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Florence favorited Scarlett's photo
Nov 1, 2014
Rob Walter commented on Scarlett's photo

(Vic) hawthorn berries for jelly

"Heaps of the Indian Hawthorn (assuming my identification is correct) at UQ. They've just finished flowering, so maybe go there in a couple of months and grab them if you find out that they are useful after all."
Oct 26, 2014
Elaine coolowl commented on Scarlett's photo

(Vic) hawthorn berries for jelly

"No idea about edibility or palatability either. Medicinal properties would be different … perhaps looking into the plants in some detail might help, I don't have any first-hand knowledge one way or t'other."
Oct 24, 2014
Rob Walter commented on Scarlett's photo

(Vic) hawthorn berries for jelly

"Hah! To think that the plant I've been calling "not blueberries" all this time is actually edible. Although it's not even in the same genus as proper hawthorn."
Oct 24, 2014
Florence commented on Scarlett's photo

(Vic) hawthorn berries for jelly

"Yes, I see the Indian Hawthorn a lot when they're in flowers either in older suburbs, or in nursery.  I have actually saw one called Apple Hawthorn which looked like Indian Hawthorn but with a lovely apple fragrance at Big W once few years…"
Oct 23, 2014
Elaine coolowl commented on Scarlett's photo

(Vic) hawthorn berries for jelly

"Florence there is an Indian Hawthorn which grows well in Brisbane. Sheds its fruit (or Haws as Scarlett reminds us) all over footpaths probably more in older suburbs. We even have a suburb Hawthorn (with or without 'e') not aware of what…"
Oct 23, 2014
Florence commented on Scarlett's photo

(Vic) hawthorn berries for jelly

"Cool~ Can I grow them in Brisbane?  I bought these as supplement tablets for my home hoping it would help her with her hypertension..."
Oct 23, 2014
Serge favorited Scarlett's photo
Apr 15, 2014
Serge commented on Scarlett's photo

(Vic) hawthorn berries for jelly

"Hi Scarlett, do you think you can post some to me in Sydney please? I will be more than happy to pay as ive been looking for them for ages"
Apr 15, 2014
Farina Murray favorited Scarlett's photo
Mar 15, 2014
Glenn Wright commented on Scarlett's blog post Making your own yoghurt
"Is it possible to make other fermented foods in the Easiyo?"
Mar 1, 2014
Ania favorited Scarlett's photo
Dec 7, 2013
Lissa replied to Scarlett's discussion Fruit Tree Outlets
"Thanks Michael. If you have a look at the Home page you'll see Elaine has started a group for this topic. Any experiences you have with buying fruit trees and seed can be shared there now."
Nov 17, 2013
Michael Hoff replied to Scarlett's discussion Fruit Tree Outlets
"I have purchased most of my trees from Daley's. I have had them delivered, always excellent packaging and speedy delivery. I have also been to the nursery to buy plants. They are great to deal with face to face and are ready to offer all the…"
Nov 14, 2013
Elaine coolowl replied to Scarlett's discussion GM crops promote superweeds, food insecurity and pesticides, say NGOs
"And worse, kill or render ineffective, the soil microbes. The very microbes which are vital to the plant's ability to take up and utilise the nutrients in the soil. Making the soil virtually dead and just used (post World Ward II) as a sterile…"
Oct 21, 2013
Elaine coolowl favorited Scarlett's discussion GM crops promote superweeds, food insecurity and pesticides, say NGOs
Oct 21, 2013
Lissa replied to Scarlett's discussion GM crops promote superweeds, food insecurity and pesticides, say NGOs
"More from America (Organic Connections) on GMO's: GMO Labeling Won’t Increase Food Prices, Here’s Why Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services17 Guest article by Michael…"
Oct 21, 2013
Farina Murray replied to Scarlett's discussion Water
"Wow! That really makes you think."
Aug 14, 2013
Farina Murray favorited Scarlett's discussion Water
Aug 14, 2013
Lissa replied to Scarlett's discussion As Cost of Importing Food Soars, Jamaica Turns to the Earth: New York Time article
"Wonderful stuff. This is what we need happening everywhere. People just need some encouragement, practical training and information to achieve it. "
Aug 10, 2013

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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…


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

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 12:34 7 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. 



Making your own yoghurt

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 11:16 18 Comments


(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…


On the sourdough journey

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 12:30 18 Comments

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.
Black mould…

Temperate Autumn

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 14:00 8 Comments

As you may be aware, I moved to country Victoria last December.

I'm still keeping up Brisbane Local Food because so many people are using it, and I'm proud of it, and I enjoy it, and I think it's helping the world which makes me feel good. 

I apologise, though, for now being out of touch with the weather and what's going on for people in Brisbane, and having only an…


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At 18:30 on August 9, 2013, scott said…

Thank you Scarlett, I just read your welcome msg from 2011.  I joined up but forgot about the site until now.

At 22:22 on June 3, 2013, Louis Luthor said…
Have a great day.
At 15:53 on May 14, 2013, Sonia said…
Thank you. Sorry for the late reply
At 7:03 on May 8, 2013, Christine Cox said…

Thankyou Scarlett Cheers Christine

At 10:18 on April 29, 2013, RUSSELL BEITZ said…

Thanks Scarlett, great to be onboard

Cheers Russell

At 16:54 on April 26, 2013, Margaret Heather Black said…

Hi Scarlett,  sorry to read that you are 'leaving' in June.  As a new member I can only say that I was impressed by this site and I guess this is your 'baby', so well done!

Regards Margaret

At 20:27 on April 21, 2013, Claudia said…

Thank you for the warm welcome! :)

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 6:37 on April 3, 2013, Pamela Johnson said…
Thank you. And Hello :)
At 6:58 on March 12, 2013, chlohai tran said…

Thank you! What a great on line community you have here : )


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