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Old 10-12-2005, 06:59 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
David Hare-Scott
 
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Our rather delayed new vege garden is just getting into production now.
Last night we had zuccinis, cut when about the size of a man's middle
finger, steamed with just a touch of butter, so sweet! The night before we
had green and yellow salad; lettuce, rocket, basil, yellow baby button
squash just blanched, butter beans ditto, with a simple oil and lemon juice
dressing. Full of flavour and nutrition. I am so happy.

We are now waiting with baited (!) breath for eggplant, tomatos, capsicum
etc. Isn't it wonderful what grows out of manure! Now I just need to find
the $$ to put up a glasshouse so we can extend the growing season and have
fresh veges most of the year.

David



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Old 10-12-2005, 07:07 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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David Hare-Scott wrote on 10 Dec 2005 in rec.food.cooking

Our rather delayed new vege garden is just getting into production
now. Last night we had zuccinis, cut when about the size of a man's
middle finger, steamed with just a touch of butter, so sweet! The
night before we had green and yellow salad; lettuce, rocket, basil,
yellow baby button squash just blanched, butter beans ditto, with a
simple oil and lemon juice dressing. Full of flavour and nutrition.
I am so happy.

We are now waiting with baited (!) breath for eggplant, tomatos,
capsicum etc. Isn't it wonderful what grows out of manure! Now I just
need to find the $$ to put up a glasshouse so we can extend the
growing season and have fresh veges most of the year.

David




Try Grilling the Zukes on the Barbie...liberaly brush them with Italian
salad dressing...very nice.

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Old 10-12-2005, 01:29 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
Julia Altshuler
 
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David Hare-Scott wrote:

We are now waiting with baited (!) breath for eggplant, tomatos, capsicum
etc. Isn't it wonderful what grows out of manure!



You use dead fish for fertilizer too!

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Old 10-12-2005, 04:09 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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David Hare-Scott wrote:
Our rather delayed new vege garden is just getting into production now.

We are now waiting with baited (!) breath for eggplant, tomatos


*Bated* breath... fish have baited breath

Isn't it wonderful what grows out of manure!


Hopefully *well composted* manure... you never want to place
uncomposted manure in your garden.

You need to get yourself a composter, can't garden without it.

This is the one I have, very well made, only one I've seen with a 25yr
warranty, and works very well. I've tried others but none have lasted
more than a few years... the tumbling kind are the worst. I've been
using this one I think 12 years now, still as good as new. Produces
about 40 gallons (that's 8 five gal contractor pails full) of
exceptionally rich humous twice each year.

Best Buy: http://www.composters.com/docs/bins_p4.html#sm

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Old 10-12-2005, 04:40 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
Bob Terwilliger
 
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Sheldon replied to David Hare-Scott:

We are now waiting with baited (!) breath for eggplant, tomatos


*Bated* breath... fish have baited breath

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You need to get yourself a composter, can't garden without it.

This is the one I have, very well made, only one I've seen with a 25yr
warranty, and works very well. I've tried others but none have lasted
more than a few years... the tumbling kind are the worst. I've been
using this one I think 12 years now, still as good as new. Produces
about 40 gallons (that's 8 five gal contractor pails full) of
exceptionally rich humous twice each year.


I don't believe your composter would do a very good job making humous.

From dictionary.com:

humous
n: a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and
garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
[syn: hummus, humus, hommos, hoummos]


humus
n. A brown or black organic substance consisting of partially or wholly
decayed vegetable or animal matter that provides nutrients for plants and
increases the ability of soil to retain water.


Bob




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