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Matt Heng
  • Fitzgibbon, QLD
  • Australia
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Traditional Healing Plants

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Jun 26, 2013. 9 Replies

Hi all,I am searching for traditional chinese healing plants.In particular, this plant is known for healing ingrown nails.My grandparents used to call it the fingernail plant because they use it to…Continue

Edible Giant Pandanus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Heng Jun 11, 2013. 17 Replies

Hi there, I am looking for edible giant pandanus leaves ( or at least non-poisonous). We use them to wrap sticky rice dumplings in (also known as nyonya dumpling). Around this time of the year in…Continue

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Heng May 28, 2013. 2 Replies

I've got an indoor office phalaenopsis orchid.. It last flowered in Nov 12 (flower died in early Dec 2012). It's currently in a room where its lit up by florescent light for about 12hours and NIL…Continue

Horse/Sheep/Chook Manure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Heng Jun 17, 2013. 14 Replies

Hi,I am part of a new community garden in Fitzgibbon and look after the composting and worm farming.We expect the gardens to be ready sometime in June/July and would like to start our composting bin,…Continue

 

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Seed raising...

"I prefer direct sowing. Keeping seedlings alive, thriving and growing well in tiny pots is a challenge. Then they suffer from the trauma of planting out. I've been buying some seedlings from professionals lately though. Lack of time."
Oct 19, 2014
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Seed raising...

"I like direct sowing better when the garden bed or big pot is ready... I bought a lot of seedling trays and punnets few years ago, but I tend to just sow all my seeds into one big pot, and pick them out when the bed is available nowadays if I have…"
Oct 18, 2014
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Endamame sprouts

"Thanks Andrew - Thanks Rob"
Aug 19, 2014
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Endamame sprouts

"The official line is to plant from November to February, I believe. I thought that was because they are sensitive to day length and so won't flower until the days are getting shorter, but they also like warmth."
Aug 19, 2014
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Endamame sprouts

"I've never grown it before at all.  Sounds like a November start Cheryl. "
Aug 19, 2014
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Garden bed

"Hi Matt, I lived in Singapore for a couple of years and loved it.  When I first got there could not believe how easy it was to grow plants, especially orchids but found I became quite a lazy gardener having someone to do all the work for me.…"
Aug 19, 2014
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Endamame sprouts

"Andrew / Rob, I have seeds and am not sure when to plant - any advice welcome"
Aug 19, 2014
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Garden bed

"I'm also reading Leonie Norrington's Tropical Food Gardens. It's most entertaining as well as informative, and I would also highly recommend it. It's nice to be able to dismiss advice by thinking "it's not…"
Aug 19, 2014
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Garden bed

"I use an ornamental grass for cut and drop mulch the same as the lemongrass recommended by Elaine and Rob. It's not as tough to cut down as lemongrass nor as tall. Might be an alternative for you. You have guys to do the gardening! lol. …"
Aug 19, 2014
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Rosella sprouts

"You're just going to have to start your own compost pile, gather some sand and other goodies and make your own cheap potting mix."
Aug 19, 2014
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Rosella sprouts

"it's a whole new world here in Singapore Lissa.. They have the usual potting mixes you find at bunnings, but Singapore nursery's also sell bagged burnt (clay?) soil which is what is used predominantly here... Potting mixes…"
Aug 18, 2014

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At 7:49 on December 16, 2013, Muriel said…

Thanks for this Matt.  would like to visit the community garden in Fitzgibbon maybe in January when the grandchildren are here from Sydney.

Muriel

At 21:25 on August 24, 2012, Scarlett said…

welcome Matt :)

SJP

 
 
 

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