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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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Melissa Hovey replied to Jan Holley's discussion Preserving Class Interest?
"Hey Guys, I was trying to track down the recipe for "Red Wine Jelly" that we made in the course, but i can't find my notes anywhere.. :-( Can anyone help me out?? Cheers, Mel"
Feb 1, 2013
Rob replied to Jan Holley's discussion Home-Made Wet Pots with Irrigation Inlet
"ha ha ha ha...  I figured it had something to do with circumference :D"
Oct 29, 2012
Evan replied to Jan Holley's discussion Home-Made Wet Pots with Irrigation Inlet
"Haha, look at that autocorrect. "roots are circumstances cling the edges". Sorry, don't even know what I meant to say."
Oct 29, 2012
Rob replied to Jan Holley's discussion Home-Made Wet Pots with Irrigation Inlet
"Thanks for that Evan.. Haven't been out to Masters let alone Springfield so might have to go for a look.."
Oct 28, 2012
Evan replied to Jan Holley's discussion Home-Made Wet Pots with Irrigation Inlet
"Mine, based on this design with some minor differences are working well. I dug up 2 and the roots are circumstances cling the edges. It keeps, in this terrible weather, about 5 cm around the pot wet. Being so dry, I'm guessing the dry soil…"
Oct 28, 2012
Lissa replied to Jan Holley's discussion Home-Made Wet Pots with Irrigation Inlet
"I must have missed this the first time it went around - excellent tutorial Jan!"
Oct 28, 2012
Florence liked Jan Holley's discussion Home-Made Wet Pots with Irrigation Inlet
Oct 27, 2012
Rob replied to Jan Holley's discussion Home-Made Wet Pots with Irrigation Inlet
"How are you finding the pots are working out now Jan ??Thinking of making some up soon as I have a few coins set aside..."
Oct 27, 2012
Jodie Miller commented on Jan Holley's blog post Preserving Class at Green Living
"Came back to add: the spiced strawberry jam was swiftly devoured, the chutney too.  I have less than a half jar of the red wine jelly left (it relies on cheese to balance it - like quince paste) but give me some biscuits and a nice cheddar, it…"
Sep 21, 2012
Elaine coolowl commented on Jan Holley's blog post Preserving Class at Green Living
"Join the ranks of we who have made some of the most expensive compost imaginable! Olives and Cabbage are my record so far ;-) mind you, some of the batches were just fine."
Sep 21, 2012
Jodie Miller commented on Jan Holley's blog post Preserving Class at Green Living
"OK, I went ahead and opened it, trusting in the knowledge that I have recently eaten commercial sauerkraut.  My jar STINKS!  I removed the cabbage leaf plug that we put on top and yes, it had gone somewhat grey where it was exposed to the…"
Sep 21, 2012
Elaine coolowl commented on Jan Holley's blog post Preserving Class at Green Living
"Try the sniff test - if its smells nice and yoghurty it's fine. If you wrinkle your nose and think "yuk" then off to the compost it goes. When in doubt, don't ... you can't go wrong if you err on the side of caution."
Sep 21, 2012
Penny Duthie commented on Jan Holley's blog post Preserving Class at Green Living
"Noooo, have been too scared to as mine had a nasty black glob on the top - sitting in the fridge now (minus the black bit) but have not tasted it?!!"
Sep 21, 2012
Jodie Miller commented on Jan Holley's blog post Preserving Class at Green Living
"Has anyone tasted their lacto-ferment cabbage yet?  Mine is looking a bit milky on top."
Sep 21, 2012
Jan Holley replied to Richard Glover's discussion Netting
"I get heaps of grasshoppers/leaf hoppers here, as well. I usually keep a small "critter catcher" (small, plastic aquarium-looking thing used by kids that you can pick up at Crazy Clarks) handy when I'm out in the garden. I catch them,…"
Sep 15, 2012
Jan Holley liked Joseph's blog post Using milk bottles to make wicking pots for herbs
Sep 6, 2012

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Preserving Class at Green Living

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 20:07 8 Comments

I had the pleasure of attending the Home Preserving Class offered by Green Living http://www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au/ in Underwood with some of the ladies from this forum today (25 August 2012)  

I can only speak for myself, but I have to say I was very happy with the whole experience.

Valerie, who taught the class, was a lovely lady and she really knows her preserving!

The course is very…

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2nd Chance Chooks

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 14:18 7 Comments

Are you considering getting backyard chooks to help around the garden, as well as for the fresh eggs? If you are in the Brisbane area, please think about adopting from The Battery Hen Adoption Project at www.homesforhens.net.

These poor ladies have been locked in a small cage all their lives, but with a safe and caring home, they will quite happily continue laying for many more years, not to mention…

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Comment Wall (11 comments)

At 21:05 on November 17, 2011, Scarlett said…

welcome Jan :)

SJP

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

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

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

At 15:44 on May 25, 2012, Donna Confetti said…

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

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 13:06 on June 11, 2012, Donna Confetti said…
The silicone is for an immersable seal, like in swimming pools or ponds.
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 10:48 on June 27, 2012, Stacey Brown said…

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

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 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

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