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Looking for Gracilis and Variegated Malay Dwarf bamboo cuttings

Started by Francois Grobler in Buy, Sell, Swap or Give Away on Monday. 0 Replies

Does anyone know where I can buy some Gracilis and Variegated Malay Dwarf bamboo cuttings. Or someone who sells the plants cheaply? I want to grow a hedge.Continue

Help with bees

Started by Nikki Page in Chooks and other backyard creatures. Last reply by Toni Stowers Sep 10. 2 Replies

Help with bees?Hi all, my neighbour has had bees move into her wall cavity. (not natives) I dont want to see them get sprayed. Can anyone out there help? (Its in Slacks Creek, not far from…Continue

Kaffir Lime Shampoo

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Fruit Trees in Large Pots

Started by Kylie P in In the Vegie Garden and Orchard. Last reply by Kylie P Sep 1. 3 Replies

Hi all.  We are going to put our house on the market and moving to a much smaller block so I am thinking I may need to consider keeping my fruit trees in large pots.....possibly garbage bins with…Continue

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What would it take for me to produce most of my own food?

Posted by Lyn Buffett on September 16, 2014 at 21:43 5 Comments

My garden is abundant and supplying me with many fruits and vegies.  Every meal contains food from the garden, but I feel a bit dissatisfied at the amount we still buy from the shops.  It seems to me there are 2 things I need to address to reduce our reliance on shop bought food and increase the food provided by the garden.  These are 1) Grow a greater quantity of the foods we eat and 2) modify our eating habits to incorporate more of what we are growing in our meals.

1) Grow a…

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The Mysterious Fruit presented at garden visit at Lyns

Posted by Shanti Sharma on September 5, 2014 at 9:45 0 Comments

All About Elephant Apple

http://theindianvegan.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/all-about-elephant-apple.html

 

 

Though “elephant apple” is often used interchangeably with “wood apple,” the two fruits differ in taste, appearance and its scientific categorization. The most obvious difference is that wood apples exude a…

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Shepherds purse

Posted by Karen Freeman on September 1, 2014 at 20:46 2 Comments

Has anyone shepherds purse (botanical name Capsella bursapastoris )we are needing some for nose bleeds. Thanks Karen & Steve

Health, trans fats, vege oils, home grown foods.

Posted by Colin Westwood on September 1, 2014 at 10:56 0 Comments

I have in the past been guilty of eating lots of supermarket and junk foods in spite of having a garden full of edible food. For this, I paid a heavy price in the form of some extremely serious health problems.

This article, clearly demonstrates the problems with our modern diet that the majority of us fail to understand fully. While most of us LFGers are good at growing food, it is clear that it is also crucial to also be aware of how best to prepare our produce in the most safe and…

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"salad queen here. plenty of  'recipes' to share, and i am expanding my greens collection as i find more that i like basic things to add to salads to bulk up are pearl barley, buckwheat (not wheat), rice - black and red are favs here…"
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My garden is abundant and supplying me with many fruits and vegies.  Every meal contains food from the garden, but I feel a bit dissatisfied at the amount we still buy from the shops.  It seems to me there are 2 things I need to address to reduce our reliance on shop bought food and increase the food provided by the garden.  These are 1) Grow a greater quantity of the foods we eat and 2) modify our eating habits to incorporate more of what we are growing in our meals.1) Grow a greater quantity…See More
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LFG Event: Sunday 21 September 2014 Garden Visit to Roger and Brenda Clark's Park Ridge garden at Park Ridge

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In September, Roger and Brenda Clark welcome us to the five acre Park Ridge property where they have lived for 35 years as their blog attests.Theirs is an unusual situation. They have plenty of space to establish fruit trees and grow the vegetables which supply their kitchen, but Roger has reverted to container gardening to achieve productivity. He has done this to…See More
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LFG Event: Sunday 21 September 2014 Garden Visit to Roger and Brenda Clark's Park Ridge garden at Park Ridge

September 21, 2014 from 9am to 11am
In September, Roger and Brenda Clark welcome us to the five acre Park Ridge property where they have lived for 35 years as their blog attests.Theirs is an unusual situation. They have plenty of space to establish fruit trees and grow the vegetables which supply their kitchen, but Roger has reverted to container gardening to achieve productivity. He has done this to…See More
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If you Make it, Bake it, Sow it or Grow it...... Come and Show it!The Logan Food Gardeners September Crop Swap is at Trinette's place in Tanah Merah.Come along on Sunday morning for a hot cuppa and a chat with fellow gardeners and see what delicious, fresh local produce you can swap, trade or buy.Bring your excess home grown produce, home made preserves, plants, other food gardening related items or bake up a storm to make a swap/trade . Even if you have nothing to swap, you don't need to miss…See More
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