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Jeff Kiehne
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Buying potato for seed .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Aug 6. 4 Replies

Where are you buying your seed potatoes  they all seem to be coming from other states  do they produce seed potato in Queensland.The big green shed seem to be over charging by selling only one kilo…Continue

When can you grow potatoes in Brisbane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne Jul 19. 5 Replies

When is the growing season in Brisbane  the heat,rain  and humidity  in summer would seem to be the major factor  and in winter frost . Where i am does not get frost  but considering the height of…Continue

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 I'm declaring my backyard to be in drought
"If your tank is combustible probably going to need building approval to have close to fence line."
14 hours ago
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion I'm declaring my backyard to be in drought
"An intermediate bulk container (IBC), IBC tote, or pallet tank, is a reusable industrial container designed for the transport and storage of bulk liquid  if you look around they are cheap to buy and easy to move when empty  i can fill with…"
18 hours ago
Jeff Kiehne replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion rain
"Hopefully the weather forecasts  can live up to there record when they forecast rain have a good record of being wrong so next week 5% and 20 % chance of rain  until next Friday 40% . If  blanket of mulch is new would think it would…"
Jeff Kiehne commented on Valerie's status
"When you are on tank water only do you buy water or cart your own water seems very expensive to buy water by the truck load  last time i looked at water bill it was $1.40 for 1000 liters ."
Jeff Kiehne replied to Tony's discussion Mushroom Compost
"$36 a trailer how big can the trailer be ."
Jeff Kiehne commented on Paul Meibusch's blog post Bananas
"Getting rid of the lady fingers may have been a mistake  there are no restrictions on banana  number and type   now  but you have to plant from tissue culture .The blossom of the banana can be eaten seems a bit extreme to eat…"
Sep 10
Jeff Kiehne replied to Tony's discussion Sweet Potatoes
"Root knot nematode may be spread by planting infested tubers  its safer to take  the sprouts off the sweet potato and not plant the tuber."
Sep 9
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion The Green Revolution: Effects in Asia and implications for Africa
"Chemical fertilizers  are more concentrated  and cheaper then organic fertilizers depends on what is being sold  organic can be contaminated with toxic substances  look at chicken manure they use some nasty chemicals  if…"
Sep 3
Jeff Kiehne replied to Carol Wallace's discussion My Happy Acres
"Would have thought potatoes would be a winter only crop in Bowen how hot does it get in spring."
Aug 31
Jeff Kiehne joined pat pierce's group

Growing in pots/containers

A group to share experiences in growing edibles in pots and other containers.See More
Aug 31
Jeff Kiehne replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion do we ever have enough
"He needs to train the dog to catch the chooks and other birds  we had a kelpie  that made it look easy."
Aug 28
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion SCHOOL GARDENING in the group Beyond Brisbane Local Food
"$1,000 for repairs electrical pump is that for parts or labor  a lot of the pumps now are run off solar may be worth looking at what options to fix may be able to get a grant or some free labor."
Aug 26
Jeff Kiehne joined Valerie's group

Seed swappers

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 :-)See More
Aug 26
Jeff Kiehne joined GayleD's group

Beyond Brisbane Local Food

There are some BLF members who are working to encourage change beyond the scope of BLF and the work it does to encourage people to grow food in their own gardens. Their goals include things like setting up community gardens, changing the way that our city looks and works, town planning initiatives that enable food-growing and sustainable lifestyles, and so on. This group is a place for BLFers to network and share contacts, information, stories of what has worked and not worked elsewhere, etc,…See More
Aug 26
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion RICHGRO All Purpose Organic Compost for domestic use:any thioughts?
"Compost production can be used to process toxic waste a company at Yatala  was where the local council took there landfill leachate ."
Aug 23
Jeff Kiehne commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT with a Discussion 'how to turn your swimming pool into a water tank' - FREE'
"What has to be done to get a swimming pool changed to in ground water tank ."
Aug 16

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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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