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I suppose I should write something here

Posted by Phazel on April 04, 2013 at 07:01" and edited at April 04, 2013 at 07:03

I just want to say hi to everyone who is checking out the site. Thanks for joining and helping to make Growstuff happen! Once the weather is right here in Melbourne and everything is a bit more settled, I have plans to start using the site for gardening myself. As a mostly indoorsy... Read more
Recent rains   2

Posted by sesmith on April 04, 2013 at 00:58" and edited at May 26, 2019 at 22:11

The garden (not just the edible portion but the lot of it) has really been exploding recently thanks to the rain and my seedlings are starting to look like identifiable seedlings instead of teeny tiny leaves. Took some photos today and they're up on Flickr. We're got the [golden... Read more
bok choy
New features: logged out homepage, private messages, sun/shade data, and some smaller fixes   2

Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on April 03, 2013 at 00:15"

We just made another production push including the following features: - **improved logged-out homepage:** if you visit the homepage when you are signed out, you will now see a more dynamic page with community content on it, rather than the static page that was previously there. - **privates... Read more
A couple of minor UI things   1

Posted by Meg in Growstuff Feedback & Support on March 31, 2013 at 13:10"

The site is looking lovely! It's really exciting to be playing around with it. I noticed just a couple of very minor issues that might be worth modifying. Apologies if these are already listed in the tracker and I missed them. First, when I initially set up my account and went to edit my... Read more
Uses for lemon peel   7

Posted by Skud in Sustainable Living on March 30, 2013 at 02:20"

I've recently seen a couple of interesting ideas for using lemon peel and I thought I'd post them here and see if anyone has others. 1. Peel the lemons with a fruit-peeler (i.e. into thin strips, avoiding pith) and then dry them in the oven on a low heat. Put the dried peels in a jar and use... Read more
Rhubarb in containers

Posted by Skud in Growing Stuff on March 29, 2013 at 00:45" and edited at May 26, 2019 at 22:13

I've got some [rhubarb](crop) seedlings which I hope to plant out in containers. Does anyone have much experience with this? Any particular tips? I know rhubarb's meant to be a heavy feeder so I'm wondering particularly how to keep it happy in that regard. I've also heard it's a good companion... Read more
New features: email notifications, password reset, date picker, and more   2

Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on March 28, 2013 at 23:49"

We just pushed a bunch of new features to the site, including: - **Email notifications:** when someone comments on one of your posts, you'll now get an email notification as well as it appearing in your Inbox. You can turn off email notifications in your... Read more
"Nearby gardens" or similar feature?   2

Posted by jinty in Growstuff Feedback & Support on March 28, 2013 at 12:17"

I see from previous posts that a "friends" type feature has been suggested already. How about a "gardens near you" feature, for those of us who have specified a location?
This was going to contain much more whining about our landlords   1

Posted by Skud on March 26, 2013 at 23:20"

... but I'm tired of it, so I won't. I just wish our mutual understanding of the term "quiet enjoyment" involved fewer inspections and more autonomy in the garden. Anyway. The other day I picked up some herbs from the CERES nursery, and on Monday I planted them along the front... Read more
At the CERES Harvest Festival

Posted by Skud on March 22, 2013 at 22:53"

We're at the [CERES Harvest Festival]( today, sharing an information stall with the folks from [Open Food Web]( (food-related open source project based in my neighbourhood -- it's like we're a hub for... Read more
New features: faq, delete gardens, nicer email, post improvements, pagination

Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on March 21, 2013 at 23:04"

We just pushed a handful of new features/bugfixes/etc: - new [support/FAQ page]( - ability to delete gardens - more friendly signup email - crops, members, and posts pages are now paginated (i.e. broken into smaller results) - various small... Read more
Crop page suggestions   3

Posted by maco in Growstuff Feedback & Support on March 21, 2013 at 01:41"

I only have one for now, but for a bigger mouse target, I think the image, not only the crop name, should be linkified. Any others?

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