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Seedlings Now Available

  Announcing that DMK Seedlings are now available at Ravenshoe Hardware.

Of course we will still have plenty at our weekend market stall as usual. Our seedlings are propagated in our own seedling shed, from varieties proven to be suited to our unique climate here at Ravenshoe, they are non GMO, grown without the use of chemicals, in true permaculture tradition. seedlings1A sample of healthy looking punnets with our DMK tag.

We offer a range of plants suited to our temperate tropical mountain climate at the right time of year. We know that the vegies we can grow here in winter do not necessarily grow in Mareeba, Cairns & the coast, and there are a number of seasonal conflicts, which makes it hard to source some seedlings. So give our local seedlings a try, look for the DMK tag.dmk

seedlings2Seedling propagation tables.

We are now doing the Wondecla market on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

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Produce Gallery

Real food – fresh & local. Food miles is about utilising local seasonal food. Many people need to be educated to know what fruit & veg is in season locally, not expect all produce – all year round.

Sometimes we produce fruit & vegies which are classic, and of course this happens when you provide them with a near optimal growing conditions – rich organic soils and the right weather. We have posted pics of some of the more exciting examples from our garden . . .     

Michele below shows a staggered planting of sweet corn. See in foreground the young plants, behind them on the left the corn is just reaching adult size, and on the right the plants are fully mature, very healthy, and bursting with multiple cobs ready for harvest. We’ll be eating fresh corn tonight and for many weeks to come. There are rock melons under the corn on the right, plentiful and nearly ready. Yum.

Corn 3 Stages

Purple Podded Peas, they’re savoury, not sweet, great for pea soup, pea flour, or mushy peas.Purple Podded Peas

 Ruby Lou’s Potato, freshly washed & eaten same day as harvested.Red Potatoes

Rainbow Chard which we call Ozzy Spinach!   Oi Oi Oi (it’s green & gold)Spinach

Tropical Peach – “Prunus Persica” is a native to China

Tropical Peach

We had chickens hatch last xmas (2013) and here is one of the roosters at around six months old, and of course he wasn’t going to lay eggs so he was destined to be roasted. Organic and fresh . . weighing in at 2.2Kg  and absolutely no food miles. If you like chicken, it doesn’t get any better.

Surplus Rooster

Nicely Roasted

Cooked Chook

Below is a photo of a morning’s harvest in early Nov 2013. Michele presented this to her daughter for her birthday.  About 15 varieties of veg, couple of herbs and a dozen eggs, all grown in our permaculture organic garden. 

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