Bio-char story here, made on a massive scale. See you all in the Spring, but from now on I will be bicycle powered, walking or catching public transport in order to reduce my carbon footprint and try to make up for all those international flights eh?
Added by Colin Westwood on August 19, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments
My partner Anna and I have just bought a 5.25 acre farm in Stockleigh, having almost exhausted our garden space in our rented Graceville flat. I have been working in and around Brisbane as a permaculture consultant for over 5 years and will be able to continue doing design work in the area. My business is called All You Can Eat Gardens.
The farm has a large house and shed, small dam, a paddock and has been used as a…Continue
Added by Tim Auld on August 18, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments
I have desperately been trying to correct a nutrient deficiency in some of my brassicas. They look a bit like the attached photo. I have just realised my error. This is an ornamental cabbage and not an eating cabbage!!! So the white and purple are to look pretty in flour arrangements and are not a nutrient deficiency!!! My friend who works at a wholesale nursery gave them to me (along with a variety of others), so he probably didn't realise they were ornamentals!!!
I am so…Continue
Hello everyone. Would like to add some photos and information about my garden and share the great things about gardening. These are my new resident ducks. Not edible but lots of fun. Eggs are good too. They have names Latte, Caramello, Indigo and Jill. Great mobile fertilizers.
Have a great day in your garden tomorrow. :-)
Added by Teresa McDonald on July 14, 2015 at 1:05 — No Comments
Hi from Thailand.
This extraordinary story is well worth reading carefully.
Added by Colin Westwood on June 27, 2015 at 20:23 — No Comments
Hi everyone, thanks for attending my aquaponics day. It gave Robyn and myself great pleasure to host such a day.
After losing most of my wicking pot/bed plants late last year it is taking a while to get back to normal. That was due to what I believe was contaminated horse manure. There is a hebicide that kills flat weeds and if this is used it goes through the horse in there manure passing on the herbecide. So every pot/bed had to be emptied, about 2Sq meters of…Continue
One of my chickens died, from old age, I'm guessing. Does anyone know how to prepare it for cooking, pls contact me quickly.
Super happy with how my garden is going at the moment and the things I have been learning about growing food successfully.
I had a little win this morning when I looked up Google to find out what the nutrient deficiency was in the leaves of my brassicas in one part of my garden. The younger leaves had white veins but green between the veins and some of the leaves were all white in the middle.. I am aware that this is called Chlorosis, however by using this …Continue
Added by Lyn Buffett on June 6, 2015 at 21:36 — No Comments
Looks like it's the end of the road for roundup as at long last it has been outed as being an extremely toxic substance. Sadly though this comes about 40 years too late, as many people actually trust Monsanto and our regulatory authorities.
My son has a 3w x 2.3dp x 2h twin door garden shed. It's been dismantled & I could deliver it to you if its local area. He's just wants a fair price so make a fair offer to me. Craig Ph 0422-308-610
Added by Craig Perry on May 9, 2015 at 21:39 — No Comments
I'm off again in 2 weeks to SE Asia, this time for 4 months. As many of you know, I am looking for a house mate to rent the spare bedroom and have advertised this on flatmates.com.au but have thus far failed to find a tenant. So, I have reduced the asking price to $120. which includes free power, water and your very own flat-screen TV. This looks to be about the cheapest deal on the website. Woodridge however, would appear not to be a popular address?
Also as mentioned elsewhere, my…Continue
That time of year again when it's time to fly away for the winter, quite literally. Off to SE Asia again in May so busy getting my 'house in order' here.
There is currently one Native stingless bee hive available for purchase. Also I have recently posted my 'room for rent' onto flatmates.com.au because I'm looking to find a house-mate to share here. The single room at the back of the house is advertised for $130/ week which includes free power and water, so if anyone is interested…Continue
I went away for two weeks and grasshoppers took up residence in my veggie patch, stripping the greens bare. Who Knows an effective cure please. I googled and the lay up to 200 eggs at a time.
Our Chook Hotel for visitors
Our first visitors
Our first doggy…Continue
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.…Continue
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?
Added by Gabriele Duffy on March 12, 2015 at 10:47 — No Comments
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
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
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!! …Continue