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Frog Hotel

You may have read this report on a frog hotel in the NT. This is a frog hotel. Ever seen anything like it? Stephani Grove, secretary with B…

Started by Dave Riley

12 Feb 21
Reply by Dave Riley

Simple Nasturtiums

These are some notes from way back in July 2011,  I thought I might bring them back to the future.  My back garden used to be covered compl…

Started by Christa

4 Feb 21
Reply by Sid Saghe

Growing Carrots in Tubes

This spiel is being written on Word. No photos will be added. I have had it with our website. The only reason I am sending this is that Sop…

Started by Roger Clark

3 Feb 18
Reply by Sophie

COMMUNITY SEED BANK AUSTRALIA

https://www.thelostseed.com.au/community-seed-bank-more-info Buy and donate/sell seed: Community Seed Bank (Australia) The UN Food and Agr…

Started by Lissa

0 Feb 13

Sweet potato pests????

Hi. I noticed a few of you growing sweet potatoes in bags/containers or mounds. Do you reuse the potting mix/soil or do you have to start a…

Started by angela holmes

6 Jan 21
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What plant is this?

Can someone please identify this plant. We got the seeds from a BLF member, it is hardy and a prolific summer vegetable. I love it in a sti…

Started by Janet Fong

2 Jan 19
Reply by Janet Fong

POLL: What do you eat/What do you grow?

I was meditating my food consumption as it has changed so much since I do seem now to be eating so little. If nature loves diversity, I ask…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Jan 7

Everbearing and summer/autumn harvest strawberries

Hi all, It's been a while since I posted on here, although I used to be quite active back in the day. It was a fair while ago, but recently…

Started by Rob Walter

0 Jan 6

Planning to survive a Bushfire in Brisbane

The current swathe of bushfires we all know about. But the intensity of the blazes and their aggressive incursions into suburban neighbourh…

Started by Dave Riley

13 Jan 2
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

Growing your own food at home can be rewarding, but is it cost-effective?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-27/gardening-growing-food-vegetables-backyard-personal-finance/11811980?sf226917812=1&fbclid=IwAR1-

Started by Valerie

2 Dec 29, 2019
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

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GrowVetiver

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.


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