Hi everyone, I have some small pawpaw seedlings available. They have come up from from my compost and are from my own tree. It is a red bisexual pawpaw that produces large (2kg+) fruit with a good…Continue
"I have used BT in the past when I was growing organic veges for restaurants. It worked well although I had very few problems with caterpillars. My theory is that "pest" insects only attack plants that are not growing…"
SUNDAY 29th August 10.00am TO 12.00pmValerie tells us a little about her garden - We've lived in our house for over 10 years and every year the garden goes from strength to strength. This year, the garden got an great overall with many of the beds moved or replaced. We have a mix of wicking boxes and ground garden. We grow a few trees in pots and in the grounds. We host native bees and lots of other bug species as well as worms. I am planning to organise an activity on the day. TBA.The…See More
"An update on my earlier post about Jerusalem artichokes.
After comments from members and hours looking at You tube videos, I think my plants are in fact yacon.
I thought that the original rhizomes I purchased from Caboolture markets were Jerusalem…"
"Yes as I said. Yacon. While the J-chokes have biggish yellow flowers (being a sunflower fam member), Yacon has delicate yellow flower with many petals. But it could hide easily inside your J-choke clump. Cut open they are whitish to light yellow and…"
"I'd love one. They come in a kit with a proper toilet and are quite tidy units. My off grid mate Paul uses bio for cooking and lighting. The Minister for Finance and War has already embargoed me getting one. "
"Thanks for the suggestion Christa. When I had eaten Jerusalem artichokes in the past I had never had a problem with excess gas production, so was not aware of the problem that some people have.
I have also found an article using lemon juice at…"
Retired university lecturer, research scientist and environmental engineer.
Set up a business growing organic veges and fish, which I then supplied to restaurants and private customers.
I am a qualified permaculture designer.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I live in a retirement village which has a community garden. I grow veges and fruit in this garden and share the produce with other residents.
I am interested in:
Growing all sorts of food, particularly the lesser known varieties.
Turning "waste" materials into food, and the biological recycling of all organic waste products.
Having a disease free old age.
Energy healing of people and the earth.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Products and/or Services, Training and Consultancy, Gardening Help
Yes I am always interested in sharing ideas. The ideas I have experimented in have mostly been gleaned from visiting other peoples places and even some from TV shows, etc. for example growing in PVC tubes was gleaned from watching on Tino on Gardening Australia. Carrots are my most successful crops grown this way over the cooler months. Growing in Horse Feed bags came from a visit to a very resourceful refugee arrival who was often moving from one rental house to another. It was his way of being able to move house and take his garden with him. He used lasagne type layers of leaves / grass clippings / food scraps / and any manure he could scrounge. His crops cost almost nothing to grow and were easily movable when the time came.
Anyway thanks for the contact I look forward to sharing ideas with you on this,
Only just saw your reply Vivienne. Sorry about that. I might be biased but the folks here are quite a lovely bunch. It's well worth coming along to a garden visit to meet a few of them. Jeez, it's well worth going to a garden visit just to eat the food! LOL.
Welcome Vivienne, I sincerely hope you are able to come and enjoy our garden events. Some of us employ permaculture practices and some organic growers and some grow just what they need to supplement their daily food needs.
We love growing fruit trees and have a collection of common and rare fruit trees and vines. Maybe we are getting a bit physically aged but our minds are still young.
You would be a great asset to our group with your knowledge of plants and your ability to turn "waste materials"into food and more.
I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas.
We have many subjects of interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question. If you feel you are particularly adept in a field you may like to add a new Group to our List or perhaps do a talk or demonstration at one of our GV. If a yes for the GV you might like to friend me and we can see what we can do. We are always looking for new ideas.
You may like to go into your page and change the Pea Leaf Avatar for one of your own, it makes it a little more personal and as soon as we see your own Avatar we know who it is. Please enjoy BLF…..