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Dioscorea white

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

Botanical name: Dioscorea opposita…Continue

My herbal tea concoction

Started this discussion. Last reply by DARREN JAMES Jun 24, 2015. 5 Replies

My herbal tea…Continue

A proliferation of plastic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Aug 7, 2015. 19 Replies

A proliferation of plastic from the Choice magazineBy…Continue

Tags: redcycle, recycling, wrappers, bags, plastic

 

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Janet Fong replied to conrad maharaj's discussion jujube plant
"Conrad, I have a jujube plant, it is in a pot, it's about 4 years old and fruited well last year.  however the fruit were infested with fruit flies so I had to throw them all out. You are welcome to take a cutting. Please send me a private…"
Mar 10
Janet Fong replied to DARREN JAMES's discussion Darren & Diannes yam growing experiment /Why not join us
"Very tidy Darren. Will look nicer than a vertical garden and much easier to maintain.."
Feb 13
Janet Fong replied to Lissa's discussion Easy Chinese Cucumber Salad
"Lissa wrote: ""It will cause the cucumber to lose water, and the sauce will be diluted."" I usually sprinkle salt over the sliced , diced or julienne cucumber and let sit for 30 min to 1 hour, then drain the liquid. This way…"
Jan 28
Janet Fong replied to Sophie's discussion Cucamelon / Mice melon
"I tend to agree with Lissa. I bought the mouse melon seeds from Bunnings and hardly got any return on my investment. I'm growing continental cucumbers , they are a lot more productive and taste wonderful, much nicer that supermarket ones."
Jan 25
Janet Fong commented on Lissa's event 'Fast Fresh and Fabulous Meals'
"Lissa, Thanks for the info, I have just registered too. The website says the workshop is from 10am to 11:30am. You have "Wednesday, 1st February | 9:30am - 11:30am" above."
Jan 13
Elaine de Saxe replied to Janet Fong's discussion Very simple self-watering pot in the group Wicking Beds
"Sounds like a good mix. I've found that I need to add water-retentive items to the el cheepo stuff I use. Have used more expensive mix and found it contains a lot of fertilisers I don't use. Vermiculite is just fine as is coco-peat though…"
Jan 7
Elaine de Saxe replied to Janet Fong's discussion Very simple self-watering pot in the group Wicking Beds
"No idea why commercial pot manufacturers make such large holes. Even the clay pots' holes are too generous. Then the old idea of adding 'crocks' broken pieces of pot or rocks just added to the woes. Even with a really water-retentive…"
Jan 7
Janet Fong replied to Janet Fong's discussion Very simple self-watering pot in the group Wicking Beds
"You're right Elaine. This pot is so easy to do that I think I will do a couple more for growing salad veggies."
Jan 7
Janet Fong replied to Janet Fong's discussion Very simple self-watering pot in the group Wicking Beds
"I use a combination of shop bought potting mix combined with vermiculite, home made compost and tiny amount of Organic Extra pellets. My herbs seem to produce profusely. The best performer is the garlic chive. I occasionally give them a drink of…"
Jan 7
Rob Collings replied to Janet Fong's discussion Very simple self-watering pot in the group Wicking Beds
"Your plants are looking so healthy Janet. Thanks for the mesh idea, brilliant, easy additional step before adding the potting mix. What type of potting mix are you using in the new pots?, it looks like a good draining type. Your right Elaine, why do…"
Jan 7
Rob Collings favorited Janet Fong's discussion Very simple self-watering pot
Jan 7
Elaine de Saxe replied to Janet Fong's discussion Very simple self-watering pot in the group Wicking Beds
"Good plan! The mozzie mesh will keep out the toads too, I hope. That's a down-side of commercial wicking pots - the overflow hole is way too big. The pot will function very well with a hole one quarter of the size! There's always too much…"
Jan 7
Elaine de Saxe favorited Janet Fong's discussion Very simple self-watering pot
Jan 7
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Very simple self-watering pot

I spent $15 on two self-watering pots and decided to add a barrier as any water holding area is often a breeding ground for mosquito larvae.I'm not sure if you would call this a wicking pot but it serves very similar purpose.Insert a piece of flyscreen on the inside to cover the hole.…See More
Jan 7
Janet Fong replied to DARREN JAMES's discussion Darren & Diannes yam growing experiment /Why not join us
"In Chinese, Shan means mountain, yao means medicine, Huai is just a name. "Shan Yao" is equivalent to dioscorea in English. Huai Shan is a particular variety and always white fleshed. Huai Shan is common food in southern China, usually…"
Jan 2
Janet Fong replied to DARREN JAMES's discussion Darren & Diannes yam growing experiment /Why not join us
"I didnt purposely grow the purple Shanyao, it was from a leftover bit in the ground and the vine comes up year after year. It never ever gets any of my attention. At the end of winter if I'm keen, I can usually dig up a couple of large…"
Jan 2

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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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