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Rob Collings's Discussions

Pineapple Seeds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Collings Apr 9. 15 Replies

When cutting open a recent store bought pineapple, I noticed some seeds.…Continue

Tags: seedlings

Mystery Bean

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Feb 14. 5 Replies

This bean is a mystery to me at the moment. I've looked through the seeds I have, for names that should give this one away, however I cannot seem to find it.…Continue

Tags: Bean

A Home Biogas System

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne on Saturday. 8 Replies

HomebiogasNiceNot much to add on this, the website says it all... I will say, I wish I had more scraps (after the chickens, goats, worms and…Continue

Darren James's Worm Tower with Removable Insert

Started this discussion. Last reply by DARREN JAMES Dec 30, 2016. 3 Replies

Thank you Darren…Continue

 

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Jeff Kiehne replied to Rob Collings's discussion A Home Biogas System
"Biogas is methane now they are telling everyone that landfills create methane  and that is bad but composting is carbon neutral because the plants absorb the  co2  out of the atmosphere  now we have the government through the…"
Saturday
Andrew Cumberland replied to Rob Collings's discussion A Home Biogas System
Thursday
Andrew Cumberland replied to Rob Collings's discussion A Home Biogas System
"I'll talk to Paul and see if he would be willing to host a garden visit.  I reckon a few of us would like to see it in action.  He is pretty much completely off grid now. "
Wednesday
DARREN JAMES replied to Rob Collings's discussion A Home Biogas System
"I would be interested in seeing that Andrew"
Wednesday
Andrew Cumberland replied to Rob Collings's discussion A Home Biogas System
"Not so Darren.  I have a mate who does it with his own goat and chicken poo and waste organics. "
May 16
Christa replied to Rob Collings's discussion A Home Biogas System
"Wow!  the world is changing fast, hard up to keep us sometimes.   Good idea anyway, and will work for some. "
May 16
DARREN JAMES replied to Rob Collings's discussion A Home Biogas System
"Yep,even if you had the time Rob and the money to put one together it is just so hard to keep up feeding the  chooks,compost barrels,compost towers and dalek type composters.You would have to have a very good relationship with your local…"
May 16
Rob Collings favorited Sophie's blog post April 2017
May 9
Rob Collings favorited Sophie's discussion 07.05.2017 Susan's GV
May 9
Rob Collings favorited Christa's discussion COMPOST RIDDLE - FINALLY WORKED IT OUT I THINK
May 9
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May 9
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Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods

A group for discussing all types of Australian native foods.See More
May 8
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May 5
Rob Collings posted a video

Lebanese Cress being removed from crowded growbed.

Aethionema cordifolium - Known as Lebanese Cress or Fools Cress. No need to add the word 'water' as I did at the beginning of clip :) The plants in the sauce...
May 5
Susan replied to Rob Collings's discussion Three Sarsaparillas and a Wombat Berry in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
":)  I had seedlings pop up in my garden that I assumed were eggplants.  Now I'm not so sure but am letting them grow.  However, I gave some away at last garden visit.  Oh well, if they are not eggplants, it will be obvious…"
May 4
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Allotment Gardening

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 17:30 11 Comments

Attached are some pages from an old gardening book Tash found for me.

I'll add the printed date tomorrow, if you'd like to, click on each picture and have a read (especially about bacteria in soil and nitrogen cycle, starts on page 29) and take a guess when it was written.…

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First Garden Blog

Posted on August 19, 2016 at 17:12 16 Comments

Here is a PDF of my first garden blog. I will go straight to the web blog for updates next time... whenever that is :)

First Garden…

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Running on empty

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 22:30 13 Comments

I have found water supply to be an issue this year. It's the first summer in over 10 that I have seen the dam empty. In the past, it's been full/overflow-running by December at the latest.

The banana trees below sit at the base of the small dam (dam out of picture and to the right).…

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Wicking Reservoir-Pipe Experiment

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 21:00 3 Comments

I'm expanding my front veggie garden at the moment, and decided to add some form of water savings to a section of the expansion in case I have another dry spring and summer like last year.

This is based on (and is) an open wicking bed (within the area of the garden around where its being laid).…

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At 19:23 on March 22, 2017, Melissa said…
Thanks! I have to plum plants in my garden. They are babes though. I have a bush flood gatden at work as a teaching resource but my garden at home is in its infancy. The plants are loving the rain though.
At 6:09 on February 14, 2017, Oliver Stratton said…

Thanks Rob.

At 20:09 on February 13, 2017, Oliver Stratton said…

Thanks for the welcome Rob.  I came across your Brisbane Local Food   site today looking for a source of Centella asiatica..  I feel lucky to have found such an interesting local group and look forward to being a member.

At 14:58 on January 11, 2017, Meegan Hardaker said…

Thanks for the welcome, Rob. Such a great site, very  glad to be here!

At 18:02 on December 16, 2016, Rhondda Pearson said…
Thanks Rob for your warm welcome.
At 17:10 on November 18, 2016, Simon Calcinai said…

Thanks for the welcome, Rob. I will be out of town for a few weeks, but look forward to utilising the site once I return and start gardening! 

At 22:20 on October 20, 2016, Terry Layman said…

No Gold here, except in new research.

At 19:52 on September 21, 2016, Drew O'Brien said…

Thanks Rob

At 22:43 on September 9, 2016, Dion Salmon said…
Thanks Rob looking forward to learning a lot about gardens cheers Dion
At 10:40 on August 1, 2016, jennifer baldwin said…

Thanks Rob i am sure i am going to enjoy, believe me i let myself get so mixed up re problems in the garden, found a post by Lissa on gardening remedies and suggestions so interesting. Jen.

 
 
 

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