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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

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The garden come spring

Posted on September 26, 2021 at 16:00 2 Comments

Well spring has surely sprung but I’m still waiting on consistently nice weather before I count my chickens. I have been trying to get all my irrigation updated and ready for summer when there is just no way I’ll get enough time to make sure the watering gets done.  I bought shrubblers from Bunnings and they allow you to adjust the flow rate or even turn them off which is great for my multi Vegie garden bed set up.  I have 3 per bed at the moment…

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End of August 2021

Posted on August 29, 2021 at 19:00 7 Comments

Today was a very good day despite being hungover and feeling the excesses of the previous night. I went to Valeries garden visit and it was wonderful to see everyone again - I have missed the visits. I then came home, had a nap and then played in the garden in the warm afternoon.



Spring has well and truly sprung in my yard. I’m already harvesting…

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Lockdown in the garden

Posted on August 2, 2021 at 22:30 10 Comments





Hey All, 

I just couldn’t face the chaos that work would have been today so I took a mental health day…

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April - the month that can't agree on what season it is.

Posted on April 11, 2021 at 19:00 7 Comments

Hi Guys, 

Well what a month: torrential rain with 34 degree days -> aka "summer" vs 19 degree days and really cool -> Aka Autumn/Winter.   I know this is pretty much par for the course in April but seriously!! Where did these last few days of heat come from?

I have had a very busy time up at the farm.  We went up over easter and lucky we did as it was raining and we realised the van was leaking!  So I came back home for two days and was up there again Tuesday…

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Christa commented on Susan's blog post End of August 2021
"Gee Whiz Susan, if Angela hadn't commented on your August blog, I would not have seen it.  You always manage to do well with your strawberry crop up high on the fence.  I am interested in your yellow pieces of place with all the bugs…"
Oct 16
angela holmes commented on Susan's blog post End of August 2021
"Hi susan. Your garden is amazing. I am particulaly envious of your strawberries. I dont know how you put them on a fence and not have them thieved......anything i put near the fence gets eaten (possums i think). How are you enjoying your grapes? As…"
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Dianne Caswell commented on Susan's blog post The garden come spring
"Looking Wonderful as usual Susan, yes I am jealous too especially because you guys near the coast get more rain. We did have a little rain last night 3mm, enough to wet the leaves. I am sure you will make us all envious with your next report on your…"
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Susan's blog post The garden come spring
"You always manage to spur me on Susan.  I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing in case jealousy is getting the better of me.  Great job.  The good thing about BLF is we get two "Game of Thrones"…"
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The garden come spring

Well spring has surely sprung but I’m still waiting on consistently nice weather before I count my chickens. I have been trying to get all my irrigation updated and ready for summer when there is just no way I’ll get enough time to make sure the watering gets done.  I bought shrubblers from Bunnings and they allow you to adjust the flow rate or even turn them off which is great for my multi Vegie garden bed set up.  I have 3 per bed at the moment…See More
Sep 26
Susan commented on Dave Riley's blog post Taking the milkcrate garden to another level by adding pots. Using cardboard boxes to grow seedlings.
"Good tip for the sea celery.  I did wonder if it was a good substitute for other celery as mine gets bad aphids as soon as it heats up. "
Sep 23
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Chicken food

"have you ever tried BT?  it works and is organic"
Sep 8
Susan commented on Susan's blog post End of August 2021
"Thanks everyone. Valerie, they are from diggers Can’t remember the name but you buy them in a pack"
Aug 31
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20 litre pressure canner thread

"Hey Sid, I don’t pressure can but I do water bath canning so I preserve a lot of fruit and my tomatoes. I do mango, mulberries, peaches and tomatoes and lots of jams and chutneys and relish. I have used the ball book as well as the fowlers…"
Aug 31
Sophie commented on Susan's blog post End of August 2021
"amazing ! well done. looking glorious"
Aug 30

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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
 
 
 

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