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  • Brisbane Eastern Suburbs
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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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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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2019 nearly winter and still doesn't feel like it

Posted on May 25, 2019 at 19:33 1 Comment

Hi everyone, 

I had a wonderful day today out at the farm.  We drove up last night after work (have learnt from experience that there is no point leaving before 6.30 pm) and made it to our block at 8:50pm  Just in time for Fran and I to plonk ourselves down with a glass of wine and our phones to read and unwind after a busy week.  We then had a lovely breaky down at the little servo that really is a jack-of all-trades stop and then spent 3 hrs working on the farm.  We were then back…

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Musings for the future.

Posted on May 5, 2019 at 19:06 8 Comments

Hi all,

I've been thinking for sometime about starting a market stall.  There are often beautiful things for the garden that I have to order online or are only available from America or England with huge shipping costs for one item.  I was hoping to pick your brains for things that would attract you into a market stall if you don't mind?  Anything from products you would like to use in the garden, to seed varieties or plants displayed in a certain way.  I'm envisioning some plants in…

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Andrew Cumberland commented on Susan's blog post I think winter is done?
"Oh and before Dave steals my thunder, welcome to Sprinter! It's the 5th season on the Brisbane gardening calendar. "
Aug 4
Andrew Cumberland commented on Susan's blog post I think winter is done?
"Your patch is looking as wonderful as ever Susan.  Might I request a pic of your paper pot maker?   Now... could I also be so bold as to suggest that you have Red Veined Sorrel, not silverbeet?  LOL. Your pootah was clearly…"
Aug 4
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I think winter is done?

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 August, I started…See More
Aug 4
Susan commented on mon's blog post need help with gardening-I am lerning the QLD way
"Hi Mon, welcome to the site. I would love to help you out with the choko ‘s but I have never managed to grow them successfully. I know Sophie has grown the green ones with great success in her yard.  She is on the site intermittently so…"
Aug 4
Susan replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Pine Rivers Show
"Well done :).  Wish my bloody passion fruits were looking that good this year b"
Aug 4
Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"I Lol Andy.  Do you know that they have not stopped in my garden this”winter”. Fortunately, they are only hitting the trombonccino. bottoms at the moment so I still get the rest of the fruit but they’ll be after my…"
Aug 4
Susan commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT to Susan's Patch in Gympie'
"2 will be plenty thanks Roger - don’t worry Andy, the spot for them is the front corner of my property which is one that is going to be in a semi wild state that no one should walk through.  Also, if someone has pigeon pea seeds that…"
Aug 3
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GARDEN VISIT to Susan's Patch in Gympie at Address will be sent closer event

September 21, 2019 to September 22, 2019
Dates and Address to be confirmed soonThe 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 profileSusan will write up a description of her property , this will be entered well before the day. ------------A few of us plan to book into a Hotel for the week-end in the area once we have the dates.I will update with more plans on this event once we finalise does, it will be during the Sept School…See More
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Susan favorited Dave Riley's discussion Peanuts planting and eating thereof
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Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"Hi Elaine, I have done all that already.  I was a scientist for 10 years so am quite good at research :) The difficulty is that there is no place listed as selling and only a phone number.  I have tried it once and did not get a reply to…"
Aug 2
Susan commented on Roger Clark's blog post A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show
"If anyone can source the fruition traps , I would love to know where you get it.  I heard a podcast about them 2 years ago and try as I might could not find a way to source them"
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Self sufficient in the city?

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Susan commented on Dave Riley's blog post I UPPED MY SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS
"Lol Cres- that made me burst out laughing.    I am a sook when it comes to chilli.  It may have come from as a youngster, one of my brothers forced a birds eye chilli into my mouth.  Joke was on him though.  Mum gave me a…"
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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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