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Nestle trying to patent a natural cure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Nov 22, 2013. 5 Replies

Nigella sativa -- more commonly known as fennel flower -- has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting to fevers to skin diseases, and has been…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Apr 17, 2013. 5 Replies

Here is a Science fair project presented by a girl in a secondary school in Sussex . In it she took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the…Continue

Healthy Farming Healthy Food

Started Feb 10, 2013 0 Replies might like to read Lucy's current blog, Lucy & Kym farm free range pigs in CQ…Continue

Tags: slow, food., &, biodiversity, farming

Zucchini problems.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Sep 18, 2012. 3 Replies

Anyone having trouble with…Continue

Tags: problems, Zucchini


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Jane replied to Lissa's discussion What's Really In A Twinkie?
"I'm an avid label reader, my motto is if I don't understand what an ingieident is then I leave it on the shelf. I've just been reading the books by David Gillespie, 'Toxic Oil' re seed oils & 'Sweet Poison' re…"
Jul 22, 2015
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"Great post Lissa, you always have such a prolific garden."
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Jane commented on Elaine de Saxe's blog post Woo hoo the bare-rooted trees arrive!
"Well done Elaine & Elaine. Hope it all grows well for you."
Jul 3, 2015
Jane replied to Dave Riley's discussion Yamology 101 :' I yam what I yam.'
"Thank you to all, especially Dave for Yam information, I just dug my alata yam & was wondering what to do with it. Tried roasting with the pumpkin but did not like the texture, still have plenty left so will try some of the recipes."
Jul 1, 2015
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"Thank you Elaine, I will continue to investigate varieties & performance."
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"Elaine I am looking to try a Blueberry, can you recommend the Gulf Coast, is it self fertile?"
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About me:
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Port Curtis Organic Gowers & Seed Savers
I am interested in:
Organic Growing. Bushwalking. Outdoor activities.Cooking & Eating Healthy food. Spinning & Weaving.

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Sex life of Pumpkins

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 12:44 10 Comments

I grow Jap pumpkins they just pop up when ready & need pruning to stop them overrunning the whole garden. Last year, a very wet year I dispaired of them setting fruit, lots of male flowers in Feb March & April but very few females which would not set even when hand polinated, same with the zuccinies & tromboncinno. Finally in May a few set but not my usual bumper crop.

This year its only March & both my Pumpkin & Trombonccino are producing lots of female flowers…


Autum Planting in CQ

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 17:59 5 Comments

Would not usually start planting my winter crops here in CQ till at least March but the weather this year has tempted me to start early with some nice overcast days & light rain. Carrots germinated in a week, usually expect at least 10 days,

the beetroot are not so good suspect old seed,…


Summer Fruit

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 16:34 10 Comments

 Jackfruit, looks as though I should pick it, but not sure it is quite ripe, I think the split is due to sudden rain after a long dry period.

My Dwarf Tropical Peach is covered in fruit, I have to cover the tree to keep fruitfly & birds out but as its only 1mt high thats easy. Its…


Greenpeace Action

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 16:59 4 Comments

Right now, a group of beverage industry giants led by Coca Cola are taking the Northern Territory Government to court for starting the territory’s first ever ‘Cash for Containers’ recycling scheme. If Coca Cola’s lawyers win the case, it could slam the brakes on state and federal leaders elsewhere in Australia starting similar schemes.

Greenpeace has a protest form here, only takes a moment to fill in.…


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At 19:46 on April 15, 2014, Crystal said…
Thanks Jane! I lived in Emerald for 7 years when I was a child but never ventured to Beneraby. Looking forward to learning from your blog posts.
At 12:32 on April 13, 2014, Christine Cox said…
Hi Jane I thought I was in the process of downsizing too moved from House to house finally I thought when we got to Chermside this was it but my husband filled what was left of my yard of rambling garden with aquaponics and then announced he needed more land and promptly bought Blackbutt 17 acres He is looking forward to planting that out too.
At 15:24 on December 2, 2012, Lissa said…

Shockingly remiss! :) Don't know that got by. Fixed now anyway. Have a great Christmas up there Jane - must be getting hot for you too.

At 20:18 on July 7, 2010, Donna said…
Thank you so much for the seeds Jane! They arrived in the mail today and I have put the fresh ones out to dry. :)
At 17:50 on December 22, 2009, Jane said…
Sorry I meant Homegrowers Exchange, could not remember the name. think this site is better because it serves a smaller area, & those of you in Brisbane can get together.
At 13:03 on December 22, 2009, Donna said…
Not sure which the WA forum is? I am a member of Aussies Living Simply, Red Chilli and have been on Homegrowers Exchange but don't post there any more.
At 9:01 on December 22, 2009, Jane said…
Thanks Donna, will join when I have a bit more time
At 18:17 on December 21, 2009, Donna said…
Welcome aboard, 30 years experience is very welcome!! If you join the Group Brisbane Seed Savers I am happy to post you seeds you are interested in - I usually create a post each month with what I have...

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