Wish listIt became obvious that most of the posts in the buy, swap and give away forum are now a complete waste of time because they expired years ago. So, I figured I would make a single thread…Continue
I have started a video series of tips for new gardeners.Introductory episodeEpisode 1: compostingEpisode 2: start by planting perennials Episode 3: livestock for city blocks or apartmentsEpisode 4:…Continue
I wanted to start a place where we could share recipes for quail. Then I figured that chicken would be much the same. I know a brave soul who also keeps pigeon so those recipes would fit in here…Continue
I've become a bit more serious about plotting the food that I grow and harvest here on the block. Mostly, because of the Youtube shedwars contest I am in... it's actually just an excuse to share gardening tips for beginners but it also forces me to track my produce by weight.
I've decided I will do this for 12 months and maybe even more, even though the contest stops in April. You see, I've realised:
Little pots, be gone! Inspired by Doug’s huge grow bags, I bought ten x 100l bags. They are very good quality and at around $12 a piece, you can’t go wrong. I got them here and I think Doug uses the same supplier: https://planterbags.com.au/ I’m also surprised that I can still slide the bags around to move them even when fully planted.
Most of our north side plants that were in dinky pots have now been moved into the grow bags. I think…Continue
I learned this afternoon that Elaine passed away on 26 May 2020. She was cremated on 5 June. I believe she would have been 78.
Long time members will know that Elaine's health had suffered recently as a result of diabetes. Her heart had been damaged and finally gave out.
There is to be a memorial service at Great Northern Gardens at Deception Bay in 6 - 8 weeks. I asked to be advised when the date was set.
The site has been much quieter since she got ill and…Continue