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Fiona Presly's Friendship with a Bumble Bee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Collings Apr 18, 2018. 6 Replies

I'm not a facebookie, however this link seems to draw the beautiful story well. There are plenty of other versions on youtube taken from the same written article.Oh, and her name is Fiona, not woman!…Continue

Tags: bee, bumble, Presly, Fiona

Fiona and her bumble bee friend

Started Apr 17, 2018 0 Replies

I'm not a facebookie, however this one seems to draw the beautiful story well. There are plenty of other versions on youtube taken from the same written article.Oh, and her name is Fiona, not woman!…Continue

Pineapple Seeds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Collings Apr 9, 2017. 15 Replies

When cutting open a recent store bought pineapple, I noticed some seeds.The seeds were…Continue

Tags: seedlings

Mystery Bean

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Feb 14, 2017. 5 Replies

This bean is a mystery to me at the moment. I've looked through the seeds I have, for names that should give this one away, however I cannot seem to find it.…Continue

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Rob Collings replied to Rob Collings's discussion Missed out on all that Anthocyanin in the Queen Garnet Plums?, then try some Australian natives in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Hi all, hope you are well, here are some exciting new findings relating to this subject, released in May 2019. Davidsonia pruriens reduces symptoms in rats with diet-induced metabolic syndrome"
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Christa replied to Rob Collings's discussion Missed out on all that Anthocyanin in the Queen Garnet Plums?, then try some Australian natives in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Thanks for letting us in on that observation. That is indeed noteworthy.  If it is not a result of the flu or other ailment that it looks like the DP or wasabi is a very healthy food.  Looking forward to your followup and progress.…"
Sep 8, 2017
Dianne Caswell replied to Rob Collings's discussion Missed out on all that Anthocyanin in the Queen Garnet Plums?, then try some Australian natives in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"You certainly haven't wasted your time. Thanks for the update Rob, it's great to hear from you. Congratulations on the weight loss, but do make sure you have that check up. As I don't have a Davidson Plum I think I will make sure to…"
Sep 8, 2017
Rob Collings replied to Rob Collings's discussion Missed out on all that Anthocyanin in the Queen Garnet Plums?, then try some Australian natives in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"I am writing this update, purely with hindsight over the past six weeks. The following is just an observation, not a call at all. Over the past 6 weeks, my weight has changed from 116kg to 96kg. Foods, which I have eaten over the past six weeks in…"
Sep 8, 2017
Rob Collings replied to Rob Collings's discussion Surprising types of Ocean Farming
"I have added the Catalyst, Tim Flannery, Seaweed special to the links above."
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"Biogas is methane now they are telling everyone that landfills create methane  and that is bad but composting is carbon neutral because the plants absorb the  co2  out of the atmosphere  now we have the government through the…"
May 21, 2017

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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Millen Farm
I am interested in:
All things that grow




My website is:
https://gourmettogrow.blogspot.com/
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Allotment Gardening

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 17:30 11 Comments

Attached are some pages from an old gardening book Tash found for me.

I'll add the printed date tomorrow, if you'd like to, click on each picture and have a read (especially about bacteria in soil and nitrogen cycle, starts on page 29) and take a guess when it was written.…

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Wicking Reservoir-Pipe Experiment

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 21:00 3 Comments

I'm expanding my front veggie garden at the moment, and decided to add some form of water savings to a section of the expansion in case I have another dry spring and summer like last year.

This is based on (and is) an open wicking bed (within the area of the garden around where its being laid). Rather than the water being in an open trough, its will be in pipe,…

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At 19:23 on March 22, 2017, Melissa said…
Thanks! I have to plum plants in my garden. They are babes though. I have a bush flood gatden at work as a teaching resource but my garden at home is in its infancy. The plants are loving the rain though.
At 6:09 on February 14, 2017, Oliver Stratton said…

Thanks Rob.

At 20:09 on February 13, 2017, Oliver Stratton said…

Thanks for the welcome Rob.  I came across your Brisbane Local Food   site today looking for a source of Centella asiatica..  I feel lucky to have found such an interesting local group and look forward to being a member.

At 14:58 on January 11, 2017, Meegan Hardaker said…

Thanks for the welcome, Rob. Such a great site, very  glad to be here!

At 18:02 on December 16, 2016, Rhondda Pearson said…
Thanks Rob for your warm welcome.
At 17:10 on November 18, 2016, Simon Calcinai said…

Thanks for the welcome, Rob. I will be out of town for a few weeks, but look forward to utilising the site once I return and start gardening! 

At 22:20 on October 20, 2016, Terry Layman said…

No Gold here, except in new research.

At 19:52 on September 21, 2016, Drew O'Brien said…

Thanks Rob

At 22:43 on September 9, 2016, Dion Salmon said…
Thanks Rob looking forward to learning a lot about gardens cheers Dion
At 10:40 on August 1, 2016, jennifer baldwin said…

Thanks Rob i am sure i am going to enjoy, believe me i let myself get so mixed up re problems in the garden, found a post by Lissa on gardening remedies and suggestions so interesting. Jen.

 
 
 

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