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May 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Musings on the Bean Fly

With no beans in just now I had forgotten what a pest Bean Fly can be. So I had a small wander around the 'net in search of inspiration. And Linda mentioned a circumstance of which I have never heard ... Bean Fly eggs within bean seeds.



There's a few links which describe our BF but don't give much additional information. Here's a spray I found ...



'Organic Bean-Fly Spray.'

10 cloves of garlic, un-peeled and cut up rough.

2 onions (as above).

6 hot birdseye… Continue

Added by Elaine de Saxe on May 30, 2010 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

Week 2 of my Edible Garden

Week 2 update:…
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Added by Joanne Chung on May 29, 2010 at 21:27 — 3 Comments

Garden visit

Big day tomorrow, my garden is open for our local Organic & Seed Savers group, hope the rain holds off.

Things a bit late this year but we are eating our own greens for salads, radish, cherry tomatoes ,few long beans still, plenty of pumpkin & sweet potato, & am still experimenting with the arrowroot crop. I spotted my first zuccini this am, beetroot soon but the carrots will be awhile, should soon have heas on the chinese broccoli. Just wish we could grow these crops all…

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Added by Jane on May 28, 2010 at 18:11 — 7 Comments

Chook Tractor and worm farm

After some recent landscaping I have a new terrace in my back yard that I am going to turn into my new vegie garden. I have set up a temp chook run "chook tractor" over part of the planned veg garden. I have covered the whole lot with bird netting (the type used for fruit trees), to keep the pesky crows out.

I have added heaps of compost, horse manure and am constantly adding more prunings etc. The chooks are…

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Added by Lyn Buffett on May 27, 2010 at 21:05 — 7 Comments

Preparing a meal from scratch.





A meal prepared from scratch is rather special or even unusual for many families when both parents are working, kids are to be taken to sport and its so easy to nip into the supermarket and buy something quick to pop into the microwave.

We find that it's more satisfying…

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Added by Linda Brennan on May 27, 2010 at 15:29 — 9 Comments

CQ Garden

After spending the months of Feb/March in WA, the garden was a jungle.

Two months of rain in Central Qld, things grew which had be strugling for years & grass was sky high.

The veg patch was a mass of pumpkin vines but long beans also surviving. Now planting up for the winter, everthing - beans, peas, lettuce all the cole crops, beetroot & carrots.

Even though I have gardened in the same spot for 30 years the heavy rain had ruined the soil structure in several places,… Continue

Added by Jane on May 18, 2010 at 18:17 — 3 Comments

Finally cleaned up the pumpkin vines!!

Judging from all the posts many of us had a busy weekend in the garden :) Love to see what others are up to in Brisbane :)


As indicated by the title, I've finally cleaned up most of the pumpkin vines, ripe or not..…

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Added by Florence on May 10, 2010 at 22:15 — 12 Comments

Garlic, coffee grounds, leaf mould and lots of other stuff...

I've been slack of late, in my contribution to the site as a result of work related issues which seem to be resolving themselves, thankfully. Anyway, for those who might have thought I was being rude (like Donna, I only just saw your message), I'm so very sorry.

Anyway, I just thought I'd drop in and say hello, brag (not that I have anything to brag about!) etc.

So, about a month ago, I bought a couple of white garlic bulbs (read: not suitable for subtropics)…

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Added by Lotte on May 9, 2010 at 20:36 — 9 Comments

Ridiculous tubers

Must be time for a progress report. I've actually been out of action (but all over the computer you may have noticed) as I had my tonsils out, which was very unpleasant (much better now). So the garden has suffered several weeks of neglect. Today I finally had a go at it.

This is the perennial basil bush, the rosemary and a blue plumbago (which attracts those little clouds of powder blue/…

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Added by Scarlett on May 9, 2010 at 20:28 — 7 Comments

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