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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:43 am

I love Kiwi fruit too, but having read your comments and Mary-Anne's article...I may have to think very carefully before planting.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:48 am

Glad you read that Daniel it sure makes a difference to where you plant them..
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:14 pm

i agree that a canopy kiwi fruit over your cage would render the garden suitable for growing mushrooms only.

i think a covering of shade cloth would be the way to go ,then you are in control of how much of a sun light reduction you want.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:14 pm

i agree that a canopy kiwi fruit over your cage would render the garden suitable for growing mushrooms only.

i think a covering of shade cloth would be the way to go ,then you are in control of how much of a sun light reduction you want.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:40 pm

yes M A,what did happen there, Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:45 pm

So long as you are not seeing (double) possums Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:03 pm

Sorry no idea Richard maybe you pressed Send twice
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:42 pm

No idea M A,
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:22 pm

I can't think how I missed this thread earlier.
What a wonderful vegie cage, Daniel. It's magnificent and I am joining the crowd of jealous people! Also I'm jealous of your lovely soil -worship worship worship
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:54 am

So far I have planted the following in the vege cage: rhubarb, eggplant, snap peas, snow peas, Roma Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Capsicum, Comfrey, Shallots, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Cabbage and Beans.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:58 am

you've done well Daniel, even with all that rain thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:21 am

Garden Dan wrote:
I think a passionfruit would be good. I understand that the fruit usually grows on the northern side so plant on southern side/wall of the patch. I have left a spot to plant it and will train it up the fence...but will need to keep in control. I LOVE passionfruit!!!!
Not sure if the possums can get on the top of your cage but.....my passionfruit vine only grows so high up the wire of my fernery (converted aviary) and the possum sits on the roof chewing all the nice new growth. I am thinking of trying to train the vine to grow horizontally along the wire... Question
I tend to forgive him as that is the only thing he chews in my yard.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:17 am

Are some of those seeds Daniel..
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:52 pm

nope...all seedlings so far
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:21 am

You're doing well... hasn't taken you long to get the plants in...good luck. Watch that comfrey though as it can be hard to get rid of.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:44 am

Now I have heard different accounts of comfrey Gail - what is your experience, please?
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:43 am

I had heard that comfrey would take over and so only planted one plant in the bed around my biocycle 5 years ago. A year ago I changed that bed and so carefully removed the now larger plant and took it up to the chook house where it is still small. However now in the new biocycle bed, with all my lovely purple fountain grass and Pinkie roses, are about 500 comfrey plants all doing very well thank you. So ... if it were me, I'd put a concrete paver down on each side of it as a root barrier and then NEVER plan to move it. The digging it out, and you have no idea how careful I was with a spade that took all the soil under it and the plant, was what stirred it up.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:30 pm

I know different people have various experience - perhaps i should dig it up and relocate...to a pot perhaps.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:00 am

Are you talking about growing the comfrey within your caged area, Daniel

I have a variety that im sure in named Russian comfrey,i've had it growing in one spot now for 10 years and hasn't spend at all.
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:09 am

It is growing in the cage at present but maybe I should move it?????
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:21 am

I would think so can't see the possums eating it would they?
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PostSubject: Re: The New Vege cage to stop possums...hopefully   Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:23 am

I don't think they spread too badly but if moved are very difficult to get rid of as they have a very deep root system. I had to resort to glyphosate to eventually get rid of new plants that came up. I'd give it its own little garden bed in a corner... or outside the cage and don't plan on moving it... the leaves are great for the garden and compost.
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