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Growing pineapples

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker Jan 30. 3 Replies

Has anyone grown a  non commercial variety of pineapple  have read that there are better tasting pineapples  but they are not robust enough  .Continue


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Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion Growing Seedlings from Seeds at home
"Sodium Percarbonate  the ingredient in napisan  is a good and easy to get sanitizer."
Jeff Kiehne commented on Rob Collings's photo

Poor PawPaw

"Have you looked at claiming it  on insurance  if you  have evidence of how it happened."
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Molasses For Plants – How To Use It In Your Garden
"Produce stores sell molasses Bernies produce at Doomben  is where i purchased a couple of year ago in a 20 l recycled drum."
Mar 22
Jeff Kiehne replied to Yvonne Chua's discussion Looking for some advice for a new gardener
" Arthropods A variety of small fly and midge species are pests of mushrooms. The larvae feed on the fungal mycelium in the compost, but may also…"
Mar 19
Jeff Kiehne replied to Yvonne Chua's discussion Looking for some advice for a new gardner
"Chemical Residues may be in Mushroom compost they use some nasty sprays."
Mar 18
Jeff Kiehne replied to Christa's discussion TRIAL WICKING BED in the group Wicking Beds
" They use clove oil to sedate fish  so is probably not illegal to buy  but think its harder to purchase  and getting through customs could be a problem  if you try to import."
Mar 13
Jeff Kiehne replied to Christa's discussion TRIAL WICKING BED in the group Wicking Beds
"Clove oil is a precursor to make drugs Clove oil is mostly eugenol lots of plant material  if you try and import can run into this problem Safrole is a phenylpropene. It is a colorless or slightly yellow oily liquid typically extracted…"
Mar 13
Jeff Kiehne joined Elaine de Saxe's group

Wicking Beds

Where we discuss challenges, experiments, inspirations, links, questions and answers to do with wicking beds. Read more about wicking beds here.See More
Mar 13
Jeff Kiehne replied to Rob Collings's discussion Pineapple Seeds
"'seedless' Watermelons i think they have to grow some seeded watermelons to get them to crop and probably like bananas  they use radiation to cause mutation  to plant breed . "
Mar 12
Jeff Kiehne replied to Rob Collings's discussion Pineapple Seeds
"The seeds are a fault with the pineapple  if different types of pineapple are grown together  and flower at the same time can cross pollinate this is not commended for growers but to get new varieties is one of few ways of breeding a new…"
Mar 11
Jeff Kiehne replied to Sophie's discussion When to pick fruit
"Stir-fried choko with beef and garlic (trai su xao thit bo) was on the food channel with Luke Nguyen in Vietnam  a couple of days ago and the choko seemed mature and the seed was removed   Luke Nguyen seemed to not know about the choko in…"
Feb 2
Jeff Kiehne commented on Lissa's photo


"Corn looks OK but here in Australia i think there is a limited types of sweet corn  and think i read that to bring new varieties into Australia that they have to be grown in New Zealand  first  to quarantine would like to get a…"
Jan 25
Jeff Kiehne commented on Susan's photo

I spy with my little eye...

"There is a dwarf pomegranate that is ornamental but it flowers ."
Jan 18
Jeff Kiehne commented on Susan's blog post Too hot to do much.
"When eating the custard apple do not look at the flesh  it tastes just as good if infected."
Jan 16
Jeff Kiehne replied to Lissa's discussion REGROW FROM SCRAPS
"Planted potato peelings in cooler weather with success  tried to do over summer  and only got two very tiny potatoes from 16 plants  the heat and wet weather made the plants sick planting whole potato may have produced stronger plant…"
Jan 15
Jeff Kiehne replied to Lissa's discussion REGROW FROM SCRAPS
"Pineapple would be better putting in  a pot in a shaded place  i put 2 under a grapefruit tree in the ground and then had to dig up to replant  where in the pot would be less damage to the roots and move to final planting place to…"
Jan 14

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Moreton Bay Regional Council free mulch to residents

Posted on October 8, 2016 at 5:38 3 Comments

Has anyone collected this free mulch and how is it made .When they make mulch they can add some very toxic substances that you would not want but because the levels in final product are low can still meet standards.

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At 19:24 on October 25, 2015, Lissa said…

Welcome to BLF Jeff :)

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