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Mary-Ann Baker
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Mary-Ann Baker's Discussions

questions for a drizzly Sundaay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Jun 12. 3 Replies

1. has anyone grown pitpit and how did you contain it2. anyone else have trouble with banana passionfruit - hundreds of flowers no fruit even hand pollinated no sucess3. anyone grown salisfy and is…Continue

we are back busy and thankful for the rain !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Caswell May 1. 2 Replies

been away for a few weeks - away from internet etc ..so great to read all the posts and discussions , all that great rain and everything has grown too well - took three days to mow and still digging…Continue

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

 

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Latest Activity

Mary-Ann Baker commented on Lissa's event 'VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON'
"what an awesome day we missed again !sounds like everyone rally enjoyed themselves and learn a lot - did anyone ask about growing banana passionfruit - we have got ours to flower I have hand pollinated but the flowers all just drop off and no sign…"
Monday
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Lissa's event 'VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON'
"oh yes Lissa will there be swaptable havw lots of horned melons, pickles, passionfruit green and white chokos and other produce to give away  - looking for yellow jaboticaba , kwai muk, pit pit , kiwiberry  and yellow gramichama cuttings…"
Jun 21
Mary-Ann Baker left a comment for Jason Watson
"welcome to the site - totally agree with what you are trying to do - in 2 years we have become just about self sufficient in fruit and vegies all organic - preserve what we dont eat or give away and find we have a much healthier lifestyle - says she…"
Jun 20
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Lissa's event 'VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON'
"Lissa -had a change of plans - so is it  possible two more for lunch please ?"
Jun 20
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Lissa's event 'VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON'
"for those going on Sunday Cboolture markets are worth a visit - Van Veems and several other tree nurseries have stalls and there are two big stalls devoted to seedlings to buy individually ! at the showgrounds Caboolture 6am til noon ! "
Jun 20
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING and CHEESE TASTING BOTH DAYS with Dianne'
"yes definitely looking at coming for the two days and do have air mattress and covers so please reserve me some floor space ! "
Jun 20
Mary-Ann Baker is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT/FLOW BEE HIVE TALK- FREE at Cathie's Garden

July 23, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY July 23rd 10.00am TO 12.00pmCathie's - GARDEN VISIT/FLOW BEE HIVE TALK- FREECathie has given us a little info about her Garden:My garden is located in Keperra alongside the train line and wraps around my entire house. I have always been passionate about growing food. When I was a kid we had a great vegetable garden and…See More
Jun 18
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Doug Hanning's blog post Whats in the ground at my place.
"yes I am scared to look at the Daleys website ( my wish list is far longer than economics allow but will look now havet had notification that they are in - we have several black ones and were trying to make hedge of them around the duck pen but most…"
Jun 18
Mary-Ann Baker is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - FREE at GayleD's Garden

August 20, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY AUGUST 20th10.00am TO 12.00pmGayleD has given us a little bit of an insight into the major renovations of her gardens:It seems like I have a very different garden since the last BLF visit. What was the swimming pool is now a 50,000L water tank. The lid is slightly raised above the ground and you can walk on it.  That…See More
Jun 18
Mary-Ann Baker replied to GayleD's discussion Garden Shed - Give away
"message sent - would like it if still available please "
Jun 18
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Elaine de Saxe's discussion Edible Pumpkin Seeds
"yum - do love roast pumpkin seeds ! thanks for the info "
Jun 17
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Susan's blog post Start of winter
"what a wonderful garden you have Susan so green and productive we have lots of cucmbers and pumpkins, chokos and  passionfruit at the moment -just finished our last packet of last years bean cop - blanched and frozen and awaiting this years…"
Jun 17
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Doug Hanning's blog post Whats in the ground at my place.
"wow what a great selection of trees and a lot of hard work in keeping everything so neat and tidy - can give you many different type of weeds !  -inspired to get some cocnuts growing ! and  quite envious have had yellow jabotacaba and…"
Jun 17
Mary-Ann Baker is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT/CHRISTMAS PARTY- FREE at Mary-Ann's Garden

December 10, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY December 10th 10.00am TO 12.00pmMary-Ann's - GARDEN VISIT/CHRISTMAS PARTY- FREEMary-Ann has written a little about her garden: some of our members have been to Mary-Ann's garden and all came away in awe of just what Mary-Ann and Colin have been able to achieve in the short time they have lived on their property;There…See More
Jun 17
Lissa replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion questions for a drizzly Sundaay
"I did grow Pitpit (it's back in my blogs - a search brings up info). Growth wasn't rampant but I didn't find there was enough useful edible material once a year from the plant to warrant keeping it. Decapitate (with secateurs) the big…"
Jun 12
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Susan's discussion 11-6-2017 Sophie's Garden Visit in the group Garden Visits
"looks awesome and fun - so sorry we missed another great day ! "
Jun 12

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

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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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