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Sophie commented on Travis's status
"it's the season for fresh raw peanuts!"
Jun 24
Joe Wang commented on Travis's status
"A few years ago I brought some raw peanuts at Caboolture Sunday market. The gentleman sold them to me told me that he grew the peanuts and I can use them as seeds to grow my own. I did try and got a reasonable good crop. It was easy."
Jun 24
Andrew Cumberland commented on Travis's status
"Yes.  Mark (Self Sufficient Me) at Caboolture grows them. "
Jun 23
Travis posted a status
"Are we able to grow peanuts in Brisbane? I'm reading a book that says to grow them with tomatoes but it's a Japanese gardening book"
Jun 23
Travis commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 23rd of May - GayleD's Garden Visit'
"Thank you for hosting the Garden Visit. I took away quite a few great ideas"
Jun 23
Travis replied to Dave Riley's discussion Storing & Sorting Seeds
"Nice one. I'll file this away when I progress from noob that relies on nursery transplants to growing from seed"
Jun 23
Travis commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 23rd of May - GayleD's Garden Visit'
"Put me down for 2 people please"
May 21
Travis is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - 23rd of May - GayleD's Garden Visit at BRIDGEMAN DOWNS

May 23, 2021 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  23rd of May 10.00am TO 12.00pmHere is a little Info that GayleD is sharing about her Wonderful Garden:-This is an evolving garden that is a mix of native areas for habitat; food growing; and sitting spots. Flowers all year round for the native bees. Tank is full after all this rain. I’ve been doing an online course on sustainability and backyard diversity which…See More
May 21
Travis posted a status
"My quails are going great. The hens are settled in & I get 3 eggs a day. The Male tells me off when I walk away. He's real tough :-)"
May 21
Travis posted a status
"Apologies for the break in communication. My computer died, raised from the dead, died, rose, died and is currently alive"
May 21
Sid Saghe commented on Travis's status
"Speaking of old carpet I have some if you can take it away, but it's huge haha"
May 6
Sophie commented on Travis's status
"We've been using council mulch on a section of our block and while it's economical, to be honest, if you can avoid it - do. I am pretty sure it is the reason for our massive nut grass infestation (didn't have this issue before) and…"
May 6
Andrew Cumberland commented on Travis's status
"I wouldn't be keen just because I don't know what's in it. People spray with all manner of crap.  You can use rock and gravel and then cover with old carpet or something. "
May 3
Jeff Kiehne commented on Travis's status
"If it is compost from green waste  would not use because they can use to treat toxic waste ."
May 3
Travis posted a status
"What are peoples thoughts on compost sourced from the council tip? I'm thinking of using it in the bottom of my new raised bed"
May 3
Travis commented on Sid Saghe's blog post Working Bee?
"I'm more than happy to help out on a day on a weekend if i'm free"
May 2

Profile Information

About me:
Middle aged & happily married
Novice Gardener (even that's being generous).
Blue Collar Worker.
Frustrated Fisherman.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
None so far
I am interested in:
Permaculture, fishing, 4WD, sustainability, Bush Tucker, bushcraft, food preservation and homebrew. (to be honest I get sidetracked as there are so many interesting things)
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Community Involvement, Gardening Help
What I am looking for:
Information, Plants or Produce, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
Location
Moreton Bay Region

Travis's Blog

Garden Update

Posted on September 7, 2019 at 20:55 2 Comments

Sorry for the sparse update. I've been having a devil of a time connecting my phone to my computer to share pictures. There's been more computer issues than that but that's computers in current year.

I filled my Birdies raised bed garden with soil and mixed in fertilizer on the advice from nursery staff. I *may* not have mixed it in well enough. Fingers crossed. 

Plants consist of Roma Tomato, Corn, Cucumber, Rosemary and Lavender (to keep fleas, ticks, flies,…

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Foraging

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 19:04 5 Comments

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/a-really-beautiful-way-to-learn-foraging-for-food-popular-in-sydney-20190612-p51wzz.html

This is another area I'm interested in. I've contributed a few spots on this site https://fallingfruit.org and will track down others that I've…

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At 20:18 on July 29, 2019, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Travis. 

 
 
 

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