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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


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

Video on soil health

Available to view for free until 10 October…


Added by Gabriele Duffy on October 4, 2014 at 18:35 — No Comments

Free documentary till 10/10/14


Added by Colin Westwood on October 4, 2014 at 14:31 — No Comments

Clean up before commercial xmas time

Big clean up and move around going on here.  Because we have chookies we can't have sty foam boxes out the back so most of my wicking pots are 20 ltr pails.  I have found a 14 litre plant pot that fits right in the top just nicely.   This gives me about 6 ltr of wicking water in the bottom.

Some fruit fly around so am trialing some new home made baits + commercial ones.

 Having some cortizone in my right elbow tomorrow (fri).  I can't lift anything, darned annoying, ahh the joys of…


Added by Pete Vicars on October 2, 2014 at 19:02 — 2 Comments

Blog elsewhere

Just to let members know, Dennis and I have a blog at  Do other members have 'outside' blogs?  Thanks, Margaret Arnold.

Added by Margaret Arnold on September 25, 2014 at 11:48 — 2 Comments

Humic Acid

I am so excited. Yesterday I applied humic acid to my vegetable garden and lawns. You should see the lawn today, it's that green, it's off the chart. I am totally impressed about this supplement. Thanks Chris, for recommending it. I have purchased a large bag of the stuff, and I thought I could probably share this. So if anyone is interested to try this on their garden, I have filled 1kg bags which I am happy to on-sell. Please message me if you would like some and I will bring some along to…


Added by Gabriele Duffy on September 23, 2014 at 18:23 — 13 Comments

Aquaponics - wicking beds/pots - bits and pieces

How did I start?  I delved into hydroponics some years ago.  Never really liked the idea of growing with chemicals so that didn't last long.  The original ideas came from the internet and me being a stickybeak and liking growing some food I suppose it was a natural for me to get interested.

 So I started with one 220ltr blue barrel I had found plans for on the net.   You will get the idea off this link …


Added by Pete Vicars on September 19, 2014 at 20:16 — 4 Comments

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

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…


Added by Lyn Buffett on September 16, 2014 at 21:43 — 20 Comments

The Mysterious Fruit presented at garden visit at Lyns

All About Elephant Apple



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…


Added by Shanti Sharma on September 5, 2014 at 9:45 — No Comments

Shepherds purse

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

Added by Karen Freeman on September 1, 2014 at 20:46 — 3 Comments

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

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…


Added by Colin Westwood on September 1, 2014 at 10:56 — No Comments

Global Warming prevention

Here's yet another inspired post from one of my great gurus, Dr Mercola, that is well worth reading.…


Added by Colin Westwood on August 24, 2014 at 7:08 — No Comments

Stinking Roger

Has anyone heard of the plant 'Stinking Roger'? Can anyone get a hold of some as i am trying to deter a hungry possum from getting into our community garden bed and i have heard this is a deterrent

Added by Deb Fazio on August 14, 2014 at 12:43 — 1 Comment

Lyn's Garden in August 2014

Wow I am loving my garden at the moment!  I would love you to come to my garden on 16 August and I will share what has been going on here.

Chris Downes has been over recently giving a few suggestions here and there that have made a big difference.  Firstly I asked him why he thought the plants in one of my garden beds were struggling.  He said he thought that the garden bed was too wet.  It happens to be one of my wicking gardens, so I held off on watering it and it improved.  Also We…


Added by Lyn Buffett on August 10, 2014 at 8:30 — 4 Comments

Satisfying day

Firstly, I tried out my homemade citrus cleaner; it smells wonderful and does a good job.  Thank you Roman and Jana for the recipe.  I also planted some seeds and documented what seed went where in my planting tray.  I am feeling very organised as I usually rely on my memory for this job!  Lastly I preserved some lemons as a birthday prezzie for a friend.  Thank goodness I had heaps of lemons to get the 2 cups of juice for the brine.  Anyway, it was a great way to use up surplus lemons and…


Added by Mary Perryn on August 3, 2014 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

Worm Tea

Does anyone know how I can get some worm tea from my worm farm? It will be a year before I get castings (new venture), so any suggestions would be appreciated.  Nothing's forthcoming at the moment, but perhaps I don't have enough worms (maybe less than a 1000 after nearly drowning the poor little critters). Ta. 

Added by Cherie d P on July 31, 2014 at 20:07 — 6 Comments

Garden visit to Roger and Brenda Clark's on Sept 21

Garden Visit to our place on September 21

Here is a brief overview of our garden's history

Roger and Brenda started building their house themselves on 5 acres at Park Ridge over 35 years ago , and it is now almost finished! Roger has always had an interest in growing things and over the years there have been many garden sites, Lots of  learning through failures, and some successes.

Since retirement the garden has been able to get more attention, Roger now grows most of his…


Added by Roger Clark on July 31, 2014 at 6:38 — 2 Comments

Ellen grove community garden

Hi food gardeners. I have helped develop a community garden here and we have applied for funding thru quest newspapers for plumbing for rainwater tank. We are asking everyone to vote for us at Ps you need to register to vote. Thanks everyone

Added by Deb Fazio on July 7, 2014 at 8:04 — 2 Comments

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