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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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Susan Cook commented on Lissa's group Garden Visits
"I love this group too - even though I may go for weeks without logging in.  Working in retail - therefore weekends, makes it difficult to get to GV's but I love reading the reports about them.  The weather is so dry I am using all my…"
Nov 21, 2016
Susan Cook replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion 18.09.16 Dianne and Graham's Visit in the group Garden Visits
"Looked like an amazing edible garden with very interesting plants - shame I had to work and missed it!  I like the sound of the dolmades using mulberry leaves!"
Sep 24, 2016
Susan Cook replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion 10.07.2016 A visit with Elaine and Elaine in the group Garden Visits
"Thank you so much Elaine and Elaine for the opportunity to visit your wonderful garden last Friday.  The comfrey, lucerne, leek, sugar cane cuttings have all been planted and are all very much appreciated.  Thanks again."
Jul 12, 2016
Susan Cook commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - FREE'
"I love Comfrey and Lucerne - such good soil/compost improvers."
Jul 6, 2016
Susan Cook commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - FREE'
"I still have Friday off work - so looking forward to it!"
Jul 6, 2016
Susan Cook is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - FREE at Elaine's

July 8, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
FRIDAY JULY 8TH 2016 FROM 10AM TO 12PMCome visit our very own Elaine's in their Wicking Paradise.Elaine will hold two visits close together as usual - one on Friday 8th and the other Sunday 10th.From Elaine:On-street parking. Short uphill walk to back yard which is flat. No fences in the front part of the garden. A couple of spare folding chairs will be handy. If ever a garden can be said to be 'finished' ours is close to that. In that we've upwards of 2 dozen wicking beds or bins and that's…See More
May 29, 2016
Susan Cook commented on Lissa's group Garden Visits
"I may be able to do June. I will be away for a couple of weeks this month, so hope garden can look after itself."
May 9, 2016
Susan Cook favorited Dave Riley's blog post Fermenting A Philosophy
Apr 27, 2016
Dave Riley favorited Susan Cook's blog post Time to enjoy the edibles
Apr 27, 2016
Rob Collings favorited Susan Cook's blog post Time to enjoy the edibles
Apr 26, 2016
Rob Collings commented on Susan Cook's blog post Time to enjoy the edibles
"Oh what a feeling!, that's awesome Susan."
Apr 26, 2016
Lissa commented on Susan Cook's blog post Time to enjoy the edibles
"That is wonderful Susan. The pure pleasure of eating healthy food from your own garden."
Apr 26, 2016
Susan Cook is attending van Veen Organics's event
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Introduction to Native Bees at van Veen Organics

May 7, 2016 from 9:30am to 11am
Australia has a large number of native bees. Most local species are solitary however there are a few social stingless bees. Native bees make a wonderful addition to any landscape and provide value products and services.Saturday, 7 May 20169:30 am – 11:00 am$20 per person prepaid and confirmed at least 1 week…See More
Apr 25, 2016
Dianne Caswell favorited Susan Cook's blog post Time to enjoy the edibles
Apr 25, 2016
Dianne Caswell commented on Susan Cook's blog post Time to enjoy the edibles
"What a lovely lunch I hope you enjoyed your day off. Even when you spend it cooking or gardening it is something different in the week, a real treat. Hope those you shared with enjoyed your delectable fare. Sounds like you have a wonderful garden.…"
Apr 25, 2016
Andrew Cumberland commented on Susan Cook's blog post Time to enjoy the edibles
"How good is that?!"
Apr 25, 2016

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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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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…

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

Welcome to Brisbane Local Food Susan :)

Please get in touch via message or the discussion forum if you need help finding what you are after, or in using the site.

Otherwise simply explore, join the conversations and enjoy.

Happy gardening

Lissa

 
 
 

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