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October 2016 Blog Posts (14)

upcoming events

Subjects I would like to see in upcoming events.

1.       Learn about eatable flowers and how to use them.

2.       Learn about eatable weeds and how to use them.

Added by Darryl Simpson on October 30, 2016 at 10:42 — 2 Comments

Oct 2016 Many firsts in the Garden

This month was definitely the best month yet! Lots of firsts. I’ve started keeping a harvesting inventory. This month we harvested:

  • a dozen lettuce sized salad greens (green lettuce, mizuna, shungiku, speckled oak, some beetroot leaves)
  • 600g broadbeans (thanks Rob, that's from your one seedling from Susanne's GV!)
  • Some 30 x stalks of perpetual spinach
  • Basil, parsley, coriander, chives, origano, rosemary at leisure
  • 100g nasturtium capers…

Added by Sophie on October 26, 2016 at 18:00 — 9 Comments

breakfast on the hill -


Added by Mary-Ann Baker on October 24, 2016 at 7:00 — 15 Comments

October firsts

Hi everyone,

I really enjoyed everyone's company on the weekend at my garden visit and can't wait to go to Roger's.  Sophie, just wanted to say your sweet potato was delicious!! Very sappy (stained a bread board) and not pretty (went a sort of dull grayish colour) but was really good and tasty.  Smoother than the orange variety. I'm gonna try to grow some from cuttings of the skin but if not, I'd love some leaf cuttings.

Know how I was showing off the black sapote fruit…


Added by Susan on October 20, 2016 at 19:00 — 7 Comments


anyone badly effected by the storm? it was spectacular to watch it coming across the mountains - some gorgeous rainbows ( borrowed a friends photo - its looking towards our hill ) we had good rain - planted lots yesterday morning - sweet potatoes pepinos, more mulberry trees cannas maranta more melons and cucs - though the carpet squares  hanging outside to dry from the burst…


Added by Mary-Ann Baker on October 18, 2016 at 9:17 — 12 Comments


This Blog has proved to be popular in the past, for many reasons - It allows Members to hear about your New Planting, Planned Plantings and Programme of Dealing with Unwelcome Visitors to the Garden. as well as Fertilizing etc. A Blog where if you have a Question, Answer or…


Added by Dianne Caswell on October 17, 2016 at 14:30 — 15 Comments


Dose anyone know anything about this movement, or has anyone been up to see how it is done. It is located in Buderim.

Added by Darryl Simpson on October 16, 2016 at 20:03 — 4 Comments

Less frenzy.Less jungle. I'll miss the improvisation...but I'll have 'a' plan

I think I lost it. 

A few weeks of influenza of whatever branding and the garden got away from me. 

Went feral with my frequent absence from the garden.

Led by a carpet of chickweed my investment in ground covers took off and I had nasturtiums up to pussie's bow. 

But I learnt that patience is its own reward and all annuals subside, even weeds. 

Die off. 

The rampaging nasturtiums drowned so much in their path that I couldn't find the comestibles…


Added by Dave Riley on October 14, 2016 at 2:45 — 3 Comments

Dianne's garden wakes up from Winter

It has been a while between Blogs for me, so thought I would start this off as an ongoing diary for myself over the Spring/Summer Season of 2016.

It has been a big year for us in Ellen Grove and to be honest I couldn’t have done the hard yakka without Husband Graham and Member Darren. The Garden has undergone a lot of work and rearrangements due to the addition of a new Work Shed for Graham.…


Added by Dianne Caswell on October 13, 2016 at 7:38 — 3 Comments

New Fruit Fly Trap fruit-crops-inventor-claims-... Read the article about this. I wonder how much it will be. Surely as it is a product of a respected Uni it should work. It would be a huge boon to not only Organic Gardeners but also the general public, as conventional farmers will be able to grow fruit, etc. without poisonous sprays and this will not only make the…


Added by Roger Clark on October 11, 2016 at 8:00 — 17 Comments

Moreton Bay Regional Council free mulch to residents

Has anyone collected this free mulch and how is it made .When they make mulch they can add some very toxic substances that you would not want but because the levels in final product are low can still meet standards.

Added by Jeff Kiehne on October 8, 2016 at 5:38 — 3 Comments

Back in the Garden- Oct 2016

Last month, I ventured back out into my garden after a lengthy absence, not at all sure what I would find. I was delighted to find that most of my fruit trees survived, though some fared better than others.

(Funny enough, the Nasturtiums had gone completely feral so the yard didn’t look nearly as bad as it was because it was all covered with a layer of cheery orange flowers!)…


Added by Jan Holley on October 5, 2016 at 13:30 — 17 Comments

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