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Sid Saghe
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Sid Saghe replied to Dave Riley's discussion Bruce Pascoe: Aboriginal agriculture, technology and ingenuity
"For anyone who doesn't have the time or desire to read it as a book he's also done an excellent audiobook that's available from the local library service also!"
May 30
Roger Clark commented on Sid Saghe's status
"oh yeah, and spuds as well."
May 9
Roger Clark commented on Sid Saghe's status
"I've got to make space for my cool season crops by pulling out all the ginger and turmeric. I've got some late season pumpkins french ones - these get fruit fly in them in summer, so I hope they might be OK in these cooler times, also…"
May 9
Andrew Cumberland commented on Sid Saghe's status
"What Valerie said pulus Silverbeet and snow peas.  Spuds are in and the garlic.  This is my first year trying carrots.  Tomatoes are an all year thing for me. "
May 8
Valerie commented on Sid Saghe's status
"And potatoes, garlic, onions. "
May 8
Valerie commented on Sid Saghe's status
"All brassicas (brocoli, kale...), greens (lettuce, celery, mustard, rocket), roots (carrot, turnip, beetroot), tomatoes, peas (sugar snap, and sweet peas too)"
May 8
Sid Saghe posted a status
"Getting chilly in the mornings! Question, what does everyone plant around this time? Interested to see individual preferences."
May 7
Sid Saghe commented on Lissa's event 'WORLD NAKED GARDENING DAY'
"As long as I can keep gumboots on, I’ve a weed loving the cooler weather with very sticky seeds that I’d rather not have to pick off my legs haha"
Apr 27
Sid Saghe is attending Lissa's event


May 4, 2019 all day
SATURDAY 4TH MAYHistory of World Naked Gardening DayIn certain countries in the world, there’s an unfortunate tendency to sexualize all nudity, making the natural state of our bodies one that is seen as uncomfortable and shameful to exist in.World Naked Gardening Day seeks to help change that by taking a normal everyday activity, gardening, and mixing it with another perfectly natural thing, being naked.There’s nothing like being out in the sun and soil while helping mother nature grow…See More
Apr 27
Sid Saghe might attend Dianne Caswell's event

Sensational Herbs with Brian Sams at Nundah Library, 1 Bage Street (via Primrose Lane), Nundah

April 27, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
WHENSat 27th April 2019 • 10.00am - 12.00pmVENUENundah Library VENUE 1 Bage Street (via Primrose Lane), Nundah AGE RANGEYoung adults, Adults, SeniorsBOOKINGSRequired Phone Nundah Library on 07 3407 8701 to reserve your place.COSTFreeEVENT TYPEGreen, WorkshopDETAILSThere are…See More
Apr 4
Sid Saghe commented on Lissa's event 'BELLIS OPEN GARDEN'
"Oooh great find! Exciting."
Apr 4
Sid Saghe commented on Sid Saghe's photo

my first successful sweet potato harvest!

"Dave - Don't worry, the first time I attempted it I harvested almost nothing so I know the pain! Dianne - Thank you, we ate some last night and I can't say for sure that they were better because I grew them but they sure tasted…"
Mar 18
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Mar 17
Elaine de Saxe favorited Sid Saghe's photo
Mar 16
Dave Riley commented on Sid Saghe's photo
Mar 16
Dave Riley favorited Sid Saghe's photo
Mar 16

Profile Information

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
Moreton Bay Region

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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…


Good Morning!

Posted on July 13, 2018 at 9:50 3 Comments

I thought I would share a couple of photos from my fledgling garden - I'm a complete novice but have had some small successes. Growing up all of the emphasis was on learning computers and similar skills rather than the hands on side, so I really am starting from level 0 (I had no idea most plants are meant to, you know, die).

I look forward to learning as much as possible and hopefully getting along to some visits!

The photos are my first potential pumpkin baby, some flowers, a…


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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 : garden preparation pepino

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