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Please advise how to grow garlic

Dear All,   Would anyone please give me some advice regarding growing garlic at backyard garden? Where can I find the seed, which is suitab…

Started by Joe Wang

7 Sep 15
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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

6 Sep 7
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Growing mushrooms at home?

Since I have a fungi habit I was thinking that I could embrace home fungi growing. It is a straightforward newbie DIY,  depending on your …

Started by Dave Riley

10 Sep 3
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

Potting info for plinias, eugenias and garcineas

This video by the prince of plinias Adam Safran shows some really deep pots for small trees. Thought those folk goofy for garcineas, estati…

Started by Doug Hanning

3 Aug 14
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Dear All,   Would anyone please give me some recommendation of growing sunflower? I hope to grow the sunflower that give me large seed, not…

Started by Joe Wang

6 Aug 14
Reply by Joe Wang


After we mulch our prunings, we usually leave it in heap on the ground, to break down. We emptied the aerobin and went to add the aerobin c…

Started by Christa

6 Aug 13
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fungus/pest on climbing beans

Can someone please identify this pest/blight on the leaves my climbing beans? These leaves are from my Purple Kings - the adjacent Blue Lak…

Started by Mike Watson

2 Jul 26
Reply by Mike Watson


While looking around on that Utube site, I found this interesting contraption.  The yanks do everything in a big way. I wonder what this ma…

Started by Christa

3 Jul 13
Reply by Christa

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

4 Jul 12
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

We have our 2nd wicking bed ready to go

Finally (finally!), we have completed preparations of other parts of the garden which meant we could have a load of soil delivered. Our wic…

Started by Fiona Ryan

3 Jul 10
Reply by Doug Hanning


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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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