Hi Dianne, Thanks for the welcome. We are a 3 generation family and bought the property with our daughter, son-in-law and baby. It was established with the fruit trees and we are now trying to learn how to care for them and grow as much of our own food as possible. I have almost completed the chook shed so chooks will be arriving soon. I have also started building some wicking beds.
We will be joining some of the groups and the Garden Visits looks very inviting. Hopefully we will have something to share.
It will be early next year before we settle into our new house but it be good to out of this two bedroom flat .Can't wait to start growing a few herbs and conducting my experiments even if a lot of them are failures . Ah!! such is life.
I have been getting information from this forum for the last 2 years. Finally pulled my finger out and decided to join. I have only been at my current place for the last 2 years previously had this place rented out and lived on a smaller block. I grew up on farms and a banana plantations as a kid and have always wanted to get back to that sort of lifestyle albeit close to the city for work purposes.
Once again thanks for the welcome and I will try to contribute as much as I can.
BTW my avatar is of a few of my first crop of black sapote this year, my first and how I love them.
Hi Dianne, thanks for great reply, I am very interested in growing the YACON tubers as I have a type two diabetic wife. I watched the Garden Guru on tv yesterday and that prompted me to grow this wonderful plant. I have never seen it before and am wanting to get a few tubers to plant. I would be very interested in obtaining some if you or your other members are able to spare a few. Kind regards Wally.
Hi Diane, thanks so much for your welcome. There are so many interesting discussions, the one I am very interested in is a recipe for "Green citrus marmalade (jam)", but I can't find it anywhere. Would you guys help me find it, I recently pruned my lemon tree and I have a lot of green lemons.
Hello Dianne, thanks so much for your welcome. I would love to visit gardens, and will sign up for the Turners Garden visit on March 25. I am really keen to look around the site and I really do enjoy the idea of connecting with like minded folk!
Thank you ever so much for your warm welcome. My apologies for the late reply, i have been busy working. Thank you for the local info, I shall definitely keep my eye out on whats happening and where. I would love to go to the garden visits as I'm eager to learn :) I have just noticed some of my seedling starting to sprout which I'm so thrilled about. I'm heading to purchase some more tomorrow. :) Looking forward to a thriving Veggie garden.
Hi Dianne, Thanks for your email and welcome. Until last year I was receiving the groups emails and loved reading about the garden visits which always seemed to take place at a time I had to work! Now I am working less, I am keen to get to know you and some of your lovely members who I am sure agree, there is nothing like getting your hands in the dirt! Will hopefully meet you this Sunday.