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Mary-Ann Baker
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Mary-Ann Baker's Discussions

rain much needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Jan 28. 7 Replies

hope everyone is getting this incredible rain - cant see more than 30 metres with rain and fog yay!!! have some good showers lately but if you dig 2 cm into soil its dry so a good day of this will do…Continue

bugs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prem Akhil Dec 17, 2016. 7 Replies

out our way there are millions of these - anyone know what they are - really annoying as they get in your hair eyes etc everytime you walk in the garden ! …Continue

growing melons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Nov 28, 2016. 2 Replies

Looking to see if anyone has had success with growing1.       Piel De Sapo Melon also known as Christmas melon,  toad skin melon or canary melon  - have seeds but no success yet with germinationThese…Continue

fish

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Collings Oct 3, 2016. 3 Replies

Rob Collins - how big were your fish tanks for the perch?Continue

 

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Mary-Ann Baker replied to DARREN JAMES's discussion Life in the pumpkin patch
"yes our vines are 18 months old and still bearing well - only ever planted queensland blues and japs one from my Brother in gympie and japs from BOGI - get different pumpkins from the same vine so they must be cross pollinating ! the cows eat the…"
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Mary-Ann Baker replied to DARREN JAMES's discussion Life in the pumpkin patch
"only type we have problems are Butternut - cant seem to get them to grow at all ! "
Tuesday
Mary-Ann Baker replied to DARREN JAMES's discussion Life in the pumpkin patch
Tuesday
Mary-Ann Baker replied to DARREN JAMES's discussion Life in the pumpkin patch
"our pumpkins that are rampant still were planted Sept 2015 - after the threat of frost was over and have been growing steadily since - many different types are grown - feed them liquid cow manure every couple of weeks until they start to fruit and…"
Tuesday
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Christa's discussion WHAT RARE OR UNCOMMON FRUIT PLANT HAVE YOU GOT GROWING IN YOUR BACKYARD
"awesome about the different pumpkins - cant wait to hear how you go !!!! where did you get the seeds "
Feb 5
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Christa's discussion WHAT RARE OR UNCOMMON FRUIT PLANT HAVE YOU GOT GROWING IN YOUR BACKYARD
"thanks Dianne if I ever manage to get one growing from these cuttings will definitely plant it as an under storey plant in our food forest.... just need one to take root !!!! "
Feb 4
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Christa's discussion WHAT RARE OR UNCOMMON FRUIT PLANT HAVE YOU GOT GROWING IN YOUR BACKYARD
"we got three plants growing here of Kei apple so hopefully I will be male - took cuttings from a friends trees both male and female but they did not take - the seeds have come up 3 out of 5 so not bad ! planning on using them as a fence - just had…"
Feb 4
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Jeff Kiehne's discussion Growing pineapples
"just sent a message to a friend in the DPI to see if he knows where we can get some different varieties "
Jan 30
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Jeff Kiehne's discussion Growing pineapples
"no but would love to try some - will investigate where to get plants/ pups / tops from .... have no complaints about the types we grow here - taste awesome ! "
Jan 30
Lissa replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion rain much needed
"Spent a lovely day checking out venues around the Dayboro to Delaneys Creek area (for our clients outings) and drove through cloud and reasonably heavy rain.  Places to check out for a nice drive and day out PIT STOP CAFE Mt Mee - terrific…"
Jan 28
Andrew Cumberland replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion rain much needed
"I've had bugger all. "
Jan 28
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion rain much needed
"we only had 8 mm but it was steady and slow - time to soak down a bit further - yes we need metres of it  for the water table and the dams etc ! place looks so clean and getting green ! "
Jan 28
Dianne Caswell replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion rain much needed
"We had beautiful rain yesterday and some last night about 12mm and it is threatening today, fingers crossed."
Jan 28
Elaine de Saxe replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion rain much needed
"Five mm - five! Hardly washes the dust off the leaves. Mary-Anne there are advantages to living among hills - updrafts (for reasons I have forgotten) trigger clouds to drop their moisture as does the transpiration by trees.  On the flat there…"
Jan 28
Elaine de Saxe favorited Mary-Ann Baker's discussion rain much needed
Jan 28
Lissa replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion rain much needed
"A couple of nice showers and then gone."
Jan 28

Profile Information

About me:
I am interested in sustainable living - currently work but plan retirement soon on our 5 acre block
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
BOGI subtropical fruit group, Dayboro and surrounds Permaculture group Dayboro and surrounds garden group
I am interested in:
living a sustainable life , permaculture aquaculture
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Plants and Produce, Events
What I am looking for:
Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events
Location
Moreton Bay Region

Mary-Ann Baker's Blog

food

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 5:56 4 Comments

last nights dinner - we managed 1/4 each so enough for tonight as well ! so yummm…

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breakfast on the hill -

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 7:00 15 Comments

storm

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 9:17 12 Comments

anyone badly effected by the storm? it was spectacular to watch it coming across the mountains - some gorgeous rainbows ( borrowed a friends photo - its looking towards our hill ) we had good rain - planted lots yesterday morning - sweet potatoes pepinos, more mulberry trees cannas maranta more melons and cucs - though…

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Bokashi

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 11:05 7 Comments

has any one had success with Bokashi and if so where did you get the starter from ? is it worth all the trouble - we have good compost heaps and worm farms so the only advantage i can see is being able to use citrus and protein sources .  did anyone make their own tapped buckets and if so where did you get the specifications from ?

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At 0:31 on November 30, 2016, Ayton Farm said…

Thanks Mary-Ann

At 21:19 on September 2, 2016, DARREN JAMES said…

It was the daisy ,smaller type one wich had the butterfly on its leaf

At 21:21 on August 6, 2016, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Mary Anne and welcome to BLF look at your private messages in regards to worm towers.I May be able to help

At 20:00 on April 23, 2016, Dianne Caswell said…

Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF) Mary-Ann, You may like to join one of our GROUPS, feel free to join in the discussions and ask questions.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our Garden Visits, 2016 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here.  I am sure you would enjoy meeting and visiting in our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more.

At 18:04 on April 23, 2016, Phil said…

Welcome Mary-Ann. Love your plan to retire on an acreage to pursuit sustainable living - something that is close to the hearts of many people on this site. I'm sure you will be interested in the garden visits which Dianne will be more than happy to tell you about. Enjoy the site.

 
 
 

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