Honey Bees

We call it BlueBee Honey… And despite what you might think, urban bee keeping is relatively easy. I suppose we cheated a bit because we’ve bought our hive nucleus ready made each time we have started a hive. This means we get a box with a colony in it and a healthy queen, honey and brood […]

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Fresh Veggies FOR SALE

Sayuran Segar Organik untuk Anda Panen Perdana, Harga Promosi dan Dijamin Murah. Cobalah sayuran organik kami – tersedia: Kacang Panjang Merah, Baby Buncis, Bayam Hijau, Bayam Merah, Sweet Basil, Dill, Butternut Pumpkin. Datang langsung ke KebunMataLima di Desa Purwasari, Dramaga Bogor atau telpon Ibu Danti di  nomor 0821-4417-5055.   Jangan lupa kasih tau teman atau … More Fresh Veggies FOR SALE

Organics

  Most vegetables and fruits that you buy have been sprayed with chemicals that are not good for eating. Even when we wash our food before preparing it to eat the chemical sprays get inside the food and they get inside our bodies. This has long term affects on our health. What about healthy and … More Organics

The Quails

A quail of a time in the garden… they get to see everything and when you move closer to them they get excited and start dancing and jumping around… they want one thing – worms! We have quails because they lay lots of little eggs and we find chickens need more space than we can … More The Quails

Kombucha

   Fabulous Kombucha. This is a pro-biotic health drink that we ‘grow’. It is a culture much like yogurt is a culture. Its been around for a long time and seems to go in and out of vogue. A friend of ours used to make Kombucha in the 70’s and when we recently mentioned it he … More Kombucha

Yabbies & fish

The silver perch is a medium-sized freshwater fish of the family Terapontidae endemic to the Murray-Darling river system in south-eastern Australia. Wikipedia Scientific name: Bidyanus bidyanus Rank: Species Phylum: Chordata Higher classification: Bidyanus Order: Perciformes Found in: Somerset Dam, Lake Awoonga, Hinze Dam We have 50 silver’s growing in a 1000 litre IBC tank (ex-food grade used for sugar syrup). These form the basis … More Yabbies & fish

A Herb Spiral

The idea of a herb spiral is two-fold. first it creates good drainage whereby it has a flow down affect when watering from the top of the spiral. Second it has more and less sheltered areas depending on the sun’s movements so more or less sensitive plants can be placed appropriately. It also has a … More A Herb Spiral

Recycled materials

Using recycled materials is fun… creative… ethical… inexpensive… and can be very functional. Sources: hard rubbish, work site skips, tip shop, gumtree, excess unused project materials. The timbers used to make this quail roosting enclosure are all old hardwood cladding boards from a house renovation. The perspex is also off cuts from some building site. … More Recycled materials

Herbs and spices

Bees are the inspiration behind choosing most of our herbs in Melbourne… Lavender, basil, sage, and edible flowers like calendula and marigolds. We do use them in cooking and only just realised recently that most of the flowers we have are edible and good for salads and so on. Other herbs that grow so easily are … More Herbs and spices