Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Barbara Tealby
  • Brisbane Northern Suburbs
Share on Facebook
Share

Barbara Tealby's Friends

  • Vivienne Hallman
  • Christa
  • Dianne Caswell
  • CHERYL SLAPP
  • Sophie
  • Andrew Cumberland
  • GayleD
  • Lissa
  • Elaine de Saxe
 

Barbara Tealby's Page

Latest Activity

Barbara Tealby commented on Dave Riley's blog post The joy of April:out back making things happen.
"Thanks for the link to the interesting and thought-provoking article, Dave. It's a bit discouraging to find that the solution to many of our pollution problems is out there, has been out there, but is being disregarded because of the great god…"
Thursday
Barbara Tealby commented on Dianne Caswell's group ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDEN
"A few years ago, my cottage garden was largely perennial shrubs and annual flowers. That is changing as food plants have been added - fruit trees, perennials like ginger, lemon grass and turmeric, and the annual crops, more and more of which are…"
Wednesday
Barbara Tealby joined Dianne Caswell's group
Thumbnail

ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDEN

A Group for those Members who love growing their Herbs, Fruits & Vegetables but would also like to be able to grow Flowers alongside for use as Companion Plants, The House and to Gift to Friends.ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDENMy Idea of the Modern Cottage Garden is not that far removed from the Traditional Cottage Gardens of the 1800's, though we do not have…See More
Tuesday
Barbara Tealby commented on Andrew Cumberland's video
Thumbnail

Zucchini meals: a three course feast

"Andy, that was great. Thanks for the inspiration. I wonder how sweet potatoes would go in the soup instead of ordinary potatoes. Must try it."
Apr 8
Barbara Tealby commented on Mary-Ann Baker's blog post 12 months sabbatical at Hill top farm
"The home-made BSF farm is very clever indeed."
Apr 6
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post What was that fruit?
"Doug are you going to Susans - would love to buy a couple of plants - Brian gave us one ages ago but everything got so dry !!!! and we lost it even before it fruited  ! sounds awesome "
Apr 6
Barbara Tealby is attending Dianne Caswell's event
Thumbnail

GARDEN VISIT - 17th APRIL - SUSAN'S GARDEN VISIT at MANLY

April 17, 2021 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY  17th April 10.00am TO 12.00pmPlease NOTE:- This is a Saturday GVA little about Susan's Urban Eden - My garden is on 580 square meters and we’ve lived here for 15 years. In that time, I’ve turned it into an Edible Oasis.  40 varieties of Fruiting Trees, Vines and Shrubs with Garden Beds for Vegie growing.   I have just repotted my Strawberry Patch so will have Strawberry Plants available as well as Cucamelons and Eggplant Rosa Bianca.  Ground is flat but uneven.The address will be sent…See More
Apr 6
Barbara Tealby replied to Roger Clark's discussion Have you planted your garlic yet?
"Yup. Planted on 18th - the day after Paddy's Day. They have popped up already. I hope they will be OK - didn't buy from Green Harvest this year, just got some from our local fruit shop, who told me they had come from near Gympie."
Mar 21
Barbara Tealby commented on Susan's blog post March in the garden
"They should be OK for a while, Christa, as I've potted them up a size. Maybe next GV."
Mar 19
Barbara Tealby commented on Susan's blog post March in the garden
"Christa, I've got a couple of seedlings from Vivienne's bisexual red pawpaw left if you'd like them. They've been in the pots quite a while now, but might save you the angst of waiting for new seedlings to declare their gender.…"
Mar 15
Barbara Tealby commented on Susan's blog post March in the garden
"Inspirational again, Susan. I can tell you that I have grown pineapples in my southern fence garden, where they get full sun for eight months of the year and shade for most of the other four months. The fruits were lovely and sweet, though the…"
Mar 15
Barbara Tealby replied to Valerie's discussion Durian ice cream anybody?
"So funny. You were very brave to try it, I guess - you'll never die not knowing..."
Mar 9
Barbara Tealby replied to Valerie's discussion Durian ice cream anybody?
"Well, where did you get it? Looks like it tasted really bad - or did it just smell bad?"
Mar 9
Barbara Tealby commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post What was that fruit?
"Thanks, Doug. I'll let you know how mine go."
Mar 5
Doug Hanning commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post What was that fruit?
"Hi Barbara, the fruit was guabiju. The botanical name is  Myrcianthes pungens. They sprout pretty well, I have about 50 seedlings popping up so if they don't work I can give you a plant some time in the future"
Mar 5
Barbara Tealby posted a blog post

What was that fruit?

Doug, when we were at Dianne's place, you had some small fruits which you said came from a tree which was fairly hard to come by. They tasted quite good, and I took a few seeds home. Do you remember what that fruit tree was called? I'm putting in the seeds and would like to label them as something other than 'that-nice-fruit-that-Doug-brought-to-Dianne's'.See More
Mar 5

Profile Information

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

Barbara Tealby's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Barbara Tealby's Blog

What was that fruit?

Posted on March 5, 2021 at 8:03 3 Comments

Doug, when we were at Dianne's place, you had some small fruits which you said came from a tree which was fairly hard to come by. They tasted quite good, and I took a few seeds home. Do you remember what that fruit tree was called? I'm putting in the seeds and would like to label them as something other than 'that-nice-fruit-that-Doug-brought-to-Dianne's'.

Drying the Dragon Fruit Harvest

Posted on February 12, 2021 at 17:09 7 Comments

There was a bit of chat a while ago about drying Dragon Fruit, so I am going to dry some of the 40-odd Dragon Fruit that are ripening all at once on my vine. I plan to just use my oven, since I don't have a dehydrator, and I suspect air drying with the humidity as it is won't be too successful. Has anyone got any tips or pointers about what I should and shouldn't do?

This week in the garden

Posted on January 26, 2021 at 9:00 11 Comments

Picked the first pineapple of the year yesterday - no photo cos I cut it up straight away - couldn't wait to try it. It was OK, but I think I jumped the gun a bit - not as sweet as they usually are, and the top quarter was still pale yellow, not golden. I'll leave the next one on a bit longer. Pineapples are going in all over the garden in odd spots - and I've got a lot of odd spots in my garden!

The Zucchinis are finished, and I'm letting the tromboncino go to seed now - sorry,…

Continue

Zucchinis and Tromboncinos

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 14:01 2 Comments

This year Zucchinis and Tromboncinos have been really successful for me. 

I put down the zucchini success to tying up the vines to 8-foot star pickets driven well into the ground. Never thought to do this until someone on  BLF - Dave, I think it was, thank you - posted up a link to a zucchini grower in the US who did this, and who also advocated taking…

Continue

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of Brisbane Local Food to add comments!

Join Brisbane Local Food

At 23:41 on November 18, 2020, Andrew Cumberland said…

Give me a ring on 0422 022 961.  I have at least two laying girls you can have.  

At 12:30 on August 29, 2020, Andrew Cumberland said…

Give me a ring on 0422 022 961

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
 
 
 

Important note about adding photos:

Always add photos using the "From my computer" option, even if you are on a mobile phone or other device.

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

GrowVetiver

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.


Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

© 2021   Created by Andrew Cumberland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service