Giselle Burningham

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since Oct 15, 2013
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Own 73 acre property in Tasmania, Australia. Sandy / river silt soil.low ph. No nutrients due to leaching.  Grazing country. Own water source. Zone 9b
Australia, Now zone 10a, costal, sandy, windy and temperate.
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I would talk to a professional permancuturist.. they are very good at looking at land and how microclimates can be created. .. and they definitely understand water!!
2 months ago
Amend should read : 5 metres DEEP!
4 months ago
You need to make sure there is air/ water circulation .. we have a 5 metre dam that is dying as it is too deep due to lack of movement .. so we are having to spend $10k on three air pumps.  The fish can not survive this this environment.
4 months ago
To make if easier I would go with permaculture.. check out   Geoff Lawton Permaculture online...he runs it as a profitable farm.. very very well respected permaculturist.  
4 months ago
Try this book...Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener's Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles
by Eric Toensmeier

Wiki says this.....

Abelmoschus manihot, edible hibiscus
Allium ampeloprasum, perennial leek
Allium cepa aggregatum, potato onion
Allium × proliferum, tree onion or walking onion
Allium schoenprasum, chives
Aralia cordata, udo
Arracacia xanthorrhiza, arracacha
Artocarpus altilis, breadfruit
Asparagus officinalis, asparagus
Atriplex halimus, saltbush
Basella alba, Malabar spinach
Beta vulgaris maritima, sea beet
Blitum bonus-henricus, Good King Henry
Brassica oleracea acephala varieties, tree collards or tree kale
Brassica oleracea alboglabra, kai-lan
Bunias orientalis, Turkish rocket
Camassia spp., camas
Canna edulis, achira
Capparis spinosa, capers
Capsicum baccatum, aji amarillo
Capsicum pubescens, manzano chile
Carica papaya, papaya
Cicorium intybus, chicory
Cnidoscolus chayamansa, chaya
Coccinia grandis, ivy gourd or perennial cucumber
Colocasia esculenta, taro
Crambe maritima, sea kale
Cynara cardunculus, cardoon
Cynara scolymus, artichoke
Dioscorea bulbifera, air potato
Helianthus tuberosus, Jerusalem artichoke
Ipomoea batatas, sweet potato
Lablab purpureus, hyacinth bean
Manihot esculenta, cassava
Nasturtium officinale, water cress
Nelumbo nucifera, lotus
Oxalis tuberosa, oca
Phaseolus coccineus, runner bean
Plantago coronopus, minutina
Rheum rhabarbarum, rhubarb
Rumex acetosa, sorrel
Rumex scutatus, shield-leaf sorrel
Sauropus androgynus, katuk
Scorzonera hispanica, black salsify
Sium sisarum, skirret
Smallanthus sonchifolius, yacón
Stachys affinis, crosne
Suaeda pulvinata, seepweed
Toona sinensis, fragrant spring tree or xiāngchūn
Vasconcellea × heilbornii, babaco papaya
9 months ago
Keep Going! I’m enjoying your updates.
1 year ago
You know that feeling when you walk into a wood... you breathe!, you stand in awe at the hundreds of butterfly’s, the sun is gently streaming through the trees.. even though it’s a hot day.. the trees are providing a cool breeze.

Suddenly all the wacky conversations my mother had with me as a child made sense ( she warned me about climate change in the 1970’s) . .. we are losing this planet... and we need to protect her. My grandmother died of cancer caused by chemicals sprayed on the farm fields around her... life seemed a case of ‘ take take take..

I moved to Australia in 1991and came across a weird small alternative magazine called GrassRoots .. there people talked about Permaculture.... at last I found a solution!
1 year ago