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Post  The Estate on 10/11/2010, 9:41 pm

Hey found this place by accident, love my garden and pets, many other local natives here ? I am in Victoria Very Happy
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Post  trustinhart on 10/11/2010, 10:25 pm

Hello and Welcome to the forum. I believe we do have at least one SFGer from down under. Glad to have you, great info and friends here. Come often and bring lots of pics glad you\'re here
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Post  The Estate on 10/11/2010, 10:46 pm

Laughing oh I am a addict when it comes to taking pics Twisted Evil
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Post  Garden Angel on 10/11/2010, 10:54 pm

Welcome to the forum from California! glad you found us ! hope you find this site usefull !
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Post  The Estate on 10/11/2010, 11:42 pm

I am a bit of a forum addict I am afraid and they usually are the garden variety ones Laughing WE are just into Spring over here and the garden is bursting into full flower cheers
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Post  Chopper on 10/12/2010, 3:04 am

Here is CA it is spring type planting time. I will be glad to watch the southern hemisphere gardening and see how it goes. I got started too late this year for lettuce so am excited to be growing some of that now.

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Post  The Estate on 10/12/2010, 5:46 pm

I dont normally bother with lettuce as they are so cheap to buy and I have snails by the 100's Laughing But I have all my tommies in and cant wait for a great crop for Xmas santa
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Post  Megan on 10/12/2010, 6:58 pm

Welcome to the forum! glad you\'re here

Can't wait to see how your garden grows during my winter. Very Happy
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Post  The Estate on 10/12/2010, 7:40 pm

Thanks Megan flower
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Post  ander217 on 10/13/2010, 5:18 am

Hi, and welcome to the forum. I'm from southern Missouri in the Upper South region of the US. You can see from the flag counter at the left that we currently have 57 members from Australia. glad you\'re here

I hope all of you southern hemisphere folks will send plenty of photos of your gardens to those of us waiting out the long winter months in the north. (That goes for you warm winter US folks, too.)
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Post  The Estate on 10/13/2010, 10:57 pm

Thanks Ander
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Post  hewitt12 on 8/15/2011, 10:09 am

It is such an honor to be here in this community.

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Post  walshevak on 8/15/2011, 11:34 am

@hewitt12 wrote:It is such an honor to be here in this community.





It's an honor to have another International member. Please let us know what gardening is like in your area and post pictures. You are going into spring and summer and we can all drool while we look at winter weather.



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Post  Goosegirl on 8/15/2011, 3:26 pm

@hewitt12 wrote:It is such an honor to be here in this community.



You will be heading in to Spring soon! Post pictures! I am in South Dakota, in the North and Central Midwest area of the US (emphasis on NORTH!) and in just a few short months everything will be buried in white here. It will be encouraging to see that there are gardens growing somewhere!

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Post  hewitt12 on 10/3/2011, 7:23 am

Glad to hear about it my friend. Welcome and enjoy your stay here and have fun. Patience is part of the game when http://www.treeandgardensolutions.com.au/ is on the process.

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hey!

Post  booberry on 10/26/2011, 7:41 am

Hi fellow Aussies!
I just joined minutes ago too, too shy to post my own topic... awww! tongue
anyways i'm in Sydney, really loving the spot of rain we are getting today, it's certainly helping all of my plants grow a bit more (except for the baby lettuce that got munched my a snail last evening - boo hoo.) love to see everyone's gardens! will share pics of our plots soon.
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Post  Kelejan on 10/26/2011, 7:55 am

@The Estate wrote:I dont normally bother with lettuce as they are so cheap to buy and I have snails by the 100's Laughing But I have all my tommies in and cant wait for a great crop for Xmas santa

A belated THe Estate from a Canadian in British Columbia.

It is getting on for five in the morning here, and I have just looked outside to see white frost on my car. Now I wonder if my lettuce have survived under my hoop house or if I will call it quits for this season. Lettuce here are not cheap. Sigh!

also to hewitt12 and booberry.

How long have you been lurking booberry? I understand how you feel becasue it took me the best part of a year on another forum (about elephants) before I made my first post, so by the time I found this forum I was able to feel comfortable and jumpr right in.
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Post  booberry on 10/26/2011, 9:24 am

Hi Kelejan! I'm going to bed rather late just as you have woken up rather early. i haven't been lurking very long... literally minutes... Smile We rarely get frost in this little patch of the world, maybe sometimes hail. We are expecting more rain here, and I'm eagerly collecting rainwater (not a very sophisticated system - just bowls and other things lined up outside!) I found this forum while surfing the net about caring for my blueberry plant. It's spring and i've only had it for three weeks yet it doesn't seem to have grown at all!
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Post  Kelejan on 10/26/2011, 1:13 pm

Booberry, I expect your blueberry plant is taking its time to get established, especially if you have transplanted it. Give it time to make new roots, then it should improve.

I remember watching a TV show once where the presenter said about plants, "first they sleep, then they creep, then they leap." It taught me a bit of patience. Very Happy
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Post  compost on 10/31/2011, 8:01 pm

Hi, I am a new member from northern Victoria in Australia. I spent the winter devouring Mel' B's book and systemmatically planning sewing seed indoors and ourdoors. Have had reasonable success with germination, but lebanese cucumbers germinated, grew strongly for a while and then died. Corn, planted outside has had 100% failure rate. Don't know why, but will try again. Today - Melbourne Cup Day- is traditional for planting out tomatoes which have all grown brilliantly from seed. Lettuce , parsley and zucchini are all doing well, and have melons, capsicum, beans ready to go in as well. Potatoes planted in August have had 100% germination rate. Here's hoping for a bumper season.
Has anyone tried freeze drying vegetables and, if so, how did you do it? Would this be what they do to vegetables you can buy in camping shops? I want to make vegetable salt.

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Post  Kelejan on 11/1/2011, 3:30 pm

compost. I think we missed your first post because you did not use the welcome thread but piggybacked on to this one.



Anyway, in answer to your question, I am sure someone will be along to help you re freezedrying veggies.



Me, I dehydrate veggies and fruits. I know it is not the same as freezedrying but I find that dehydrating stuff, it lasts for a long time and does not lose any nutrition.



What exactly is vegetable salt? Is it freezedried veggies made into powder?



Look forward to hearing from you.



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Freezedried vegetables

Post  compost on 11/1/2011, 7:36 pm

Thanks for your reply Kelejan. Sorry I used the wrong place to introduce myself. Still have a lot to learn about using the site. Yes vegetable salt is a powdered form of freezedried vegetables with some tumeric, garlic and chilli for flavour. I want to make some for a friend who, for medical reasons, cannot use table salt and is finding meals very bland. As I am not familiar with the difference between freezedried and dehydrated vegetables I am not sure if I could use the latter to get the same result.
Any help I receive to shed light on this issue I would be very grateful for.
Didn't get the tomatoes in yesterday. My husband took the wheelbarrow away for the day. Husbands are a most unreliable commodity at times and can wreck the most carefully conceived plans! Very Happy BUT they are very good at building square foot gardening frames and climbing frames, so life is sweet.

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Another Victorian.

Post  Rackaybre on 11/8/2011, 4:57 pm

@The Estate wrote:Hey found this place by accident, love my garden and pets, many other local natives here ? I am in Victoria Very Happy

Hi, I am new too. I look forward to improving my veggie growing with the help from others on this page.

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