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Scarlett replied to Scarlett's discussion Wicking beds of awesomeness
"Hi everyone If you're interested, I wrote a book about a future permaculture world - it's suitable for anyone from 11 years up Preview is here:…"
Nov 17
Andrew Cumberland replied to Scarlett's discussion Wicking beds of awesomeness
"By Thursday, I was also getting some problems.  It should be fixed now. "
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Andrew Cumberland replied to Scarlett's discussion Wicking beds of awesomeness
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Christa replied to Scarlett's discussion Wicking beds of awesomeness
"Site is playing up for me, can't open any pictures on Scarlett's wicking bed notes.  Also no banner or normal heading on site. Anyone else with this problem."
Oct 24
Andrew Cumberland replied to Scarlett's discussion Wicking beds of awesomeness
"They look fantastic. Very productive too.  What a lovely cottage as well. This is the first reasonable rain we've had in a long time. "
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Scarlett's blog post Weevils - junior/ young adult near future fiction
"A lot of members were deleted 2 years ago to keep numbers and costs down. "
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Scarlett commented on Scarlett's blog post Weevils - junior/ young adult near future fiction
"Dave it looks like almost 1000, although that's no indication of whether they're active. There's a total if you click on the members section."
Oct 24
Scarlett commented on Scarlett's blog post Weevils - junior/ young adult near future fiction
"Hi Christa - yes, I'm still gardening, although I'm in Victoria now, and currently reduced to a few pots in a rental :( I put up a blog post yesterday with the wicking beds i built at my last place if you want to check out what I've…"
Oct 24
Christa commented on Scarlett's blog post Weevils - junior/ young adult near future fiction
"Hi Scarlett, Are you still gardening, you gave us some great gardening hints in the past. Monsanto is a dirty word to me. It must be one of those companies taking over the world in the book.  Good luck."
Oct 24
Dave Riley commented on Scarlett's blog post Weevils - junior/ young adult near future fiction
"Re: 'puttering along'. Maybe, Andrew, you could share with Scarlett (& me + whoever) the number of current members of BLF?"
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Wicking beds of awesomeness

Hi again.I thought I should share my good success with a DIY wicking bed design. I bought spotted gum (durable), galvanised fencing/ retaining wall stakes, extra thick builder's plastic, compost, sulfur to correct the very alkaline compost (boo), builder's sand, PVC pipes, joiners and caps, some wooden battens, things to screw/ staple/ nail it all together. The recipe is as follows:Dig out below ground level 30cm. Level the hole bottom.Level the chosen spillway side edge at ground level.Drive…See More
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Scarlett commented on Scarlett's blog post Weevils - junior/ young adult near future fiction
"Awesome - good on you! So happy it's still going after all these years - 12 now! Amazing. Yay."
Oct 23
Andrew Cumberland commented on Scarlett's blog post Weevils - junior/ young adult near future fiction
"That's fantastic news Scarlett.  Good for you!  We are still puttering along here. "
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Scarlett commented on Scarlett's blog post Weevils - junior/ young adult near future fiction
"NB it's a short-ish read at about 35,000 words and costs $4.24 to download. I'd be thrilled to receive reviews (warts and all), that's how your book gets more reads in the algorithm.  And for your info, the 'baddy' in…"
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Weevils - junior/ young adult near future fiction

Hi folks! Long time no visit for me! (I started this site up many moons ago).I'm still living in country Victoria - hence the absence.I've dropped by because I've written a book which I thought might interest the people on here.It's a junior/ young adult fiction near future science fiction adventure story.It's set in a world with 3 degrees of warming, where fossil fuels are no longer available, and 7 corporations have basically taken over the world (because they have all the power). It's set in…See More
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Weevils - junior/ young adult near future fiction

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 13:31 8 Comments

Hi folks! Long time no visit for me! (I started this site up many moons ago).

I'm still living in country Victoria - hence the absence.

I've dropped by because I've written a book which I thought might interest the people on here.

It's a junior/ young adult fiction near future science fiction adventure story.

It's set in a world with 3 degrees of warming, where fossil fuels are no longer available, and 7 corporations have basically taken…

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My Victorian garden

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 13:00 5 Comments

It's easy enough to buy expensive things and follow the directions and get beautiful (although often not very tasty or resilient) plants. Growing amazingly healthy plants using natural processes and products to be found in your own backyard (or front yard as the case may be) is much harder - but it is possible. It's a question of harnessing and powerboosting natural processes. Brilliant soil, teaming with microbes and organic material, is the real holy grail I think.

My garden's…

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Lots of baking, some espalier, and a new vegie garden on the way

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 12:34 6 Comments

It's official. I can't live happily without a vegie garden. So I'm putting one in. Here is the 'before' shot of the extremely annoying patch of grass in the front yard which kept growing across the gravel and creating a lot of work. 

 

I'm…

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Making your own yoghurt

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 11:16 12 Comments

Equipment:

(note you don't have to have the Easiyo containers, see recipe below).

 

NB in Brisbane I recommend Barambah Organic Full Cream Milk, or Food Connect Herd Share milk. Because I'm in Victoria now I'm buying beautiful grass fed milk produced locally in the Western District where we live. You will also need a kettle. One this size (about 1.7…

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On the sourdough journey

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 12:30 13 Comments

WEDNESDAY 25th MAY
I checked The starter that I dug out about one week later - a nasty shade of blackish grey, and smelled a bit mouldy. I chucked it. Will have to make a new one. I think Elaine found the reason - I had used boiled kettle water because I ran out of bottled water. I've bought some distilled water until I replace my filter machine.
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FRIDAY 13th MAY
Black mould…
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At 7:03 on May 8, 2013, Christine Cox said…

Thankyou Scarlett Cheers Christine

At 6:08 on April 4, 2013, Lissa said…

I must admit my first reaction was...what the! isn't that my pic? why has that person used my pic?? But then I realised what was going on lol. Happy for them to be "famous" :D

I had a similar, now funny, experience lately. One of the online garden sites is looking for pics for a calendar and I clean forgot I had sent some in. I followed their link to their FB page and there were my pics! I actually posted a comment saying "why are my pics here?" before remembering and deleting almost immediately. Unfortunately, they still ended up with the comment and sent me a testy little email asking if I wanted them removed lol.

At 12:33 on January 22, 2013, Pollyanna said…
I don't know how much longer we will get sufficient chill for any but bred-for-the-tropics stone fruit. Even my cassava and baby Saba nut wereleafless for only about 8 weeks this winter. The nights do not seem to be as cold, winter or summer as they were 30 years ago.
At 14:55 on January 21, 2013, Pollyanna said…
Thanks Scarlett! I've ended up at this site on several occasions when googling one thing or another. When it happened again last week thought it must be time to join. As warm as the last few Toowoomba winters have been, it 'almost' feels like I'm in Brisbane anyway.
At 8:44 on January 11, 2013, Rob Walter said…

Thanks Scarlett. The site was recommended by someone I met on another forum. I went to her place to pick up some raspberry runners and I got a free tour of the garden, some extra things and the web address for this site. Her name is Lissa, but I'm not sure of her online name.

At 14:36 on December 5, 2012, Liz Pardede said…
Thank you Scarlett, for your welcome. I am a novice at growing my own food but enjoying the journey. I look forward to learning from you all.
At 20:16 on November 14, 2012, Andrew Cumberland said…

Cheers for that Scarlett.  Great site. 

At 23:42 on October 20, 2012, Rell Oliver-Braddock said…

thanks for your welcome Scarlett.  I am looking forward to learning and sharing here.

At 4:28 on August 28, 2012, Lissa said…

That would be an excellent idea Scarlett. There would be a lot of people interested in having one I'm thinking. 

If you just get a heap made with Brisbane Local Food and don't worry about personal names then anyone could use them.

At 6:06 on August 26, 2012, Lissa said…

I'm thinking not everyone will have the ability to print let alone in colour (logo).

Not everyone owns any ribbon - I know I don't - not worth a trip to the shop just for a bit of ribbon in the right colour.

Most folk own a name tag I'm thinking - I'll ask them to wear one.

And ask them to all post a recent pic of themselves so we can recognise each other visually.

Do you want to think about getting some "official" name tags made available for a small price? Won't be in time for this event but could be useful in the future. Your site is pretty popular and famous now :)

 
 
 

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