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New maintainers for Growstuff

by Skud,

Hi all, You may have noticed that things have been very quiet with Growstuff for the last year or so. This is primarily because I have been dealing with some serious health issues that left me unable to manage Growstuff, or even to spend much time online, since early 2015. Things are looking...

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New website features (release 7)

by Skud,

We just pushed a whole load of new features, bugfixes, etc to the website, including: Major features: * Massive crop upload including brassicas, squashes, mint familiy (Lamaciae) and more. * Follow other members. You can now follow other Growstuff members. (Note: there are still some impr...

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Optimism is... planting butternuts at Christmas

by Skud,

Like I said in my last post, everything has been late and disorganised this spring. However, I'm trying to get some stuff planted *juuuusssssttttt* under the wire for December, and hopefully they'll have time to grow before things cool down in the new year. Last year I was pretty amazed how lon...

sunflowers butternut squash arugula nasturtia purslane nettles
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A slow start to summer

by Skud,

I'm so very, very behind on my gardening. I was travelling heaps and had lots of other commitments through October/November, which is peak spring planting time here, and nothing got done. I've come to the realisation that if I'm going to do work that involves that sort of travel, I need to cut ...

squash zucchini eggplants San Marzano tomatoes tomatoes cavalo nero sunflowers arugula sorrels
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New Growstuff features

by Skud,

We just pushed a new production release to the website, with the following changes: Features: * Support for alternate names for crops was added. Look for search to come soon. * Added many tomato varieties * When you mention a crop in a post, that post shows on the crop page * We will soo...

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New feature - crop mentions!

by Skud,

So we have this new feature where if you mention a crop like [tomato](crop) or [lemon](crop) or [dill](crop) using the Markdown syntax (like: \[dill]\(crop)), your post will show up on the crop page. Click through to any of those crops, scroll down, and take a look!

tomatoes lemons dill
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New features, as of September 3rd 2014

by Skud,

Today we updated the Growstuff website and have a bunch of great new features, including: * A crop "suggest" widget, instead of an unwieldy dropdown, when you are planting, harvesting, or saving seeds * We now show the most popular crops on the [crop browse](http://growstuff.org/crops) page, ...

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New house, new garden

by Skud,

So, I am in my new house in [Ballarat](http://growstuff.org/places/Ballarat,%20Victoria,%20Australia) (zoom in!), a reasonable sized city of 88,000ish people an hour or so west of Melbourne. The move was gruelling, not least because of the garden, but it's all done now and the keys to the old pl...

pomegranates loquats Common Figs lemons apples grasses nasturtia
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Slow times... because I'm moving

by Skud,

The share house where I'm living is breaking up in December, and that means most of my spring/summer growing has been disrupted :( I started the spring with a lot of garden work and planted lots of things, but now I'm slowing down and trying to eat what's left, rather than start anything new. ...

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Do I thin squash or not?

by Skud,

I just planted several varieties of [squash](crop), some bush-style (zucchini) and some vine-style (spaghetti squash, potimarron). Looking around the internets, the advice is almost universally to plant three seeds in one mound of compost or whatever you're growing them in. What's unclear and i...

squash
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New features: places, help text, bulbs, crop hierarchy, etc

by Skud,

Just pushed a bunch of new things up to the site: * The most significant new feature is the ["Places" page](http://growstuff.org/places), which shows where our members are located. This is a fairly trivial use of our geodata, but now we've got all the pieces in place, we'll be able to do maps...

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Swap/trade (Australia): want large planting containers, will swap for seedlings/seeds/preserves/baked goods/ginger beer

by Skud,

I'm in Thornbury, in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Our landlords won't let us replace the lawn with a veg garden, so we can only plant in containers. I'm on my usual spring quest for largish containers, 30cm diameter and above. We especially love the old-style rectangul...

tomatoes cucumbers eggplants pears quinces ginger
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