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Needing someone to represent BLF on 31 May 2017

I received this email and hoped that someone would like to represent Brisbane Local Food at these discussions.  I am looking for one volunt…

Started by Andrew CumberlandLatest Reply


I follow a blog called HIGH WATER of a young gardener, Rod, who owns a property on Lamb Island. Rod re-posted this on his site - I found th…

Started by LissaLatest Reply

Daley's Nursery outing

Hi Folks, well today, a couple of us BLF's went for a drive to Kyogle to visit the Daley's nursery that we all know and love.. and if you d…

Started by SusanLatest Reply

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Growing Raspberries in Brisbane

So here’s the scenario: our builder showed up with a heap of gifted produce as well as some tomato plants, a pigeon pea plant and a pot wit…

Started by Fiona Ryan

4 on Thursday
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For those who seek yeomany and want more land to urban farm

We had been asking around for at least a quarter acre of land we could take on as a Vetiver nursery extension. To rent, like agistment. And…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Jun 29
Reply by Sid Saghe

Vegetable and Fruit Storage: Reusable Produce & String Bags

For the last year or so I've been a keen user of mesh plastic reusable produce bags. As fruit and veg storage systems go, these draw string…

Started by Dave Riley

5 Jun 25
Reply by Christa

Zucchinis Courgettes tips Features... Growing Zucchini Zucchini need to be pruned and…

Started by Valerie

2 Jun 12
Reply by Susan

Overnight veggie raid: is it a rat, or possum?

Overnight veggie raid: is it a rat, or possum?  We've had both about the place. Photos attached of eaten spinach and coriander plants.

Started by Mike Watson

19 Jun 11
Reply by Fiona Ryan

WEEDS - Pro's and con's

There is an old discussion on Weeds back in 2009.  This is a reply to that discussion, that seems appropriate to me. Reply by Scarlett on J…

Started by Christa

3 Jun 8
Reply by Christa

Living Mulch

As a muchly  keen mulcher  I've spent years of effort carpeting my soil with dead matter. Usually anything that was once growing  can be us…

Started by Dave Riley

8 Jun 7
Reply by Dave Riley

Tips for growing strawberries

I've been fortunate to receive a bulk order of commercial strawberry runners and want to give them the best opportunity to fruit lusciously…

Started by Sophie

1 Jun 4
Reply by Susan


One of the most abundant fruiting plants in my yard are Plinia, genus Myrciaria then variety e.g. Sabara.  They come under the Myrtacaea fa…

Started by Christa

11 May 31
Reply by Fiona Ryan

RUNNING OUT OF ROOM TO GARDEN (or can I keep my fruit trees cut low)

This photo was taken a couple of years ago.  Since then we have moved some bins to the front yard between front verandah and front tree,  T…

Started by Christa

23 May 21
Reply by Barbara Tealby


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

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