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Frugal Fellows

Frugal: (my definition):  

  1. people who want a good deal
  2. opposed to wasting money or paying more than required.

Fellow.  Webster definitions:

  1. a member of a group of people who have shared interests, activities, etc
  2. an equal in rank, power, or character : peer
  3. a member of a group having common characteristics; specifically :  a member of an incorporated literary or scientific society.

Group Mission: I was asked to create a more permanent place where members could post links or information about great deals.  The group name was also suggested to me but I was delighted by the dictionary definitions of the word "fellow."

Please do not advertise your own goods here.  Members may only advertise other members' goods if they can demonstrate it is a genuinely frugal offer. 

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Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2019

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Looking for established fruit trees, economically.

Started by Becky. Last reply by Becky Jul 21, 2019. 4 Replies

Hi All,Due to my husband's health and disability (he was the green thumb in the family), we have moved back to our humble home with a barren lawn and would like to reestablish an edible garden.  We…Continue

Buy Better with Barter

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Feb 20, 2016. 4 Replies

A place for Barter posts, great and small. If you have a particular thing that you wish to barter, please do a post under "Buy sell swap" for that item.  That will work better for you.  Continue

Tags: swap, barter

USING SPENT COFFEE GROUNDS

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Feb 9, 2016. 3 Replies

I have used spent Coffee Grounds on my Vegetable Garden and Potted Fruit Trees for some time now and have found the practice to be very successful. They are also most beneficial to add to the compost…Continue

Tags: Potted, Fruit, Trees, Garden, Vegetable

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Comment by Mark Braz on February 10, 2016 at 19:24

Good one Phil I agree and that is why I do my things my way.

Keep watching this space, I want to find some great stuff at an even better price to post for BLF members.

My little fight against the R word, Retail.

Comment by Phil on February 10, 2016 at 18:15

I think its more than saving money being frugal. For me its tied into living responsibly within your means and in tune with the environment and nature. It has been unfortunately a philosophy that was 'out of fashion' but looks like making a comeback.

Re rock dust and ecoseaweed. Saving money and improving your soil - now that's a great combination. I'll be watching this space.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 9, 2016 at 18:25

Mark please let me know when you work out a price for a chaff sack full of Rockdust. Plus delivery.

Comment by Mark Braz on February 9, 2016 at 18:00

Hey Dianne

distance is not a big issue, we go to GV's and I run around Brisbane like a headless chook.

Comment by Christa on February 9, 2016 at 17:09

This mob offers bulk lots of soils for different uses and some of them organic based, but the cost is exhorbitant.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 9, 2016 at 12:56

I would absolutely love quite a bit but you are so far away from me.

Comment by Mark Braz on February 9, 2016 at 9:45

I am working on a trailer load of rock dust as we speak.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 9, 2016 at 9:18

I would certainly be interested Mark. Also looking for the best deal on Biochar and Rockdust if anyone has a good outlet.

Comment by Mark Braz on February 9, 2016 at 9:09

My find of the week.

ecoseaweed 600gram super concentrated seaweed powder BFA certified organic,makes 1200 litres treats up to 6000m2 for under $30 (retail from that very large hardware outlet) you will have to look for it.

Why pay for the water, just add your own.

Use as a foliage spray or water into the soil = a great tonic for your plants and soil. Has over 60 vital nutrients for better plant health and growth.

I will try to get a better deal on this product, watch this space.

Comment by Mark Braz on February 9, 2016 at 8:57

Why pay retail when you can do better

 

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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