Thanks for sending a welcome message, graibeard,
I came across this site the other day while looking for something completely different, so quite serendipitous. I’ve yet to really get started with here other than some initial poking about, but the plant database seems reasonably extensive and it’s certainly nice to find an Aussie group in place.
We have a narrow private courtyard garden on the western side of our townhouse. When we moved in, it consisted of a row of lomandra and murraya on each side with the whole of the ground surface covered with black plastic and about 4" of gravel.
It took some time to clear that out, and replace with paving and beds for a kitchen garden. This will be the first season of actual planting, although I’ve had some herbs and things in here and there for a while. I’d probably think of those mostly as cover crops rather than any attempt to really grow vegies to harvest though!
Previously, I’ve kept garden records in notebooks or in a spreadsheet, so I’ll see how I go using a website instead.
Not a problem Serica. Initial poking about is how I got started on Folia and it grew quite a bit from there. Sadly I don’t seem to spend as much time here any more, but it is still a great site and I’d love to see the Oz and Kiwi gardeners have another busy season again.
Good luck sampling your cover crops. :-)) Best of luck expanding it into rows of produce, and remember – planned or otherwise – any harvest is a good one!
I also make notes in books and folders, and my head! I just started Folia recently too, and am glad to see that all my data can be exported as a spreadsheet file, so I can print it out, even if I stop using this site, I will still have all the data on paper. The old fashioned way….that you don’t have to press ON and wait for it to start… and hope you have enough batteries…or internet connection!