"I find that cutting the vines back or picking up and relocating the vines is OK management. A very sturdy plant -- but easy to control with a pair of scissors. When yellowish the fruits keep well -- like pumpkins.Cut it back a bit and it…"
"I will give this plant a go again one day as you've all had such success. The one time I did plant it I think it was too shaded.
My clothesline gets used this way too lol. I hang washing on the back porch so the actual clothesline downstairs…"
"The vine gets watered a couple of times a week in this warm dry weather, Phil. It is in a new part of the garden, only just redeemed from lawn, so the soil there isn't as good as in the older part of the garden, and I have also planted a couple…"
"I like Kathryn's idea of showcasing the site on a computer. Not keen myself on staffing the stall, having done more than my share of that sort of the thing in a past life, but happy for others to do it if they would enjoy it. "
I live on a 900sq m block. The house is biggish, as we had a big family, most of whom have left home. The gardens were more or less tacked on by the previous owners after the house and various landscaping features were finished, so no chance to do the permaculture thing, but gradually a food garden is taking shape. My background is in revegetation, volunteer management, and growing and selling local native plants, but I am a total convert to the idea of producing as much of our own food as possible. Fruit trees - in ground and in pots - are a particular enthusiasm, and I like to preserve my own and purchased produce.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Rode-Chermside garden club
I am interested in:
Permaculture, growing my own food, preserving the produce. I would like to see other peoples' gardens, and
join in discussions to learn as much as possible about the ins and outs of growing food. Happy to share bits and pieces of whatever I've got growing, and whatever knowledge I have accumulated over the years.
Welcome to BLF Barbara :)
You should find lots to interest you on the site. Feel free to join in conversations, post photos and blogs.
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About this site
Welcome to Brisbane Local Food (BLF)!
This site was created by Scarlett Patrick, to build capacity in the Brisbane community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. Six years on, BLF is an important hub to promote, discuss, share and learn about local food growing, production, gardens, services and activities happening in our part of the world.
This site exists for you - make the most if it!
BLF is motivated by passion, not profit. We thank all volunteers and members who make this an active and inspiring space to be, as well as those individuals, organisations and groups working to make the future greener.
What is local?
The closer the better - but regional and global activities are important too.
To reduce food miles, increase food freshness & security, improve social outcomes and reduce the unused outputs of our living environments - like stormwater and green waste.
Brisbane is a sub-tropical city in Queensland, Australia.