I have been in touch with Veronica Cougan, who runs a Bushfoods farm at Obi Obi near the Sunshine coast. They have a lot of mature Bushfood trees and a nursery. I have been there before and we had a…Continue
Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip6 Italian Fryer Capsicums, halved and deseeded400 g tin of chick peas,drained5 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive OilSalt to taste (1 teaspoon)I Garlic Clove -…Continue
Those of you who have been members for a while will (maybe) remember my fixation with trying to correct the problem of being able counteract the slump that occurs when you grow a fruit tree in a…Continue
Brenda and I would like to prove once and for all that WE grow the best, tastiest tomatoes in Greater Brisbane. So we are proposing to run a blindfold test at the Christmas event at Park Ridge.
Pretenders to the throne will need to bring along their best 1 or 2 varieties, and we will also buy some commercially produced types for testing as well. Those wanting to take part in the tasting, will need to have a friend to assist them. We will sit people down blindfolded at a table and the…Continue
Your weeds could be what I need!!
Do you have Oxalis in your garden beds? You should know this weed, it is the one that sends up large clover like leaves and has pretty pink flowers around at this time of the year. It is almost impossible to get rid of, as when you pull it up it has tiny little bits which break off and these start new plants. I am after the purple Oxalis, also known as Purple Shamrock. I have plenty of the Green leafed type. It is edible, and has a spicy…
Fruit Fly talk by Professor Richard Drew
Fruit flies have spread down to Victoria and now some have been discovered in Auckland.
We used to treat with systemic cover sprays but these are not used very much now and growers now have had to turn to less harmful (to human health) methods. These systemic sprays would be ingested by people eating the sprayed fruit as the insecticide travelled into and through the fruit
Adult Fruit Flies can travel 20 to 90 kilometres to…Continue
Back to the world of the living!
My summer hibernation is now over, the weather is so much kinder, and I am able to get about outside without frying in the horrible hot sun. The jobs to do outside are many and varied but at least I have some enthusiasm back, which enables me to get stuck in.
My cousin's wife in the UK suffers from SAD, (Seasonal Affective Disorder) - which is caused by a lack of sun in the northern hemisphere. Here we get far too much sun, and while I…Continue