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Strawberry varieties

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 5. 5 Replies

Hi. I am looking to start afresh with my strawberry patch. Any opinions on strawberry varieties for brisbane?  I want something productive and not to prone to diseases. Anyone tried Juliet or Alinta?…Continue

Kiwifruit or kiwiberry?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 4. 2 Replies

Anyone grown a kiwifruit or kiwiberry? Daley's tell me their sweetie kiwifruit would be perfect for our climate here in Brisbane which is great,  and my family love kiwifruit. But the fencing i have…Continue

Banana trees and winter shade

Started May 1 0 Replies

Hi.  I am new to growing bananas.  My first tree has only been in the ground since summer. It's a dwarf ducasse. My banana tree was getting plenty of summer sun but is getting less and less sun as we…Continue

Banana trees and winter shade

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 4. 19 Replies

Hi.  I am new to growing bananas.  My first tree has only been in the ground since summer. It's a dwarf ducasse. My banana tree was getting plenty of summer sun but is getting less and less sun as we…Continue

 

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Elaine de Saxe replied to angela holmes's discussion Strawberry varieties
"A snail welcome-mat :-\ Trialling the copper tape to see what happens (or preferably, does not happen). The small exotic snail is agile and voracious and got more of last year's Strawberries than we did."
May 5
Mary-Ann Baker replied to angela holmes's discussion Strawberry varieties
"we have some runners here at the moment that need new homes - they were given to us by someone who had them given to her so no idea of type they are medium sized juicy and sweet - we net for birds - granddaughter eats them faster than we can pick…"
May 5
Jeff Kiehne replied to angela holmes's discussion Strawberry varieties
" Commercial strawberries varieties have plant breeder rights there does not look to be a big variety with the plant breeder rights not able to resell or give away the runners so not a good idea to put variety name  if covered by plant…"
May 5
Elaine de Saxe replied to angela holmes's discussion Kiwifruit or kiwiberry?
"The trellis available sounds a little small from what I read about Kiwi Fruit. They are robust enthusiastic plants. Kiwiberry I was able to try at Woolies - they had stacks to sell and they were not selling well so they gave tastings - and…"
May 4
Elaine de Saxe favorited angela holmes's discussion Kiwifruit or kiwiberry?
May 4
Elaine de Saxe replied to angela holmes's discussion Strawberry varieties
"Many to choose from yes, but the two outstanding local varieties are Redlands Joy and Lowanna. Disease resistance is as much a product of the soil health and aspect as it is of the virtues of the variety. Joy is a softer fruit than Lowanna but even…"
May 4
Elaine de Saxe favorited angela holmes's discussion Strawberry varieties
May 4
Christa replied to angela holmes's discussion Strawberry varieties
"Although I grew up on a strawberry farm, I cannot give good advice on strawberries today.  Our strawberries, when I was young, were sweet and a real treat to eat.  We sold out our weekend pickings, and the rest went to Cottee's jam…"
May 4
Mary-Ann Baker replied to angela holmes's discussion Kiwifruit or kiwiberry?
"we have a male and female kiwifruit only two years old so no fruit yet but very vigorous growth - its on the cow addock fence  so plenty of room  - have been searching for a kiwiberry for ages - Narangba nursery sold out very fast - they…"
May 4
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May 4
Elaine de Saxe replied to angela holmes's discussion Banana trees and winter shade
"Banana suckers only appear around the base of the stool, not like Raspberries which travel underground and pop up here and there. Takes a bit of grunt to get the sucker root out - just the sheer size is a challenge for we smaller older folk. Use a…"
May 4
Elaine de Saxe replied to angela holmes's discussion Banana trees and winter shade
"Sugar Banana is a broad term for any small-fruited Banana - virtually any Banana other than the Cavendish. "
May 4
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Banana trees and winter shade
"Is sugar banana the ducasse? "
May 4
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Banana trees and winter shade
"Thanks Susan and Christa for the feedback about gold finger.  I will keep it in mind. I am very concerned about suckers all over the yard as I really do have to keep mine well confined.  Do you just have to dig out the stickers as they…"
May 4
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Banana trees and winter shade
"Interesting Elaine.  Will have to see how it goes with harvesting.  Lucky the tree is planted next to a fence post so I can easily tie the tree."
May 4
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Banana trees and winter shade
"Thanks Dave.  I will have to sit down and have a good look at this.  I have a suncalc app and I had another app my old phone which I paid 10 bucks for but have never been able to figure out how to use them properly. Though the tool to…"
May 4

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About me:
Marrived mum of 2, obsessed with fruit and veg growing. I want to grow most of my family's food with minimal effort. Especiaaly interested in little treats I can grow so the kids can go out and pick something for a snack.
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All edibles, especially rare fruits.
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At 14:21 on October 13, 2016, Dianne Caswell said…

Hi Angela, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF), Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2016 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. We actually have a Garden Visit on this week end if you would like to come. 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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At 14:18 on October 13, 2016, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Angela. I love the idea of kids being able to be able to wander out and enjoy a fresh, tasty and healthy snack.

 
 
 

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