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Fruit Fly

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Nov 7, 2018. 3 Replies

Hi,Great to see the photos of members gardens that are thriving this time of year. In many of them I’ve noticed the exclusion netting.My tomatoes got destroyed last year which were the only crop I…Continue

Strawberries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Aug 15, 2018. 10 Replies

Hi,our few strawberries are producing their far share of fruit at the moment. I covered them with an old fishing net with 10mm mesh.but some of the strawberries have been getting partially eaten.it…Continue

Raised Garden Beds - colorbond

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Aug 4, 2018. 5 Replies

Hi,I’m in the Sandgate area & want to buy a few raised colorbond garden beds. I’d like them to be in one piece.Having trouble finding any local manufacturers. I’d really appreciate if anyone has…Continue

Mushroom Compost

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker Sep 21, 2017. 6 Replies

Hi,Does anyone know where to buy mushroom compost on the Northside? Preferably someone who does not spray them when they are finished with them.CheersAnthonyContinue

 

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Tony favorited Russell James's blog post Strawberry Beds Planting Out
Jan 18
Tony favorited Dianne Caswell's discussion Andy's Garden Visit
Nov 21, 2018
Tony favorited Sid Saghe's photo
Nov 13, 2018
Tony favorited Sid Saghe's photo
Nov 13, 2018
Tony replied to Tony's discussion Fruit Fly
"Thanks for the feedback. My 4yo has been anticipating the passionfruit ever since we planted them August last year. He is very excited when a new fruit emerges from the flower. I’ve never felt so protective over a crop of food before! So…"
Nov 7, 2018
Cathie MacLean replied to Tony's discussion Fruit Fly
"Hi Tony, in my experience fruit fly mainly attack my tomatoes, capsicums, chilies and fruits like guavas, feijoa. I don't think I have seen any problems with cucumbers. No problems with passionfruit. Good luck with your exclusion bags. They…"
Nov 7, 2018
Elaine de Saxe replied to Tony's discussion Fruit Fly
"Hi Tony ... good to see a new member posting! Passionfruit would be too tough for the fruit fly. Getting the soil right - the microbes, the organic matter and with regular watering and growing crops in their season, there should be little problems…"
Nov 6, 2018
Elaine de Saxe favorited Tony's discussion Fruit Fly
Nov 6, 2018
Tony favorited Dave Riley's discussion Garden Essentials.
Nov 6, 2018
Tony posted a discussion

Fruit Fly

Hi,Great to see the photos of members gardens that are thriving this time of year. In many of them I’ve noticed the exclusion netting.My tomatoes got destroyed last year which were the only crop I had since we just moved house to Deagon.So I’m now getting a bit concerned about my passionfruit, grapes and tomatoes. I’ve bought exclusion bags for grapes and tomatoes. Should I be worried about passionfruit (Panama red) being attacked? Or is the skin to thick.Are most things attacked by fruit fly?…See More
Nov 6, 2018
Tony commented on Sid Saghe's photo
Aug 21, 2018
Tony replied to Tony's discussion Strawberries
"I might need some photography lessons! "
Aug 15, 2018
Elaine de Saxe replied to Tony's discussion Strawberries
"Strawberries need honey bees or native bees for pollination afaik."
Aug 14, 2018
Che Corrie replied to Tony's discussion Strawberries
"It's here Elaine, in the green circle.  It's really hard to see in the photo."
Aug 14, 2018
Susan replied to Tony's discussion Strawberries
"I grow my strawberries in self watering pots on a fence for this very reason. Very annoying to have your strawberries eaten on you"
Aug 12, 2018
Cathie MacLean replied to Tony's discussion Strawberries
"That's the little guys Roger. So far my strawberries have escaped so I am enjoying one or two every couple of days at the moment. I don't have many growing.  Mine are not covered. Tony, I would think the netting is only necessary to…"
Aug 12, 2018

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Keen Interest in creating an edible surburban garden.
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Permaculture based gardening
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At 5:26 on August 30, 2017, Dianne Caswell said…

Good Morning Tony, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Many of our members have been able to successfully grow well established sustainable gardens in surprisingly small areas, I am sure you will finds lots of help with this on our site. Good luck with it all.

Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. 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.

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 22:34 on August 29, 2017, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Tony!  I think you've come to the right place for edible suburban gardens!

 
 
 

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