Category Archives: Fruit

18 September 2017 6:00pm – Mulberries

Starting to colour up! :D

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17 September 2017 4:36pm – Planting and New Recruit

Planting done! :) All the little seedlings have found new homes, been seasolled, and tucked in for the night (ie mulched). Also! Yesterday, while I was planting out some of those seedlings, I found a new recruit to our Vegie Patch Pest … Continue reading

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16 September 2017 10:31am – Chillis, Toms and Greens

Market day! And more seedlings to pot up/plant out this arve (from top-left to right): red choi, 2x cayenne, sage, mustard, 2x roma toms, red chard/silverbeet, 2x jalapeno, another roma, basil, 3x jalapeno, basil :) That’ll bring our chilli crop to … Continue reading

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11 September 2017 5:04pm – Farm update: Avocados, Bushfoods, Infrastructure

A quick update re the farm: As of Saturday, all the planting for this year is done! Yay! :D Now we go into survival/maintenance mode over our very first summer, which we hope isn’t going to be *too* hot and dry. Fingers … Continue reading

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2 September 2017 7:25am – Riberry Lillipillies and Midjim Berries

Today’s babies: 12x Riberry (Syzygium leuhmanii) and 12x Midjim Berry (Austromyrtus dulcis) to get our bushfoods sections going, act as privacy screening from the neighbours and provide more habitat for all the gorgeous little insectivorous birds we have here :)

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31 August 2017 4:31pm – Spring is here!

Spring has come to the garden, the mulberry has gone crazy and the heady scent of citrus flowers (blood orange and tahitian lime) is in the air. Mmm :)     

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28 August 2017 4:58pm – Bananas!

Yay! Presents! :D Courtesy of Blue Sky Tissue Culture, I present our newest arrivals: 2x Dwarf Ducasse and 2x Pisang Ceylan bananas :) These little guys will be potted up for a while, until they acclimatise to our less-humid-than-tropical-Far-North-Qld climate, and our … Continue reading

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5 August 2017 10:39am – Farm updates

Wow! What a crazy week! Here are some pics from last weekend’s visit to the Farm: we found some rather cute little visitors on our lemonade flowers, one of the lemons is so unphased by the frost we had the … Continue reading

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2 July 2:25pm – Citrus update

I must admit that I was a little worried about our baby trees with the predicted frost last night, but they don’t seem to have been phased in the slightest. The flower buds on the lemonades are fine, the new … Continue reading

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25 May 2017 3:42pm – Spined Citrus Bug

A helpful tip from Jerry if you have citrus in your yard … Posted by Jerry Colby-Williams, 25 May 2017 at 8:14am: “  Look out for the Spined citrus bug (Biprorulus bibax). This native insect is an emerging pest of citrus, … Continue reading

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