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Added by Mary-Ann Baker on October 25, 2017 at 8:53 — 9 Comments

Athertonia diversifolia

has anyone ever grown or eaten Atherton almond -  relative of the macadamia - a native - Athertonia diversifolia, commonly known as Atherton Oak, is a small to medium-sized rainforest tree of the family Proteaceae found in northern Queensland, Australia. 

Added by Mary-Ann Baker on July 1, 2017 at 10:24 — 4 Comments


last nights dinner - we managed 1/4 each so enough for tonight as well ! so yummm

Added by Mary-Ann Baker on November 15, 2016 at 5:56 — 4 Comments

breakfast on the hill -


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


has any one had success with Bokashi and if so where did you get the starter from ? is it worth all the trouble - we have good compost heaps and worm farms so the only advantage i can see is being able to use citrus and protein sources .  did anyone make their own tapped buckets and if so where did you get the specifications from ?

Added by Mary-Ann Baker on September 30, 2016 at 11:05 — 7 Comments

aquaponics dream

this would be my dream set up - ! Anyone had any success in DIY aquaponics systems -with any of these elements 

1. barramundi fish 

2. submerging plant roots into the water   

3. solar powered recycle pumps 

surely as nitrogenous waste is heavier than water submerging root in the top layer is not a efficient as recylcing waste from the bottom ?…


Added by Mary-Ann Baker on September 26, 2016 at 16:00 — 3 Comments

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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