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GayleD commented on Valerie's photo
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Verge conversion, phase 1 complete

"What are your plans Valerie?  It will be a lot less grass to mow."
yesterday
Valerie commented on Valerie's photo
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Verge conversion, phase 1 complete

"Unfortunately on hold as my little guy's got gastro :("
yesterday
Andrew Cumberland commented on Valerie's photo
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Verge conversion, phase 1 complete

"I'm eagerly watching this little venture. "
Wednesday
Valerie favorited Sid Saghe's photo
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Wednesday
Andrew Cumberland commented on Valerie's photo
Tuesday
Andrew Cumberland favorited Valerie's photo
Tuesday
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Operation verge conversion started

Well, we lost the big gum tree to strong winds. So here is my opportunity.
Tuesday
Valerie commented on Roger Clark's photo
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Leeks and pumpkins for dinner

"They should keep better because you don't have to open a huge one and finish it before it rots. I am actually planting smaller varieties, [winter squash and small sugar pumpkin]  hoping they won't take over the garden. "
Monday
Valerie favorited Roger Clark's photo
Monday
Valerie commented on Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
"I Love it. Though most of my tomatoes are volunteers so I won't be able to name the variety. They will the surprise tomato variety. "
Monday
Valerie favorited Roger Clark's blog post Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.
Monday
Valerie commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - Valerie's to be held at Yoorala Street Community Garden - 24-11-2019'
"The community garden team has their working bee from 8 to 10 am. So, fell free to turn up early and give a hand. "
Monday
Valerie is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - Valerie's to be held at Yoorala Street Community Garden - 24-11-2019 at Address will be sent closer event

November 24, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY Sunday 24th November 10.00am TO 12.00pmThe 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 profileValerie's GV will be held at:- Yoorala Street Community Garden Inc (YSCG Inc) was established in 2010. The garden is a…See More
Monday
Valerie commented on Susan's blog post September glory
"That looks great."
Oct 1
Valerie commented on Sid Saghe's photo
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Mystery Brassica?

"It looks like Gai lan or kai-lan and you can eat the flowers. They taste lovely. "
Oct 1

Profile Information

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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Winter at The Gap

Posted on June 29, 2019 at 10:30 9 Comments

 

When I got back from Europe, I could not take the pumpkin forest anymore. It had to go. I had spread some seeds among it hoping something else got to grow in my absence. Some sweet peas did but they were so feeble, that they were not worth saving. The kids had deserted the garden when the weather was so lovely. They could barely get to the trampoline, you see. So, it had to go. Yay, what a relief. There is now room to breathe and…

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Autumn in the school garden

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 9:00 2 Comments

With the recent rain, the veggies gardens are really coming to life this year with promising growth and some produce already being harvested.

In the tuckshop area, we planted some lettuces, which are already being used for tuckshop. Some education was needed to make sure that the whole lettuce hearts weren't plucked out altogether and only leaves were harvested to ensure continuous supply. As it were the first lettuces were going to seeds already with the heat. Experience learned,…

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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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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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