Category Archives: Fruit

15 March 2018 5:31pm – Trees!

Woohoo! Another load of fruit trees and natives for up at the farm! :D This time: 3x ‘Packham’s Triumph’ pears 2x ‘White Opal’ peaches 1x ‘Sundowner’ nectarine 3x ‘Berrylicious’ dwarf black mulberries 3x Strawberry/Cherry guavas 1x Feijoa (to go with … Continue reading

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11 March 2018 6:08am – City Farming

Live in a city but want a country lifestyle and connection to your food? No worries! :) Suburban farming: The Australians with country lifestyles, but city lives

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5 March 2018 5:58pm – Nutrient deficiencies

This is one of the best summaries I’ve seen in a while (courtesy of Savour Soils Permaculture): PLANT NUTRIENTS DEFICIENCIES IDENTIFICATION Plants need the right combination of nutrients to live, grow and reproduce. When plants suffer from malnutrition, they show … Continue reading

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2 October 2017 4:19pm – Planting, planting and more planting!

Following on from Saturday’s purchases, we collected 6 rosella seedlings that my parents had collected from a lady at the Thursday Redcliffe markets, and postponed the planting for the predicted cooler weather today. Then, on our trip up to the … Continue reading

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30 September 2017 10:21am – Market Day!

Market day! :) More chillis for our jams, cucumbers for pickles and herbs to replace the few that didn’t make it through summer, and add more to the ones we’ve got (can you ever really have too much mint or … Continue reading

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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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