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Janet Fong's Discussions

What plant is this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janet Fong Jan 19. 2 Replies

Can someone please identify this plant. We got the seeds from a BLF member, it is hardy and a prolific summer vegetable. I love it in a stir-fry.…Continue

Lemongrass BBQ brush

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa May 28, 2018. 10 Replies


Dioscorea white

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Jul 25, 2015. 8 Replies

Botanical name: Dioscorea opposita…Continue


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Janet Fong is attending Dianne Caswell's event

GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020 at Address will be sent closer event

July 25, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  25th July 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS IN JULY Party - GVThe address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profileHere at Park Ridge South it has been mostly bereft of green for a while now. This is obviously similar to your own gardening…See More
Jun 28
Janet Fong favorited Dave Riley's photo
Apr 26
Janet Fong commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post SERIOUSLY?!
"I lay out egg shells under the sun, they become brittle quite quickly - about a week if sunny."
Apr 21
Janet Fong favorited Roger Clark's blog post Working on the garden while in isolation
Apr 5
Janet Fong replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion You brought this on yourselves! in the group BLF Futures
"I want to contribute some photos but I don't know how to add them to the post using my mobile phone. It used to be easy to add photos (I think). I hardly log on to my computer since I got my Android smart phone. So perhaps you can give us some…"
Feb 9
Janet Fong replied to Janet Fong's discussion What plant is this?
"It has a red coloured seed plume on top. I agree it's probably an Amaranthus which can be quite weedy, but it is also very delicious."
Jan 19
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. "
Jan 19
Janet Fong posted a discussion

What plant is this?

Can someone please identify this plant. We got the seeds from a BLF member, it is hardy and a prolific summer vegetable. I love it in a stir-fry.20200119_074913.jpgSee More
Jan 19
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Nov 23, 2019
Janet Fong posted a status
"Can someone advise what is the best way to get rid of ants living inside zucchini flowers? I would like to add the flowers to my stir fries."
Nov 20, 2019
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Water Garden

Water garden for edible plants and ornamental ones as well.See More
Oct 10, 2019
Janet Fong replied to Valerie's discussion Garden Visit at Andy on Sunday 14 July in the group Garden Visits
"Very inspiring and productive garden, Andy. I said I would put up the recipe for the Lavosh crackers. 25 mL olive oil 45 mL water 135 plain flour 5 g baking powder 5g castor sugar 3g table salt Method: 1.Mix all ingredients by hand into a dough and…"
Jul 22, 2019
Janet Fong is attending Andrew Cumberland's event

Garden visit at Andy's at McDowall

July 14, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY 14 July 10.00AM - 12.00PMAgenda forAndy and His Rozie’s Garden Visit:  14 July 201910.00 – 10.30:  Arrive, meet and introduce yourselves. Someone remind Andy to make sure there is tea, coffee and cold water!  (He’ll be all nervous and silly on the day.)10.30 – 11.00/15-ish:  Garden tour.  Somebody take photos to share on the web site!11.15-ish - 11.45:  Eat, drink, chat and be merry.  11.45 – 12.(whenever):  FREE LESSON:  how to … do some weird thing that Andy likes to do.  I haven’t…See More
Jul 5, 2019
Susan commented on Janet Fong's blog post Colourful pasta
"That is so cool!"
Apr 28, 2019
CHERYL SLAPP commented on Janet Fong's blog post Dragonfruit art
"Very artistic and pretty.  Wish my plants would fruit"
Apr 18, 2019
Janet Fong replied to Roger Clark's discussion Recipe for Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip
"Not only is the red capsicum dip very delicious, the colour is vibrant! The small round dish on the right contains the red capsicum dip, and on the left is a grilled eggplant dip with tahini on top. "
Apr 17, 2019

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herbs especially ginger, wicking beds,
water garden, fish pond, plants for Chinese cooking
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Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Colourful pasta

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 13:49 2 Comments

All natural colouring and very yummy!

The colours were cold pressed from vegetables.…


Dragonfruit art

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 13:43 8 Comments

A red fleshed dragonfruit and a white one, a cookie cutter and someone(me) with too much free time.

Zen WiFi garden

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 17:02 1 Comment

Hugelkultur - Learn German

Posted on July 3, 2016 at 22:33 2 Comments

The word Hugelkultur reminds me of an email sent to me last week, just want to share the fun.....

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".



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At 22:12 on August 24, 2016, Samaya Culverhouse (Tilney) said…
Fantastic Janet! I will send you an sms and we can arrange something.
At 21:38 on August 24, 2016, Samaya Culverhouse (Tilney) said…
Hi Janet, Do you remember me? I am back from the UK for a couple of weeks arranging for our permanent return. I would love to catch up with you! I am also interested in learning about fermenting, so would love to chat about that too! Best Wishes, Sam Culverhouse (Tilney) (
At 23:22 on October 2, 2013, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to Aquaponic Adventures Janet.  Hopefully, you'll meet a few of us on Saturday's garden visit. 

At 18:40 on February 19, 2011, Donna said…
Welcome to Brisbane Local Food, happy gardening!

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