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Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Bushnell on Thursday. 1 Reply

Col is busy processing casava - it was easy to dig in this weather - three roots from one plant - and it still has about 12 roots left ! will bring some pieces on Sunday if anyone wants to grow some…Continue


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Has anyone evergrown skirret - is it as easy tasty and productive as Mudflower perennials suggests? Anyone got seed or a tuber we could trial Please ? 2. long melon 8 (opo_)3,hairy melon Moqua or Mao…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Bushnell on Wednesday. 1 Reply

while searching for hairy melon and long melon seeds came across this site that looks promising for unusual seeds …Continue

seed vault

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if you are a facebook user a friend has just started a seed swap page Seed Vault Australia - just started so if you are interested in swapping seeds it may be another site to investigate -  Continue


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Andrew Cumberland commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"Now at 160 mm in total.  "
7 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Garden Visit and Andy's Home Booze Demonstration'
"We are seriously planning on being there tomorrow Andy and Rozie, may need to swim some of the way, had another 32 mls today and the creeks are already overflowing so you know what happened if we turn up in our togs !!!! so it may depend on when the…"
10 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Sophie's discussion Using boiling water to kill weeds?
"yes often use boiling water for weeds unwanted ant nests and other unwanted guests especially on paths and driveways! it seems to work well -  I definitely dont do it in garden beds etc ! "
19 hours ago
Elaine de Saxe favorited Mary-Ann Baker's discussion casava
Matthew Bushnell replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion casava
"looking forward to meeting you on Sunday and talking to you about casava."
Matthew Bushnell favorited Mary-Ann Baker's discussion casava
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Matthew Bushnell replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion seeds
"Thanks Mary."
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Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Garden Visit and Andy's Home Booze Demonstration'
"Matthew will rehouse any spare pieces of all of those plants - will bring some pieces of our own extras  for swapping etc "
Dave Riley commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"Good Summary of how much rain we got -- and what you may have missed out on: LINK. The graphic is great. That's up until 2pm this afternoon. We were on the edge of the best part of the deluge: on the edge because that wet zone begins just north…"
Dianne Caswell commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"Well finally we are getting good rain, the tanks are full, the plants are happy and the flowers singing."
Andrew Cumberland commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"I'm on 130 in total. "
Elaine de Saxe commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"One hundred and twenty-three mls since it began so that's nearly 5 inches. I like the sound of inches ;-)"
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"oh and we have had 270mls since last friday "

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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
Moreton Bay Region

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Athertonia diversifolia

Posted on July 1, 2017 at 10:24 4 Comments

has anyone ever grown or eaten Atherton almond -  relative of the macadamia - a native - Athertonia diversifolia, commonly known as Atherton Oak, is a small to medium-sized rainforest tree of the family Proteaceae found in northern Queensland, Australia. 


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…


breakfast on the hill -

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


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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At 12:27 on September 4, 2017, Jane Bosward said…

Greetings Mary-Ann, 

Thankyou for your welcome! I feel a tad silly....I cannot find the recycle group to join....still finding my way around the!!

Ta, Jane

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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