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Old July 28, 2019   #226
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Wonderful list! Cool stick insects as well!
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Old July 28, 2019   #227
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Old July 31, 2019   #228
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Took my parents out in our boat today for a egiing session, chasing squid. Got 23 of these beauties between the three of us in about 4.5 hours. Find the weed beds, action all round, over sand, very quiet. Size between 7 and 11 inch hoods, this one about 9.
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Old July 31, 2019   #229
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How do you prepare the squid for eating? I am not a big fan of pickled squid or pickled octopus. I ate pickled octopus at a Greek restaurant on the Houston Ship Channel. : (
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Old July 31, 2019   #230
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Nice! I have a fond memory of squid that rolled bountifully on the beach when we were camping up north one time. We boiled them in a big iron pot right there on the beach. Delicious!



My Dad liked to pre-cook a big batch of squid in a pressure cooker, then separate into rings for further cooking (also freezing for later). Made amazing stir fries with those, and very tender and tasty.
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Old July 31, 2019   #231
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We grew normally prepare squid for frying in batter or crumbed. Next lot will be cooked in honey and herbs.

Cleaning is a process that involves skinning and de-winging, removing head and entrails, turning tube inside out to allow for a through clean and final de-winging if required.

Tubes can also be stuffed
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Old August 3, 2019   #232
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The new season has started here, first three are up:

Jersey Devil, Yellow Pear and Blue Ambrosia.
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Old August 4, 2019   #233
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14 varieties up when I got home from work today
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Old August 4, 2019   #234
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Germination count upto 22 out of 36
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Old August 7, 2019   #235
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Spun the tray around so that those on the outer edge are now in the middle. Only two still to come up, Tasmanian Chocolate and Costuloto Genovese Sal Valente are the slackers
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Have managed to get the first lot potted up and moved onto heat for a week or 10 days at a friends commercial native plant nursery, going to have to look at something a bit different in the organising of this next year if I opt to do it again.

Got busy sowing seed again today, 29/8/19

planted the following:

Tomatoes

KARMA Purple Multiflora
KARMA Purple
KARMA Peach
True Colours
Midnight Sun
Polaris
Taiga
Captain Lucky
Dana’s Dusky Rose
Reinhardt Kraft’s GWR Heart
Brad’s Atomic Grape
Mat-Su Express
Green Gables
Adelaide Green
Adelaide Black
Caro Rich
Duncan’s Dutch Pear
Ivory Pear
Black Vernissage
Long Red Cherry
World’s Largest (Suspect this actually Delicious, but do not yet have seed of the true variety)
La Case de Apulia
Scatalone
Red Bomb Probably Shannons
Rio Sapero
Rosa Melillero
Robledillo de la Jara
Lietor
Garrote Bicolor
Ibiza Blanca
100
June Bug F2
Green Sausage
Bombeta
Aeteca Yellow Micro
Rejina Red Micro
Pinocchio Micro
Madagascar
Golden Roma
Giant Belgium
Zolotoe Serdtse
USDA97L97
New Berlin Gold

Eggplant

Red Ruffles
Fairy Tale
Capsicum/Bell Pepper

Long Sweet Yellow
Candy Cane
Chocolate
Californian Wonder
These four from self saved seed from plants planted next to each other without bags, hoping the striping from Candy Cane crosses over, also a bigger, thick walled chocolate would be nice.
Mini Chocolate
From a plant grown 2 seasons ago with other capsicums without protection
Yellow
Orange
From commercial fruit
Beaver Dam

Cucumber
Sikkim
Crystal Apple
Long White

Zucchinis
Lebanese Green
Gold Rush x Jade Numbat F1- this cross made by McSee's wife last sesason

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Wow, that's quite a list! And that's handy to have a friend who has a commercial place to help grow it all out.

Here we are on this side of the world with spring gardens winding down and fall gardens cranking up and you're just starting spring!
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Thanks GoDawgs. He is a fellow parent of the kids primary school and donates plants to the school as part of the "Yarragon Spring Clean", which is a town wide garage sale day organised by the school as a fund raiser. He offered to donate pots and mix for the tomatoes, most of the plants in post 225 will wind up there as part of the day as well. To really make the best use of his heat bed, I am thinking that a group pot up day at the nursery would be the best way to go. Unfortunately some of the earliest ones I potted up were not able to go straight into protection and there have been some losses, mind you he is going through a very messy divorce and aftereffects at the moment.

But I am looking up this as a learning year and hopefully things will go smoother next year



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Here we are on this side of the world with spring gardens winding down and fall gardens cranking up and you're just starting spring!
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Whoops, just forgot to mention that I also put down some Kang Kong from seed that I saved from two of last seasons plants. Planted this a lot deeper this year, about 1/2 punnet depth hoping that they will not push themselves right out of the mix like a lot did last year
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