Hi, I'm in suburban Bendigo, central Victoria, on 780 square metres, backing onto a hectare or so of scrubby box-ironbark forest. Bendigo, an old goldrush mining town has patches and swathes of forest and wasteland, a result of previous mining activity, with shafts and mullock (spoil) heaps, right hrough the town, all now reverting to forest and woodland, and the occasional mildly toxic site, a result of quartz crushing and arsenic gold extraction. Haven't had my soil tested yet ;D. I garden on a sloping site, very thin, bony depleted Devonian mudstone soils. Found the forum via Raymondo - we inhabit a very cosy gardening forum based in Aust. Got a bit addicted to breeding experiments via the cross-hemisphere dwarf project, and the frustration of only being able to do one generation a year has me now interested in peas, where i reckon i can get 2 or 3 generations a year. No livestock here, but lots of blue tongue lizards, occasional eastern grey 'roos, and once a black tailed swamp wallaby munching on my lettuces. Yes, kangaroos DO bound down the streets of australian cities... T
Hello..another newbie here..I've come across your site many times..but finally took the bullet to sign up. So much interesting stuff to read and whats best..so many different nationalities makes it even better. Looking forward to dive in. Oh..should say something about myself...all round gardener, interested growing anything and everything but mainly edibles. Loove seeds and plant collecting but above all...apples.