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Liz Pardede
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Mystery Root Vegetable

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jodie Miller Apr 24, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi All,Does anyone know what this root vegetable would be? I think it was part of the green manure mix I had in from January.... It is slightly soft (as in high water content, unlike a carrot), one…Continue

Bulk flours, fruit and veg on the Northside

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Mar 6, 2013. 6 Replies

Does anyone know where to buy bulk in Brisbane? ie : 5 kg flour, etc, fruit and veg? Anywhere closer than Rocklea markets to the Northside?Posted by Liz Pardede on March 2, 2013 at 16:04Continue

Fruit flies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Feb 13, 2013. 9 Replies

Is anybody else inundated by fruit flies at the moment? I don't even have any fruit growing, but we have them everywhere. They come home in the kids lunch boxes, they are in the bird's cage, eating…Continue

How big do Mulberry trees grow?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jan 21, 2013. 9 Replies

Does anyone know if mulberry trees have widespread root systems and what sort of height they grow to?Continue


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Liz Pardede commented on Andrew Cumberland's group Backyard Bakers
"Yum, the end result of the ciabatta and ricotta..."
Feb 8, 2014
Liz Pardede commented on Andrew Cumberland's group Backyard Bakers
"Today's efforts Homemade ciabatta with homemade ricotta- both a first for me."
Feb 8, 2014
Liz Pardede commented on Susan's blog post Converting to wicking beds -
"Watxhing with great interest, Susan, as this is my plan when time, plans (i.e.:are we moving or not) and money permit. Great job, seems like they would be very worthwhile."
Feb 5, 2014
Liz Pardede commented on Valerie's photo

Homemade lunch

"Aha! Thanks Elaine and Lissa - yesterday's pic!"
Feb 5, 2014
Liz Pardede replied to Lissa's discussion native fish for my smallish water feature?
"Haha - I would love to see that selfie!"
Feb 4, 2014
Liz Pardede favorited Lissa's discussion stolen funny
Feb 4, 2014
Liz Pardede commented on Valerie's photo

Homemade lunch

"Hmmm, I added a photo and it disappeared!"
Feb 4, 2014
Liz Pardede commented on Valerie's photo

Homemade lunch

"Tonight's effort - Pure cream, coconut oil and salt.  Cant wait to try out some more breads, I have seen a great recipe I would like to try from Facebook which consists mainly of seeds. I will have to be organised to do that one though…"
Feb 4, 2014
Liz Pardede commented on Valerie's photo

Homemade lunch

"Hehe - if I had a male version I wouldn't need a Thermomix, Andy. :)"
Feb 3, 2014
Liz Pardede commented on Valerie's photo

Homemade lunch

"You rinse by adding chilled water twice, then giving it a wizz, for a few seconds. Then you drain the water using the little basket that acts as a sieve. Everything washes so easily, a min in hot soapy water..."
Feb 2, 2014
Liz Pardede commented on Valerie's photo

Homemade lunch

"I have just been blessed with a Thermomix for Christmas - making butter - 5 mins... I make one batch that lasts the fortnight in the fridge. I do love my Thermomix (expensive machine but I am cooking so many things so easily). Making butter, tomato…"
Feb 1, 2014
Liz Pardede favorited Elaine de Saxe's photo
Jan 25, 2014
Liz Pardede favorited Jake's photo
Nov 29, 2013
Liz Pardede replied to Elaine de Saxe's discussion A Wicking Bed Happened ... in the group Wicking Beds
"That was fantastic! I am so doing that over the next little while."
Nov 29, 2013
Liz Pardede joined Elaine de Saxe's group

Wicking Beds

Where we discuss challenges, experiments, inspirations, links, questions and answers to do with wicking beds. Read more about wicking beds here.See More
Nov 11, 2013
Liz Pardede commented on Elaine de Saxe's blog post Wicking Beds
"I would also be interested - we are completing starting afresh next year so if I can learn these things ahead of time... All the better"
Nov 10, 2013

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The Plot

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 20:34 9 Comments

Getting the plot started has involved laying down lots and lots of straw (lucerne and normal straw). I then ordered some green manure seeds and had just planted them last Wed. To my amazement and complete delight, I discovered today the first fruits of my labours in the form of Lab Lab beans as part of the green manure. To some, it may not be a great achievement, but to me, it is the beginning of a hopefully long and fruitful relationship with the garden (hoping I have inherited my grandad's…


The start...

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 20:22 4 Comments

My garden to date has consisted of herbs and tomatoes in pots. The tomatoes did ok crop-wise,  but have long since succumbed to the summer heat. The remaining herbs and pots below. The chillies are going crazy, the basil is doing well and the capsicum not so great.…


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At 18:44 on August 5, 2013, Andrew Cumberland said…

Hey Liz - I'll pm you with my mobile when you add me as a friend.  Otherwise, tell your dad to ring me on the mobile number on the certificate.  He just needs to use the "book now" tab to choose a date.  This Sunday's class is pretty empty if he is free.  


At 21:53 on April 19, 2013, Andrew Cumberland said…

LOL. No worries Liz. Glad you found it.

At 11:09 on December 3, 2012, Scarlett said…

welcome Liz :)



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