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Love your soil! - Shared screen with speaker view
Maddie
42:32
a street planter box was my lockdown activity! highly recommend
My Smart Garden
43:02
So good to hear Maddie!
Rachel Bucknall
43:16
And my plot at Rushall Community Garden was my mental health care plan. Thanks to Yarra for your support for urban gardening, particularly for those who don’t have their own gardens
Luz Bejar
45:25
thanks. I am a beginner.
Luz Bejar
45:58
are we going to get the recording of this workshop?
Luz Bejar
46:37
perfect, thaks
Rachel Bucknall
49:30
1) dry 2) moist
Maddie
49:33
colour, moisture/density
Andrea Morrow
49:36
Left: dry and course
Eileen Sheridan
49:38
2nd one looks alive
elvira
49:39
Right hand side holds moisture
Tina Berghella
49:40
dry, crumbly, sandy, non clumping
MCG Administrator
49:45
Sample on the right looks like it has a lot more organic matter in it
Ashish
49:45
1) dry 2) fluffy
Karthika MC
49:49
sandy vs loam soil
s
49:49
sandy vs loamy
Andrea Morrow
49:58
Right looks moist and lots of texture
Luz Bejar
50:07
the left one doesn't look with nutrients
elvira
50:08
aerated
michelle’s iPhone 11
50:16
left sandy, no structure
Rachel Bucknall
50:19
I think 1) would smell dusty, perhaps like silicone. 2) would be chocolatey
michelle’s iPhone 11
50:26
right chocolate colour
s
54:05
it's not great but it's not dust like mine!
My Smart Garden
54:11
Do we have any members of the Railway Gardener with us tonight?
Maddie
54:40
I've been trying to join railway for months but have missed out on meetings etc cos im a shift worker but keen to hear when the next is
Maddie
54:53
I visit it enough to be a member already ha
My Smart Garden
56:05
Be sure to send the garden group an email Maddie I am sure they would love to have you join in any form you can https://www.railwaygarden.org.au/
Catherine Jackson
59:18
Clay can retain moisture
MCG Administrator (Jess)
59:19
Holds nutrients well but doesn’t drain well
Karthika MC
59:21
holding nutrients
Rachel Bucknall
59:21
High nutrient
Luz Bejar
59:27
I just think is good
s
59:28
dry dust on top; water logged underneath; rock hard - there's a reason they make pots from this stuff!
Rachel Bucknall
59:28
water run off
Karthika MC
59:38
holding water
s
01:00:22
I can't garden with it.
Rachel Bucknall
01:00:34
aerated
Rachel Bucknall
01:00:38
Water runs through it!
Catherine Jackson
01:00:55
sandy soils - don’t like em
Rachel Bucknall
01:01:01
Good to have in seed raising mix for these reasons
Catherine Jackson
01:06:01
I live in Sunshine…Clay
Rachel Bucknall
01:07:39
What’s the orange ‘soil’?
Tina Berghella
01:07:55
I’m in the sandbelt but on an old creek bed so I have black clay.
My Smart Garden
01:10:09
Rachel, generally speaking if soil is orange it means its rich in iron (the mineral)
Rachel Bucknall
01:10:39
Oh, I meant on the geological map. Not necessarily actual soil. Does your comment still apply?
My Smart Garden
01:11:20
Ah gotcha, we can ask Kat in the next question time
Rachel Bucknall
01:12:01
Thanks!
My Smart Garden
01:15:16
For those who joined us late below are the notes for the session
Tina Berghella
01:19:02
clay is king
Catherine Jackson
01:19:04
Different parts of my garden have different types of soil
s
01:21:46
can you clarify the difference between sand and actual dust - dead grey lifeless soil.
Rachel Bucknall
01:23:09
could you please repeat the light bentonite to sandy soil ratio you just quoted?
Eileen Sheridan
01:23:41
is clumping cat litter 100% bentonite?
Rachel Bucknall
01:23:42
Thank you!
s
01:23:48
the reason for my question is someone doesn't know the difference the LAST thing you would do is add bentonite to dust that is actually clay.
Rachel Bucknall
01:24:39
All good, its not that important to me, I was just curious
elvira
01:25:10
What about if soil is clumpy but dry?
Kat Lavers
01:29:54
broadfork
My Smart Garden
01:37:42
https://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/ph-testing/9432352
Rachel Bucknall
01:43:03
pH opening hours?! Cuuuuute!
MCG Administrator (Jess)
01:48:19
Woohoo worms!
elvira
01:48:49
Do we have to be concerned about them attracting undesirable insects
elvira
01:50:36
yes
s
01:51:17
I get mould if I do that.
My Smart Garden
01:53:33
See you back at 7:57
Kat Lavers
02:02:02
It’s another long answer elvira! ask again at the end and we’ll go through it ;)
Rachel Bucknall
02:02:47
such drama!
Luz Bejar
02:03:27
Kat, are you going to do a compost workshop?
Luz Bejar
02:04:33
thanks for the info :)
My Smart Garden
02:04:34
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/my-smart-garden-1889674773
Matthew_Woliansky
02:06:35
cool !
Rachel Bucknall
02:18:44
Leaves yellowing from the outside
mary jane
02:18:46
yellow leaves lack magnesium
elvira
02:18:58
Yellowing _iron deficiency?
MCG Administrator (Jess)
02:19:20
then possibly nitrogen?
MCG Administrator (Jess)
02:19:30
As plants will relocate nitrogen to newer leaves
michelle’s iPhone 11
02:30:34
Do you shred the plane tree leaves?
Ashish
02:30:40
many thanks to the organisers for sharing your experience and knowledge. I must take your leave now. Needless to state, I now leave with a better understanding of home gardening. Cheers & Take care.
Rachel Bucknall
02:31:04
I make friends with rabbit owners and use the old hutch bedding. Comes with bonus manure
Rachel Bucknall
02:32:08
Lol collective noun for earwigs “an empire of earwigs"
elvira
02:32:10
Great tip!
Rachel Bucknall
02:34:42
roots etc?
michelle’s iPhone 11
02:34:52
customers
Rachel Bucknall
02:34:56
PLANTS
michelle’s iPhone 11
02:42:11
Love the soil shop analogy Kat!
Tina Berghella
02:42:23
Got to go. Thank you Kat.
elvira
02:44:08
I have wicking beds, would you give these same suggestions or anything different/
My Smart Garden
02:44:53
Those resources again…
elvira
02:46:06
Thank you so much!
Rachel Bucknall
02:46:07
Wow Kat what a marathon. I hope you have a big cup of tea handy
michelle’s iPhone 11
02:46:35
Thanks Kat!
Eileen Sheridan
02:46:55
excellent thank you very much
s
02:47:13
i'd like to know whawt to do about badly compacted soil that nothing but a mattock can get into.
michelle’s iPhone 11
02:47:27
just wondering if you have any recent experience with Aminopyralid contamination of mulch?
Luz Bejar
02:47:36
Sorry but What can we add to the top soil to make it better? and how long we need to wait to plant it?
Rachel Bucknall
02:47:55
Elvira asked a question about wicking beds further up too
s
02:48:15
not for six gardens.
mary jane
02:48:46
Will weed mat destroy the soil underneath? Thank you very much for the valued information shared tonight.
elvira
02:48:52
Are there any specific recommendations for wicking beds?
s
02:48:55
yep did that twice; gypsum hasn't helped.
Denise
02:50:18
Thank u Kat, excellent work - lot's of information to decipher. Wonderful, thanks again
michelle’s iPhone 11
02:51:52
no problem, thanks for all your shared knowledge tonight
Rachel Bucknall
02:53:56
Aminopyralid contamination: https://www.organicgardener.com.au/blogs/herbicide-alert there’s been suspected contaminated mulches sold all throughout the state last year
elvira
02:54:24
Thanks so much, so helpful
Luz Bejar
02:54:53
my garden bed has some kind of mushroom on the top, what can I do?
Luz Bejar
02:57:00
Thanks so much, valuable information.
My Smart Garden
02:57:04
https://us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=5c093e410f6d4b57a49ec7c2d&id=4e782682a0
Kat Lavers
02:58:06
Thanks Rachel for that link! I haven’t come across it (another good reason to grow/forage your own mulch hey?)
Rachel Bucknall
02:59:14
Yes! It worries me, because of how I source old bedding from friendly rabbit owners, but it hasn’t affected me so far. It has several people in my community garden this year though
My Smart Garden
02:59:16
https://mysmartgarden.org.au/
MCG Administrator (Jess)
02:59:38
Great workshop, thanks very much!
Rachel Bucknall
02:59:38
It apparently can come through horse manure too
Luz Bejar
02:59:49
thanks again
Rachel Bucknall
02:59:49
Thank you so much Kat and Kieran!
michelle’s iPhone 11
02:59:58
thanks Kieran and Kat