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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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Lissa favorited Joseph's discussion What insect is this?
Nov 18, 2016
Elaine de Saxe replied to Joseph's discussion What insect is this? in the group Name that insect!
"Welcome back, Joseph! There's a very similar animal infesting my Strawberries. I was told they are there seeking moisture on account of the dryness of the weather just now. I have put out some lids with water and a dab of honey in it (they are…"
Nov 18, 2016
Elaine de Saxe favorited Joseph's discussion What insect is this?
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What insect is this?

Morning,It's been a while, a long while. I haven't done much gardening of late but started with beans, cucumbers, edamame and some vegies after the first batch of rain.It's been a horrid couple of months with diseases and pests. Had a erinose mite infestation on the lychees when they were in bloom, looks like no lychees this year. Then the aphids came in hordes, followed by flea beetles on the leafy greens that looked like they've been raked with a miniature shotgun, then whiteflies everywhere…See More
Nov 18, 2016
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first of the figs - brown turkey

"LOL. Alas no adverse reaction, although it turned out to be a reduced "feast". The ripe one had maggots in it. I ended up feeding it to Bob, who ate it with relish after I saw the poor fella chewing on a very dried piece of lychee skin. I…"
Jan 21, 2016
Joseph commented on Lissa's photo
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first of the figs - brown turkey

"I'm about to try eating all 3. Had them in the fridge and forgot all about them yesterday lol"
Jan 20, 2016
Lissa commented on Joseph's blog post Year of the Fruit
"I remember the farm as being in full sun if surrounded by bush. Lots of shade under the trees themselves - families came with blankets and had Longan picnics. The farm is up for sale."
Jan 20, 2016
Elaine de Saxe commented on Joseph's blog post Year of the Fruit
"The Longan farm was in semi-shade; perhaps that's a clue? I was surprised at how shady but then I did not pick any fruit. Lissa will know more as she picked fruit."
Jan 19, 2016
Joseph commented on Lissa's photo
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first of the figs - brown turkey

"Here are a handful of figs I picked yesterday. Two were probably picked a little too early."
Jan 19, 2016
Joseph commented on Joseph's blog post Year of the Fruit
"Hi Susan, all I can say is that my longan hasn't died despite looking droopy and sad for some years! I had to move it due to water logging so perhaps it didn't like being transplanted. Easy to grow = difficult to kill? Lychee is known to…"
Jan 19, 2016
Susan commented on Joseph's blog post Year of the Fruit
"Looking great Joseph.  I heard the longan's were easy to grow - is it??? Well done on the lychee's, mine shrivelled to a nothing harvest of 6 this year.  "
Jan 18, 2016
Joseph commented on Joseph's blog post Year of the Fruit
"Hi Elaine, the yellow dragon fruit is the sweetest of the 3 non-hybrid varieties and its flesh is jelly-like. I like it. The fruit is typically much smaller than the red - by red, I mean red fleshed. The red is nice too, but some people are by its…"
Jan 18, 2016
Barbara Tealby commented on Joseph's blog post Year of the Fruit
"Once you start with the fruit trees, it is a bit addictive, isn't it? And yes, this year has seen some good success with them. A good crop of Ladyfinger bananas, quite a few pineapples, first fruiting for the loquat, a good crop of peaches and…"
Jan 18, 2016
Lissa commented on Joseph's blog post Year of the Fruit
"You are doing really well with your fruit trees Joseph :) Look at the crop on that little Longan! My yellow DF never flower until much later than my red. Have to wonder if it's the slightly shadier position it is in. The flavour of the yellow…"
Jan 18, 2016
Dave Riley favorited Joseph's blog post Year of the Fruit
Jan 17, 2016
Elaine de Saxe commented on Joseph's blog post Year of the Fruit
"Good to see real progress Joseph! I managed to kill both of my Lychee plants ... Flavour of fruits is so subjective … so far the Black Genoa out-flavours the White Adriatic. My Brown Turkey is yet to fruit so results pending. The first fruits…"
Jan 17, 2016

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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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