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September 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Love this time of year!!

This is my absolute favourite time of year.  Not only is it my birthday…


Added by Susan on September 23, 2011 at 10:02 — 14 Comments

First of our Monthly Garden Visits for Logan Food Gardeners

Wow.  What an absolute success!  On Sunday 11 September Logan Food Gardeners has its first get together.  We had 23 adults plus kids for morning tea, chat and a wander around the garden.  This was an absolutely fantastic turnout, considering the online group has only been going for just over 1 month.  Already though the group has 72 members and is growing every day.

I have had heaps of really positive feed back about the visit on Sunday and the Logan Food Gardeners online site.  It is…


Added by Lyn Buffett on September 14, 2011 at 13:52 — 2 Comments

Donna's Garden - September 2011

It's been a long time since I got back into the garden.  Not a lot growing in the vegetable gardens I cleared a month or so ago... planted heaps of seeds but none of them seemed to want to grow with the exception of beetroot and a lonely kale plant.  After going to a heap of effort and drawing a map of where I planted what, this time I just planted willy nilly without taking notes - so am expecting everything to germinate lol!



I went to the green shed and bought a…


Added by Donna on September 12, 2011 at 13:25 — 9 Comments

2011 SPRING September to November


Spring is here and the natives are blooming, bringing parrots and other birds as an addition to the other pleasures of the garden.

Nasty westerly winds yesterday, truly awful - I'm sure I'm windburned! But this morning it seems to be gone thank goodness.

My native bees seemed awfully quiet, even when the sun was on the box - I…


Added by Lissa on September 11, 2011 at 8:00 — 4 Comments

Berries in Brisbane ~

Yes, we can grow berries in Brisbane :)


Went home today to help mum cut down the passionfruit vines, she already cleaned up a couple, and there are four more ~ took us a couple of hours ~ together with the ones she harvested over the past week we ended up with more than a 40 litre tub full of yellow and red passionfruits ~ Not bad since we've been harvesting for 3 or 4 months, and the crows have took some.  Forgot to take pictures though....  We gave about 20 to our…


Added by Florence on September 10, 2011 at 20:24 — 32 Comments

Sun power more than just hot water...

I heard on the ABC radio today that solar power has now fallen below the price of coal fired power generation to produce. Hooray, at last! In a country with bounteous sun, so it should be that way.  

It got me to thinking about ways people have been capitalizing on the sun’s energy for millennia. One is  for drying food to preserve abundance.

While in Bhutan a few years back, I marveled at the mountains of drying chilli peppers lining the rooftops. They also dried their yak…


Added by Linda Brennan on September 8, 2011 at 14:16 — 2 Comments

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