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Valerie's Discussions

Fipronil contamination and eggs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne Aug 15. 4 Replies

In Australia, it is marketed under numerous trade names, including Combat Ant-Rid, Radiate and Termidor, and as generic fipronil. …Continue

Growing onions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Feb 10. 4 Replies

Growing onions on your window sill. Brilliant!…Continue

Support Tillari Trotters please!

Started Oct 27, 2016 0 Replies

Belinda and Tim are fantastic people, who really care about their animals and their meat is delicious.  We need more souls like them to make the world and even better place. It's not a donation. It…Continue

 

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pumpkin soup, pumpkin buns, keep it coming...

"You have lovely looking buns Valerie. *Andy does his best to keep a straight face.*  Can you post a recipe?  I have a few pumpkin bread recipes but none a great. "
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Valerie's status
"Oh, well, a heatwave is very helpful when we've had NO RAIN FOR MONTHS! "
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OFFICIAL OPENING OF SPURTOPIA HOMESTEAD at Roman Spurs garden

September 17, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Sun, 17 Sep 2017, 10 am - 3 pmSpurtopia Homestead, Fernvale to public - Australia sustainable house dayCome and see how we have transformed one acre of land into a sustainable paradise.Learn sustainable living practices and how in less than one year we growing majority of our family food needs via different gardening techniques Gold coin donationSee More
Sep 14
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Seed swappers

In this group, you can list the seeds you are willing to share when you can't make it to the Garden visits. Anybody who wishes to get seeds can become friends with the donor and send a message to get their postal address. You then send your own self-addressed and stamped envelope and seed packaging to the donor for them to return by post. Hope this makes sense :-)See More
Sep 12
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Sep 7
Valerie is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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Members Outing - Global Food Village at Croydon Road, Woodridge (opposite the Woodridge train station)

October 15, 2017 from 6am to 2pm
WHENSunday, 15 October 2017,6am - 2pmThis is the time open from - untilVENUE ADDRESSCroydon Road, Woodridge (opposite the Woodridge train station), why not get the train in and leave the car at home.DETAILS Why not come and enjoy a day out with the international atmosphere and experience more than 200 nationalities and cultural experiences including multi-cultural costumes and shopping? The market provides international breakfast foods from Europe, Africa and Asia.I thought it might be lovely…See More
Sep 3
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Seed swappers

In this group, you can list the seeds you are willing to share when you can't make it to the Garden visits. Anybody who wishes to get seeds can become friends with the donor and send a message to get their postal address. You then send your own self-addressed and stamped envelope and seed packaging to the donor for them to return by post. Hope this makes sense :-)See More
Aug 26
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Salad Spinning

"We do the same spin trick but just put the salad in a tea towel. Water goes straight back in the garden."
Aug 24
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Aug 24
Valerie replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Gayle's GV August 2017 in the group Garden Visits
"Cathie, Mary-Ann, Colin and Lissa Have not changed one bit! The verge garden truly inspired me. It's hard to imagine the garden as a working site no so long ago. Everything looks so healthy and where it is meant to be. Congratulations on a…"
Aug 21
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"Thanks for the warm welcome."
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Profile Information

About me:
Individual
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://valsvegcoop.wikispaces.com/

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Valerie's Blog

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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April at The Gap

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 14:00 5 Comments

Weather has finally cooled down and a bit of a break at work means I give the garden my almost full attention

Bed 1 got a facelift in time for summer, with frame and shade. Now planted with rescued cherry toms from facebook share page in the Gap, spring onions, parsley. Bed 2 has more advanced volunteer cherry toms. I planted celery, which is still alive but I don't argue with volunteer tomatoes.…

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A mild december, early new year

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 21:30 0 Comments

Considering the weather is holding on to a very mild gardenable temperature with steady drizzle and tomorrow is the most favorable time to plant fruit in the garden, it's a good time for early new year resolution to clean up the garden. Photos to come.

Spring in The Gap

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 18:38 4 Comments

It's good to be back in the garden. A bit of TLC is really starting to pay off. Only a few weeks ago the dwarf mulberry was covered in ants and scale. A good brush, feed and regular watering and it is positively weighed down by plump fruit all over.…

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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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