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Barbara Tealby
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Barbara Tealby commented on Susan's photo
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That time of the year again

"They don't call them 'Redland's Joy', Christa - just 'Joy'. Could be there are issues with using the 'Redlands' part??? Or just another one altogether. They were a nice-tasting berry, but never gave me more…"
yesterday
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That time of the year again

"Well, yours certainly look great. I do replant with the runners from the year before, but all I get in the second year are leaves - no berries! I might try again next year, and, like Christa follow your recipe exactly, and see how I go. A bit late…"
Friday
Barbara Tealby commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"My Dwarf Angel Peach has done poorly the last two years. I suspect that, like Andy's, it was a watering issue, so lots more water this year. Could also be the REALLY low chill hours we've had lately. McDowall isn't the coldest suburb…"
Thursday
Barbara Tealby commented on Susan's video
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Asian salad garden harvest

"Lovely little wombok. Nice to go out and pick dinner like that."
Thursday
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That time of the year again

"Do you get new stock each year, or are you able to keep them going for a few years? I find I have to replace them every year. "
Thursday
Barbara Tealby posted a blog post

Lettuce Seedlings, anyone?

I was saving the seeds of my reliable little Green Mignonette lettuce, and when I had a small bag full, I threw the rest of the stalks under the peach tree. They ALL came up. If anyone would like some seedlings, let me know. They'll probably be OK for a few days, so if you're in the neighbourhood (McDowall) you are very welcome to come and get a few.See More
Jun 29
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Dinner! 28/06/2020

"Very pretty!"
Jun 28
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Jun 20
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Late Pickings - PICONE BLACK FIG: Ficus carica

"It seems that waiting for trees from Daley's is the usual thing to do. Sometimes I even forget I've put my name down for something and get a bit of a surprise when the email comes!"
Jun 19
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Late Pickings - PICONE BLACK FIG: Ficus carica

"Great to have such a late-fruiting variety of fig. Seems you can have figs for many months! That one's next on my list."
Jun 19
Barbara Tealby commented on Christa's blog post CANNER FOR THE FUTURE
"You're well and truly set up now, Christa. And once those fruit trees get going, you'll  be a very very busy lady. Looking forward to seeing all those colourful jars lined up on your shelves!"
Jun 19
Barbara Tealby commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Coffee/spice grinder anyone?
"Thanks for those ideas, Andy and Dave. I think one of my daughters has a NutriBullet she doesn't use, so I might be able to snaffle that one, and if not ten bucks at Kmart won't break the bank."
Jun 19
Andrew Cumberland commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Coffee/spice grinder anyone?
"I don't have a spare but I just bought a really cheap electric one at Kmart. Works a treat. From memory it was a little over $10."
Jun 18
Dave Riley commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Coffee/spice grinder anyone?
"I use NutriBullet for grinding. Nuts. Coffee. Spices. Blends. Given its versatility it's one of my kitchen essentials. Ours is powerful enough -- the 900 series(900 watt motor)."
Jun 18
Barbara Tealby commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Coffee/spice grinder anyone?
"That is does anyone have a spare grinder to sell?"
Jun 18
Barbara Tealby posted a blog post

Coffee/spice grinder anyone?

I've just harvested ginger and will be drying and grinding some. Also, there is a lot of turmeric dried, but not processed left over from last year. Having spent the last half hour achieving four teaspoons of ground turmeric with my mortar and pestle, I'm keen to find a better (MUCH BETTER) way to do the job.Does anyone have a spare coffee/spice grinder, or are there any hints on what would be the best one to buy?See More
Jun 18

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About me:
I live on a 900sq m block. The house is biggish, as we had a big family, most of whom have left home. The gardens were more or less tacked on by the previous owners after the house and various landscaping features were finished, so no chance to do the permaculture thing, but gradually a food garden is taking shape. My background is in revegetation, volunteer management, and growing and selling local native plants, but I am a total convert to the idea of producing as much of our own food as possible. Fruit trees - in ground and in pots - are a particular enthusiasm, and I like to preserve my own and purchased produce.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Rode-Chermside garden club
I am interested in:
Permaculture, growing my own food, preserving the produce. I would like to see other peoples' gardens, and
join in discussions to learn as much as possible about the ins and outs of growing food. Happy to share bits and pieces of whatever I've got growing, and whatever knowledge I have accumulated over the years.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Community Involvement
What I am looking for:
Information, Community Involvement
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Lettuce Seedlings, anyone?

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 8:47 0 Comments

I was saving the seeds of my reliable little Green Mignonette lettuce, and when I had a small bag full, I threw the rest of the stalks under the peach tree. They ALL came up. If anyone would like some seedlings, let me know. They'll probably be OK for a few days, so if you're in the neighbourhood (McDowall) you are very welcome to come and get a few.

Coffee/spice grinder anyone?

Posted on June 18, 2020 at 13:57 4 Comments

I've just harvested ginger and will be drying and grinding some. Also, there is a lot of turmeric dried, but not processed left over from last year. Having spent the last half hour achieving four teaspoons of ground turmeric with my mortar and pestle, I'm keen to find a better (MUCH BETTER) way to do the job.

Does anyone have a spare coffee/spice grinder, or are there any hints on what would be the best one to buy?

Give away concrete laundry tubs

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 11:20 0 Comments

Would anyone like a set of concrete laundry tubs? They have been used for a worm farm a la Linda Woodrow and are probably not much use for doing the washing! If you take them away, you can have the worms that are in them as well. 

They are very heavy, and you'll need two strong men and a trolley to shift them, as my husband and I won't be able to help.

If you're interested, send me a friend request and I'll get back to you.

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Posted on November 29, 2015 at 11:53 11 Comments

This is Stumpy - one of a few Stumpys who live in my garden. The ONLY critter I don't mind eating my strawberries.

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At 20:38 on August 24, 2015, Elaine de Saxe said…

Ditto for me with night meetings. Look forward to seeing you :-)

At 7:16 on August 24, 2015, Elaine de Saxe said…

Not BOGG but Greening Australia seed-cleaning volunteers. Potted up seedlings at your place and at Rosemary's.

Join our Garden Visits group and come along to our GVs we love to share :-)

At 5:45 on August 24, 2015, Lissa said…
Welcome to BLF Barbara :)
You should find lots to interest you on the site. Feel free to join in conversations, post photos and blogs.
If you need any help please don't hesitate to ask.
Happy gardening
Lissa
 
 
 

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