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I am not sure what those plants are but they do not look like capsicums to me.

Pests and Diseases / Re: Black Strawberry worm
« on: November 23, 2012, 06:02:31 PM »
I don't know about worms, but millipedes will get into strawberries as you describe so that might be what you are seeing.  They can be difficult to manage in the garden. I have heard of poeple killing millipedes with traps made from yoghurt tubs which have sweet liquid in the bottom. The millipedes go after the liquid and are trapped and drown.

General Discussion / Re: Ed here
« on: November 23, 2012, 05:50:37 PM »
Welcome, Edwin. Thank you for joining our forum and introducing yourself. I hope you find it useful here.


Fruit trees / Re: Planting Loquat tree (method)
« on: October 22, 2012, 05:40:17 PM »
Hi Brett, sorry not to reply earlier..

Looks like a good plan. I would be careful about the sides of the hole made by a post hole digger. If they are shiny from turning the digger then rough them up a bit with a crowbar or shovel or else the roots won't get through the sides,

Pests and Diseases / Re: We use these bad boys fo aphid control now!
« on: February 27, 2012, 10:23:15 AM »
What a little beauty.

I knew a gardener who swore by frogs as a means of snail and slug control. He said they eat the snail and skug eggs.

Growing Vegetables / Re: Garlic Chives
« on: February 11, 2012, 04:21:40 PM »
They are ok when they flower. The garlic chives do this and they will still be good.

No idea. probably harmless - after all they just eat grass etc like other grazing animals.

With any animal manure you want to compost it down first. Otherwise it is too strong. Composting also would break down any possible harmful chemicals that might be in the poo.

Let me know how it goes

General Discussion / Re: Garden Improvements
« on: November 15, 2011, 02:59:43 PM »
A better idea is to discuss with experienced gardeners. Some people just want to take your money.

Growing Vegetables / Re: what vegies are due to be put in?
« on: October 19, 2011, 08:12:54 AM »
Some vegies you can put in now are:

Seedling - Tomato, capsicum, eggplant, chillie, lettuce, leek, silverbeet,

Direct seed - corn, pumpkin, cucumber, zucchini, rockmelon, watermelon, bean, carrot, beetroot, parsnip, radish

Have plenty of compost in the soil. Mulch around seedlings. Do companion planting (hints here

Feedback / Re: cant find any of my posts
« on: October 16, 2011, 09:05:45 PM »
Hi Lee

All of the links you posted were to the same website, which made it look like you were making spam. You put the links as posts under different topics, which is also a sign of spam.

The purpose of this forum is to discuss organic gardening and for members to help to suppport each other.

If you have a site and would like to swap links you may make a request to do so. However I do not wish to have this forum used for advertising or taking advantage to promote something which is not organic gardening.

General Discussion / Re: site problems
« on: October 14, 2011, 06:04:13 PM »
Welcome back :)

General Discussion / Re: site problems
« on: October 12, 2011, 06:46:00 PM »
Sorry about the inconvenience Brett, I upgraded the forum last week which changed things a bit more than I would have liked. The 'theme' of the forum - ie the way it looks, was a bit old and outdated and not compatible with the upgrade. I have put a new theme in place which, as you will see, looks quite different now. Much more green. I hope it is to your liking.

The benefit of the upgrade is that I now spend less time keeping spammers off the forum. Before the upgrade it was rather a chore but now there is software in place to help me deal with it more efficiently.

I hope your garden is enjoying the Spring weather. Mine is full of greens lots of celery, endive,  silverbeet, leeks and broad bean. I am in the middle of cooking some up for dinner at the moment.  :)

General Discussion / Re: Site Link
« on: August 22, 2011, 07:54:15 PM »
The link to the forum is:

You can copy it by dragging the mouse across it to highlight it and then clicking on Edit -> Copy
(or right click on it and select 'copy link location' - or whatever similar option is displayed)

Then you can paste it into an email or into some document to share it with somebody with Edit -> Paste

It depends on your solftware. Most email or word processing programs will display a link so it can be clicked on to open the website. If what you try does not work then let me know what you are using and see if we can work it out.

General Discussion / Re: washing vegetables with a puratap
« on: August 15, 2011, 05:34:31 PM »
Interesting question. I wash veges in tap water but cook them in rain water. I guess it depends on how pure you want to be.

Seed Saving and Propagation / Re: Who saves seed in Adelaide
« on: August 15, 2011, 05:32:28 PM »
Try the Hills and Plains Seed Savers folk -

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