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soil, soil and soil?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Wang Nov 12. 23 Replies

Hi Everyone,I need your advice. We are thinking to move. One thing we want to take into consideration for choosing the place to move is if the soil is good for gardening. I hope to grow avocado and…Continue

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 replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"Thanks!"
Nov 12
Dave Riley replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"Clay soil woes? This may be useful.:How Do I Improve Heavy Clay Soil in the Garden? Jenna is a great teacher."
Nov 12
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"Thanks Dave, I did watch couple of their videos before, but did not know he is so close to me. I watched a few more after your message. I like them. I will go through more videos and articles, and I think I can learn a lot from them. You are really…"
Nov 8
Dave Riley replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"Well Morayfield  has different environments and the various flooding preferences of Sheep Station Creek. However, I point out that the excellent YouTude gardening channel, Self Sufficient Me, is filmed in  Bellmere on acreage and Bellmere…"
Nov 7
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"Thanks Dave, It sounds very interesting. I am definitely keen to give a try. Let me know when you have some for me."
Nov 3
Jeff Kiehne replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"If have sandy loam could add some clay  and zeolite  with the organic matter as problem with clay is have too much."
Nov 3
Dave Riley replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"I have a  suggestion, based on research in Vietnam. Plant your fruit tree with a Vetiver slip. Almost in the same hole.The Vetiver will piece the clay and maybe shepherd the fruit tree roots to go down further. No skin of your nose. This…"
Nov 2
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"Thanks Doug, I have booked the garden visit to see your place in December. I am keen to learn how you manage your fruit trees. "
Nov 1
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"Thanks Dave, We live at Morayfield on a 2 acres block. So we live not very far from you. I hope one day I can visit you to see the way you improve your soil. At our place, the soil is clay. The drainage is the big problem. Same as you, I do ask one…"
Nov 1
Doug Hanning replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"I am in Camira and our soil is sandy loam. Must be alrright cause everything grows ok. Doesnt hold water that good but I have been working on that with the woodchip layering over the years. Also the blocks around here are often decent size"
Nov 1
Dave Riley replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"I have friends that had a house on the Brisbane River near Ipswich but they got flooded out in 2012. They moved near me here onto acreage -- a hobby farm set up -- AND BROUGHT THEIR SOIL WITH THEM! That, may seem bizarre, but it isn't a bad…"
Nov 1
Joe Wang left a comment for Vivienne Hallman
"Hi Vivienne, Thanks for inviting me as your friend and offering to help me to find a place with good soil. I just noticed that. I am still not very familiar with BLF website."
Nov 1
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"Good point Andrew! I did try to add a lot grass clippings to one area of my backyard. It only temporarily improves the soil and only on the top layer. After the grass clippings decomposed the soil back to what it was. This effort would not help much…"
Nov 1
Joe Wang replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"Thank you very much Dave! This is very valuable information, which can help us to narrow down the search areas. We will spend some time to visit some house for sale especially open inspection on the weekends in the areas you mentioned. I am sure we…"
Nov 1
Andrew Cumberland replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"I'd like to chuck my 5 cents worth in, as I hope it's a different way of looking at things.   Dave grows well on very sandy soil.  He learned to enrich it and pick the right plants. He does well. I've been…"
Oct 31
Dave Riley replied to Joe Wang's discussion soil, soil and soil?
"And I thought I had it bad, Roger! I've been growing on my patch for 10 years while I enrich the sand at my feet. What was there runs down at least 5 metres -- being an aged sand dune. Vegetables and herbs I can now grow, but fruit trees still…"
Oct 31

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About me:
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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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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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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