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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:34 pm 
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Nice pics guys..... :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:40 pm 
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Hi Fiona & Murray GREAT little setup. How does the wicking bed system work? and can you plant anything you want in it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:41 pm 
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we find the wicking bed is at its best over spring summer, we get quiet dry here and in the past had some very heavy water restrictions. we have planted and grown, spring onion, brown onions, garlic, chives, lettuce, silverbeet, basil (2 types) cherry tomatoes did better than the larger ones.
Currently have silverbeet, basil (protected from the frost), red onion, potatoes and broadbeans. However, it would appear that we will be having trouble with rust on the broadbeans. We have had a bit of rain over the last couple of weeks.

ohh... almost forgot, we have also had good success with carrots and rubarb.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Thought perhaps it was time for a little update.

We have tidied up the back yard a little and brought in creek rock as the grass substitute. 50 new trout in the aquaponics system to start of the season.
The tomatoes are on their way out, the beans and peas are on the way in. The asparagus has been let go to frond and seed.

Have just planted out some cabbage and cauliflower seedlings.
just plodding a long a little bit at a time.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Hoping to make a small house for the native insect life soon.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Looking good, I like the rock pathways, they are nice to walk on and keep your boots clean in winter.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:28 am 
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:thumb: No wasted space in that backyard, kind of reminds meof that BBC TV show "the goodlife", got room for a goat?

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:46 pm 
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Nice. A garden like that gives good vibes, very homely.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:04 pm 
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Well we have finished playing with aquaponics. Sold our system and have now moved onto another project. This one is going to take a lot of work. We have purchased our retirement plan, off grid with the intention of being as self sufficient as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:07 pm 
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the property has been vacant for over 18months, the original owners even started a house so we already have stumps in place. One step at a time.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:00 am 
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:joy:

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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:05 am 
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Love it!!


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:07 am 
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Awesome! Congratulations


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:50 pm 
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Well we have been extremely busy. I have restrung the Chock pen bird netting with stainless steel wire to ensure security to the pen, and tie wired the chicken mess to the bottom railing to ensure the foxes cant get in.

Murray has been spending time building me a compost bin system.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hopefulls yard
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:54 am 
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Hey,

how do you turn your compost ins these bins?

How are you getting on?


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