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trial hard wood cutting in ziploc bags

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker yesterday. 1 Reply

The fig cuttings in  Ziplock bags from   last Thursdays have small root appearing !Dianne  any chance of one more   hard wood cuttings of Capulin cherry please and anyone with  shahoots yellow…Continue

fig cuttings in ziploc bags

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker on Sunday. 5 Replies

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brag a bit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Jul 12. 6 Replies

just a bit of a brag - won 1st 2nd and third prize at the Dayboro show for the most unusual vegetable - 1st chilacotote 2nd horned melon third cucumelons !   and then there were also other prizes for…Continue

growing cuttings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Jul 12. 5 Replies

anyone  ever tried to strike rose cuttings by placing them in a potato - 1. does it work - 2. what stops the potato from sprouting 3. does it work for other plant cutting too?…Continue

 

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Mary-Ann Baker posted a status
"anyone coming on Sunday have any tumeric or ganangal available for growing"
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Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion trial hard wood cutting in ziploc bags
"awesome thanks Valerie - anything you are looking for?"
yesterday
Mary-Ann Baker posted a discussion

trial hard wood cutting in ziploc bags

The fig cuttings in  Ziplock bags from   last Thursdays have small root appearing !Dianne  any chance of one more   hard wood cuttings of Capulin cherry please and anyone with  shahoots yellow jabotacaba, yellow or red grumichamas ,figs for trial and available Sunday - have dragonfruit potted if anyone wants any !  looking for sugar banana suckers See More
yesterday
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Susan's blog post End of Winter 2017
"amasing - really inspiring to get into and do more than pull weeds from the garden - we were recommended green stemmed rhubarb - the recommendation was it does better in our humid warm climate than the red stem variety and it seems to work here -…"
Sunday
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion fig cuttings in ziploc bags
"yes keen to see the results ! "
Sunday
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion fig cuttings in ziploc bags
"you wet the paper towel then wring it so its only damp  - so its not supposed to rot but will give it a go - last year we potted 80 fig cuttings followed all the instructions - they got roots and leaves then within aweek all 80 died !!!!! 5…"
Sunday
Susan replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion fig cuttings in ziploc bags
"Looks interesting but I would have thought they'd rot as well.  I've had success with putting cuttings into potting mix with added sand in a wicking pot and then putting the top part of milk cartons over the top with the lid off to…"
Saturday
Elaine de Saxe replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion fig cuttings in ziploc bags
"New to me, Mary-Ann ... automatically I figure the cuttings would sweat especially if they are in the sun. Obviously not! Not good at propagation and totally not able to strike Figs or Mulberries! Can do Tomatoes in water or damp soil. It must only…"
Saturday
Elaine de Saxe favorited Mary-Ann Baker's discussion fig cuttings in ziploc bags
Saturday
Mary-Ann Baker left a comment for Ros Hurn
"welcome to the group - what part of the moreton area d'Agular range are you ? we are too ! "
Saturday
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion fig cuttings in ziploc bags
"has anyone tried this for other plants - keen to get some blueberry cuttings to strike so looking for ideas - Barbara at BOGI gets a 98% success rate with her figs. have several in the laundry in a sun filled warm spot at the moment and they are…"
Saturday
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Mary-Ann Baker replied to Lissa's discussion ETHIOPIAN CABBAGE Brassica abyssinica
"yes a lot more flavoursome !"
Jul 30
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Lissa's discussion ETHIOPIAN CABBAGE Brassica abyssinica
"cows would not eat it and at the rate it was spreading it would soon become a weed everywhere not just our place ! they dont eat wild turnips either and they are a pest around here "
Jul 30
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Lissa's discussion ETHIOPIAN CABBAGE
"Brassica abyssinicum - we did but got rid of it - w invading the garden and even the paddocks - in just one short year - now we have the green house etc will grow it there where the seeds will not escape ! "
Jul 30
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Lissa's discussion SEED, THE UNTOLD STORY DVD
"we have managed to fit 20 people into media room for viewing of trip DVD if thats any help . "
Jul 28

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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
Location
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. 

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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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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