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May 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Fruitful Suburbs Produce Swap

Get together at Apex Park Brighton this Sunday 3-6-2012 at 9:30am

Our fruitful suburbs group is a loose knit community group.

We meet monthly with whoever comes bringing any excess produce from their garden to swap with others.

For example we've had fruit, veg, herbs, spices, seeds, seedlings, plants, eggs, or product made from the produce such as marmalade, jam, pickle, infused oil, cordial etc.

If you don't have anything to swap still come and get to…


Added by Susanne on May 31, 2012 at 20:34 — 4 Comments

Ollas: terracotta irrigation done cheap

I had a section of garden that I needed to irrigate but I didn't want to extend the "leaky' hose system I have installed for my vegetable growing. …

Added by Dave Riley on May 30, 2012 at 18:30 — 2 Comments


I bought the seed earlier this year from an American outlet, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and have been pleasantly surprised. A bit like a cross…


Added by Lissa on May 26, 2012 at 18:30 — 2 Comments


Addy recently shared a piece from her Nopales plant with me. When I first met hers, a year ago, it was just this big but is now a proper cactus plant and she is able to remove and eat some of the pads. So it's going to take a while before I can give mine a taste test.

Any recipes anyone has would be appreciated. Just watched a TV chef prepare a sauce using the gel from a…


Added by Lissa on May 26, 2012 at 16:30 — 5 Comments


Growing Choko:

Choko are supposed to be unfussy about soil, but I grow mine in soil rich with organic matter. The fruit are deep green and healthy looking unlike others I have seen.

The plants are come-again. I remove the old vines once the crazy fruiting period is over and let them grow again. They don't like to dry out and thrive during rainy…


Added by Lissa on May 19, 2012 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Junk Mail Gardening

I guess I am obsessed with irrigation, with 'water use' in the garden.

(Did I tell you I live on sand?)

After my most recent experiments with bucket irrigation  I re-affirmed my engineering activism and have been returning from my every day walks with bags full of…


Added by Dave Riley on May 5, 2012 at 2:02 — 2 Comments

Our evolving patch

I will be sharing our story of our evolving garden since we moved in on New Years eve 2010.

Added by Robert Tolmaci on May 2, 2012 at 12:27 — 34 Comments

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