Sharkfin melon aka figleaf gourd

Cucurbita ficifolia is known by many names – sharkfin melon, figleaf gourd, black seeded pumpkin and more.  Those few names describe this squash well.  The flesh is in the form of strands that is very similar to sharkfin while the

Sharkfin melon aka figleaf gourd

Cucurbita ficifolia is known by many names – sharkfin melon, figleaf gourd, black seeded pumpkin and more.  Those few names describe this squash well.  The flesh is in the form of strands that is very similar to sharkfin while the

Two-in-one recipe: Strawberry guava jelly and paste

I love recipes that hardly have any waste and this is one of those plus you get yummy products.  Our strawberry guavas are early this year.  Not only that, they are also large and juicy.  The downside is that they

Two-in-one recipe: Strawberry guava jelly and paste

I love recipes that hardly have any waste and this is one of those plus you get yummy products.  Our strawberry guavas are early this year.  Not only that, they are also large and juicy.  The downside is that they

Homemade organic raw apple cider vinegar

We are right in the middle of autumn which means it’s apple season!  If you grow chemical-free apples or have a good supply of it, you will be interested to make your own apple cider vinegar.  You don’t need any

Homemade organic raw apple cider vinegar

We are right in the middle of autumn which means it’s apple season!  If you grow chemical-free apples or have a good supply of it, you will be interested to make your own apple cider vinegar.  You don’t need any

March 2020 Swap @ Mooroolbark

We celebrated the 4th anniversary @ Mooroolbark early due to the next 2nd Saturday falling on Easter weekend so there wasn’t a swap planned for April.  It was a good thing we did too or we would have to give

March 2020 Swap @ Mooroolbark

We celebrated the 4th anniversary @ Mooroolbark early due to the next 2nd Saturday falling on Easter weekend so there wasn’t a swap planned for April.  It was a good thing we did too or we would have to give

Turns out seedlings might not be rosella…

I was very happy to get some rosella seeds from the Mooroolbark swap a few months ago which I’ve very promptly sown and a small percentage of that germinated.  They were separated into their own pots and soon moved to

Turns out seedlings might not be rosella…

I was very happy to get some rosella seeds from the Mooroolbark swap a few months ago which I’ve very promptly sown and a small percentage of that germinated.  They were separated into their own pots and soon moved to

March 2020 Swap @ Bayswater North

This was only less than a month ago but it already feels like ages ago knowing that we won’t be meeting for a while more. So let’s hold on to this and focus on our gardens (and health) while we

March 2020 Swap @ Bayswater North

This was only less than a month ago but it already feels like ages ago knowing that we won’t be meeting for a while more. So let’s hold on to this and focus on our gardens (and health) while we

COVID-19 Update

In line with the Government’s directive to shutdown all non-essential activities, swap meets are discontinuing until further notice.  If you would like to swap privately, please state your offers/wanteds in the Facebook page comments for this post, with your general

COVID-19 Update

In line with the Government’s directive to shutdown all non-essential activities, swap meets are discontinuing until further notice.  If you would like to swap privately, please state your offers/wanteds in the Facebook page comments for this post, with your general

February 2020 Swap @ Bayswater North

Lovely summer swap, bustling with people and bountiful harvests, and a few newcomers pleased to join the meet.

February 2020 Swap @ Bayswater North

Lovely summer swap, bustling with people and bountiful harvests, and a few newcomers pleased to join the meet.

January 2020 Swap @ Bayswater North

There was some decluttering happening to prepare for the new year, so there was lots of bits and bobs that were ready for creative people to repurpose.  And also a big selection of books and magazines to keep everyone occupied

January 2020 Swap @ Bayswater North

There was some decluttering happening to prepare for the new year, so there was lots of bits and bobs that were ready for creative people to repurpose.  And also a big selection of books and magazines to keep everyone occupied

Growing your own mushroom with Ellen

Ellen from Simple Sustainability came to show us how to grow your own mushroom with substrate made of recycled paper kitty litter and the spent substrate from an old mushroom kit.  Instead of composting the spent mushroom kit substrate, she has

Growing your own mushroom with Ellen

Ellen from Simple Sustainability came to show us how to grow your own mushroom with substrate made of recycled paper kitty litter and the spent substrate from an old mushroom kit.  Instead of composting the spent mushroom kit substrate, she has