Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Susan
  • brisbane, qld
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Eastern Suburbs
Share on Facebook
Share

Susan's Friends

  • Becky
  • San
  • Rashmi
  • angela holmes
  • Jan Holley
  • Mark Lewis
  • Mary-Ann Baker
  • Christa
  • Phil
  • Mark Hamilton
  • Mark Braz
  • Dianne Caswell
  • Rob Collings
  • Cathie MacLean
  • Ania

Susan's Discussions

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

 

Susan's Page

Profile Information

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

End of May garden harvest.

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 17:30 5 Comments

Hey everyone, 

Check our my latest garden vlog :May garden harvest

I’m getting better at these video’s but need to work on making sure I’ve got the camera pointed at something interesting 

Finally getting to stay home

Posted on April 4, 2020 at 14:10 5 Comments



Hi all,

well after a crazy couple of weeks, I get to stay home   We were planning to be off to Tangalooma this week for a holiday but obviously those plans got scratched.   Gardening is great therapy though so I’m not complaining.   Still going a bit extra on all my garden plantings and turning every available space into food production.  Last weekend, I…

Continue

The garden is booming!

Posted on March 22, 2020 at 11:30 13 Comments

Hi everyone.  

I’m getting more extreme in the garden at the moment and I think every Tom, dick and Harry is currently doing the same.   I had run out of my trusty rooster booster fertiliser and went to Bunnings to grab some more and thought I’d see if there were any seeds or flower seedlings I fancied.   The answer to that question was a resounding “no!” Lucky for me, my seed stock is nice and robust because there was NOTHING on the shelves.  

I had some roses die out in the…

Continue

Susan's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Sophie commented on Susan's photo
Thumbnail

That time of the year again

"thanks for the growing tips Susan - I'll have to get onto it"
yesterday
Sophie favorited Susan's photo
yesterday
Barbara Tealby commented on Susan's photo
Thumbnail

That time of the year again

"They don't call them 'Redland's Joy', Christa - just 'Joy'. Could be there are issues with using the 'Redlands' part??? Or just another one altogether. They were a nice-tasting berry, but never gave me more…"
Saturday
Christa commented on Susan's video
Thumbnail

Asian salad garden harvest

"Lovely fresh salad for the family, what else is a garden for, well done."
Saturday
Christa commented on Susan's photo
Thumbnail

That time of the year again

"Barbara, If they are Redlands Joy, then they are usually a nice tasting strawberry.  I have tried a few over the years, Alinta, Alpine, Temptation, Amsterdam Roze, Lowanna, RedGauntlet, White pineberry and many more I have forgotten the…"
Saturday
Barbara Tealby commented on Susan's photo
Thumbnail

That time of the year again

"Well, yours certainly look great. I do replant with the runners from the year before, but all I get in the second year are leaves - no berries! I might try again next year, and, like Christa follow your recipe exactly, and see how I go. A bit late…"
Friday
Susan commented on Susan's photo
Thumbnail

That time of the year again

"Hi Barbara, nope these guys are 4 yrs old.  Of course they are not the original plants but the runners.  In summer once they stop producing, I take them off the fence and put in a sheltered position where I tuck the runners back into the…"
Friday
Christa commented on Susan's photo
Thumbnail

That time of the year again

"That strawberry is so tempting to pick Fiona, with more behind it.  Thank you Susan for sharing, I always knew you were a good strawberry grower. I will do exactly that and see if my ruby gems succeed.   I think these ruby gems are…"
Friday
Fiona Ryan favorited Susan's photo
Thursday
Barbara Tealby commented on Susan's video
Thumbnail

Asian salad garden harvest

"Lovely little wombok. Nice to go out and pick dinner like that."
Thursday
Barbara Tealby commented on Susan's photo
Thumbnail

That time of the year again

"Do you get new stock each year, or are you able to keep them going for a few years? I find I have to replace them every year. "
Thursday
Andrew Cumberland favorited Susan's photo
Thursday
Susan commented on Susan's photo
Thumbnail

That time of the year again

"If your interested on how I grow these. wicking pot 1/2 filled with cheap or recycled potting mix and top 1/2 filled with 50:50 mix of coco peat and Searle’s premium potting mix.  Light sprinkle of pelletised organic fertiliser…"
Thursday
Susan posted a photo

That time of the year again

Yum! It’s strawberry time. Only 1 per day at the moment but soon - heaps!
Thursday
Susan posted a video

Asian salad garden harvest

My wombok was ready, so what to do with it?
Thursday
Susan commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"sorry-not sorry - ;)"
Thursday

Susan's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (6 comments)

You need to be a member of Brisbane Local Food to add comments!

Join Brisbane Local Food

At 12:32 on November 7, 2019, angela holmes said…

Hi susan hows things? I wonder how your pink iona grape went? I recall you weren't liking the muscadine so were going to replace it with a pink iona. My muscadine is fruiting for the first time and its on drip irrigation but i fear my kids wont like it.

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
 
 
 

Important note about adding photos:

Always add photos using the "From my computer" option, even if you are on a mobile phone or other device.

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

© 2020   Created by Andrew Cumberland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service