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Susan Cook
  • Delaney's Creek, Queensland
  • Australia
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Make your own Self-watering planter box at Spurtopia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Cook Apr 7, 2014. 4 Replies

Thank you to Roman, Jana and Lada for your hospitality and for a fun day learning how to make self- watering planter boxes.  Roman gave lots of wonderful advice and this information will save hours…Continue

Hugelkultur: composting whole trees with ease

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Mar 9, 2014. 7 Replies

Saw this idea on permaculturenews.org     We didn't have whole trees, but do have a lot of branches which are too big for the mulcher, so put these to use.  It took less than half hour to build this…Continue

 

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My husband and I live on a 2 acre block with lots of edible plants - not often successful, due to work commitments, but we love gardening when we get spare time.

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enjoying gardening

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 14:19 5 Comments

I haven't been able to attend recent garden visits either due to work or clashing with something else, but I still love growing edibles.  The recent rain was wonderful - currently we are picking jaboticabas, yellow strawberry guava (tiny edible pips); acerola cherry, rosellas (we love them stewed), passionfruits,  the odd dragon fruit, vatious sapotes plus some scant vegies - pumpkin; cherry tomatoes, gourds, cucumber, snake beans and kale.  It was our best pineapple year - 20.  We are…

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Time to enjoy the edibles

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 14:12 6 Comments

With a day off work, it was a chance to harvest and cook some of our own produce.  Lunch started with pumpkin soup, followed by sweet potato, tatsoi and spring onion frittata, served with cassava chips and salad (tomato, cucumber, capsicum, leafy greens).  Then to finish - platter of yellow dragon fruit, passionfruit, raspberries and carombola.  It was such a good feeling to be self sufficient even if only for lunch! Similar again for dinner sounds good.

Jaboticaba thriving despite neglect

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 13:29 11 Comments

We've already picked heaps and still lots left. I read it freezes well and makes good jam/jelly or juice. Its in an area that does not get a lot of love, yet survived the dry summer! The raised vegie gardens (modified hugelkulture) are going well - 6 weeks and so far harvesting radish/beans/lettuce and spinach leaves, plus found some bonus seedlings compliments of the…

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At 9:49 on January 12, 2014, Lissa said…

Welcome to Brisbane Local Food Susan :)

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