Category Archives: Fruit

21 May 2017 5:59pm – Cumquat and Mandarine Marmalade

Breaking in the new jam pan and spoon with this season’s first batch of cumquat and mandarine marmalade! :)  

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20 May 2017 6:49pm – Jam, Marmalade and Bottled Fruit at Cornersmith

Back in Bris again after another awesome course with Alex and Maddie at Cornersmith Picklery, this time doing jam, marmalade and bottled fruit. You guys are awesome and I couldn’t recommend your courses highly enough; you are well worth the … Continue reading

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18 May 2017 6:51pm – New Citrus and Fence at The Farm

Back in Bris now and am tired but happy that we not only got the planting done but also now have a new boundary fence AND gate! MASSIVE thankyous to my folks, Craig and Eryn, and dad-in-law Les! Probably would … Continue reading

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8 May 2017 6:46pm – Understanding What Makes Plants Happy

What a fascinating article! And a totally different way of looking at your groupings and companion planting. Understanding what makes plants happy

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16 April 2017 1:17pm – The Lost Orchard Project

As many of you may know, if you’ve been following this site for a while, I house-sit/farmlet-sit for a family friend at Bellthorpe once or twice a year so she can visit family. Each time I’m up there, I try … Continue reading

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8 April 2017 12:50pm – Recognising Nutrient Deficiencies in Your Plants

Do you have difficulty identifying nutrient deficiencies in your plants? This is easily one of the best articles I’ve seen in a while – I’ll definitely be book-marking this for later reference! Plant Nutrients Explained: Everything You Ever Need To … Continue reading

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8 April 2017 10:09am – Jam, Jam, and more Jam

Making a quick restock trip home to Brisbane, from my house/farmlet-sitting and Lost Gardens/orchard rediscovery project, and find the Chief Jam Maker hard at work making mulberry jam, with white peach jam and nectarine jam already finished, and nectarine chutney … Continue reading

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21 March 2017 2:20pm – Germinating Seeds

If you’re like me, and are notoriously bad at getting seeds to germinate, these tips might help. QUICK AND SIMPLE TIPS FOR GERMINATING SEEDS YOURSELF

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26 February 2017 8:52am – Producers vs Consumers of Organic Produce

Some interesting research between those who produce and those who consume organic foods, and Australia has the largest by far ‘room for growth’ when it comes to production! Yay :) The most organic countries in the world, in one map

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10 February 2017 2:32pm – Heat Wave

If you have pets, particularly elderly ones, please take special care of them this weekend. Do whatever you can to keep them as cool as possible, mist their enclosures, check and change their water frequently (chooks will avoid drinking warm … Continue reading

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