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Great to see all the photos and hard work. I grow rocket in home made bamboo hanging containers. I made dozens of them and they really change open plan ground floor where we hang them. The wife does the full on veggie thing around the back within netted bamboo structures like a series of car ports. we also have all the usual mangoes & bananas etc. I mostly take care of the hanging and house plants and a small cactai display.

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Awesome pics from all (love those hanging bamboos).

I have the heaviest of heavy and inorganic clay here, so I'm trying a method called hugelkultur. Essentially, you dig a shallow trench, fill it with rotting or rotten wood, and then cover it to a considerable depth with earth to make a raised vegetable bed.

The advantages are:

1) The wood absorbs water when it's raining, and releases it when the weather is hot and dry. i.e. automatic water management. I've seen claims that you never have to water plants in a hugelkultur bed.

2) The wood adds welcome organic matter to the soil

3) As the wood rots, it shrinks, creating air pockets, which give roots some leeway to keep going.

There are plenty of online videos on this method; if you suffer with difficult clay soil, or with dry conditions, it is an option worth considering.

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Awesome pics from all (love those hanging bamboos).

I have the heaviest of heavy and inorganic clay here, so I'm trying a method called hugelkultur. Essentially, you dig a shallow trench, fill it with rotting or rotten wood, and then cover it to a considerable depth with earth to make a raised vegetable bed.

The advantages are:

1) The wood absorbs water when it's raining, and releases it when the weather is hot and dry. i.e. automatic water management. I've seen claims that you never have to water plants in a hugelkultur bed.

2) The wood adds welcome organic matter to the soil

3) As the wood rots, it shrinks, creating air pockets, which give roots some leeway to keep going.

There are plenty of online videos on this method; if you suffer with difficult clay soil, or with dry conditions, it is an option worth considering.

I looked it up on youtube and watched a few videos. Certainly seems like something worth trying to eventually improve poor soil in long term.

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Awesome pics from all (love those hanging bamboos).

I have the heaviest of heavy and inorganic clay here, so I'm trying a method called hugelkultur. Essentially, you dig a shallow trench, fill it with rotting or rotten wood, and then cover it to a considerable depth with earth to make a raised vegetable bed.

The advantages are:

1) The wood absorbs water when it's raining, and releases it when the weather is hot and dry. i.e. automatic water management. I've seen claims that you never have to water plants in a hugelkultur bed.

2) The wood adds welcome organic matter to the soil

3) As the wood rots, it shrinks, creating air pockets, which give roots some leeway to keep going.

There are plenty of online videos on this method; if you suffer with difficult clay soil, or with dry conditions, it is an option worth considering.

I was interested to see that you took the plunge for Hugelkultur, which I used to do back in Switzerland. Your description is a bit over simplified but I know what you mean. Part of the idea is that the decomposing wood warms up the soil, which is interesting in cooler climates but 'not necessarily' here.

I have improved our heavy clay soil with builders sand, adding a bit at a time until it is workable when other gardens are baked solid or caked in sticky mud, plus organic material, compost plus manure and charcoal, mulching. However despite this I cannot grow tomatoes, egg plants, peppers or any other members of the solanaceae family.Nobody else in the village grows them either. I will drive down to Soidog's region sometime and load some of that lovely stony soil on to the truck and start again.

We have ginger, beans, chinese cabbage, pak bung and peppercorn at the moment, as well as dragon fruit which will have to be moved.Rosemary is surviving and most other herbs do well. Nothing much more will be happening before it gets cooler, lettuce doesn't like high temperatures for germination.

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Hello fellow gardeners!

Finally found the time to sit down and upload a photo of my back yard vegetable patch. I know it's small, but it's enough (for the time being) for the missus and myself.

Lettuce, dill, spring onions, yard long beans, mint, tomatoes and both Thai and the purple variety of aubergine (not visible in this photo) are all coming along fine.

Unfortunately only one single head of cabbage poked it's head up through the soil - and it doesn't seem to be growing all that well. 0% success with carrots...

Both the Thai basil (O. basilicum var. thyrsiflora) and the Holy basil (O. sanctum a.k.a O. tenuiflorum) as well as the lemon grass have surpassed my expectations.

I find that the vegetables grow much better in the December to February/March period (at least they did last year). This is my first year planting veggies in the rainy season.

Can anybody recommend a good place in Korat City which carries a wide variety of seeds? Thanks!

I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow - 12th August - I can't wait to get out there again and get my hands dirty.

The cat is my little helper - she's a great cat to hunt skink and and she always hangs around when the missus or I are doing something in the yard. Great company!

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Hello fellow gardeners!

Finally found the time to sit down and upload a photo of my back yard vegetable patch. I know it's small, but it's enough (for the time being) for the missus and myself.

Lettuce, dill, spring onions, yard long beans, mint, tomatoes and both Thai and the purple variety of aubergine (not visible in this photo) are all coming along fine.

Unfortunately only one single head of cabbage poked it's head up through the soil - and it doesn't seem to be growing all that well. 0% success with carrots...

Both the Thai basil (O. basilicum var. thyrsiflora) and the Holy basil (O. sanctum a.k.a O. tenuiflorum) as well as the lemon grass have surpassed my expectations.

I find that the vegetables grow much better in the December to February/March period (at least they did last year). This is my first year planting veggies in the rainy season.

Can anybody recommend a good place in Korat City which carries a wide variety of seeds? Thanks!

I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow - 12th August - I can't wait to get out there again and get my hands dirty.

The cat is my little helper - she's a great cat to hunt skink and and she always hangs around when the missus or I are doing something in the yard. Great company!

I've been trying for two days now to upload the above mentioned photos but no matter which computer I use or where I use it, I keep getting the following message "No file was selected for upload" How can this be? I have the photos saved on the harddrives of two different PCs, I click on the photos and try to upload but I still keep getting this message. What's happening?

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I've been trying for two days now to upload the above mentioned photos but no matter which computer I use or where I use it, I keep getting the following message "No file was selected for upload" How can this be? I have the photos saved on the harddrives of two different PCs, I click on the photos and try to upload but I still keep getting this message. What's happening?

Check my pinned topic to see if there is something you may have missed - Posting Images - Guidelines

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I was able to post these pictures by first exporting the image from iPhotos to a Pictures file which I then uploaded to this post. I noticed that the same image uploaded directly from iPhoto (which failed to upload) was 9MB in size, but uploaded as a Pictures file, it was only 1-2 MB size.

mango drying

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greens

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fak tong blossom salad

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daikon raddish sprout and baby salad green salad

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baby salad green salad

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Looks fantastic!

I'll try uploading photos of my wee veggie patch when I get back to Korat again later in Sept.

I'm in the mood for a salad now...

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Unfortunately this thread hasn't been updated recently. I really enjoyed looking at all the great photos of homegrown garden produce.

I've somehow managed to upload photos again (no idea why I couldn't upload before) so here are a few photos from my humble little vegetable plot at the back of the house.

Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum aka Ocimum sanctum) and Thai basil (โหระพา) (O. basilicum var. thyrsiflora)

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Finally the tomatoes are ripening...

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And here a few yellow wax peppers (aka banana peppers) I picked a few days ago.

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... and there are more

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And finally, two of the eight lime trees are finally bearing fruit.

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I also like garden pictures, here are some of mine form a little while ago.

Rosemary, French Tarragon, Oregano, Scotch Bonnet, Cilantro, Salad Garden just coming up & lots of tomatoes; the striped one is really hard to grow.

One pineapple to remember where we are.

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