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Must have plants for beginners and Brisbane gardeners

I thought it would be a good idea to list some "must have" plants for Brisbane gardens.  Feel free to chip in.  I'm hoping this thread migh…

Started by Andrew Cumberland

19 Sep 23
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Savoy cabbage

My drum heads do great as do wombok (now that I net them both).  I grew savoy this season and it was as tough as old boot leather with a he…

Started by Andrew Cumberland

1 Aug 19
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Winged Beans

I wanted to give a heads up for Winged Beans. There has been some discussion here on BLF -- but not much. There are a seriously wonderful v…

Started by Dave Riley

6 May 23
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Moringa (Malunggay)

Not my favorite vegetable but I do grow and eat it. However, I am learning respect for Filipino cuisine and along with choko, Filipinos cel…

Started by Dave Riley

17 Apr 28
Reply by Sophie

Korean Cheongyang green chili pepper

I don't suppose anyone has any Cheongyang pepper seeds? I have some of the tasty green fruits but I doubt I can dry them to seeds. When gre…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Apr 7
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There's a lot of info about Chaya on YouTube  (LINK) --if you are keen on the research. I'm still waiting for my cutting -- so I amuse myse…

Started by Dave Riley

31 Mar 7
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Epazote (Dysphania ambrosioides)-- along with cilantro -- is the quintessential Mexican herb. Since I just made a huge pot of refried black…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Feb 4

The Santa Claus melon, aka Christmas melon or Piel de Sapo (Toad Skin)

I am not  a fruit eater. Not obsessed with sweetness. So my fav fruits tend to be paw paw and dragon fruit. But hey! I purchased a Piel de…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Jan 29
Reply by Valerie


Hi guys, novice gardener here. This year I have grown a few varieties of flowers from seed and I am starting to enjoy the blooms. However I…

Started by Lauren

3 Nov 18, 2020
Reply by Doug Hanning

Difference between Armenian-type cucumbers

I do like Armenian cucumbers -- and the long Asian types likeSuyo Long. Today Bunnings was selling striped Armenian cucumber seedlings -- s…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Aug 14, 2020
Reply by Doug Hanning


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