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Christa's Discussions

WEIRD PAWPAW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Oct 25, 2019. 1 Reply

Has anyone come across this, inside a pawpaw ?   It looks like a couple of embryos.  This type of pawpaw is often without seeds or just a couple of seeds inside.  The fruit was not quite ripe enough…Continue

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Diane & Graham in South America photo's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Oct 22, 2019. 2 Replies

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FUNGI TYPES

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Apr 18, 2019. 8 Replies

We have had an abundance of different types of mushroom types coming up in our backyard amongst the mulch.  Does anyone know a good book on fungi - how to identify edible and toxic types.  One lot…Continue

FIRST ITCHI PERSIMMON FOR MAR 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Mar 11, 2019. 5 Replies

We just picked a persimmon from our tree and put it in the fridge where it softens up ready for me to have on yoghurt for breakie. We picked it on the weekend and so it has gone soft since then. …Continue

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Irwin Mango Jan 2020

"You lucky girl, IF I were you I would sit in the bath and eat Mangoes until my mouth was so sore I would wake up with Mango Sores the next day. Well that is what I would do when I was at boarding school and lucky enough to have a Mango Tree to…"
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Christa replied to Janet Fong's discussion What plant is this?
"Maybe a green Amaranthus? If it gets a green seed plume on top later on?  The red striped stems should be a clue to someone.  Not sure about that one Janet. "
Sunday
Christa posted photos
Sunday
Christa replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Chillies, Capsicums and Tomatoes and a Recipe for Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Fetta in the group HERBS & SPICES, Culinary, Medical, Other
"Yum!  I can vouch for them.  They were delicious and not too hot to enjoy.  The cheese after taste is great.  It takes an experienced gardener to be able to grow so many different types of chilli plants.  "
Saturday
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Amla fruit 18_1_2020

"Yes, it is the reason most Indian women probably have lovely long hair.  I believe it rejuvenates hair loss as well. Another thought is that it improves cholesterol problems, and it makes an excellent chutney.  I am hoping to find an…"
Saturday
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Amla fruit 18_1_2020

"Fabulous, obviously loves living in the pot you have it it. Now what will you do with it, I know it is used for washing your hair. "
Saturday
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Amla fruit 18_1_2020

Our Indian Gooseberry is finally fruiting. It has lovely ferny leaves and produces a good health giving berry. I think we might transfer it from tub to the ground.
Saturday
Christa replied to angela holmes's discussion Sweet potato pests????
"I grow mine in a polystyrene box and it seems to be doing ok.  The box is up high so the runners hang down on concrete path.  I don't want them to overrun the ground. "
Jan 15
Christa commented on Sid Saghe's photo
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Overrun by Sambung - anyone want cuttings?

"Hi Sid, That Sambung looks good.  I would love a cutting, just wondering what suburb you live in for pick-up."
Jan 13

Profile Information

About me:
Happy to grow things. Always loved gardening. My garden has changed from decorative to edible then recently, some edible fruit trees, some decorative plants, and orchids, bromeliads and succulents.
Many of my plants are to attract bees and butterflies.
Things have slowed me down a bit, but I love to learn about plants and happenings in gardens.
I am interested in:
Gardening friendship, Bush Tucker plants, Attracting Butterflies and Bees.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Gardening Help
What I am looking for:
Information, Products and/or Services, Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Gardening Help
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

Christa's Blog

FOR THOSE WITH SPACE TO SPARE ON ACREAGE, FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Posted on May 11, 2019 at 12:43 8 Comments

My gardening abilities have been curbed a bit lately and have led me to reading more about different ways to increase the goodness in our soil which is the engine of our plant growth and the machine that nature provided to help us be more reliant in the future.

So much has been learnt by reading and listening to the advice given and seeing the soil improvements by Ernst Gotsch and like- minded individuals.  They have seen the damage in different counties of…

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ARE WE MULCH JUNKIES? AND HOW MUCH IS IT COSTING US? YOU CAN’T HAVE TOO MUCH.

Posted on August 25, 2018 at 16:00 28 Comments

Mulch, Mulch, Mulch is what we hear from some of the best gardeners.  Whether it be the slow natural way as in the forest (what drops and rots from above) or the introduced mulch to speed up the forest floor.  As we only have 2 large poinciana trees on our block of land, and they only have very fine leaves and tiny twigs that fall most of the time in winter, we have to supplement.

My mother-in-law Gardener, who gardened here first, used grass mulch from the grass…

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SOME OF MY GARDEN NOV 2017

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 12:13 8 Comments

Just a few pics to show some of my garden.  We are planning to move some of the citrus so they can be together in same location. They need watching, and spraying with oil wash for bugs. Easier to do in one area. The persimmons are holding on to a few fruit but this rain is upsetting them now.  The red Shahtoot are giving me lovely long fingers of fruit.  The white Shahtoot has been potted up.   The Lamb Hass avocado should keep good company with the Dwarf Wurtz.  My order of little bananas…

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AT LAST I HAVE SOME MOUNTAIN PEANUTS

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:53 12 Comments

My vine has produced some nuts. These nuts are named Plukenetia volubilis.

Here are some notes from a site  sunwarrior.com    

Sacha inchi, also known as the Inca peanut, is the seed of a plant that grows in the highlands of Peru. Despite being a fairly recent discovery in the health community of the United States, sacha inchi has been cultivated and used as a food source for 3,000 years in the Amazon rainforest. The fruit that these seeds grow in is…

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At 10:05 on March 27, 2019, Dianne Caswell said…

Thanks so much Christa, The GV's are great, I love coming together with our group. It is the Hosts that we should thank as I know that week before the Event is a big one, they work so hard. We all know how successful your GV was. 

At 7:15 on January 10, 2018, Adam Baker said…
Hi Christa, thanks for you welcome, sorry it took a while to get back.. xmas period was pretty hectic!
At 20:03 on February 5, 2016, Vinay Nellipudi said…
Thanks for your friend request :)
At 10:52 on September 23, 2015, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome Chris.  Sorry you had a bit of trouble joining up mate.  You should be right now.  Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about the site.  Enjoy!

 
 
 

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