 

jovialmo

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That sucketh, Lefty!

Can you irrigate with mains water? Then drip irrigation or weepy hoses are good.

We haven't had any rain for a few weeks, will get some late Jan to replenish rain water tanks. Will be mulching like buggery as soon as the seedlings are a bit bigger.
 
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Yeah, can irrigate but will have to watch the amount of water. Have an acre and a quater yard with losts of gardens. Only the garden around the Balinese hut gets regular irrigation under normal circumstances but these are not normal circumstances. All the other stuff that would otherwise plug along unassisted, even through dry spells of a few months, would be dying or dead right now. I'm talking native dry scrub trees local to my area (the really big ones would probably make it).

While droughts lasting several years are fairly normal here, there is usually still some rain here and there throughout. This is probably the longest strech I've seen with no rain at all.

Overcast today, showers forecast. Mind you, they have forecast rain about six or seven times in a row now - yet to see a drop over most of the area :(
 

jovialmo

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With only one day off a week am increasing the amount of perennial plants. One bed now planted with natives, trees, shrubs, grasses, ground covers, hopefully requiring little maintenance esp once mulched.
 
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I'm going to start investing in pot gardening. At least I can take those with me when we move. Looking at what grows well in pots. Eggplants, capsicums and cauliflower do apparently. Sounds good to me and the dog won't have to have my size 9 boot up her arse when trying to destroy it because it will be out of her reach. Haha suck shit Jenna!!!
 

jovialmo

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A little tip: If you spread some blood & bone over the soil in your pots your dog and the neighbors' cats will want to dig it up and eat it! Pots or no pots!
 
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Might need to place these pots above ground where little paws can't touch. I wonder how vegetables go being hung from a roof?
 

jovialmo

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That'd be great for strawberries and prostrate rosemary! Hanging baskets that are productive!































Don't forget to water tho
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