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Mark Livett
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I just realised that I am a permie. I wasn't sure to begin with but every YouTube video I watched ended up with an invitation to come to this site so I guess I am.

I am into Aquaponics, hugel kulture and Rocket stoves but don't curerntly have any of them, raised beds and wicking beds I do have. I am planting out anything I can think of but with less than 80m2 of garden I am running out of space.

Currently growing vanilla, peppercorns, cardammon, cinammon, tea, coffee, horseradish, limes, blood oranges, red grapefruit, manderins, valencia oranges, lemon myrtle, figs, ginger, tumeric, cloves, avacodos, kumquat, lettuce, celery, bay, cacao, potatoes in sacks and herbs, herbs, and more herbs. I have a lot of condiments but not much in the way of food.

Also just put in a woodfired pizza oven and half way through building a wood fired bbq as well. I wanted to put in a rocket stove and I may still give it a try space permitting.

On the to-do list I have to expand my rainwater storage, 3000 litres is not enough for Queensland over the dry winter. I also want to plumb it in to my toilet (a possibility) and the washing machine (I have no hope of getting this). Sort out the greay water so it doesn't go to waste. Set up a below substrate watering system to minimise evaporation from watering. Build a green house and sort the shed out. Then buy a property out in the wilds and start all over again.

Cheers

Mark
 
Y Yuralani
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Location: Mareeba. FNQ, Queensland, Australia
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Hi Mark

Hope you survive the 40degrees tomorrow. Up here in the tropics (west of Cairns) we will have a pleasant 35 degrees.

We live in the "wilds". Its exciting and challenging and we love it.

Good luck with your future projects.
 
Mark Livett
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I don't think it is quite up to 40C yet, they threatened me with 38C though!

Fortunately (or not) I work in a government building, so cranking up the airconditioning until you need to wear a jumper inside is normal anyway. Sure does hit you when you step outside though!

We are right on the coast so a breeze usually picks up around midday. I think it will be a bit much for the potted plants though, gave them a water last night and again this morning, I will see what is left when I get home...
 
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