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Peruvian apples

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker 7 hours ago. 7 Replies

anyone grow Peruvian apples - yummy and we have a couple of cuttings so want advice on best place to plant , support etc especially in this wind ! will be able to share etc next year hopefully if…Continue

trial hard wood cutting in ziploc bags

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker on Wednesday. 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 Christa 11 hours ago. 8 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

 

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Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion Peruvian apples
"when w lived in Tucson AZ we had cactus plants and some locals mad us cactus jam - was really tasty ! "
7 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dave Riley's photo
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Squashes I have Known Recently

"Dave - are these fruits you have just picked? cant wait til I can plant all th different types of aquash, zucchinis, gourds and pumpkins in a few weeks "
7 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion Peruvian apples
"and that Mary-Ann is what I love about this site!  "
8 hours ago
Christa replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion Peruvian apples
"Actually had a look up the back in the cactus garden, and I believe I may have a couple of plants. I purchased them unlabeled. I was interested in edible cactus fruit and also managed to buy another strange fruiting cactus, the name escapes me right…"
8 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion Peruvian apples
"tastes very like a crisp dragon fruit ! they are really  yummy and apparently easy to grow ! hope these ones grow like the dragon fruit cause then we can share lots of pieces soon !"
8 hours ago
Lissa replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion Peruvian apples
"DALEYS APPLE CACTUS Never heard of this one before."
9 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland favorited Mary-Ann Baker's discussion Peruvian apples
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Andrew Cumberland replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion Peruvian apples
"Well this proved to interesting.  I assumed you meant Yacon (Peruvian ground apple) but not at all.  Reminds me of a dragon fruit in many ways.  "
9 hours ago
Christa replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion fig cuttings in ziploc bags
"Keep my fingers crossed, I have just potted up some of my fig cutting. Will be disappointed if they die. "
11 hours ago
Elaine de Saxe favorited Mary-Ann Baker's discussion Peruvian apples
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Christa replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion Peruvian apples
"Have not grown it Mary[Ann, but tasted the fruit and it was yummy. When we went to Daley's visit, they had a large one growing near a rear shed and let us taste the fruit.  The plant was huge, and don't know how long to wait for…"
14 hours ago
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Peruvian apples

anyone grow Peruvian apples - yummy and we have a couple of cuttings so want advice on best place to plant , support etc especially in this wind ! will be able to share etc next year hopefully if these are successful ! See More
15 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT with a Discussion 'how to turn your swimming pool into a water tank' - FREE'
"Gayle if the gate is still available tomorrow and it fit in the back of the Xtrail we will take it - have a project for it but its not urgent if someone else can use it they can take it ! yes the wind is bad here too - lost a lot of pot plants -…"
15 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion fig cuttings in ziploc bags
"awesome - hadnt thought of pomegranites and definitely when there are no blueberries on will do blueberry - want a whole hedge of them ! "
15 hours ago
Roger Clark replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion fig cuttings in ziploc bags
"I pot up a few figs and pomegranate at about this time each year. Last year I also was successful with a blue berry. I take cuttings of about 150 mm in length from the tips of branches. I dip or smear the ends with honey for however far into the…"
17 hours ago
Mary-Ann Baker posted a status
"anyone coming on Sunday have any tumeric or ganangal available for growing"
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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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