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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:27 pm 
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The Hopefulls wrote:
next question, anyone know when the best time to plant potatoes in Adelaide is?

What variety is considered to be one of the best to grow?


I got my seed potatoes from these guys http://www.thelostseed.com.au/

I got a few varieties including a couple of the purple ones, King Edward has proven to be the best all rounder though...

it is funny the look on peoples faces when you give them purple mash potatoes.. :lol:

BTW, there is a lot of fruit trees that are on dwarf stock these days so you can have full orchard in a very small space..something to consider when planting your garden out.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:26 pm 
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Man there are a lot of different spuds on that page... Those purple ones look weird, I wonder if they are higher in antioxidants like most other red/blue things.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:04 pm 
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This is what Murray bought me as a bribe so he could have artifical lawn in the back yard.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:39 am 
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Location: that should do
that's a reasonable offer

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:53 am 
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Now you'll have your work cut out for you.. :) Is that one from the US?

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
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It is a US one (Australian pressure cookers cant reach high enough temp), however we found a mushroom man in victoria who has imported some in. Apparently he uses it to sterilize his growing media for the mushrooms.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:22 am 
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Hey Hopefulls - just curious, does the end result differ from the stuff that comes out of my Vacola preserving kit ?

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:42 am 
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It is a US one (Australian pressure cookers cant reach high enough temp), however we found a mushroom man in victoria who has imported some in. Apparently he uses it to sterilize his growing media for the mushrooms.


Do you have any contact details? I wouldn't mind getting one for myself.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:35 pm 
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Hi Chillidude, you can preserve the low acid foods with a pressure canner which you cant with the fowlers kit. eg. chicken stock, spag meat, rubharb, potatoes etc... you can also use it in the same manner as a fowlers, or as an ordinary pressure cooker (for those really tough meat cuts).

It helps if you have limited resources like those who are on solar power and unable to run a chest freezer, cooked meat on the shelf instead of a freezer full of meat.

The Australian pressure cooker cannot get to a high enough pressure to be able to preserve in that fashion. However, the pressure guage of the pressure canner is meant to be tested yearly to ensure it is still operational and accurate. (green living australia have someone who is able to test them).

Tony check out: http://aussimushroomsupplies.com/pressure-cookers.htm
(hopefully the link worked) :dunno:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:07 pm 
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The Hopefulls wrote:
Tony check out: http://aussimushroomsupplies.com/pressure-cookers.htm
(hopefully the link worked) :dunno:


Excellent, thanks for that.

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Hi Chillidude, you can preserve the low acid foods with a pressure canner which you cant with the fowlers kit. eg. chicken stock, spag meat, rubharb, potatoes etc...

Very good point - thanks. Now you've definitely piqued my interest, mmmmm.......

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
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wahoo we are back. Been having difficulty logging in. We would log in, and the who is online would say we were there, we just couldnt use anything. Finally decided to delete the cookies and try again.

Now i just feel silly for not having done it sooner.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:14 pm 
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Phew.... glad it's not a major, after the early troubles people had been having...

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
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thought i would put in some update photos, although you have probably seen them on the byap site.


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