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Coriander/Ginger/Chillies/Sweet potatoes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Jul 6, 2018. 6 Replies

Hi folks, So today, I was looking at my overflowing coriander pot and felt so guilty about hardly using it.  Keep in mind that I have another pot started with seeds as I turn these over every 6-8…Continue

Tags: Chilli, potato, Sweet, Ginger, Coriander

Lemon Curd Tea Cake

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland May 31, 2018. 9 Replies

This was the recipe I used today for the lemon curd tea cake that everyone enjoyed.Cake mixture300 grams Self Raising Flour120 grams Butter150 grams sugar2 eggLemon curd120 grams lemon juice120 grams…Continue

Tags: Lemons

Banana Flour - Who Knew?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Mar 30, 2018. 12 Replies

So, I have a problem at the moment.  I have just worked through one bunch of 90 banana's-> banana muffins, banana smoothies, banana bread, frozen banana, dried banana and give aways.  You name it,…Continue

Chestnuts for Subtropics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Mar 20, 2018. 10 Replies

Look what I got in my inbox!Dear Susan, You made an enquiry with us quite a while ago now. Sorry for taking so long to get this ready for you. We now have 8 of the Chestnut - Winchester available.…Continue

 

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About me:
I am a country girl, turned city girl, dreaming of going back to being a country girl but still living in suburbia. :) "What does that all mean?", you ask. Well basically, I love my garden, my chickens, my bees and would love some more land to play on but really don't think I could cut it away from the city anymore. With that in mind, my little block of land is slowly being turned into an edible oasis - somewhere I can retreat from the outside world, commune with nature and get that awesome satisfaction of picking my own dinner from the garden.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I'm a school teacher and I run the school's garden as afternoon tutorial for senior students. Don't have many kids but have a core little group who have loved planting and harvesting their little patches.
I am interested in:
vegetable gardening, bee keeping, preserves.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
None/Unsure
What I am looking for:
Events, None/Unsure
Location
Brisbane Eastern Suburbs

Susan's Blog

September glory

Posted on September 29, 2019 at 20:02 5 Comments

Hi everyone.

My garden is really coming into it's own at the moment despite the lack of water.  All my washing machine water is going on the garden and I refuse to not water my food crops when needed.  I have tried to reduce my reliance on pesticides etc and have been hoping that nature can do its thing.  I planted a bug and butterfly mix by green harvest and have massive queen anne's lace, borage and another pretty flower that I have no clue about.  I am seeing more…

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2019 End of Winter

Posted on August 25, 2019 at 19:25 3 Comments

Hi guys, 

Well busy, busy days.  Starting to slowly transition the garden to more summer crops.  But when you are harvesting this (200g beans, 200g snow peas, 2kg tomatoes, 1.5 kg broccoli, 200 g strawberries, 250 g Zucchini,  handful of baby carrots  cause I always over plant, Pak choi, lettuce and silverbeet whenever I want it) it's hard to pull anything else out to make room as everything is still so productive. …

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I think winter is done?

Posted on August 4, 2019 at 20:00 2 Comments

Wow, how warm was today?  This winter has barely seen me slow down.  I hate the cold - coming from subtropical north queensland I would always dream of when the days turned warmer.  There was about 2 weeks of "cold" and since then, the weather has mostly been gorgeous.  Unfortunately, that means those feral fruit fly haven't stopped in my yard.  They are only attacking the trombonccino at the moment so that's ok - I just snap of the bottom and the rest is fine to use. 

Being…

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2019 winter garden - supposedly :)

Posted on June 16, 2019 at 17:08 3 Comments

Hi Folks, 

I have been busy pottering around in my garden and am starting to finally see some harvests and a decrease in my weekly veggie shop.  Today at the markets, my bill came to $25 - this is down from between $40 to 50 weekly when nothing is coming out (brief period at end of summer when that horrible dry spell was upon us).  It was funny, I was listening to a podcast today ABC Adelaides gardening talkback and the topic was "Is it profitable to grow your own fruit and veggies." …

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Susan replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion GARDEN VISIT TO SUSAN'S PATCH NEAR GYMPIE SEPT 21ST TO SEPT 22ND 2019 in the group Garden Visits
"Hi Everyone. Thanks for that awesome report Dianne. I planted out all my goodies that weekend including the rosella’s and Rogers “seedling” bunya nut pines (they were massive!) Sophie, I have since found out that my…"
Tuesday
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Leeks and pumpkins for dinner

"Hilarious!! But at least you can grow pumpkins! That puts you 2 up on my tally which so far is a grand total of zero :)"
Tuesday
Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"Do they have to be named varieties? I’ve saved random seed over the year and regrow certain types but no name that I know. Loving the friendly competition going on."
Tuesday
Valerie commented on Susan's blog post September glory
"That looks great."
Oct 1
Andrew Cumberland commented on Susan's blog post September glory
"Looks great Susan.  Mine's a bit all of the place - some are doing well and others suffering in the dry.  "
Oct 1
Susan commented on Susan's blog post September glory
"Christa, you will get back to it when you can and the garden will still be waiting for you.  I am not doing this without the help of town water by the way - no way am I not going to water my food production crops.  Having said that, the…"
Oct 1
Sophie commented on Susan's blog post September glory
"EPIC!! good stuff :)"
Sep 30
Christa commented on Susan's blog post September glory
"Wow, Susan, you are an inspiration to us all. September glory indeed, your garden is holding out well.  So much food now and in the future.  I hope others are having the same goodness from their garden. Those blueberries look very…"
Sep 29
Dave Riley favorited Susan's blog post September glory
Sep 29
Susan posted a blog post

September glory

Hi everyone.My garden is really coming into it's own at the moment despite the lack of water.  All my washing machine water is going on the garden and I refuse to not water my food crops when needed.  I have tried to reduce my reliance on pesticides etc and have been hoping that nature can do its thing.  I planted a bug and butterfly mix by green harvest and have massive queen anne's lace, borage and another pretty flower that I have no clue about.  I am seeing more beneficials - dragonflies,…See More
Sep 29
Susan commented on Andrew Cumberland's photo
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Grapes are on in the north side

"I'm so excited for you Andy.  I also have grapes - my first bunch on my Carolina Black (or it could be the Isabella).  Can't wait to try them ."
Sep 25
Susan commented on Sid Saghe's photo
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Mystery Brassica?

"I've had white flowers on Kaileen express - a chinese type of broccoli."
Sep 25
Susan commented on Dave Riley's blog post Radish Man
"Am I missing something?  - I don't like radish.  Never have.  I grow them every now and again, convinced that I am missing out on something wonderful (and you don't help with that Dave) but every time -…"
Sep 25
Susan commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT to Susan's Patch in Gympie'
"Sounds like a great plan.  I'll be in for dinner at Theebine :)  And breaky will be lovely around the fire in the morning."
Sep 18
Susan is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT at Address will be sent closer event

October 27, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY Sunday 27th October 10.00am TO 12.00pmThe address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profileRoger will write up a description of his garden , this will be entered before the day.Children welcome but must be…See More
Sep 15
Andrew Cumberland commented on Susan's blog post 2019 End of Winter
"I did well with the Asian greens this way.  I've done Madagascars the same way, and pumpkins.  I just need to relax and trust the method.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_FAm5zuJd8"
Aug 25

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At 21:38 on October 17, 2016, angela holmes said…
Hi Susan. Sounds like your GV went well? It's certainly an oasis you have there. On my way home on Saturday I thought what a great way to have your strawberries, and I want to do the same thing. Keeps them off the ground, extra water from the waterwell pots, and you can move them around. Best of all it's so easy to set up and by using the fence space I can free up an entire garden bed! What size troughs did you use (450mm, 600mm, 700mm)? How many plants per pot? But mainly I am interested in those racks you use to hang them - do you remember what they were called, what brand, where did you get them?
At 16:50 on September 14, 2016, Jan Holley said…

I plan to be at the GV in Dayboro, if you are going. I'll be sure to bring some.

At 19:43 on September 12, 2014, Elaine de Saxe said…

Thanks for the info, Susan. There's programmes alright, too darned many of them. Tried several, none keep the 300dpi the pictures are at.

The programme you used is not available to me on the Mac but I do have others already that I can make up something to use as a template. I was hoping to save myself the hassle ;-)

At 9:01 on July 16, 2010, Daniel said…
Hi Susan! Welcome aboard. I look forward to hearing more about your garden, especially the edging, since I'm doing the same thing right now! :-)

Daniel.
At 8:41 on July 14, 2010, Scarlett said…
welcome Susan :)
SJP
 
 
 

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