Emma-shae Dawson's Blog (11)

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

I need a new home for my Plants

I have accepted a job position in Gladstone and will be doing fly in fly out work but I may be gone for 2 to 4 weeks at a time.

As most of you know I have quite a number and selection of plants which takes alot of effort to care for even for an avid gardener like myself.

Edward has said he would like to keep our garden going while I am away but there is just to much for him to care for on his own.

I have offered some plants to Warren Goodlet for…


Added by Emma-shae Dawson on June 2, 2014 at 8:40 — 2 Comments

Jimboomba Community Garden Open Day next sunday

Are you attending the Jimboomba Community Garden Open Day? We are looking for members of Logan Food Gardeners to rally together to make a team to compete in the lasagne bed (no dig garden) building contest being held at 11am.

We can enter 2 teams of 4 people and will need to possibly have extra people on standby should they not be able to make it

The Open day is from 10am to 4pm on 25/05/14 (next Sunday) with the race being held at…


Added by Emma-shae Dawson on May 15, 2014 at 11:57 — No Comments

Trade/Free plants to a good home.

I have had such success with my planting that I have more seedlings than I know what to do with so I am giving some away.

I have a few of many varieties of chilli and some Golden Eggplant (about 15) and pak choy and probably some other stuff too but you will have come to check out what I have or ask for something in particular that you are looking for and I can check my lists

I also have an avocado tree about 20/30cm tall and a Lychee Tree that I can…


Added by Emma-shae Dawson on April 9, 2014 at 19:36 — 20 Comments

Don't wait till it's too late

While I was at the LFG community crop swap I noticed something that made me a little sad. I noticed that apart from children 10 and under I was quite possibly the youngest person at the event and that most people were 10, 20 and 30+ years older than me.

Where are all the "young people". It makes me sad that people my age are missing out on all the benefits and joys of having a garden because it Too hard or they have better things to do with their time.

In the…


Added by Emma-shae Dawson on March 30, 2014 at 12:41 — 2 Comments

My new and improved list of Plants for Crop swap March 2014

 at Crop Swap


Rouge De Marmande Tomato



Kent Pumpkin

Red Trinidad Moruga Scorpion…


Added by Emma-shae Dawson on March 27, 2014 at 20:04 — 2 Comments

Who uses Jiffy pots and peatPellets like I do??

I recomend that anyone that uses peat pellets and jiffy pots to raise seedlings check out seller tranquil_garden on ebay. I have been using their pellets and pots for some time now and i now have a 97% success rate up from 70% using other brands.

I have seedlings shoot up 3 to 7 days after planting when it should take 3 weeks. I would love for others to try these pellets to see if they are getting the same results as I am.

Gary also sells plastic pots and…


Added by Emma-shae Dawson on March 26, 2014 at 15:07 — 2 Comments

I am looking to have a crop swap before Crop swap

It was suggested that I make a lost of all the plants that I have for trade or sale so here it is

Food Plants

Black beauty Eggplant chocolate Capsicum red Capsicum R,G,Y Capsicum Indigo Rose Tomato Kent Pumpkin

Yellow corn Purple cherry tomato Yellow perfection tomato red Cherry tomato Snow pea purple capsicum orange capsicum pak choy choy boc okra mizuna


Green Sage thyme rosemary parsley italian parsley Sweet basil mint vietnamise mint oregano curry…


Added by Emma-shae Dawson on March 11, 2014 at 19:28 — 6 Comments

I need some info on Pruning a Peach tree

Does anyone know any experts on fruit trees? Particularly peaches? my Aunt has planted a grafted bare-root Okee Dokee peach/nectarine last winter.

- Is it necessary to prune off all growth/watersprouts under the height of the nectarine graft in order to encourage growth above the graft? 

- Re winter pruning, when exactly should this be done? I believe it's supposed to be after leaf fall but before flowering. But then aren't you just pruning…


Added by Emma-shae Dawson on March 7, 2014 at 9:17 — 3 Comments

From little seeds big things will grow

On New years Day 2014 I decided that this year was going to be the year that i would create my very own garden so i went to bunnings and mitre 10 and went on a bit of a spending spree.

In the 42 days that have transpired this year my non existant garden is now doing fantastic.

I have cherry tomato,indigo rose tomatoes,red capsicum Purple capsicum, chocolate capsicum, mixed red, green and yellow capsicum,Kent pumpkin,rockmelon,rainbow chilli long red Thai chilli…


Added by Emma-shae Dawson on February 11, 2014 at 18:59 — 2 Comments


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