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New maintainers for Growstuff   1

Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on June 13, 2016 at 08:35"

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... Read more
New website features (release 7)   1

Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on January 16, 2015 at 11:43" and edited at January 16, 2015 at 11:44

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... Read more
Optimism is... planting butternuts at Christmas

Posted by Skud on December 24, 2014 at 00:58" and edited at December 24, 2014 at 01:43

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... Read more
butternut squash sunflower nasturtium arugula purslane nettle
A slow start to summer

Posted by Skud on December 18, 2014 at 22:49"

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... Read more
cavalo nero sunflower arugula sorrel tomato San Marzano tomato eggplant zucchini squash
New Growstuff features

Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on November 19, 2014 at 06:16" and edited at January 11, 2015 at 12:42

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... Read more
New feature - crop mentions!   2

Posted by Skud on November 19, 2014 at 06:14" and edited at November 19, 2014 at 23:53

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!
tomato lemon dill
New features, as of September 3rd 2014   1

Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on September 03, 2014 at 12:18"

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]( page,... Read more
New house, new garden   2

Posted by Skud on December 15, 2013 at 08:14"

So, I am in my new house in [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... Read more
Slow times... because I'm moving   1

Posted by Skud on October 24, 2013 at 23:19"

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. ... Read more
Do I thin squash or not?   3

Posted by Skud in Growing Stuff on September 14, 2013 at 04:56" and edited at May 18, 2019 at 09:25

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... Read more
New features: places, help text, bulbs, crop hierarchy, etc

Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on September 12, 2013 at 12:41"

Just pushed a bunch of new things up to the site: * The most significant new feature is the ["Places" page](, 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... Read more
Swap/trade (Australia): want large planting containers, will swap for seedlings/seeds/preserves/baked goods/ginger beer   2

Posted by Skud in Trading Post on September 09, 2013 at 03:36" and edited at May 18, 2019 at 09:26

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... Read more
tomato cucumber eggplant pear quince ginger

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