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Growing Sweet Corn

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Apr 15. 1 Reply

Growing Sweet Corn in Brisbane  if planting  in your garden be careful where you plant as planted corn during summer and was successful  and then replanted same place  and not so successful and…Continue

What would you pay for a choko

Started May 20, 2019 0 Replies

 Woolworths Morningside had choko at $9 a kilo previously have seen for $8 a kilo   what would you do with these at that price.Continue

Trampoline frame

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Jan 24, 2019. 2 Replies

There is a free round Trampoline frame on facebook market place at Ningi  if you look at these Trampoline frames  they are made from solid steel and have a large diameter and would be expensive to…Continue

Free seeds.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Jan 2, 2019. 5 Replies

If you're a Queensland resident, you can get a FREE kitchen garden kit posted to you.It's part of the government's…Continue


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Jeff Kiehne commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Free roosters!

"Do you eat the whole bird."
12 hours ago
Jeff Kiehne commented on Dave Riley's blog post Very Mulchly
"Do you have any potatoes growing  as i have been harvesting potatoes  and get some very good results  when they are in full sun  but not so good if get any shade during the day."
12 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland commented on Jeff Kiehne's blog post Chinese Seeds .
"I saw that too.  Not sure that I would plant unsolicited seeds but it's fair warning. "
Jeff Kiehne posted a blog post

Chinese Seeds .

 Dozens of US states have reported mysterious seeds showing up in packages from China and are warning citizens not to plant them because they could be an invasive species.See More
Jeff Kiehne commented on Fiona Ryan's photo

Slow to Bolt Choy Sum - Allegedly

"How cold is it where you are because may be from big change in temperature from day to night  and the short days  may not help.Planted potatoes 4 months ago and think that to get good results in winter need to be in full sun and no…"
Jul 23
Jeff Kiehne commented on Dave Riley's blog post Making Seedlings Happen for a Price.
"Covid19 is not over  and the problem with seedlings is they have a short shelf life but could possibly do seedling that have a longer  term like chili eggplant  and Rosella plants   but need to have others who can sell the…"
Jul 19
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion For those who seek yeomany and want more land to urban farm
"Trucking in water from my bore is that legal  .Would be careful what is written on internet."
Jul 12
Jeff Kiehne commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"Could try watering with ice cold water on a cold night to drop the temperature."
Jul 3
Jeff Kiehne commented on Susan's photo

I’m a real farmer now

"School or a kindergarten Hatching program have seen protesting about how this produces unwanted chickens and is not good but has anyone taken the chickens and raised  as seems like a cheap way to get young birds for meat or egg production…"
Jun 29
Jeff Kiehne commented on Susan's photo

I’m a real farmer now

"What  can you feed birds grown for meat as if have to buy all the food then that could get expensive  but there seems to be a lot of different plants  that could be fed  but can the birds eat safely .Jerry Coleby-Williams did a…"
Jun 28
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion Bad Eggs can cause salmonella -- like recent outbreak in VIC backyard chickens
"Decontamination of egg shells using ultraviolet light treatment"
Jun 26
Jeff Kiehne commented on Roger Clark's photo

Kohl Rabi harvested June 13 2020

"How long did that take to grow ."
Jun 18
Jeff Kiehne commented on Doug Hanning's blog post Last few weeks at Dougs
"Have a look at Date Palm Pollinator on dirty jobs seems if let date palm grow for a long time they can get very tall."
Jun 9
Jeff Kiehne replied to Mike Watson's discussion Overnight veggie raid: is it a rat, or possum?
"If you have a dog high fences are not a good idea  as intruders  are high enough and if metal fence the dog makes a lot of noise jumping against the fence at night time."
May 28
Jeff Kiehne replied to Christa's discussion RUNNING OUT OF ROOM TO GARDEN (or can I keep my fruit trees cut low)
"If your on a old sandbank/dune what you need is clay  we have plenty of it at  Murarrie  and that is what makes soil having the right components as the compost disappears over time."
May 16

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Chinese Seeds .

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 22:10 1 Comment

 Dozens of US states have reported mysterious seeds showing up in packages from China and are warning citizens not to plant them because they could be an invasive species.

Sous Vide Demonstration

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 9:42 1 Comment

If anyone is interested  Cannon Hill Brewing   are doing  events  at there shop at Cannon Hill  can find details on there facebook.

Sous Vide Demonstration
Jul 21 12 PM · Cannon Hill Brewing · Cannon Hill

Costa Georgiadis Great Gardening

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 22:10 0 Comments

Costa Georgiadis is doing 2 events  4 th and 5 th October that are free for over 55 years but you have to give personal details to register for free tickets  which may not be a good idea.

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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