Thursday, October 2, 2014

Planting and Riding

 Saturday (27/09/14) just gone proved to be an excellent seed planting day. (Re; seed post 24/09/14)

I got planted most of what I wanted planted, planted.

For my seed raising mix I used 1/2 sifted potting mix, 1/4 sifted compost and 1/4 sifted composted cow manure.

And judging by the Red Mustard seedlings, up in four days, (see photo below) It's a hit with the seeds.

 I didn't get any gardening done last Sunday because I was out doing this. Click here

With this bunch in the photo on the left from Darling Downs Riders.

It went something like this...We had 11 bikes on the Sunday Stroll today. The usual suspects and a few new faces which was great to see. We headed out toward Warwick, made a left on the Cunningham Highway and down to Aratula for our first stop, a fair stint of 130km. Refueled, we headed around Lake Moogerah, into Boonah the back way and then across to Beaudesert. A right off the highway and up into the hinterland of the Gold Coast and our lunch stop at Canungra.
I can't speak for everyone but I'm pretty confident lunch was well received and enjoyed by all. As always the Canungra hotel delivered. After lunch a quick squirt up to the Mt Tamborine lookout for a photo op and to check out the view. From there we headed down the twisties toward Logan and in the back way to Ipswich. From here we managed to lose a few as there was quite a bit of traffic. Through to Laidley and then out to the Warrego to head for home. I hope everyone that attended enjoyed the ride as much as I did and is looking forward to the next ride!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Something for Sunday

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


My seeds arrived.

I was beginning to worry where they were as I'd ordered them very early last week and thought they might arrive by the end of last week.

And when they didn't arrive on Monday I was getting ready to make some phone calls.

As it turned out I had to drive Cab 11 to Brisbane and return and I'd forgotten all about seeds arriving in the mail.

So when I eventually got home and inside I was pleasantly surprised  to find two small parcels chock full of seeds.

Guess what this little veggie gardener will be doing this weekend.

I haven't grown a lot of these before but after watching a video of Brisbane gardening identity and chook wrangler Claire Bickle on Blooming in Brisbane Gardening TV I'm going to give them a try.

A few of the others I'm just curious about.

Cheers and happy seed planting


Monday, September 22, 2014

Organic And I Know It (Sexy And I Know It Parody)

 How could I not put this up?



Freckles The Lettuce Update.

For those of you wondering how Freckles the lettuce is getting on then this is for you.

Planted as seed back on the 26th of the 8th they have since sprouted and grown well

Yesterday I planted them into the veggie garden.

A bucket of compost and a few handfuls of Rooster Booster and sure as the sun rises in the east we're away.
I'll bung a teaspoon (maybe two) of Epsom salts into a watering can of water and give them a drink with that.

The jury seems out as to whether Epsom salts helps or not but it doesn't do any perceivable harm so I consider it worth a go.

Stewart and Freckles the Lettuce.

Any comments are welcome.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


If it all gets  just a little too much from time to time, there's always daisies.