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Hi everyone,

I have been so busy all week I forgot to place my order online for a few seeds for green manure that I want to plant Saturday or Sunday. Where's your favourite seed place in Brisbane? I'm on the south side (Sunnybank) and looking for mustard and/or marigolds (or any other green manure suggestions are welcome!)



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Closest supermarket and buy a couple of bags of mixed bird seed.
This is probably late for you, but for future reference. I've bought a packet of black mustard seeds from Asian grocers' herb sections and tried planting them as green manure not expecting much germination as it was a couple of dollars for a bag for cooking purpose~ . They did germinate afterall and grew well :)

Wheat from feed stores also grew, maybe the ones in supermarkets in health food section may grow too ^^
Thanks everyone! I ended up getting a box of wild bird seed from the supermarket and sowed them today. I also sowed a few giant sunflowers around the place yesterday to brighten the place up :-)
Well, the bird seed has germinated (don't know which particular seed) and some little green shoots are poking through the soil! :-)

Thanks for the tips! I've posted more photos which should be approved soon.
what a great idea....thanks all. (our genie pig ran away...poor thing....and ive got all these seeds left over....My the garden they are going and dig in for green manure.)


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