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Enjoying the Fruits of Our Labour

Its so satisfying to sit down to a meal produced from what is grown in your own garden. We are about to enjoy a pumpkin and Basil Pie with…

Started by James Rosenlund

22 May 13, 2016
Reply by Rob Collings

FREE: Rainbow Chard Mature Crop

Meaning the crop is ready to be picked and eaten fresh and/or prepared for freezing. The Rainbow Chard has got away on me a bit lately, jus…

Started by Elaine de Saxe

1 Sep 29, 2015
Reply by Lissa

The return of the Garlic saga

Been a looooong time since I've posted anything on BLF. My bad :) I started, or at least attempted, to grow garlic back in 2012. At the sam…

Started by Joseph

13 Sep 28, 2015
Reply by Joseph

We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, as our lives depend on it

I know everyone here is in some sense aware of the need to improve our soil. This is a good article with some sensible advice. From THE GUA…

Started by Lissa

8 Apr 10, 2015
Reply by Lissa

Is this normal for ducasse bananas?

I've noticed an unpleasant overripe smell emanating from this bagged bunch for a few weeks. I mentioned it to Lissa thinking that maybe it…

Started by Joseph

9 Feb 20, 2015
Reply by Joseph

ripe near me ap for SHARING YOUR HARVEST and crowd funding

Just passing this on from Lynn, Logan Food Gardeners. Great idea!! A few weeks ago I met Alistair, one of the founders of , at an event…

Started by gabrielle austerberry

2 Jun 24, 2014
Reply by Farina Murray

Potato advice please :)

I planted out some 'desiree' seed potatoes ten weeks ago.  They've grown well - I mulched them to about 40cm using sugar cane mulch and hor…

Started by Tracy Arnold

45 Jul 19, 2010
Reply by Elaine de Saxe


This is the first time I've grown arrowroot - please can someone tell me how big they have to be before harvesting the roots? Here's how bi…

Started by Addy

3 May 11, 2010
Reply by Scarlett

January Olives

We picked our first crop of Kalamatta olives recently and got abit over a kilo of fruit from a five year old tree. We prepared them for pic…

Started by Mark Thomson

8 Mar 17, 2010
Reply by mary mannion

Picking Mangoes

Another of those red arrow thingys to which there is no way of responding. Picking fruit up high is quite a challenge. How big a mango? Ho…

Started by Elaine de Saxe

7 Feb 1, 2010
Reply by Donna


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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.

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