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Stupid question: when is a KP mango ready to be picked?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Jan 17, 2016. 7 Replies

The grafted KP mango tree I planted last Jan has a handful of fruits on it at the moment. I realised I have no idea when the fruit is ready as my picking experience has until now been limited to…Continue

The return of the Garlic saga

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Sep 28, 2015. 13 Replies

Been a looooong time since I've posted anything on BLF. My bad :)I started, or at least attempted, to grow garlic back in 2012. At the same time I planted some of the same cloves for my parents at…Continue

Tags: Sep, harvest, garlic

Is this normal for ducasse bananas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Feb 20, 2015. 9 Replies

I've noticed an unpleasant overripe smell emanating from this bagged bunch for a few weeks. I mentioned it to Lissa thinking that maybe it was just trapped ethylene gas. Turned out one of the hands…Continue

Tags: Ducasse, Feb, harvest, bananas

Purple Congo Potato

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Feb 8, 2014. 6 Replies

Has anyone grown the purple congo potato? And if so, can they be grown here?…Continue


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Mystery Brassica?

"Watch out for cabbage aphids, they are particularly attracted to brassicas that are bolting. A few will turn into thousands within a couple of weeks. Cabbage aphids are covered with a gray powder which seems to protect them from the usual…"
Sep 25, 2019
Joseph commented on Sid Saghe's photo

Mystery Brassica?

"Assuming it's not a broccoli, my guess would be Chinese Broccoli as they have white flowers. The other asian vegies tend to have yellow flowers."
Sep 25, 2019

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Growing my own backyard produce because it's fun and hopefully healthier in the long run.

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Year of the Fruit

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 14:30 8 Comments

Has anyone else noticed that this season has been terrific for local fruit growers?

Last year my Meyer Lemon produced one fruit that survived to maturity. This year the tree's covered with good sized lemons.

The Wai Chee lychee produced its first crop last year. Here's a link to the…


Thinking outside the box with a rainwater tank

Posted on September 28, 2015 at 14:30 11 Comments

Thought I'd do a quick write-up on the work I did to increase my water storage using a bit of creativity, in case anyone might be thinking of doing something similar. 

Some time ago I was considering replacing the current 1000L tank (which doesn't go very far) with a 2000L one. Unfortunately I don't have the room for anything bigger than that. A round tank costs around $750 and connect-able ones about $900. There's an additional charge to remove the 1000L or I could try to sell…


Update on the mini wicking pots

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 12:47 8 Comments

I sow coriander seeds in the mini wicking pots 3 weeks ago and here are the results.

The details are here.

Using milk bottles to make wicking pots for herbs

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 10:27 10 Comments

I made these on the weekend. So far they haven't collapsed so fingers crossed they'll do good.

Here's a short instructional page on what I did.

Make mini wicking pots for growing…

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At 19:46 on June 4, 2013, Andrew Cumberland said…

Hey Joseph.  Thanks for looking out for me.  I don't have a clue what it was either!  LOL. If I remember, I'll let you know. 

At 16:54 on June 9, 2012, rajki said…

Thank you Joseph for such a nice berry plants.You were missed at such a nice gathering.Hope to be able to give you   some plants  in the future

At 17:44 on November 14, 2010, Donna said…
Welcome to Brisbane Local Food - happy gardening!

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