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June 2012 Blog Posts (6)

The Humble Choko

Chokoes and I have a dedicated symbiotic relationship

That's an interaction between two different organisms living in close physical…

Added by Dave Riley on June 26, 2012 at 12:07 — 3 Comments

2012 WINTER June to August

Here we go again! with the main growing period for veg in Brisbane. I used to dislike winter but now I really look forward to it and the opportunity to try some new seed and plants each time.

I'm trying to get some Kangkong growing in the wet pot in the pic above, not really the right season but what the hey giving it a go anyway. I've bought some seed for the warmer…


Added by Lissa on June 19, 2012 at 5:30 — 6 Comments

KANGKONG (Ipomoea aquatica)

Otherwise known as…

Water convolvulus, water spinach, swamp cabbage, ong choy, hung tsai, rau muong.

General information

Kang kong is closely related to sweet potato as well as to 'morning glory', the climbing vine with large purple flowers that grows as a weed in the…


Added by Lissa on June 16, 2012 at 10:30 — 8 Comments

Some Healthy Juices

Now the citrus in our garden is right for picking we are enjoying fresh juices every day, hoping to keep away the colds and flu's that are going around.

This one is orange and the last of the dragon fruit.

Orange, pawpaw and banana, yum…


Added by Shirley on June 8, 2012 at 12:00 — 5 Comments

Sunday Lunch

We decided to make lunch from as much of our produce as possible last Sunday. So I picked some tomatoes.

Some mushrooms.

Some parsley and spring onion.

Some eggs from our chooks.…


Added by Robert Tolmaci on June 5, 2012 at 12:58 — 6 Comments

Growing tomatoes from cuttings

Firstly, if this has already been covered I apologies. Doing a quick search I could not find any articles that covered this off. (I did not check all of the hundreds of post :-) )

Say you have grown some tomatoes, and one particular one is more vigorous than the others or has larger fruit or is more prolific; well you can propagate it from cuttings.…


Added by Robert Tolmaci on June 4, 2012 at 13:04 — 9 Comments

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