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Preserving Class Interest?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Hovey Feb 1, 2013. 56 Replies

We now need 2 people to fill vacancies in the 8 September class.2 of us who were originally booked for the 8th are now attending on 25 August to fill those vacancies.If we can't get two more people,…Continue

Tags: brisbane, class, canning, preserving

My First Yacon Harvest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine coolowl May 30, 2012. 9 Replies

I planted one single yacon tuber last year. The resulting plant recently finished flowering and parts of it were dying back. After getting a tip to go ahead and start digging from Lissa, this is what…Continue

Home-Made Wet Pots with Irrigation Inlet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Oct 29, 2012. 19 Replies

To make the wet pots, all I did was follow the great instructions from…Continue

Tags: wet pot, wetpot, your, watering, terracotta

Possum Problem...Help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Valencia May 16, 2012. 15 Replies

Okay. I officially have a possum problem in my garden. At first, it was just the odd capsicum or tomato, but in the last week or so, they've hollowed out a watermelon, eaten a good number of…Continue

 

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Jan Holley commented on Jan Holley's blog post Polystyrene Boxes for Worm farms?
"Thanks, Lissa. I wonder if anyone has tested the effects of polystyrene on the worms, their "by-products" and anything that might be introduced into the soil with the resulting compost?"
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Lissa commented on Jan Holley's blog post Polystyrene Boxes for Worm farms?
"It's good to be aware of the health hazards with something like polystyrene. Have a read of this ARTICLE when you have a minute."
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"I was wondering about the same thing. I understand pet stores, fish shops and veg suppliers (even supermarkets) are the best ask option but I also expect Reverse Garbage may have some. Just  give them a ring. I wanted a few enclosed boxes…"
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Jan Holley replied to Elaine coolowl's discussion Blue Banded Bees in the group Bees - native and honey
"Over the past two weeks, I have started seeing a few of them in my garden for the first time ever. I can hear their distinct "hum", and follow it to them, but as soon as I show up with the camera, they take off like a shot! I haven't…"
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Elaine coolowl commented on Jan Holley's blog post Polystyrene Boxes for Worm farms?
"Is a trip to Deception Bay, a cuppa and tour of our garden worth it for some compost worms? I've got heaps of them living under the compost bins, yours for the asking. If suitable, send a private message to me via BLF."
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Jan Holley commented on Jan Holley's blog post Polystyrene Boxes for Worm farms?
"Thanks. I've been calling around and finally managed to find a couple from a shop not too far away. These should do for now. Now I just need to find a source of compost worms that doesn't break the bank!"
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Elaine coolowl commented on Jan Holley's blog post Polystyrene Boxes for Worm farms?
"Usually they come to fruit shops with Broccoli on ice inside them. They are used by fish sellers too. They are very popular so being there when one is emptied and available is just a lucky dip. I have one here you can have but Deception Bay to Ferny…"
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Polystyrene Boxes for Worm farms?

Does anyone know where I can definitely find some polystyrene boxes, preferably with lids, for building worm farms? I have been to a number of shops in the area and have only managed to find one. No one seems to use them much around here. See More
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Finding Recycled or Repurposed Materials

If you are like me, you are always looking for materials for your projects out in the garden and around the house. Where possible, I much prefer to use recycled or repurposed materials, and if they are free or cheap, even better!The big question is, Where DO YOU start looking if you don’t have what you need on hand?This is a list of a few resources that I have found. Maybe we can get a good list going so that everyone here can find what they need, as well. Please share your favourite resources…See More
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Polystyrene Boxes for Worm farms?

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:47 7 Comments

Does anyone know where I can definitely find some polystyrene boxes, preferably with lids, for building worm farms? I have been to a number of shops in the area and have only managed to find one. No one seems to use them much around here. 

Finding Recycled or Repurposed Materials

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:46 1 Comment

If you are like me, you are always looking for materials for your projects out in the garden and around the house. Where possible, I much prefer to use recycled or repurposed materials, and if they are free or cheap, even better!

The big question is, Where DO YOU start looking if you don’t have what you need on hand?

This is a list of a few resources that I have…

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Mild, Overcast and Recent Rain...YEAH!!!

Posted on December 13, 2014 at 15:00 4 Comments

I'm sooo grateful for a mild, overcast day and all the recent rain!!! Got LOTS done in the garden. I was able to plant out a new Dwarf Lime, Grumichama, Tamarillo, Pepino, and Cape Gooseberry without the use of a pick-axe, an auger or a hammer and chisel!

I even managed to reclaim just a little more of the lawn for my garden without much effort. I harvested comfrey and arrowroot for mulch and weeds actually came out of the ground when I pulled on them. 

The best part…

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Melon Cages

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:10 4 Comments

Has anyone tried using "Melon Cages" to protect their watermelons and other similar fruits from rats and possums? I am trying it this year and would love to hear about your experience and ideas.

Up until now, I have not been able to grow a melon of any sort to maturity thanks to my local wildlife. I'd actually like to eat one this year.

I'm using "Mouse Mesh" to make my cages, with bamboo inside across the bottom to keep the fruit off the wire and…

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At 14:16 on July 17, 2012, Michelle Neil said…

LOL I meant pregnant!

At 14:16 on July 17, 2012, Michelle Neil said…

Hi Jan, I am interested in the class but I will be rather heavily (or get to be) by that stage. As I had bad pre-eclampsia last time I have been advised to stay off my feet as much as possible. If you do this class next year I will be first in line, Regards. Shell

At 15:01 on July 2, 2012, Penny Duthie said…

Hi Jan, Thanks for organising the booking - I am def in for the 25th!!

Penny

At 10:48 on June 27, 2012, Stacey Brown said…

Jan, I'm fine for the preserving class if it is in the morning

At 21:35 on June 12, 2012, Donna Confetti said…
I had a look at your photos and am am gratefully for the details. I will pop into the hardware vortex for the tubing and fittings...also did some browsing of ollas/wet pot systems and am keen to test it out.
At 13:06 on June 11, 2012, Donna Confetti said…
The silicone is for an immersable seal, like in swimming pools or ponds.
At 18:42 on June 10, 2012, Donna Confetti said…
Hello again. So nice to meet you yesterday. I came home all inspired, via Bunnings, where I bought the makings for some wet pots. Silicones them up this morning. The sales bloke said I should leave them cure for about 14 days before immersing....is that what you do?
At 15:44 on May 25, 2012, Donna Confetti said…

Hello Jan, I feel nice and welcome! Love living in FG...

At 13:48 on May 15, 2012, Ozfarmer Australia said…

Thanks for your welcome: hope we can help some members of your forum!

At 7:27 on February 12, 2012, Jodie Miller said…

Hi Jan, I'm in Samford!  You can read about us online at www.freshlocal.com.au

 
 
 

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