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sunflower

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Wang Aug 14. 6 Replies

Dear All, Would anyone please give me some recommendation of growing sunflower? I hope to grow the sunflower that give me large seed, not small one used to feed the bird. Thanks. I checked it in…Continue

Please advise how to grow garlic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Wang Sep 15. 7 Replies

Dear All, Would anyone please give me some advice regarding growing garlic at backyard garden? Where can I find the seed, which is suitable for local climate and what is the time to plant them? Thank…Continue

Can I grow vegetable on the drain field of a septic tank system.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Wang Dec 1, 2016. 2 Replies

I got a septic tank system at my home. Can I set up my vegetable garden on the drain field of the system? Is any hygiene issue? Thanks. Continue

 

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Joe Wang favorited Scarlett's discussion Wicking beds of awesomeness
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Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion Please advise how to grow garlic
"Thanks Andrew. Hopefully, I can keep them for next year."
Sep 15
Andrew Cumberland replied to Joe Wang's discussion Please advise how to grow garlic
"You have done much better than I ever managed to do.  Great job mate. "
Sep 14
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion Please advise how to grow garlic
"Hi Everyone, Today I am very excited! See photos. I started this discussion in July and at that time we brought some garlic from a local grocery shop. I do not know what kind of garlic they are. Although I was told that it was too late to plant the…"
Sep 14
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Aug 16
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion sunflower
"They are usually quite small. I am looking large seed. Thanks."
Aug 14
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion sunflower
"Thank you very much!"
Aug 14
Sarah replied to Joe Wang's discussion sunflower
"Could always try sprouting some of the bird sunflower seeds you like. Not sure if they're F1 or anything, but they do seem to sprout."
Aug 2
Dave Riley replied to Joe Wang's discussion sunflower
"The big head Russian  varieties may be what you are looking for. But I see where the MONGOLIAN GIANT SUNFLOWER may have the biggest seeds.Bondie Seeds has them.But sold out. Guess it's a job for eBay"
Jul 31
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion sunflower
"Thanks, I will have a look. "
Jul 30
Dave Riley replied to Joe Wang's discussion sunflower
"Try here:Diggers.Good range. Good summary of DIY: Jerry Coleby-Williams"
Jul 30
Joe Wang posted a discussion

sunflower

Dear All, Would anyone please give me some recommendation of growing sunflower? I hope to grow the sunflower that give me large seed, not small one used to feed the bird. Thanks. I checked it in Bunnings and there are some many different varieties.See More
Jul 30
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion Please advise how to grow garlic
"Thanks Susan. Okay, that's fine, it means that I have long time to prepare for next season. I will try to join the garden visit to meet everyone and learn more. "
Jul 20
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion Please advise how to grow garlic
"Thank you very much Roger, I will come to the Garden visit to meet everyone one day, and if possible I will host a one at my place. I really want to learn from people like you who have first hand experience. Looking forward to meeting you."
Jul 20
Susan replied to Joe Wang's discussion Please advise how to grow garlic
"Hi Joe, really wish I could give you some advice but garlic for me remains an epic failure.  What I do know is that now is too late to plant, you will need to wait until about april to plant. "
Jul 20
Roger Clark replied to Joe Wang's discussion Please advise how to grow garlic
"Joe, I have had some success growing Garlic over the last few years. I wrote a spiel on this on April 27 this year. So look this up on the BLF site. You can get Garlic seed from a number of places, including Green Harvest. The one that grows well…"
Jul 20

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I am a Chinese, living in Queensland over 17 years. I have been working for a state government aquaculture research over 12 years. I love gardening and have tried to grow some vegetable and fruit trees for couple years with mix results. I hope to learn gardening knowledge and skill.
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Plants and Produce, Gardening Help, None/Unsure
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Information, Training and Consultancy, Events
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At 14:46 on November 24, 2016, Dianne Caswell said…

Good Afternoon Joe, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2016 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas.  

We have many subjects of that may be of interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question. I am sure with your experience you will be a big asset to BLF.

You may like to go into your page and change the Pea Leaf Avatar for one of your own, it makes it a little more personal and as soon as we see your own Avatar we know who it is. Please enjoy BLF.

At 11:27 on November 23, 2016, Andrew Cumberland said…

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