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Balcony Mulberries on the young Mulberry tree.
So many more than  last season but definitely not as sweet and a bit flavourless.
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Any idea why my learned Brainstrust?
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#berrydelicious #berry #mulberry #summerfruit #delightful #giveitago #growiteatit #nosprays #growyourownveggies #urbanagriculture #veggiegarden #ediblegarden #organicgarden #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #balconygarden #containergarden #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram #womenwhogrowfood #smallspacegardening #farmer #urbanfarmer #womenwhofarm #urbanagriculture 
#urbanorganicgardener #permaculture
Balcony Mulberries on the young Mulberry tree. So many more than last season but definitely not as sweet and a bit flavourless. πŸ’‘ Any idea why my learned Brainstrust? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #berrydelicious  #berry  #mulberry  #summerfruit  #delightful  #giveitago  #growiteatit  #nosprays  #growyourownveggies  #urbanagriculture  #veggiegarden  #ediblegarden  #organicgarden  #growsomethinggreen  #growyourownfood  #vegetablegarden  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram  #womenwhogrowfood  #smallspacegardening  #farmer  #urbanfarmer  #womenwhofarm  #urbanagriculture  #urbanorganicgardener  #permaculture 
The Recycle Shop at @kimbriki tip is one of my favourite haunts (Bunnings, the mega hardware store, being number 1)
Spotted here were some excellent concrete pots and vessels, took too long deciding and was beaten to the cashier. The whole lot sold to another prospector for $60
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Oh well, it's the quick or the dead - even at the tip shop.
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#shoppersheaven #wastenotwantnot #recycle #giveitnewlife #everythingoldisnewagain #kimbriki #waronwaste #wastemanagement #onemanstrashisanothermanstreasure
The Recycle Shop at @kimbriki tip is one of my favourite haunts (Bunnings, the mega hardware store, being number 1) Spotted here were some excellent concrete pots and vessels, took too long deciding and was beaten to the cashier. The whole lot sold to another prospector for $60 😞 Oh well, it's the quick or the dead - even at the tip shop. . . . . . . . . . . . #shoppersheaven  #wastenotwantnot  #recycle  #giveitnewlife  #everythingoldisnewagain  #kimbriki  #waronwaste  #wastemanagement  #onemanstrashisanothermanstreasure 
A bit of kombucha making.
I usually keep two 5 litre jars of booch stewing but things have been a bit hectic of late and my supply of fresh kombucha has dwindled.
I keep a few extra SCOBY hotels for such times or to gift.
Once these jars of tea and sugar liquid are filled with filtered water they will stay in a corner kitchen cupboard for around 2 weeks before being decantered into bottles for the second ferment.
Liquor of life... goodness never tasted so good.
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#kombucha #booch #liquoroflife #probiotics #natural #tonic #healthdrink #ancientrecipe #fermenteddrinks #scoby #guthealth #permacculture #livewell #organicfood
A bit of kombucha making. I usually keep two 5 litre jars of booch stewing but things have been a bit hectic of late and my supply of fresh kombucha has dwindled. I keep a few extra SCOBY hotels for such times or to gift. Once these jars of tea and sugar liquid are filled with filtered water they will stay in a corner kitchen cupboard for around 2 weeks before being decantered into bottles for the second ferment. Liquor of life... goodness never tasted so good. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #kombucha  #booch  #liquoroflife  #probiotics  #natural  #tonic  #healthdrink  #ancientrecipe  #fermenteddrinks  #scoby  #guthealth  #permacculture  #livewell  #organicfood 
New Balcony hive stand I erected for the girls this afternoon.
Facing due East with shade from the Westerly sun provided by the screen at its rear they should be very happy!
Looking forward to splitting the hive in the next few weeks with @elke_bees and establishing a second hive next door to this one.
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#tetragonulacarbonaria #australiannativestinglessbees #nativestinglessbees #newhome #locationlocationlocation #bestaddress
#airbeenbee #roomwithaview #beesonthebalcony #urbanbees #savethebees #beefriendly #naturalwonder #foraging #beekeepers #beesofinstagram #beesinthecity #aussiebee #elkebees #balconygarden #containergarden #livingthedream #apartmentlife#smallspacegardening #growyourownfood #permaculture
New Balcony hive stand I erected for the girls this afternoon. Facing due East with shade from the Westerly sun provided by the screen at its rear they should be very happy! Looking forward to splitting the hive in the next few weeks with @elke_bees and establishing a second hive next door to this one. . . . . . . . . . . . . #tetragonulacarbonaria  #australiannativestinglessbees  #nativestinglessbees  #newhome  #locationlocationlocation  #bestaddress  #airbeenbee  #roomwithaview  #beesonthebalcony  #urbanbees  #savethebees  #beefriendly  #naturalwonder  #foraging  #beekeepers  #beesofinstagram  #beesinthecity  #aussiebee  #elkebees  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #livingthedream  #apartmentlife #smallspacegardening  #growyourownfood  #permaculture 
It's here! It's here!
The first ripe Balcony Blueberry for the season, and many more to follow.
Do I cut it in half and share it with the Assistant Gardener? Nope.
No store bought Blueberry compares with this. Tight, thin skin... juicey...the right balance of tart and sweet and a good mouth-popping size!
Looking forward to a few more ripening at the same time! One at a time is just not going to cut it. Patience... patience...
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#blueberry #berrydelicious #summerfruit #pickfresh
#antioxidants #growiteatit #nosprays #growyourownveggies #urbanagriculture #veggiegarden #ediblegarden #organicgarden #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #balconygarden #containergarden #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram #womenwhogrowfood #smallspacegardening #farmer #urbanfarmer #womenwhofarm #urbanagriculture 
#urbanorganicgardener #permaculture
It's here! It's here! The first ripe Balcony Blueberry for the season, and many more to follow. Do I cut it in half and share it with the Assistant Gardener? Nope. No store bought Blueberry compares with this. Tight, thin skin... juicey...the right balance of tart and sweet and a good mouth-popping size! Looking forward to a few more ripening at the same time! One at a time is just not going to cut it. Patience... patience... . . . . . . . . . . . #blueberry  #berrydelicious  #summerfruit  #pickfresh  #antioxidants  #growiteatit  #nosprays  #growyourownveggies  #urbanagriculture  #veggiegarden  #ediblegarden  #organicgarden  #growsomethinggreen  #growyourownfood  #vegetablegarden  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram  #womenwhogrowfood  #smallspacegardening  #farmer  #urbanfarmer  #womenwhofarm  #urbanagriculture  #urbanorganicgardener  #permaculture 
Balcony composting fever as I've used up my existing supply of Winter-made compost.
The latest batch using garden cuttings and leafy greens (no grass which is scarce at the present time) seems to be cooking nicely as evidenced by the steam inside the @joraform tumbler bin.
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Additionally, I have my garbage bin system receiving fresh greens and an ample supply of Balcony  leaves, sawdust and shredded paper provide the browns in the mixture.
Closing the nutrient loop Up_On_The_Rooftop!
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#composting #closedloop #wastenotwantnot #joraform #gardenclippings #greenwaste #nitrogeon #carbon #fertilesoil #growiteatit #nosprays #growyourownveggies #urbanagriculture #veggiegarden #ediblegarden #organicgarden #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #balconygarden #containergarden #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram #womenwhogrowfood #smallspacegardening #farmer #urbanfarmer #womenwhofarm #urbanagriculture 
#urbanorganicgardener #permaculture
Balcony composting fever as I've used up my existing supply of Winter-made compost. The latest batch using garden cuttings and leafy greens (no grass which is scarce at the present time) seems to be cooking nicely as evidenced by the steam inside the @joraform tumbler bin. β™» Additionally, I have my garbage bin system receiving fresh greens and an ample supply of Balcony leaves, sawdust and shredded paper provide the browns in the mixture. Closing the nutrient loop Up_On_The_Rooftop! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #composting  #closedloop  #wastenotwantnot  #joraform  #gardenclippings  #greenwaste  #nitrogeon  #carbon  #fertilesoil  #growiteatit  #nosprays  #growyourownveggies  #urbanagriculture  #veggiegarden  #ediblegarden  #organicgarden  #growsomethinggreen  #growyourownfood  #vegetablegarden  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram  #womenwhogrowfood  #smallspacegardening  #farmer  #urbanfarmer  #womenwhofarm  #urbanagriculture  #urbanorganicgardener  #permaculture 
I'm never (ever) up early enough to show you a sunrise Up_On_The_Rooftop so here is yesterday's sunset
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 I raced home from work to get some garden therapy before the light was lost.
Walking out onto my beautiful balcony never fails to release a coil of tension in my head and body.
Out there I move, I breathe, I feel alive...
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#gardentherapy #panacea
#feelalive #sunset #daysend #bestmedicine #growiteatit #nosprays #growyourownveggies #urbanagriculture #veggiegarden #ediblegarden #organicgarden #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #balconygarden #containergarden #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram #womenwhogrowfood #smallspacegardening #farmer #urbanfarmer #womenwhofarm #urbanagriculture 
#urbanorganicgardener #permaculture
I'm never (ever) up early enough to show you a sunrise Up_On_The_Rooftop so here is yesterday's sunset πŸŒ‡ I raced home from work to get some garden therapy before the light was lost. Walking out onto my beautiful balcony never fails to release a coil of tension in my head and body. Out there I move, I breathe, I feel alive... . . . . . . . . . . . . . #gardentherapy  #panacea  #feelalive  #sunset  #daysend  #bestmedicine  #growiteatit  #nosprays  #growyourownveggies  #urbanagriculture  #veggiegarden  #ediblegarden  #organicgarden  #growsomethinggreen  #growyourownfood  #vegetablegarden  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram  #womenwhogrowfood  #smallspacegardening  #farmer  #urbanfarmer  #womenwhofarm  #urbanagriculture  #urbanorganicgardener  #permaculture 
Balcony Snow Pea delivery to a friend.⁣
Would dearly love to grow in abundant quantity to gift produce more often but space is the limiting factor.⁣
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#snowpeas #givingisreceiving #giftoffood #spreadthelove #icare #brownpaperbag #freshisbest #sharethelove#growiteatit #nosprays #growyourownveggies #urbanagriculture #veggiegarden #ediblegarden #organic #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #balconygarden #containergarden #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram #womenwhogrowfood #smallspacegardening #farmer #urbanfarmer #womenwhofarm #urbanagriculture 
#urbanorganicgardener #permaculturegarden
Balcony Snow Pea delivery to a friend.⁣ Would dearly love to grow in abundant quantity to gift produce more often but space is the limiting factor.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #snowpeas  #givingisreceiving  #giftoffood  #spreadthelove  #icare  #brownpaperbag  #freshisbest  #sharethelove #growiteatit  #nosprays  #growyourownveggies  #urbanagriculture  #veggiegarden  #ediblegarden  #organic  #growsomethinggreen  #growyourownfood  #vegetablegarden  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram  #womenwhogrowfood  #smallspacegardening  #farmer  #urbanfarmer  #womenwhofarm  #urbanagriculture  #urbanorganicgardener  #permaculturegarden 
The Balcony is flush with colour at the moment as the last of the Winter veggies go to seed.
All the exciting Winter food is finished, save for two last heads of Broccoli and a late season burst of Snow Peas.
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Time to collect and dry seed pods for next Winter.
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Greatest successes this season were Broccoli, Asian Greens, Daikon and White Turnips. .
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#seedsavers
#seeds #futurefood #springhassprung #growiteatit #nosprays #growyourownveggies #urbanagriculture #veggiegarden #ediblegarden #organic #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #balconygarden #containergarden #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram #womenwhogrowfood #smallspacegardening #farmer #urbanfarmer #urbanagriculture 
#urbanorganicgardener #permaculture
The Balcony is flush with colour at the moment as the last of the Winter veggies go to seed. All the exciting Winter food is finished, save for two last heads of Broccoli and a late season burst of Snow Peas. 🌱 Time to collect and dry seed pods for next Winter. πŸ† Greatest successes this season were Broccoli, Asian Greens, Daikon and White Turnips. . . . . . . . . . . . #seedsavers  #seeds  #futurefood  #springhassprung  #growiteatit  #nosprays  #growyourownveggies  #urbanagriculture  #veggiegarden  #ediblegarden  #organic  #growsomethinggreen  #growyourownfood  #vegetablegarden  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram  #womenwhogrowfood  #smallspacegardening  #farmer  #urbanfarmer  #urbanagriculture  #urbanorganicgardener  #permaculture 
The Fruit Salad Tree @fruit.salad.trees is covered with young fruit (hence the need to construct the netting canopy yesterday)
To ensure fruit has room to grow on the branches I have to do the very tough task of selectively removing a few. Can't be too greedy to ensure nicely formed, large fruit!
Happy days Up_On_The_Rooftop!
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#fruitsalad #fruitsaladtree #peach #plum #nectarine #freshfruit #youcandoittoo #growiteatit #nosprays #growyourownveggies #urbanagriculture #veggiegarden #ediblegarden #organic #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #balconygarden #containergarden #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram #womenwhogrowfood #smallspacegardening #farmer #urbanfarmer #urbanagriculture #gardeningaustralia 
#urbanorganicgardener #permaculture
The Fruit Salad Tree @fruit.salad.trees is covered with young fruit (hence the need to construct the netting canopy yesterday) To ensure fruit has room to grow on the branches I have to do the very tough task of selectively removing a few. Can't be too greedy to ensure nicely formed, large fruit! Happy days Up_On_The_Rooftop! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #fruitsalad  #fruitsaladtree  #peach  #plum  #nectarine  #freshfruit  #youcandoittoo  #growiteatit  #nosprays  #growyourownveggies  #urbanagriculture  #veggiegarden  #ediblegarden  #organic  #growsomethinggreen  #growyourownfood  #vegetablegarden  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram  #womenwhogrowfood  #smallspacegardening  #farmer  #urbanfarmer  #urbanagriculture  #gardeningaustralia  #urbanorganicgardener  #permaculture 
What a day! Lots of chores done on the Balcony but nowhere near completion.
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"The Orchard" is bursting with new blossoms and fruit so, not wanting to tempt those pesky Cockatoos, I've erected a netting canopy to deter any hopefuls.
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Change of growing season means beds and containers that need to be cleared, green waste chopped for the compost bin and soil refreshed.
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Didn't get anywhere near planting new season seeds! Perhaps I can do that tonight during night time madness on the Balcony.
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#busyday #hardworkpaysoffs
#makehaywhilethesunshines #springcleaning #sydneyspring #energetic #arollingstonegathersnomosss #growiteatit #nosprays #growyourownveggies #urbanagriculture #veggiegarden #ediblegarden #organic #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #balconygarden #containergarden #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram #womenwhogrowfood #smallspacegardening #farmer #urbanfarmer #urbanagriculture 
#urbanorganicgardener #permaculturelife
What a day! Lots of chores done on the Balcony but nowhere near completion. 🌱 "The Orchard" is bursting with new blossoms and fruit so, not wanting to tempt those pesky Cockatoos, I've erected a netting canopy to deter any hopefuls. πŸ’ͺ Change of growing season means beds and containers that need to be cleared, green waste chopped for the compost bin and soil refreshed. 🌱 Didn't get anywhere near planting new season seeds! Perhaps I can do that tonight during night time madness on the Balcony. . . . . . . . . . . . #busyday  #hardworkpaysoffs  #makehaywhilethesunshines  #springcleaning  #sydneyspring  #energetic  #arollingstonegathersnomosss  #growiteatit  #nosprays  #growyourownveggies  #urbanagriculture  #veggiegarden  #ediblegarden  #organic  #growsomethinggreen  #growyourownfood  #vegetablegarden  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram  #womenwhogrowfood  #smallspacegardening  #farmer  #urbanfarmer  #urbanagriculture  #urbanorganicgardener  #permaculturelife 
The skin on my hands is rough. My cuticles dry and ragged, my nails unpainted, sometimes a little grimy and usually  unglamorous.
On my palms are callouses, proud badges of honour awarded for hangs from bars and weight lifting in the gym.
πŸ–οΈ πŸ–οΈ These are happy hands because they do not fear hard labour .
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#hands #workinghands #notimeforthat #soil 
#growiteatit #nosprays #growyourownveggies #urbanagriculture #veggiegarden #ediblegarden #organic #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #balconygarden #containergarden #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram #womenwhogrowfood #smallspacegardening #farmer #urbanfarmer #womenwhofarm #urbanagriculture #organicgardenmag
#urbanorganicgardener #permaculture
The skin on my hands is rough. My cuticles dry and ragged, my nails unpainted, sometimes a little grimy and usually unglamorous. On my palms are callouses, proud badges of honour awarded for hangs from bars and weight lifting in the gym. πŸ–οΈ πŸ–οΈ These are happy hands because they do not fear hard labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . #hands  #workinghands  #notimeforthat  #soil  #growiteatit  #nosprays  #growyourownveggies  #urbanagriculture  #veggiegarden  #ediblegarden  #organic  #growsomethinggreen  #growyourownfood  #vegetablegarden  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram  #womenwhogrowfood  #smallspacegardening  #farmer  #urbanfarmer  #womenwhofarm  #urbanagriculture  #organicgardenmag  #urbanorganicgardener  #permaculture 
Perched on the Balcony gardenbed wall with a cup of coffee... watching the ladies go about their Spring business is one heck of a joyful way to start the day.
No better place right now.
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#nativestinglessbees #tetragonulacarbonaria #beesonthebalcony #urbanbees #savethebees #beefriendly #naturalwonder #foraging #beekeepers #beesofinstagram #beesinthecity #aussiebee #elkebees #balconygarden #containergarden #livingthedream #apartmentlife#smallspacegardening #growyourownfood #permaculture
Perched on the Balcony gardenbed wall with a cup of coffee... watching the ladies go about their Spring business is one heck of a joyful way to start the day. No better place right now. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #nativestinglessbees  #tetragonulacarbonaria  #beesonthebalcony  #urbanbees  #savethebees  #beefriendly  #naturalwonder  #foraging  #beekeepers  #beesofinstagram  #beesinthecity  #aussiebee  #elkebees  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #livingthedream  #apartmentlife #smallspacegardening  #growyourownfood  #permaculture 
Waiting for Balcony Blueberries to ripen is akin to watching grass grow... waiting... waiting... waiting.
Methinks a little feed today might keep them happy as we've had some rain recently and the everything up up here looks pretty healthy.
No pests to speak of and a couple more honey bees have visited all the way up here on the 4th floor!
Happy weekend folks! Get into the dirt!
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#berries #blueberry #blueberries #patience #soon #freshfruit #growyourownfruit #growiteatit #nosprays #growyourownveggies #urbanagriculture #veggiegarden #ediblegarden #organic #growsomethinggreen #growyourownfood #vegetablegarden #balconygarden #containergarden #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram #womenwhogrowfood #smallspacegardening #farmer #urbanfarmer #urbanagriculture 
#urbanorganicgardener #permaculture #organicgardenermag #womenwhofarm
Waiting for Balcony Blueberries to ripen is akin to watching grass grow... waiting... waiting... waiting. Methinks a little feed today might keep them happy as we've had some rain recently and the everything up up here looks pretty healthy. No pests to speak of and a couple more honey bees have visited all the way up here on the 4th floor! Happy weekend folks! Get into the dirt! . . . . . . . . . . . . #berries  #blueberry  #blueberries  #patience  #soon  #freshfruit  #growyourownfruit  #growiteatit  #nosprays  #growyourownveggies  #urbanagriculture  #veggiegarden  #ediblegarden  #organic  #growsomethinggreen  #growyourownfood  #vegetablegarden  #balconygarden  #containergarden  #gardentotable  #gardenersofinstagram  #womenwhogrowfood  #smallspacegardening  #farmer  #urbanfarmer  #urbanagriculture  #urbanorganicgardener  #permaculture  #organicgardenermag  #womenwhofarm