I can't get youtube to link properly the normal way so I'll share the my latest update as a link that I know works.
I’m getting more extreme in the garden at the moment and I think every Tom, dick and Harry is currently doing the same. I had run out of my trusty rooster booster fertiliser and went to Bunnings to grab some more and thought I’d see if there were any seeds or flower seedlings I fancied. The answer to that question was a resounding “no!” Lucky for me, my seed stock is nice and robust because there was NOTHING on the shelves.
I had some roses die out in the…Continue
Hi everyone, I was getting down after our first week of working from home so did a really naughty run to Bunnings to spend my way to happiness. Oh and boy did I find it! Oops. But I figured I wouldn't be going out spending on entertainment money for the next couple of months so might as well! And it's an investment on our grocery bill (hopefully).
Straight up - I was lucky I got anything! The local nursery had sold out of veg seedlings. And at Bunnings all the lettuce, kale,…
Added by Sophie on March 21, 2020 at 10:30 — No Comments
Was thinking I might do a youtube video of a walk around the garden. It will probably take 20 minutes or so. Let me know if this would be worrhwhile. I am still happy if people want to come to my GV but can understand that certain age groups need to be careful.
Have butchered some excess male quail. Beautiful on the bbq for about 12minutes.Some females have started…
Day in day out, I always eat soup for lunch.
And what a soup it is! A delicious stock to which is added whatever I harvest out back.
Each day I celebrate my kitchen garden by eating it.
A bubbling broth…Continue
I just got myself a seriously active brushcutter so I went outback and...
What I have here are 'x' number of beds mulched with Vetiver and edged by Vetiver hedges. Maybe you can't see them because they too were cut short.…Continue
Thought would be interesting to reflect on the impact of the coronavirus on people's buying habits and panic of "running out" in terms of our local food sources. In particular, was thinking of the lady on the recent 7.30pm Report, who has been essentially hoarding essentials for a little while. When they showed her talking about having packets of seeds in case our food system really got impacted by the virus, it really struck me how far removed our society has become from growing and raising…Continue
Been a busy week trying to keep up with garden chores. The 60 quail are 5 weeks old and getting big, started building a brooder to keep in my garage.
Picking starfruits and acerolas.…Continue
Hi guys, I went to Valerie’s garden visit today and boy I’m glad I did cause Andy was there and we finally worked out the problem of not being able to add photos from my phone. The trick is DO NOT use the “add photos by mobile phone or email button”. Just treat your phone like a computer and select the files using “browse my computer”.
So here are some…Continue
She said to her, "Your husband is over weight. Is that why your garden is so overgrown and messy?'
While a bit rude, this crude perspective rules the neatness obsessed.
My garden is overgrown because I want it that way. What…Continue
Made it to my first GV on the weekend, thanks all for being so welcoming.
Two and a half years ago I joined BLF and I was just looking back at some old pictures, wow how things have changed. Last year till now I picked phalsa, blueberries,grumichamas,black jabotacabas,black sapote,acerola,guavas,peanutbutter fruit,mangos, lychees,longans, wampies,papaya, red and black mulberries, starfruit,miracle fruit,figs,dwarf amberrellas,ice cream beans, yellow jabotacabas, muscadines,…Continue
Hasn't this rain been wonderful. It has made a tremendous difference to our place. Where all the Grass had died we now have Green & everything else has come back from being drought stressed. My Figs are so happy we even have babies on one tree for the first time.
I have been very quiet on the Blog front, almost 2 years quiet, due to not wanting and not being allowed (OT Rules) in the Veg Patch until my garden path had been replaced (due to bulging tree roots), and I have been…Continue
Added by Dianne Caswell on February 11, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments
Would there be any of our members who are Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast (with good sound knowledge) - Available for talks at our Garden Visits.
If not a member with knowledge perhaps you know someone who does or has worked in the industry and who would be willing to come along to one of our Garden Visits. They will be well remunerated with a Good Spread for Morning Tea.
I am wondering if anyone knows where I may be able to get some Jerusalem artichoke tubers to plant. They are a great vegetable but I have not found any around.
I have long been a mulch junkie such that my garden has been built with lawn clippings. It is now a rich loam chock full of life. It is spongy and worm dense.
Hypothetically any weed 'problem' was simply blanketed with more mulch.
But with the recent drought conditions my working template fell apart. I was now overhead watering and my mulch supply -- via the 'Mower Men' of my acquaintance --dropped off to nothing.
Then the …Continue
After moving in just over a year ago, we've been busy planning the long term garden and still have lots of our plants and fruit trees in pots. We really have to put in some retaining walls to help with the top soil run off and create some lawn for the little one.
Anyway, we recently put up the front fence and today I planted out a bunch of things that was ready. I'm hoping to turn it into a community herb garden for our neighbours to also enjoy. …Continue
Is there a place where Food Groups/ Buyers/ wholesale groups share? Who can direct me to places where they meet online?
We used to be part of Chewsday in Annerley and now have Coochie Foodies on Coochiemudlo Island. Current purveyors are Food Connect Wholesale, Sovereign Foods with Thor Svensen and Mnt Cotton Farm with Ash.
I am interested to see how we can collectively support farmers
Any connections or ideas welcome.
Ps I was the 16th member on this ning :) Happy to…Continue