Yes Colin, I've never had so much flower on my Grumichama before. Picking Tomato, Capsicum, Strawberries, although they are also sending out the first runners, and Kale. The Sweet Corn are nearly ripe, Lots of new growth on one of my Japoticabas, White Sapote, Longan, Figs have loads of fruit, and the Blueberries have a few still on.Continue
Added by Roger Clark on November 28, 2013 at 13:55 — No Comments
Above is a link to a free 2 hour documentary on fluoridation and what the authorities haven't told you. Not only does it impact you and your family, but your garden and the entire environment into which your waste water is discharged. A bit slow in places but well worth taking the time to become fully informed on this subject.
I felt a bit disapointed today as I wandered around my yard. There isn't much in the garden to harvest. No bumper crops filling the fridge or freezer. No surplus to farm out to friends. Just bits here and there and unripe fruit that promise a good future, but not ready yet.
I have been harvesting about 4 strawberries per day (think I need an acre of these to get enough), about 4 red pawpaw over the last 2 weeks, some lady finger bananas, one Loganberry (I cut it in half and…Continue
OMG!!!!!! I just had, for the first time in my life, scrambled eggs made with Wayne's duck eggs. thank you, thank you, thank you Wayne, for introducing me to such "culinary" delights. I can't believe the difference, extra body and flavour. I was a bit skeptical at first when I cracked the eggs open and the yolk wouldn't run like a normal chicken egg, more like half cooked yolk. I can't wait to get another dozen off you soon, if you can spare them :-)
Added by Gabriele Duffy on November 20, 2013 at 10:05 — No Comments
(Note: Some contents of this blog have been adapted for use in the 1 December 2013 Events Post.)Continue
Recently ive gotten intrested in ways to save money and to reuse common items otherwise thrown away.
In this blog ill be adding ideas or links that ive found or heard about, Some I've tried, some yet to be tried and some maybe intresting to others.......
.... so watch this space
Simply bisect a plastic bottle and keep the top half to use as a funnel. (photo to come)
Some fun projects:-…Continue
Added by Gavin on November 11, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments
Stumbled across this today. What a great tool. I love my weeds and am trying to grow as many beneficial weeds as possible. Does anyone have a decent batch of radium weed? I would really like some in my garden.
I hate spending money, so I am always on the lookout for free items that I can turn into something else. Picked up this free futon the other day. Now my madagascar beans have something to hang on to :-) Pinned down with tent pegs, in case you are wondering.…Continue
Sounds like Kale is the new Super Food!!
Added by Gabriele Duffy on November 6, 2013 at 15:48 — No Comments
Anyone on the northside - free mulch
Added by Gabriele Duffy on November 5, 2013 at 12:09 — No Comments
Anyone near Clayfield and interested in this? Two free lattice panels on Gumtree listed today. Be quick, won't be there long. If I was closer I would grab them myself.
Added by Gabriele Duffy on November 5, 2013 at 12:01 — No Comments
Labelling food with ingredient list is vitally important to a lot of people with various allergies. GMO foods have not been around for long enough to establish whether it will cause allergies or other health problems. Of course I would want to know whether a food is GMO to avoid possible reactions. It is unthinkable these days that a manufacturer could get away with not showing peanuts as an ingredient. Do you hear the peanut manufacturers revolt against labelling? I don't want to be a…Continue
Added by Gabriele Duffy on October 28, 2013 at 23:44 — No Comments
Today I scavenged (or to be correct, I got my husband Tony to go and fetch it for me) an old sand pool filter from across the road at the pool shop. Don't know if you have seen them before, they are big bulbous things with feet and a small opening at the top. Out came the drill to drill a pilot hole, next the jigsaw, cutting around the top making the opening wider. Fantastic planters. Did one previously where I separated the top 1/3 from the bottom 2/3 ending up with two useful…Continue
Have a listen to this podcast.
Click on Food Insecurity half way down the page to hear this podcast.
What are your thoughts?
Added by Gabriele Duffy on October 28, 2013 at 9:03 — No Comments
I am not sure what type of loquat tree we have but I think it can grow quite tall. To keep ours from doing this we simply keep it well pruned without any visible problem caused to the tree. Our only real problem seems to be in getting the fruit before the birds.
Thanks Lyn for clarifying for me that I can write longer novels under the blog tab. I found this somewhat frustrating when I tried to tell a story on the main page status bar and was limited by 140 characters. Lol
Added by Gabriele Duffy on October 28, 2013 at 8:12 — No Comments