We live on a semi-rural 1.5 hectares of land in the Samford Valley, about 25kms out of Brisbane City. We started out by getting some swales dug, planting out a lot of natives. Moved into the house in July ‘08.

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Latest Blog Posts for random plantings

  • shame file
    on Dec 12, 2010 in weeds
    Random Planter returns to the blogging fold today, after a 12 month lapse and with his head hung in shame. Welcome to the vegetable garden and mini-orchard as they appear today, after 6 months of neglect while my focus was elsewhere. Rest assured, we...
  • Dam…first evidence
    on Dec 14, 2009 in dam weeds
    I seem to have fallen off the blogging horse lately…well it’s time to get back on and give an update on the dam restoration project. A month ago I posted an entry ‘there’s a dam in there somewhere’ highlighting the poor...
  • Perennial food plants
    on Nov 19, 2009 in Uncategorized
    They may not be as sexy as some annuals, however perennial food plants make a whole lot of sense & they really help with putting the ‘perma’ in permaculture. I’ve started assembling good information resources on these plants and...
  • there’s a dam in there somewhere
    on Nov 10, 2009 in dam weeds
    The next major project here is to start clearing out the dam. As the following photos bear witness, it has been completely taken over by Cumbungi Orientalis, an invasive native weed. Actually Cumbungi (or Typha) is a very interesting plant and has a...
  • the power of rain
    on Oct 31, 2009 in weather comfrey frogs lemongrass
    Monday (26th), the mini-drought in Brisbane did break, 53mm of delicious rain fell here and we’ve been able to throw away the chlorophyll-tinted glasses we had all taken to wearing. Great news…..but of course rain never falls in an egalitaria...
  • Bring it on
    on Oct 25, 2009 in weather Brisbane rain
    After the disappointment of a couple more storms that failed to eventualise over the weekend, it seems that Brisbane’s four month mini-drought is set to finally end today. The bureau is forecasting significant rain – it’s just a wai...
  • So many zucchinis, so few doorsteps
    on Oct 24, 2009 in recipes vegetables zucchini
    Anyone that has grown zucchinis will know that, there comes a certain time in late Spring or early Summer, when without really noticing, you all of a sudden, have your very own zucchini mountain. There is a joke about people quietly leaving zucchinis...
  • Sheet mulching preparations
    on Oct 18, 2009 in permaculture manure mulch wattle
    Sheet mulching is a core permaculture activity – so I suppose it’s probably time I gave it a go. I have no shortage of areas that could do with significant soil improvement – the place that I have settled upon is on the low side of...
  • Blog Action Day 2009 – Climate Change
    on Oct 14, 2009 in climate change ATA
    Thanks to Julie at Towards Sustainability, I am now aware that today is Blog Action Day on climate change. Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day wit...
  • Aerated cow poo
    on Oct 13, 2009 in manure permaculture
    I’m sure that I’m not the first one to think of this. That is, running dryish cow manure through the shredder. But I’ve got to say, I’m happy with the result!…beautiful soft, fluffy soil enhancer that the veggies should...
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