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Bee Day

"Me too - years ago hearing bees all around would have made me nervous, now it's a sign we're on the right track!"
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Bee Day

"I found that quite relaxing."
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"Drip irrigation -- indeed all low flow irrigation -- diffuses & seeps through the soil. It is also ruled by gravity. Putting tubing in the soil itself will surely occlude the outlets or at least limit spread. But I'm absolutely with…"
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"Sid, Have you thought of looking for a ground water supply, maybe you can sink a well.  As Dave said, vetiver is good for pulling up water, but what if there is no water aquifers around.  If there is no water around, then I would mulch,…"
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"Actually judt thinking on what you said about the drippies going below the bulch layer Dave - wouldn't they logically be better below that even? Or am I missing something important? I was thinking put it at ground level and shove my organic…"
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20 litre pressure canner thread

"Oh, she gave me some older fowlers books too!"
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"I made my own ollas from terracotta pots (just search here on BLF for my DIY)  -- and still use a variation in my milkcrate garden. Hypothetically you may need to top them up every three days in Summer. -- and you'd need one every 90 cm.…"
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"There are a LOT of horses for courses with those irrigation systems.  If we have a canning party, I can show you some I use: sprays, spiny things, drippers, variable drippers.  Once you know what works well for what, it makes life…"
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20 litre pressure canner thread

"Hey team. Turns out I struck gold with a local lady looking to offload her husband's old canning stuff and I have lots now, but have never canned. I don't suppose anyone would be willing to have a canning party sometime so we newbies could…"
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"@Andrew - yeah I had considered doing that and just popping some attachments in to feed a heap of ollas - I've been using the property's irrigation set up by the prior owners (polypipe and above ground spinny sprinklers) and I can't…"
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"One of the easy ways is to use 19mm polypipe. Great range of fittings and easy DIY. Make it so you can just plug the end of the hose in when you want. Much cheaper option than using real plumbing. All of my irrigation runs from either/both tank and…"
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"@ Andrew - yep, trying to reuse where I can, though they were a massive pain to move @Dave - this section is actually quite flat, but I had been tossing up alternate watering methods, including small Ollas. I had considered larger beds but I…"
Aug 30

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About me:
I only recently got into growing things in my teeny backyard, so have a lot to learn.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
None, unfortunately I work full time so haven't found a group nearby I can devote enough time to.
I am interested in:
Growing food in my backyard and potentially keeping native bees.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Community Involvement, Other, None/Unsure
What I am looking for:
Gardening Help
Location
Moreton Bay Region

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Working Bee?

Posted on April 30, 2021 at 13:34 5 Comments

Hullo team!

It's happening! I've organised my friendly local treeloppers to come this week and raze the vast majority of the garden and trees from our front garden area to begin it's transformation into the start of my Zone 1. I plan to spread the mulch from the trees removed over the space and layer it with cardboard and newspaper from our move, and let it soak in for a month or so.

As a result, I was thinking of having a working bee in June for anyone who is interested to…

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Moving to acreage in Wamuran!

Posted on January 26, 2021 at 18:13 7 Comments

Living the dream suckers.

I'll hopefully have a GV soon after we move in but for anyone wanting to stickybeak here is the real-estate link.

Address available on request https://www.realestate.com.au/property-acreage+semi-rural-qld-wamuran-135244742

COME RAID MY GARDEN, MOVING!

Posted on January 24, 2021 at 8:42 6 Comments

Hello friends, long time no see!

I’ve been busy these last months searching for a new house, and it seems like I’ve found the perfect one. We are selling up to secure it, and as such there’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to raid my current garden and just, take WHATEVER you want. Literally. From our current garden in Kallangur.



I have a large number of bathtub wicking tubs set up, most with plants including mature raspberry, Kankong, Sweet Potato to name a few,…

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The limits of bathtub gardening?

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 15:31 7 Comments

Hey team!

As many of you may already know, I'm a big fan of planting in old bathtubs. Due to constraints at our home (size, storm drains, doggo, etc) everything I do needs to be raised. I was thinking of planting a few small trees in my tubs instead of doing large pots - are there any obvious downsides to this plan?

I'm not planning on moving them around (at least, not for quite a long time) but I'm sure I'm probably missing some problems!

As a bonus, have a new tub I…

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At 9:51 on January 1, 2020, Dianne Caswell said…

Hi Sid,

Sorry I have been away before and after Christmas so haven't been able to get to a computer to accept your offer. I am more than happy to have you as my Gardening Friend. Happy New ear!! Will see you in 2020....  Dianne

At 0:12 on August 14, 2018, Rob Collings said…

Hi Sid, the BLF regulars have posted good advice as usual, however they have humbly forgotten about themselves :)

For Brisbane gardening, I would try brisbanelocalfood, just alone for the diversity of direction you gain from this 10 year + compilation of info.

I would not use ning's search engine when looking for something specific. I have found google to be a better search engine for the site... examples below...

In the google search type :

site:brisbanelocalfood.ning.com garden preparation

site:brisbanelocalfood.ning.com pepino

Even throw a few regular posters' names in, some have been posting blogs, comments, pictures and videos for years. 

site:brisbanelocalfood.ning.com Dianne

In google, change the 'All' option and to 'Images' and get BLF picture results as in the example below.

Sometimes a little more work, however the results can be diversely rich.

At 6:07 on July 10, 2018, Dianne Caswell said…

Good Morning Sid, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF).

Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is the GARDEN VISITS, 2018 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR. We have a Garden Visit on this Saturday if you would like to come along.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. If you feel you are particularly adept in a field you may like to add a new Group to our List or perhaps do a talk or demonstration at one of our GV. If a yes for the GV you might like to friend me and we can see what we can do. We are always looking for new ideas.

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 21:31 on July 9, 2018, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Sid. 

 
 
 

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