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The Benefits of Befriending a Farmer - Joe's Garden

2010.10.20
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I went to Joe's place yesterday.
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Cat's whiskers - Orthosiphon aristatus. I love this bush. I have already quite a few cuttings that will be ready for planting soon. Its in the above shot as well. - Add organic matter to soil when planting.
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The house garden.
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I want these. ...Caladium http://www.thefloweringgarden.com/caladium.htm
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And these.
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And these.
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Joe on one of his four tractors, though this one is actually a loader.
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He's filling my trailer with mill mud. Mill mud is a rich concoction of byproduct from the sugar cane refining process. Joe is a sugar cane farmer. Each year he gets a truck load of this stuff for free from the mill but this year he doesn't want to use it and I can have as much as I like. Twice he's filled it quickly with his loader but next time I'm going to have to do it myself with a shovel. Not looking forward to that.
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I'm not sure what these are. I ate one. Its a light crunchy astringent flavoured fruit. But very pretty with all its berries ripening. I won't show you any other trees cause the pics aren't that interesting.
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I"ve got some of this. I can't remember what it's called. It has long pink furry tails. You can see one in the foreground.... Acalypha hispida http://www.thefloweringgarden.com/acalypha-hispida.htm
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I like the yellow croton and will have a lot growing in my screening bushes. I don't like the pink cordyline but they are very popular up here these days. One day I will come around to them I guess.
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I answered an advertisement on the community noticeboard outside the supermarket for ducks for sale. That's how i met Joe. He's been helping me a lot ever since.

This blog entry shows some plants from his garden that I am hoping to grow or will be growing.

Although he's a cane farmer, he used to be the President of the Exotic Tropical Fruits organisation and as a consequence, he has a lot of mature exotic fruit trees such as star fruit, grumichama, jaboticaba, Malay apple and rose apple and so on. He's been a good source of seeds of these for me and introduced me to the appearance and tastes of these things. They are all fruiting right now so its really handy.

I've also been buying my chickens off him but a goanna just got the last batch so I will have to wait a bit longer for another batch. So I've still only got five but they are getting big now and having a lovely time in my garden.
4 Comments
JenPat Good friend to have
JenPat · 2010-10-26: 10:48
Oweena Anyone with 4 tractors is a good person to have as a friend.
Oweena · 2010-10-26: 20:59
Liiisa What a beautiful place!
Liiisa · 2010-10-26: 21:27
sarez i saw those pink fruit for sale here in china today!
sarez · 2010-11-07: 09:11
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