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In this group, you can list the seeds you are willing to share when you can't make it to the Garden visits. Anybody who wishes to get seeds can become friends with the donor and send a message to get their postal address. You then send your own self-addressed and stamped envelope and seed packaging to the donor for them to return by post. Hope this makes sense :-)

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Discussion Forum

Red Dragon Fruit Cuttings and Beetroot Seeds

Started by Elaine coolowl. Last reply by Elaine coolowl Mar 9. 3 Replies

At Craig's Garden Visit on Saturday 6th July, I will have 4 pieces of a Red Dragon Fruit plant to give away free. First in first served.There is a large collection of Green Harvest Detroit Beetroot…Continue

Tags: Beetroot, Dragon Fruit, Red Dragon Fruit

Baby boab tubers

Started by Valerie. Last reply by Norma and Ernie Jul 3, 2013. 4 Replies

Has anybody got or seen any baby boab tubers?Also struggling to find reasonably priced interesting varieties of seed potatoes.Continue

Jerusalem Artichokes

Started by Valerie. Last reply by Valerie Mar 18, 2013. 2 Replies

About JA...


Started by Lissa Mar 16, 2013. 0 Replies

Looking for more Babaco cuttings if anyone has a plant or knows where one is.Continue

Tags: babaco

Comment Wall

Comment by Valerie on March 15, 2013 at 13:33

I have basil seeds, some organic beetroot (Detroit2), Cilantro coriander, Lettuce (red and green salad bowl, and Zucchini (black beauty). Message me if you want me to post anything. 

Also have basil seedlings but I can't post those. 

Comment by Lynne Cargill on March 15, 2013 at 20:59

I'd really like some old fashioned go wild nasturtiums  if anyone has them

Comment by Elaine coolowl on March 15, 2013 at 22:12

There's lots of them at my place; they're a winter self-seeding annual and the babies are just coming up now. Seeds available later in the winter. You're welcome to some if you can come to Deception Bay or to Lissa's at Strathpine (see Garden Visits).

Comment by Lissa on March 16, 2013 at 4:57

Hi Lynne. I'm pulling nasturtium seedlings out by the dozen that are in spots I don't want them. I'll leave some there for you to either collect at the Garden Visit next month or message me and you can come collect some.

Comment by DARREN JAMES on March 16, 2013 at 20:18

Hi all I know its a bit late and getting cooler but  I have sweet potatoe cuttings probably  enough time for them to set roots before they slow down and go night nights for the winter gold red and orange available

Comment by Lissa on March 17, 2013 at 6:02

Was reading some thing interesting the other day about cropping sweet potato...came from an older gardener. Four weeks after the flowers appear is the time to harvest.

Now, I've only just started growing them seriously myself so haven't tested this yet.

Comment by Valerie on March 17, 2013 at 7:31
Hi Darren and Lissa. I will be there at the next Garden visit and would love some of your seedlings and cuttings.

Wanted also: looking Jerusalem artichokes and jicama.
Comment by Lissa on March 17, 2013 at 10:20

Jicama grow from seed. I still have a few left - remind me on the day to dig them out.

I don't grow JA any more they just plain give me too much pain. I do grow Yakon but only a few came up from last years planting and they are nowhere near being ready for harvesting yet.

Comment by Elaine coolowl on March 17, 2013 at 11:00

Sweet Potato don't always flower. You can 'bandicoot' tubers well before the 'maturity' time anyway especially if you have sandy soil.

Comment by Nancy Kent on March 17, 2013 at 14:49

Babaco - wow, can we grow that here in Brisbane area. I used to have a freind who grew them in Yeppoon area. Anyone with cuttings please let me know. I am very interested to grow babaco. They taste so yumy,

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