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My Happy Acres

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Sep 1. 8 Replies

Hi Everyone,Yes we have very sandy soil on our small 12 acres and I would like to change that to be able to grow vegetables for myself and some mates.  I have 2 worm farms I've just started but am…Continue

 

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Carol Wallace replied to Dave Riley's discussion Spear Pump Experience? A salty tale or not?
"Very good thankyou"
Oct 28
Carol Wallace replied to Dave Riley's discussion Spear Pump Experience? A salty tale or not?
"This information is fabulous thanks.  Have you got a photo of your Clever Drop Sprinklers in action or just of the sprinklers maybe?"
Oct 27
Carol Wallace replied to Dave Riley's discussion Spear Pump Experience? A salty tale or not?
"5 meters is pretty deep when digging for water without pressurised equipment.  How would you dig it?  By hand???  Auger would only go just over a meter unless you have a longer one.  You see a specific width pipe needs to go down…"
Oct 27
Carol Wallace commented on Lissa's event 'FERMENTING VEGETABLES'
"As I live in Bowen, North Qld I would not be able to attend but am wondering if there would be handouts for the sauerkraut and veggie fermentations that could be posted to me? "
Oct 17
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Oct 14
Carol Wallace replied to Elaine de Saxe's discussion Possum Deterrent Suggestion
"It's a child's toy that you can buy at Toy World."
Oct 9
Carol Wallace replied to Elaine de Saxe's discussion Possum Deterrent Suggestion
"Our possum who lives in our shed ate my biggest sour sop fruit last week and enjoy a number of other fruits it finds in my garden.  I expect that I will loose a certain percentage to him for his dinner.  At the moment he is loving the…"
Oct 9
Carol Wallace replied to Dave Riley's discussion Spear Pump Experience? A salty tale or not?
"You will need to consider the capacity of your pump at the boar site as to how many sprinklers it is capable of running.  We have a large pump which pumps water approx., 200 mtrs to the wobblers of which it successfully pumps enough water for…"
Oct 9
Carol Wallace replied to Valerie's discussion Green tomato chutney
"lol I've eaten my cherry tomatoes while garden. They keep me going. I'll look at the recipe thanks."
Oct 7
Carol Wallace replied to Valerie's discussion Green tomato chutney
"Green Tomato Chutney 2lb Green Tomatoes 2lb Onions 2 Cups Vinegar 3 Cups Sugar 2 level Tbls Salt 2 level Tbls Curry Powder 2 level Tbls Corn Flour Stir vinegar into dry ingredients; add tomatoes and onion; boil for half an hour while stirring. Cool…"
Oct 6
Carol Wallace replied to Dave Riley's discussion The Science of Healthy Soils
"Excellent info.  Thanks."
Oct 5
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Oct 5
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Instructional Video for Shivansh Fertilizer

"Labour intensive but excellent compost/fertilizer.  I'm wondering however if the Richgro 25Lt bags of organic matter that you suggested to buy from Bunnings would be just as good with cow manure added.  I have plenty of mulch hay…"
Oct 5
Carol Wallace replied to Valerie's discussion Green tomato chutney
"I have a tested green tomato chutney recipe that is very good.  It's one that's been passed down the family line.  I will get it out and post shortly.  I have jars of it in the cupboard."
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About me:
I'm just starting out trying to improve our sandy soil so I can grow vegetables for my family.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
There are none in my town of Bowen but I am willing to start one when I know more about soil and growing.
I am interested in:
Fruit trees, vegetable growing, soil improvement, worm farming, chicken, ducks.
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Update on My Happy Acres

Posted on October 1, 2017 at 14:30 5 Comments

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At 17:10 on August 30, 2017, Dianne Caswell said…

Good Afternoon Carol, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). I see you might start up a group in Bowen, is that where you live as I do know parts of Bowen are very Sandy. As Andy says, please do read some of Dave's BLOGS and Items in the FORUM as he is a master at turning Sand into Soil.

Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. If ever in Brisbane I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens, we would love to meet you. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas. 

We have many subjects of interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question.

You may like to go into your page and change the Pea Leaf Avatar for one of your own, it makes it a little more personal and as soon as we see your own Avatar we know who it is. Please enjoy BLF…..

At 10:32 on August 30, 2017, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Carol.  A few of our members have had to do sandy soil improvement (Dave Riley springs straight to mind) so you can probably get some good hints and help.  

 
 
 

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