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On the nose

Followed my nose in the garden the other day. I thought the neighbour's cat had made a deposit in my garden again. Would you believe that this was the culprit? It stinks worse than any cat poo you have ever smelled. It's a Lantern Stinkhorn and attracts flies which then spread the spores to other areas in the garden.…

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Added by Gabriele Duffy on March 12, 2015 at 11:39 — 1 Comment

Milk Kefir

I recently lost my milk kefir grains to a house/pet sitter who didn't know what they were, but thought it was off food in the fridge, so she threw them in the bin.

Does anyone have any spare milk kefir grains to get me started again?

Thanks

Added by Gabriele Duffy on March 12, 2015 at 10:47 — No Comments

Unfermented Soy 12 reasons to avoid

http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/01/12-reasons-to-avoid-any-kind-of-soy.html

A must read link, particularly if you have children or health issues already. This is about the most thorough and informative post I've seen in a very long time regarding this much overlooked issue.

Added by Colin Westwood on March 7, 2015 at 16:27 — No Comments

Do you want to pick up your Food Connect order from Tanah Merah?

I have approached Food Connect to become one of their city cousins (collection point for food boxes). If you are interested in joining and would like to pick your box up from Tanah Merah, let me or Food Connect know. Here's to a fairer food system 

Added by Lyn Buffett on March 3, 2015 at 14:17 — 1 Comment

1st fruit from my 2 yr old Dwarf Irwin Mango Tree

Chuffed!!!  I wasn't expecting fruit this early.  Dear little tree only developed 2 fruit.  I netted them very early and ate one mango yesterday (in a coconut cream/chia seed/mango pudding).  Ofcourse, I put this early fruiting down to the good work of my native bees!! …

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Added by Kylie P on February 28, 2015 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

guerilla gardening

I am doing some guerilla gardening with a friend in my local park. Can anyone help with seeds or seedlings for fruit trees like custard apple, black sapote, avocado, pecan, cacao or any other interesting fruit tree. If you live near Algester and want to get involved please let me know.

Added by Gabriele Duffy on February 25, 2015 at 13:55 — 6 Comments

Successful native bee hive split

Six weeks after splitting my first native bee hive, I am comfortable calling it a success.  I was a bit worried that both hives were too quiet at first, so we stacked and swapped the hives every night for 6 weeks.  They both seem strong enough now so I am slowly moving 1 hive away.  Always good to have a 2nd hive as insurance in case you lose one (so I am told).…

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Added by Kylie P on February 23, 2015 at 10:59 — No Comments

Share house for rent

I am looking to share my house with between one and three people.

You would need to be lean and green, and yes, that means NO herbicides or pesticides are to be used on the premises.

As I will be away traveling in SE Asia for around half of the time, I am looking to find someone who can look after the house and gardens and help me to pay my bills. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please let them know. I will be away this trip, from May 13th until September 5th.

Added by Colin Westwood on February 18, 2015 at 8:51 — 1 Comment

Webites - ripenear.me and brislets.com

I thought you might all like to know about 

http://www.ripenear.me/

and

http://brislets.com/

Added by Jeni Lewington on February 16, 2015 at 15:07 — No Comments

Fluoride debate

http://www.echo.net.au/2015/02/fluoride-fiasco-byron-residents-downstream-plant/

This is a thought provoking read, particularly the comments below the article. Strange that they were able to inflict this toxic waste on Logan without so much as a murmer of dissent from the victims of this crime against humanity.

Added by Colin Westwood on February 7, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Organic Gardening Immersion Course

http://www.ecobotanica.com.au/Workshops-pg11057.html

Organic Gardening Immersion Course starting Sun. 8 Feb @ Ecobotanica   

More info on the Ecobotanica web page

Added by Linda Brennan on February 4, 2015 at 9:45 — No Comments

Biogas at last

After a few teething problems we have finally heated our first jug of water for a celebratory cup of tea.  Thanks Colin :)

There is excellent gas pressure and plenty of gas.  It boiled the water in no time at all.  All we need now is a shield around it to shelter it from the wind.…

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Added by Lyn Buffett on February 3, 2015 at 21:01 — No Comments

Fruit Trees

New Stock in my home nursery,

Pecan (several var) Feijoas, Dwarf mangos, dwarf avo's, R2E2 mangos, Lychee Persmmons ETC.

cheers B

Added by Bob McGuffin on January 16, 2015 at 1:16 — 1 Comment

Water Hyacinth

Does anyone know where I can get some Water Hyacinth. We are converting our pool to a fish pond. Got green pea soup in it right now. I did some research into airlift pumps and water plants etc. Water Hyacinth came up as a very good water cleaner as all the algae collects around the floating roots. As the plants grow - just pull a few out and compost for the vegie garden !!!. Can anyone advise me - really really appreciate any help I can get.

Added by Steve Gayner on January 14, 2015 at 15:12 — 4 Comments

For Sale decorative timber

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

Added by Toni Stowers on January 8, 2015 at 14:20 — 1 Comment

My 1st native bee hive split (incl pics)

Today I split my first native bee hive (Tetragonula carbonaria).  I had read the books and watched the videos but I was still feeling unsure.....fearful that I might destroy my hive.....but I seem to have pulled it off. 

I smeared resin around the entry of the new box and the bees spent a good 2 hours cleaning that off and taking it inside their new home.  As per the booklet instructions, once both hives were in place and re-taped, I put the old…

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Added by Kylie P on January 5, 2015 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday to my garden.

On this day 1 year ago I decided to start gardening more in 2014. So my partner and I set off to find the things we would need to make a food garden.



With alot of hard work we turned out tiny yard into a beautiful garden.



In my first year as a gardener I have learnt many lessons thanks to trials and quite a few errors and from the advice of my LFG friends.



Sadly my job in the last 6 months has ment that I had very little time in Logan to spend tending to my… Continue

Added by Emma-shae Dawson on January 1, 2015 at 18:38 — 3 Comments

Dinner tonight

Made a yummy poached chicken dish tonight,  It was chicken breast cut into big chunks poached in water and white wine.  I also had in the sauce sliced white choko, with kafir lime leaves, spring onions, parsley and salt and pepper.  I thickened the sauce with cornflower and water.  DELISH!

Sorry vegetarians :(

Added by Lyn Buffett on October 28, 2014 at 20:11 — 1 Comment

Roundup

http://www.sott.net/article/287680-Dr-Hubers-brave-crusade-against-Biotech

Here's another nice one for all you fans of 'roundup' out there.

Added by Colin Westwood on October 22, 2014 at 14:44 — 2 Comments

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