SUNDAY 13th Dec 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS PARTY - GVThe address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profileAs this may be an event where we need to have particular numbers due to Covid Restrictions, we may need to Limit the number attending. It…See More
"Landline yesterday (30/8) had an interesting segment on growing and using Australian native mushrooms.
The plan for "Doug's Mushroom House" sounds great and especially as you have access to suitable insulated materials."
"Hi Doug, are you referring to Paul Stamets book "Mycelium Running". He's an interesting guy. Also have you thought of using a secondhand shipping container? I came across a guy growing a range of mushrooms in…"
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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…"
"I planted some Italian pink and Glenlarge varieties purchased from Greenharvest on 31 March this year. Some in a wicking box and some in an old wicking bed, which is more like a raised bed now. So far so good. Heads are forming well in both but not…"
"I have had some success growing Garlic over the last few years. You can get Garlic seed from a number of places, including Green Harvest. The one that grows well for me is Glen Large which is suited to our area. I planted out In April, it may be too…"
"Some food outlets sell Glen Large as 'Australian Garlic'. But you can buy certified Glen Large from seed suppliers. It was developed for sub tropical growing conditions. I've planted out many cloves this year but, so far, few have…"
"I think some time ago our group discussed garlic growing. Glen Large was supposed to be a local Laidley or Gatton produce.
My attempt was garlic grown a couple of years back, mine was Elephant garlic which grew well and had a sweet…"
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…..