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Janet Fong
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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

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Dioscorea white

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

Botanical name: Dioscorea opposita…Continue

 

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GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY at Camira

December 13, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  13th Dec 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS 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 profileAs this may be an event where we need to have particular numbers due to Covid Restrictions, we may need to Limit the number attending. It…See More
Nov 22
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Kombucha

"How many times can you reuse plastic bottles without the nasties in plastic leaking into the brew?"
Nov 5
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Kombucha

"I like how you reuse wine bottles for your kombucha. I am new to fermented drinks and just started making water kefir on a regular basis and have some questions: plastic or glass beer bottles? Flip-top or screw top bottles if glass? I'd like to…"
Nov 4
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Oct 14
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Curry paste

"And of course Kaffir lime leaves too. I have to give that a go. Thanks."
Oct 10
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Curry paste

"I would like to do the same as I have bumper crop of turneric. Would you mind sharing your list of ingredients Andy?"
Oct 10
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Mashed ube and quail cooked in mulberry bbq sauce

"The botanical name of this white yam is Dioscorea Polystachya or Chinese yam. These are various ways of cooking it: in soup, steamed with chicken and Chinese mushroom, or in stir fries with prawns or meat. I grow it in a tall bucket which…"
Oct 4
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Mashed ube and quail cooked in mulberry bbq sauce

"My mouth is watering, I love the purple potato mash. I might copy that.... imagine a scoop of purple next to a scoop of orange, maybe even a scoop of cream coloured potato, that will start a great dinner conversation......."
Oct 3
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How I cut moringa

"I give my moringa a brutal prune every year around this time."
Aug 14
Janet Fong replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Garden Visit - Roger and Brenda 26 July 2020 in the group Garden Visits
"Thanks for showing us the wonderful and clever ways of gardening in containers, Brenda and Roger. Truly inspirational. I can only dream on............ Just a question and I hope I am not being rude. Today I heard on the news that Parklands Christian…"
Jul 29
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Jul 29
Janet Fong replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Garden Visit - Roger and Brenda 26 July 2020 in the group Garden Visits
"That's a very impressive greenhouse, Doug.  Did you build it yourself?"
Jul 29
Janet Fong is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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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  26th 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
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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

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I am interested in:
herbs especially ginger, wicking beds,
water garden, fish pond, plants for Chinese cooking
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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.…

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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) (sam@familyculverhouse.com)
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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