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June 2020 Blog Posts (9)

Dwarf Peach tree

 Hi there,

I am looking at getting a dwarf peach tree and was wondering which is the best variety for Brisbane area and since it is not that cold here will it bear fruit, any advice would be helpful and possibily the name of a good source.

cheers,

Thanks everybody for all your assistance most helpful.

cheers,

Added by Ross Carter on June 29, 2020 at 17:30 — 16 Comments

Lettuce Seedlings, anyone?

I was saving the seeds of my reliable little Green Mignonette lettuce, and when I had a small bag full, I threw the rest of the stalks under the peach tree. They ALL came up. If anyone would like some seedlings, let me know. They'll probably be OK for a few days, so if you're in the neighbourhood (McDowall) you are very welcome to come and get a few.

Added by Barbara Tealby on June 29, 2020 at 8:47 — No Comments

End of June harvests and a whole lot of nothing happening with the brassica’s

Hi guys, check out my latest garden antics. 
https://youtu.be/tf127ReVsEI

Added by Susan on June 28, 2020 at 9:48 — 4 Comments

Some very sad news about Elaine

I learned this afternoon that Elaine passed away on 26 May 2020.  She was cremated on 5 June.  I believe she would have been 78. 

Long time members will know that Elaine's health had suffered recently as a result of diabetes.  Her heart had been damaged and finally gave out.  

There is to be a memorial service at Great Northern Gardens at Deception Bay in 6 - 8 weeks.  I asked to be advised when the date was set.  

The site has been much quieter since she got ill and…

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Added by Andrew Cumberland on June 21, 2020 at 19:19 — 7 Comments

CANNER FOR THE FUTURE

When all my fruit trees finally produce an abundance of fruit, I will have a way to save and store harvests.  With my many Ball-mason jars and even my old vacola bottles, will have some use.  

This AMERICAN cooker is 30 quart or 28.5 litre pressure canner will more than suffice.  I also purchased a Secure Grip lid lifter: Premium Bottle tongs. …

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Added by Christa on June 19, 2020 at 11:06 — 3 Comments

Coffee/spice grinder anyone?

I've just harvested ginger and will be drying and grinding some. Also, there is a lot of turmeric dried, but not processed left over from last year. Having spent the last half hour achieving four teaspoons of ground turmeric with my mortar and pestle, I'm keen to find a better (MUCH BETTER) way to do the job.

Does anyone have a spare coffee/spice grinder, or are there any hints on what would be the best one to buy?

Added by Barbara Tealby on June 18, 2020 at 13:57 — 4 Comments

Trying a new old thing

I got this today at the Op Shop for $15 instead of $80 new.  Can't wait to give it a try.  

Added by Andrew Cumberland on June 17, 2020 at 0:34 — 10 Comments

Last few weeks at Dougs

Been running around like a headless chook for the last week and a bit trying to get jobs done in the garden. On the weekend went and visited a fellow stfc member and took some date palm pups from his palms. Got a male and female medjool, a bisexual medjool and a bisexual honey barjee.

The quail…

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Added by Doug Hanning on June 8, 2020 at 17:55 — 11 Comments

Chicken compost on the hill

I've mentioned before that my house is on a steep hill, and that I've terraced up part of the unused too-steep area as a food forest, which has been working very well.  All the trees I put in have established nicely, although it’s looking a bit bare again now that the pumpkin vines have died down and I’ve given the young trees another trim to promote…

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Added by Lily on June 5, 2020 at 14:30 — 5 Comments

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