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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:06 am

Greetings Ben,

The small ones are good in a tagine, or a Sri Lankan style curry.

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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Ben » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:21 am

Sounds like a plan, Retro.
I made a tagine for 100 people a month or two ago which contained about 4kg of pumpkin as well as about 2kg of dates and about 6kg of chicken. I made it with the masterfoods catering cook-in sauce which contained an error on the recipe. The little darlin's didn't like it so much. The next time I'll be cooking en masse for people here is some months away so I might need to donate the harvest.
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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by tiltbillings » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:22 pm

Ben wrote:Thanks Tilt.

Halloween is really a new phenomenon in Australia. The first time I noticed people getting out and about on Halloween were ex-patriot Americans who would visit fellow ex-pat households with their children. That was about 20 years ago. These days lots of kids get dressed up and go door-knocking. But of course - in late Spring for us rather than early Autumn.
Halloween is my favorite holy day and thanks to the Irish for that.
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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Virgo » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:05 pm

Ben wrote:Hi all,
I thought I would share with you some photos of the pumkin harvest.
Ben, those look great. :D

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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Dan74 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:06 pm

That's an incredible quantity of pumpkin!!!

Last year our front neighbour planted a pumpkin that ended up taking over both our gardens - it was a monster! Mind you there was nowhere near as much yield from it, just lots of gigantic leaves covering everything.

Ah Tasmania... I've been a bit down with where and how I have ended up professionally, this lifestyle that I swore I'd never have and yet having to support a family is not really conducive to a career change. Where is that greener grass?...
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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Ben » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:23 pm

Hi Dan,
My vegie garden is about the size of a modern suburban block. The big jarradales were from 3 or 4 plants which took over most of the garden. The smaller golden nuggets were much smaller plants in comparison. I tried a variety of giant pumpkins (grows to 600kg), unfortunately I couldn;t get any of from the packet to germinate. I think that come next Spring, I'll get about 10 packets and use some heated germination trays and plant them in different places around the campus.

Perhaps you should come down for a holiday. Its only 45 minutes from Melbourne and the photography opportunities are hard to beat!
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Learn this from the waters:
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but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Dan74 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:29 pm

Yes, Tassie is definitely one of the next destinations. Maybe sooner rather than later. My wife really needs a holiday after her brother's passing - she spent many a night with him at the ICU. We also have parents of a dear friend of mine in Cygnet near Hobart and should pay them a visit, they are lovely people.

Good luck with those giant pumpkins! By the look of your current crop, you'll be able to feed the whole island with your next one!!
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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Ben » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:40 pm

I am sorry to hear of your brother in law's passing, Dan. All my metta to you and your family.
Do let me know if and when you intend to come - it would be good to catch up. Also, if you need any holiday ideas/suggested itinerary - let me know.
Yes, I have big plans for the vegie garden for next Spring. I haven't yet got a winter crop in the ground yet and am wondering whether it will be worth it. If we don't get inundated with flood waters, the frosts can be very hard.
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Ben
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Dan74 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:23 pm

I will do, Ben!

Looking forward to seeing that veggie "patch" with my own eyes.
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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by wizi » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:27 am

Hi Ben, I am trying to start these bottle towers for container gardening.. just thought u might like to check them out for the winter season! :namaste:

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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Ben » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:48 am

Hi wizi,
Thanks for the link but I can't view videos from my current location. I'll be waiting until tomorrow morning before it loads!
I think I know what a bottle tower is, and I wish you all the best with your vertical garden. I'd love to know how it progresses.
I'm still tidying up after a very productive summer. At the rate I am going - I don't know whether I'll get a winter crop in.
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Ben
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Ron-The-Elder » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:05 pm

Ben wrote:Hi all,
I thought I would share with you some photos of the pumkin harvest. I took this photo about an hour ago.

The blue/green variety are jarrahdale or "Queensland Blue" and I estimate they are between 5-10kg each. Some maybe more.
I harvested 18. There are some still in the garden but I think its too late for them to mature.
The smaller orange variety are known as golden nuggets.
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Hi, Ben. Glad to see that your pumpkin production is prolific. Here in my region of The U.S. there is a pumpkin related sport called "punkin chunkin' ", which you may want to give some consideration when breeding for size and configuration. The main event is held south of us here in New England in one of the original Thirteen Colonies: Delaware.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkin_chunking" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.punkinchunkin.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It's a sport which allows your supply of pumpkins to go a lot further. :coffee:
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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Ben » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:28 pm

Hi Ron,
So unethical but...oh boy do I love it!
I gotta get myself a trebuchet!
Thank you for giving me a smile on this ordinary evening.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Kim OHara » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:23 am

Hi, folks,
I don't grow much food - good intentions alone are not enough, apparently :embarassed: - but I do have tomatoes from time to time and something most of you can't grow ...
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They all ripen at pretty much the same time. This lot will be ripe in a few weeks and I will then have about 150 bananas to eat or give away within a week or two.
:juggling:

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Re: As you sow, so you shall reap

Post by Ben » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:35 am

Bananas, how cool!
Do the plants die straight after harvest?

I'd love to have a go at a vegetable garden in a tropical climate.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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