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Valerie's Discussions

Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Jan 19. 10 Replies

Full article here. Published today in the Lancet. …Continue

Dangers of potting mix

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Jan 12. 4 Replies

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Nasturtium seeds recipes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Oct 19, 2018. 5 Replies

I can find every recipe under the sun for pickled nasturtium "capers" but how else can you use the seeds?Continue

Gardening moments

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Oct 14, 2018. 10 Replies

Just for a bit of fun, let's share a few key moment in 2018Copy and finish each of the sentences below (about gardening only): (or maybe we should save this for the Christmas party?)This year I…Continue

 

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Pest control sorted

I spotted a few grasshoppers being munched. I've been meaning to put a water bowl to attract birds but this little one did not wait.
Feb 14
Valerie might attend Dianne Caswell's event
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Special Event - Brookfield Nursery - A botanical bistro nestled in a garden setting at Brookfield Garden Centre, 2371 Moggill Road

February 17, 2019 from 11:30am to 3pm
A botanical bistro nestled in a garden setting…See More
Feb 14
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Summer broccoli harvest

"Is that Gai Lan or Chinese brocoli?"
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Dave Riley commented on Valerie's blog post School garden
"Mind you first term is hot in any school garden. That's a great setup there, Valerie. Of interest is that NSW education dept has now incorporated 'gardening' in the primary and secondary school syllabus. Not that I'm a teacher…"
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Valerie's blog post School garden
"Not only healthy and practical but darn cute as well. "
Feb 4
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Russell James commented on Valerie's blog post School garden
"Its so good to see children being encouraged to connect to a garden area and with the idea of where REAL food actually comes from. "
Feb 4
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School garden

Well, it has been a hot and dry summer. The garden beds were really dry but quite a few things survived. Luckily for us, the rain arrived right on cue. A little drizzle here, another downpour there and before you know it the garden will be brimming with life again. No time to lose. This year we are starting bright and early with greens and tomatoes for the tuckshop.The Mandarin tree survived and with a bit of trimming and TLC the orange tree is steadily coming back to life. It was also a very…See More
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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Valsvegcoop
I am interested in:
Small space gardening
Organic and biodynamic
My website is:
http://https://www.facebook.com/valsvegcoop/
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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School garden

Posted on February 4, 2019 at 13:00 3 Comments

Well, it has been a hot and dry summer. The garden beds were really dry but quite a few things survived. Luckily for us, the rain arrived right on cue. A little drizzle here, another downpour there and before you know it the garden will be brimming with life again. No time to lose. This year we are starting bright and early with greens and tomatoes for the tuckshop.…

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Spring 2018 in The Gap

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 14:30 5 Comments

Front bed 1: Apparently it was time to pull out the winter veggies. Well, my broccoli and cauliflower hadn’t even grown past the seedling stage. It seems that my chickens knew about it and scratched and ate them anyway. We got one good crop from the beans and that was the end of it. Nasturtiums had popped up in the lawn and were promptly relocated. The native bees just love them, as do I. Last weekend being full moon, it was a good day to fertilise. I spread my open bottom compost and some…

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Just how bad did it get after 7 weeks of neglect?

Posted on January 20, 2018 at 16:00 9 Comments

We went away to see my folks. Whilst we did have a house sitter, we did not have a garden sitter. So, how bad did it get? Well, I did not have much hope to find anything alive by the time I come back, so I had set up the bed with some hardy plants and had fully intended to plant green manure. How did I go, I hear you saying. 

Well, the front garden looked something like this. it wasn't long before hubby grabbed the lawnmower and filled the 3 compost bins.…

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Spring at The Gap

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 20:30 6 Comments

On days when it feels like nothing is growing in the garden, it is time to take stock. 

These garden were planted on 5 June17. Set up as simple version of wicking bed, they produced wonderfully for a while. constant supply of lettuce. Cauliflower that turned out to be red kale. (Thanks BOGI.) Kohlrabi and actual cauliflower that bolted and flowered but then got finally eaten. Ah well. You live and learn. …

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At 1:57 on August 18, 2017, David Richardson said…

Thanks for the warm welcome.

At 21:07 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

.... and drop off worm farms to you! [sorry i left that out of my above comment]

At 21:06 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

ok LoL the garden visit is not until June, thats too far into time for me to know what im doing around than heehee.... but im driving into the city for rural discovery day {kids school trip} on the 22nd of May and if you are available, i can pick up before or after we have finished in there ??? 

At 20:57 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

HI Valerie, 

Im not sure about the next garden visit.... BRB ill just check when it is.... but id love to do a swap with you. {ps: these two farms do not have legs, i had them on bricks} 

At 20:21 on November 17, 2013, Muriel said…

Thanks very much for the lovely afternoon Valerie-Ann.

If you could bring plate to the Christmas garden visit that would be great.

Also please thank Rhys for the hose which will come in very useful

Muriel  

At 8:58 on March 17, 2013, DARREN JAMES said…

H Valerie jerusalum artichokes would still be growing and not ready for harvest yet and it may be hard at the moment to find   any rhisomes. to grow You may have to wait a while winter perhaps .One place worth a try is Kenmore village in the fruit shop although they may be in the same predicament..Good luck

At 5:16 on March 16, 2013, Lissa said…

Welcome to the Garden Visit group Valerie-Anne.

Keep an eye on the Calendar within the group to see where visits are planned for the year. I also list them in Events as some require RSVP.

Addresses for the visits are sent out the week before via email to your actual email account (whatever you have provided to the BLF site) - they don't turn up in your Private Messages.

Let me know if you have any problems. I'm happy to help :)

At 17:59 on February 24, 2013, Scarlett said…

welcome Valerie- Anne :)

Scarlett

 
 
 

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