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Your own Gardening Record Book

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Woods Feb 19, 2013. 8 Replies

Does anyone keep a gardening record book, how do you record your entries by date or produce, what other information do you find helpful to note?      Continue

Permaculture web site

Started Dec 11, 2011 0 Replies

Here is the address of an interesting web site Continue


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Toni Stowers might attend Angie Hill's event


December 13, 2015 from 11am to 3pm
Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!Join the fun at the LFG Christmas Party!LFG members Joanne Young and Chris Downes are hosting this year’s December Christmas Luncheon on Sunday December 13th at their Logan Reserve property on the Logan River, named ‘Tumbling Downs”.The property is approximately 7 acres, with a large dam and cooling breezes in the afternoon off the river.The property is still a work in progress and Jo and Chris are continuing to develop the property into a sustainable and functional home and…See More
Dec 11, 2015
Toni Stowers commented on Lyn Buffett's blog post You are going to laugh at this
"Very Pretty."
Jul 27, 2015
Toni Stowers left a comment for warren goodlet
"We have a big Cadagi & native bees they Still come & go as usual but do stick the seeds All around their front door, they almost Covered it up recently, I helped them out by scraping some away."
Mar 1, 2015
Toni Stowers commented on warren goodlet's photo

"Busy Bees"

"My thoughts too Kylie. Mine have grey faces & grey on the front of their thorax."
Feb 28, 2015
Toni Stowers replied to Kylie P's discussion Composting Dog Poo (for ornamentals only - NOT FOR EDIBLES)
"Get the book Holy Shit by Gene Logsdon ISBN 978-1-60358-251-3 How to manage all types of Manure."
Feb 23, 2015
Toni Stowers might attend Trinette's event

LFG EVENT - Garden Working Bee at Trinette's place TANAH MERAH at Tanah Merah

March 1, 2015 from 11am to 12pm
Sunday Funday in the Garden.I am in need of some help in my garden to get the weeds down and the produce growing. Would you like to help?Please feel welcome to join me at my place in Tanah Merah for a Garden Working Bee.The working bee will be DIRECTLY AFTER the…See More
Feb 23, 2015
Toni Stowers is attending Trinette's event

LFG EVENT - February Garden Visit to Roman & Jana's in NEW FARM at New Farm

February 15, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
Roman, Jana & Lada have generously invited us back to visit their Sustainable Urban Farm in New Farm.To the Spurs, this is not just about gardening but a complete lifestyle that is all-natural, home grown and of course earth (and people) friendly!!The best part about this family is that they are excited and eager to share their…See More
Feb 8, 2015
Toni Stowers left a comment for Chris Downes
"Hi Chris, Jo mentioned she may need Help with rabbits if you can let her Know the guys are available."
Feb 8, 2015
Toni Stowers posted a status
"Thanks Chris & Jo for hosting today's crop swap Lots of Items & produce & interesting people to meet"
Jan 31, 2015
Toni Stowers might attend Chris Downes's event

LFG event: Crop Swap Sat, Jan 31st at Marsden - 'Election Day' at Marsden

January 31, 2015 from 8:30am to 10:30pm
If you Make it, Bake it, Sow it or Grow it...... Come and Swap it!The Logan Food Gardeners first Crop Swap for 2015 is at Chris's place in MarsdenCome along on Saturday 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
Jan 27, 2015
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Jan 22, 2015
Toni Stowers posted a status
"For Sale: Worm Hotel, rectangle, black plastic, 4 legs has tap & extra box to increase level $70"
Jan 22, 2015
Toni Stowers commented on Toni Stowers's blog post For Sale decorative timber
Jan 8, 2015
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For Sale decorative timber

Have two pieces of decorative tree edge with bark showingFor sale $5 each for Pick upThey are not treated.See More
Jan 8, 2015
Toni Stowers updated their profile
Sep 10, 2014
Toni Stowers replied to Nikki Page's discussion Help with bees
"Hi Nikki Give me a call 0402 805 371 I will come and have a look & see if I can get them out."
Sep 10, 2014

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Mostly in pots & 1 raised garden bed. 2014 Have 3 raised beds now, honey bee hives & native bees.

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For Sale decorative timber

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 14:20 1 Comment

Have two pieces of decorative tree edge with bark showing
For sale $5 each for Pick up
They are not treated.

Jan 2012

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 18:18 1 Comment

Installed a watering sytem into our 2 raised beds on the weekend - oh well we will be ready for a dry spell.

Planted 10 corn seeds from Eden Seeds and all have come up and another 20 into the bed with just the cow manure & mushroom compost, added a bit of compost in with them and so far about 1/2 have come up.


Various activities

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 15:08 0 Comments

Have cleaned out a polystyrene box mixed the soil with compost ready for seeds from Eden Seeds (they have arrived) time to get planting.  

The hen house I got from Sue E had undergone a transformation and is now the "Hen Hacienda" (pics to come) just a couple more modifications to go then it's in with the chooks - have some baby Wyandottes lined up.

Have planted some Comfrey seeds from my current plants a couple of bits of green showing through - is it or isin't…


Our first day of finding out about Logan Food Gardeners

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 12:02 1 Comment

We went to Logan Hyperdome Library yesterday and met Lyn at a talk she was giving on her web based gardening club.

We enjoyed our time there and met some lovely & knowledgable likeminded people and found out that some of the members open their gardens for other members to share and enjoy-great.

After leaving Lyn we went back through the Hyperdome and met a friend on our travels, we told her what we had been doing and gave her a packet of Marvel lettuce seeds that Lyn had…


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At 13:53 on August 26, 2013, Colin Westwood said…

Hi Toni,

The chook continues to lay an egg a day, 312 in about 315 days?! Garden is powering thanks to my house sitter who watered things for me this year. and a warmer winter.

Large crop of Thai guavas which I've just bagged to keep out the fruit fly and lots of Jakfruit coming on and Longans in flower again along with all the citrus trees, keeping the native bees happy and busy.

At 20:30 on February 20, 2013, Liz Woods said…

Hi Toni,

I spoke to Lyn about having another Native Bee Hive robbing event, to occur at your place on 20 March.

I wonder if you are aware all members are able to post events themselves and share the invitations wih all members. Are you going to do the robbing yourself/ves? or have you asked for Colin or another member to assist?

Once you post the event, providing all relevant details, we will help you promote it, with reminders and other posts.

You just go to Events and open My Events. Then click on Add and fill in the template that opens there. Then post it to all members.

Just email me with any questions!

Cheers, Liz

At 13:27 on February 20, 2013, Liz Woods said…

Hi Toni,

Further to our discussion about the Native Bees' name change earlier today, I thought you'd be interested in the following. I couldn't post the whole article, so the link is at the bottom. Cheers, Liz

PS I'll need to discuss the native bee robbing at your place with Lyn, before we set a final date and time.

A New Name for our Trigona Stingless Bees: Tetragonula

It's Official: Our Australian Trigona stingless bees have been given a new name. From now on their name will be Tetragonula.

For instance, -- Trigona carbonaria, will now be called Tetragonula carbonaria; and -- Trigona hockingsi will be called Tetragonula hockingsi.

This name change does NOT affect any of the species in the Austroplebeia genus. So the names of species such as Austroplebeia australis will remain unchanged.

Twenty years ago, American bee expert, Professor Charles Michener, proposed a classification for the world's stingless bees that has been largely followed in Australia. In this classification, the old genus Trigona was a massive one. It included over 100 species from America (from Mexico right down to Argentina), Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and westwards to India.

However, DNA studies in recent years showed that the Trigona bees in our region were sufficiently different from other stingless bees worldwide to deserve their own names.

Importantly, though, someone needed to systematically review all the species in the whole genus, in the light of all the latest research, and draw up a plan to show how the new names should be applied.

Now this has been done! A major new reference book on stingless bees was published in January 2013 called 'Pot-honey: a legacy of stingless bees.' Professor Michener contributed a chapter to this book in which he outlined a new classification for all the stingless bees, based on current scientific knowledge.

In this new classification, the large genus Trigona has been split up into nine smaller genera and our Australian Trigona bees have all been placed in a genus called Tetragonula.


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At 19:35 on September 1, 2012, Liz Woods said…

Hi Toni, Lovely to see you again this afternoon. Look forward to your visit next Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm. Cheers, Liz

At 5:56 on September 1, 2012, Liz Woods said…

Hi Toni, the more the merrier! See you at 2:00pm. Liz and Lawrie

At 15:09 on August 28, 2012, hans schmidt emilie schmidt said…

I hope to see some of the members on saturday at beenleigh .

One day I will find out how to use the web site!!!


At 16:06 on August 25, 2012, hans schmidt emilie schmidt said…

Yes I was there,Just a bit of fun.  The reporter was here for 1 hour so not a lot to show !!!

At 21:06 on March 23, 2012, Norma said…

Did you construct your bed on the spot where it was going to stay or make it and then put in place? How wide is yours? And have you found the soil has sunk down a lot? We have a raised bed made out of an old water tank and the soil keeps sinking down quite a long way.

At 20:31 on November 28, 2011, Gabrielle austerberry said…

Welcome Toni: what are you mostly interested in? Can we help in anyway? Gabrielle

At 8:10 on November 17, 2011, Karen Freeman said…

Yes Toni,I have foam boxes at work, I will bring one home for you. Some people use 3 to make worm farm stacks, so let me know if you need more. I will have a few here for the December Christmas Brunch, or you can call any time to pick them up.(JImboomba)

I wont be in the Loganholme area for a few weeks now as have busy schedule with work etc. usually I just drop them off to people.

Nice to see you at the LoganCAN's first movie night, I didnt get a chance to say hello before the movie. Ah if only our suburbs were like Cuba where we could just get fresh produce and no pesticides on our food.

Have a great gardening adventure today, Karen




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