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September 2017 Blog Posts (11)

Costa Georgiadis Great Gardening

Costa Georgiadis is doing 2 events  4 th and 5 th October that are free for over 55 years but you have to give personal details to register for free tickets  which may not be a good idea.

http://www.retirementbylendlease.com.au/srf2017/qld/

Added by Jeff Kiehne on September 30, 2017 at 22:10 — No Comments

Clay Pot Irrigation : the latest and greatest in garden hardware

With the persistence of the dry weather I thought I'd share with you the latest version of my clay pot irrigation system. I've been experimenting with the setup for a few years and this rig works to my satisfaction and prevails against, weather, pet dogs,bush turkeys,  cane toads and crows.

THE…

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Added by Dave Riley on September 28, 2017 at 0:00 — 5 Comments

PHOENIX SCULPTURE GARDENS

While I'm staying at Armstrong Creek for this extended period of house sitting it has given me the opportunity to explore the region when I have the time at weekends. This weekend my sister was staying over and I wanted to go check out the Phoenix Sculpture Gardens at Mt Glorious run by Graham and Margit Radcliffe.

Graham is an incredibly talented sculptor and also a painter. They have a property at the top of Mt Glorious…

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Added by Lissa on September 24, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

August 2017

*Apologies for late posting*

August 2017 Harvest:

15 passionfruit

200g eggplant

4 carrots

70g cherry tomatoes

3 normal red tomatoes

1 black russian tomato (my fave)

1 massive choko

4 tatsoi heads

3 broadbeans

2 lettuce

1 cumquat

Has been a very busy month, wrapping up work before going away so have not been as active in the garden despite the nice weather (such a shame!!). Just…

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Added by Sophie on September 24, 2017 at 15:00 — 5 Comments

July 2017

*Sorry for late post, have a backlog!*

July 2017 Harvest:

- 17 passionfruit

- 980g red eggplant

- 300g red scotch bonnet chillis (that's what they are called!)

- 4 chokos

- 8 cherry tomatoes

- 180g pumpkin flowers

- 1 purple eggplant

- 2 cumquats

- 2 strawberries

- 5 lettuces + tatsoi + kale

- 1 cup nasturium capers

&

- 4 sourdough loafs

In July I had a surplus of some veg that I was…

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Added by Sophie on September 24, 2017 at 14:55 — 5 Comments

Severe Thunderstorms recorded north of us and south of us in Deception Bay.

Started out being a brief update for Friday 22nd September 2017. Has grown into a mini-blog so I have transferred all the responses and deleted the original.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe yesterday…

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Added by Elaine de Saxe on September 23, 2017 at 22:34 — 3 Comments

Synchronizing my kitchen gardening with the culinary preferences of the house

Contrary to my expectations I still can harvest comestibles outback.

Looking about, I'm soon set to drown in tomatoes which have occupied my patch like weeds.

The greens survive the heat and lack of moisture while the spuds begin to flag their readiness  by  consecutively dying back above ground.Beans and peas are a waste of energy but the squashes have…

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Added by Dave Riley on September 19, 2017 at 0:45 — 1 Comment

Spring at The Gap

On days when it feels like nothing is growing in the garden, it is time to take stock. 

These garden were planted on 5 June17. Set up as simple version of wicking bed, they produced wonderfully for a while. constant supply of lettuce. Cauliflower that turned out to be red kale. (Thanks BOGI.) Kohlrabi and actual cauliflower that bolted and flowered but then got finally eaten. Ah well. You live and learn. …

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Added by Valerie on September 16, 2017 at 20:30 — 6 Comments

Lots of food

Hi everyone,

Well my little garden is doing alright.  I've been taking extra stuff into work quite regularly at the moment, eggs, passionfruit (boy are we sick of those), paw paws and Lemons and one of my workmates, in all seriousness, asked if I lived on a farm.  She was quite amazed when she found out that my block of land is only 580 square meters.  I guess, if you had of told me what I could produce, 10 years ago when I started slowly getting into gardening, and how much my garden…

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Added by Susan on September 9, 2017 at 11:30 — 9 Comments

How being frugal fritzed my Fajita kit

I found A Fajita kit in the back of the pantry today around 3 pm when I was seriously lacking inspiration for tonight's dinner.  Well, that's an easy answer.  I have some chicken breast in the freezer.  I know!  I'll duck out and get some greens from the garden .... and that was how the fritzing started!

Thinking about it, I also had some spinach wraps I wanted to use.  I'll just replace the burrito wraps from the kit with them.  Oh, damn.  My Saudi students cooked last night.…

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Added by Andrew Cumberland on September 7, 2017 at 22:11 — No Comments

Bananas

I would really like a banana

Added by Paul Meibusch on September 3, 2017 at 18:15 — 20 Comments

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