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Brisbane Staple Veg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Mar 14. 10 Replies

Hi Guys,I've recently moved to brisbane and for the first time have enough room to grow veg.. i was wondering what the most successful crops were? Below is results of my first experiment.so far I…Continue

 

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Elaine de Saxe replied to Jon's discussion Brisbane Staple Veg
"Suggest that you buy some Rock Minerals, comes as a powder also some Trace Elements. Blood and Bone is fine for leafy crops but does lack Potassium for setting fruit. Gypsum is good too, it adds Calcium - many plants need it particularly the…"
Mar 13
Jon replied to Jon's discussion Brisbane Staple Veg
"Thank you for your welcome and advice everyone. I feel a little better knowing that it has been a difficult summer and it wasn't solely my own incompetence... Seems like a case of bad timing on my part .. Anyway now the worst of the heat has…"
Mar 13
DARREN JAMES replied to Jon's discussion Brisbane Staple Veg
"Hi  John welcome to BLF ,yes you certainly had to learn  under a very trying summer and the conditions it threw at the lot of us.You have received great information from a lot of summer hardened or is that battle hardened  people and…"
Mar 3
Dianne Caswell replied to Jon's discussion Brisbane Staple Veg
"Welcome Jon, You have just experienced an exceptionally hot Summer in Brisbane, let's hope next year will be kinder to Gardeners. You have been given very good advice from our Members here, and there are oodles of places on the BLF Site…"
Feb 28
Christa replied to Jon's discussion Brisbane Staple Veg
"Ditto Jon, to what the other have advised.  Only thing I can add is to look into and think about wicking beds or bins or pots, you will find plenty of info on this site and the best thing would be to visit the one who knows best about this…"
Feb 28
Roger Clark replied to Jon's discussion Brisbane Staple Veg
"Hello Jon, welcome to Brisbane, you certainly picked a bad year to begin growing in summer. I endorse Elaine's comments. Most experienced gardeners do not grow very much in summer as the conditions are just too difficult. If you've got…"
Feb 28
Elaine de Saxe replied to Jon's discussion Brisbane Staple Veg
"Welcome to Brisbane Jon - don't you just love the vagaries of growing food in this climate? OK: usually what does well in Briz in the summer: cucurbits of one sort or another; Eggplants and Capsicums and as you've found, Chillies.…"
Feb 25
Sophie replied to Jon's discussion Brisbane Staple Veg
"Hi Jon, sounds really great! I started my garden from scratch about this time last year with no knowledge, no experience and nothing but flat grass - so happy I can share something now: sweet potato!! Grows so well here it's not funny. Coming…"
Feb 25
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Brisbane Staple Veg

Hi Guys,I've recently moved to brisbane and for the first time have enough room to grow veg.. i was wondering what the most successful crops were? Below is results of my first experiment.so far I have tried-pumpkins (qld blue)this did really well initially and i had high hopes as it they went crazy and took over the whole corner of the garden, but no pumpkins seemed to set successfully even after hand pollination.. there would be a small pumpkin appear but then just died.. the whole pumpkin…See More
Feb 25
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Jon
"Good Evening Jon, 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, 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We…"
Feb 10
Andrew Cumberland left a comment for Jon
"Welcome to the site Jon.  You'll get as much veg. growing info as you can take on this site!"
Feb 10
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About me:
I'm trying to grow veg in my garden in west bone
I am interested in:
growing veg
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Plants and Produce, Gardening Help, None/Unsure
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At 19:42 on February 10, 2017, Dianne Caswell said…

Good Evening Jon, 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, 2017 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 interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question.

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 19:24 on February 10, 2017, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Jon.  You'll get as much veg. growing info as you can take on this site!

 
 
 

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