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Barbara Tealby
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Barbara Tealby commented on Lily's blog post Potato harvest: part 1
"Those potatoes look really good, Lily. I bet they taste great, too. No wonder you're excited about the next harvest."
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Barbara Tealby commented on Dave Riley's blog post The Kitchen Garden Comestibles
"Thanks, Dave. Three metres is reasonably manageable. However, I had a bit of a look on the internet, and quickly found that both Eden Seeds and Green Harvest sell 'Golden Nugget' seeds, so I guess it's not a hybrid, and I may continue…"
Sep 7
Barbara Tealby commented on Dave Riley's blog post The Kitchen Garden Comestibles
"How big are the Hokkaido pumpkin vines, Dave? I have put in 'Golden Nugget' pumpkins this year. I don't know, but I suspect, that these are hybrids. I generally prefer to grow open pollinated varieties and save the seed, but need to…"
Sep 7
Andrew Cumberland left a comment for Barbara Tealby
"Give me a ring on 0422 022 961"
Aug 29
Barbara Tealby left a comment for Andrew Cumberland
"Thanks, Andy. Is it OK if I come around this morning and get them?"
Aug 29
Andrew Cumberland commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Small glass jars
"Exactly on the friend request Barbara.  I've got 5 x 200ml if you want them. "
Aug 28
Barbara Tealby commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Small glass jars
"I've sent a friend request, Vivienne.  - I think that's what I need to do???"
Aug 28
Vivienne Hallman commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Small glass jars
"Hi Barbara, I have some of these small jars.  Can we message each other for further details."
Aug 28
Barbara Tealby posted a blog post

Small glass jars

HELP!  Does anyone have any small (200-250ml) glass jars with pop-top lids that they can spare? I guess many people use all of these they can get their hands on, but maybe there's somebody out there who doesn't do preserving. My Roma tomatoes have delivered a bumper crop this year, and I've used all of my fairly small supply. I have plenty of the 500ml size, but I find the smaller size best for tomato puree. It doesn't matter if the lids are no good or missing, as I have new lids anyway. I can…See More
Aug 28
Barbara Tealby commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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Free roosters!

"The busines 'City Chicks' will take your unwanted roosters - for a price. You drop them off and pay $20 for the privilege. Very financially viable!"
Aug 8
Barbara Tealby commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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Free roosters!

"It's good to have the skills to take advantage of such an offer."
Aug 5
Barbara Tealby commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Nectarine Tree
"I find it's a bit of a lottery, to allow enough time for the flowers to get pollinated, but before the fruit is of a size where fruit fly is a danger. I put my net over my tropical peach this afternoon - a goodly number of fruit have appeared,…"
Aug 5
Barbara Tealby commented on Sophie's blog post July 2020
"Super harvest! Great when it all comes together like that. The soap looks good enough to eat!"
Jul 16
Barbara Tealby commented on Susan's photo
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Peaches starting early this year

"A couple of small fruits on my Angel Peach, but no flowers or fruit on the China Flat."
Jul 13
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That time of the year again

"They don't call them 'Redland's Joy', Christa - just 'Joy'. Could be there are issues with using the 'Redlands' part??? Or just another one altogether. They were a nice-tasting berry, but never gave me more…"
Jul 4
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That time of the year again

"Well, yours certainly look great. I do replant with the runners from the year before, but all I get in the second year are leaves - no berries! I might try again next year, and, like Christa follow your recipe exactly, and see how I go. A bit late…"
Jul 3

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About me:
I live on a 900sq m block. The house is biggish, as we had a big family, most of whom have left home. The gardens were more or less tacked on by the previous owners after the house and various landscaping features were finished, so no chance to do the permaculture thing, but gradually a food garden is taking shape. My background is in revegetation, volunteer management, and growing and selling local native plants, but I am a total convert to the idea of producing as much of our own food as possible. Fruit trees - in ground and in pots - are a particular enthusiasm, and I like to preserve my own and purchased produce.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Rode-Chermside garden club
I am interested in:
Permaculture, growing my own food, preserving the produce. I would like to see other peoples' gardens, and
join in discussions to learn as much as possible about the ins and outs of growing food. Happy to share bits and pieces of whatever I've got growing, and whatever knowledge I have accumulated over the years.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Community Involvement
What I am looking for:
Information, Community Involvement
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Small glass jars

Posted on August 28, 2020 at 8:35 3 Comments

HELP!  Does anyone have any small (200-250ml) glass jars with pop-top lids that they can spare? I guess many people use all of these they can get their hands on, but maybe there's somebody out there who doesn't do preserving. My Roma tomatoes have delivered a bumper crop this year, and I've used all of my fairly small supply. I have plenty of the 500ml size, but I find the smaller size best for tomato puree. It doesn't matter if the lids are no good or missing, as I have new lids anyway. I…

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Lettuce Seedlings, anyone?

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 8:47 0 Comments

I was saving the seeds of my reliable little Green Mignonette lettuce, and when I had a small bag full, I threw the rest of the stalks under the peach tree. They ALL came up. If anyone would like some seedlings, let me know. They'll probably be OK for a few days, so if you're in the neighbourhood (McDowall) you are very welcome to come and get a few.

Coffee/spice grinder anyone?

Posted on June 18, 2020 at 13:57 4 Comments

I've just harvested ginger and will be drying and grinding some. Also, there is a lot of turmeric dried, but not processed left over from last year. Having spent the last half hour achieving four teaspoons of ground turmeric with my mortar and pestle, I'm keen to find a better (MUCH BETTER) way to do the job.

Does anyone have a spare coffee/spice grinder, or are there any hints on what would be the best one to buy?

Give away concrete laundry tubs

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 11:20 0 Comments

Would anyone like a set of concrete laundry tubs? They have been used for a worm farm a la Linda Woodrow and are probably not much use for doing the washing! If you take them away, you can have the worms that are in them as well. 

They are very heavy, and you'll need two strong men and a trolley to shift them, as my husband and I won't be able to help.

If you're interested, send me a friend request and I'll get back to you.

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At 12:30 on August 29, 2020, Andrew Cumberland said…

Give me a ring on 0422 022 961

At 20:38 on August 24, 2015, Elaine de Saxe said…

Ditto for me with night meetings. Look forward to seeing you :-)

At 7:16 on August 24, 2015, Elaine de Saxe said…

Not BOGG but Greening Australia seed-cleaning volunteers. Potted up seedlings at your place and at Rosemary's.

Join our Garden Visits group and come along to our GVs we love to share :-)

At 5:45 on August 24, 2015, Lissa said…
Welcome to BLF Barbara :)
You should find lots to interest you on the site. Feel free to join in conversations, post photos and blogs.
If you need any help please don't hesitate to ask.
Happy gardening
Lissa
 
 
 

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