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September 2010 Blog Posts (8)

September happy harvests ~

There’s lots of flowers in the garden.. I’ve never felt so much spring before! We’ve got lupin, poppies, sweet peas, snapdragons, chrysanthemum, sunflowers, daisies, roses, and most of all marigolds are blooming right now~…

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Added by Florence on September 24, 2010 at 23:20 — 6 Comments

Container growing tips

Hi



This week I posted a new article to my blog on container growing, which I thought would be of interest to the city dwellers in this group with limited food gardening space. The article talks about the challenges and how to overcome them, resulting in reasonable levels of productivity, whilst still using organic methods. You can read the article here. Please fell free to comment either on this site or on my own… Continue

Added by Peter Kearney on September 15, 2010 at 11:14 — 1 Comment

Spring has sprung in my backyard.

It's been a while since I blogged... but my backyard has been a hit-and-miss affair this year, and has looked so disorganised and untidy... witness my tomato jungle:

A few things I planted in winter have kept us going - snowpeas, lazy housewife beans, broccoli, lettuce, Chinese greens, mustard greens...…

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Added by Addy on September 14, 2010 at 20:26 — 6 Comments

Some news from me

OK, big news here. I am no longer going to be a Brisbane local!

My family and I are moving to country Victoria - doing the big sea/tree change thing. We are both from Melbourne originally and our parents are getting older etc, so we figured we better do it. We'll be gone by the end of the year I think. We're selling our house, should put it on the market in the next week or so I hope.

So we've had to make it more normal friendly! Isn't that terrible? So now it…

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Added by Scarlett on September 13, 2010 at 16:30 — 16 Comments

Some progress with my fruit trees.

Well, university is great for procrastinating in the garden. I have pottered around in the vegie patch more in the last few weeks than I have in the entire year. Today I planted out my broccoli seedlings and planted some more seeds for probably the final crop. The beetroot came up so I thinned out those and planted more carrots. My tomatos are just about at the end of their fruiting life after about 10 wks of bountiful…

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Added by Susan on September 11, 2010 at 21:30 — 9 Comments

Taming Tomatoes

A way of training tomatoes for best fruit production - an adaption of the system used in commercial greenhouses.



I figured that the commercial growers would have worked out the best way to get maximum benefit from their investment so their system bore looking at and adapting.



What they do is instal inside the roof of the greenhouse, a suspension system to enable the Tomato plant to continue to grow, to be supported and the crop to be easily picked. There is a string from a… Continue

Added by Elaine de Saxe on September 10, 2010 at 14:30 — 8 Comments

Daniel's garden salad with bacon and a tarragon vinaigrette

I just got my first Food Connect boxes and made myself the best meal I've had in my life. I gutsed two LARGE plates of the following, mostly standing at the kitchen bench!



My dinner was a handful of large, crispy lettuce leaves, hand-shredded, combined with thinly-sliced brown onion, green capsicum, slivers of beautiful, earthy radish, chunked, aromatic Roma tomato, zesty shallots, croutons of crispy bacon strips and large chunks of buttery, earthy mushrooms, sauteed in the bacon's own… Continue

Added by Daniel on September 7, 2010 at 17:48 — 5 Comments

Finally a tiny bit of progress

I'm still alive! I've been working like crazy teaching 9 classes per week, mostly postgraduate students, at work. Haven't had time to do anything at all in the garden, but....



I have finally ordered my Food Connect boxes! A medium vegetable and a single fruit. Woohoo! I pick up the first one on Tuesday.



I'm also doing a martial arts class now, have committed myself to eating good, healthy, local food by turning it into excellent recipes... and hopefully my health will increase… Continue

Added by Daniel on September 5, 2010 at 0:24 — 2 Comments

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