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
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
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"
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.
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