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Sweet potato pests????

Started this discussion. Last reply by angela holmes Jan 21. 6 Replies

Hi. I noticed a few of you growing sweet potatoes in bags/containers or mounds. Do you reuse the potting mix/soil or do you have to start a new crop with fresh mix to prevent build up of pests like…Continue

Any experience with peachcot?

Started this discussion. Last reply by angela holmes Dec 8, 2019. 4 Replies

Hi all. I am seriously coveting a peachcot tree from Daley's but have never tasted one. They are described as having a firm…Continue

Anyone tried Chilean guava ugni Molinae or raspberry)

Started this discussion. Last reply by angela holmes Jul 5, 2018. 4 Replies

I have been thinking about growing this one for a while and have decided to give it a go but the plants seem as rare as hens teeth. Anyone had any experience with growing it? Continue

Keriberry

Started this discussion. Last reply by angela holmes Apr 28, 2019. 9 Replies

Has anyone tried growing keriberry? I have one that I am about to move into a concrete enclosed bed. Does it grow into a big suckering monster or does it have more of a clumping habit? And has anyone…Continue

 

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angela holmes replied to Fiona Ryan's discussion Growing Raspberries in Brisbane
"Worth a go if you can keep the water up to them. I have autumn bliss in the ground and Atherton in a pot doing quite well. Though i had no luck with the autumn bliss until i got a blumat watering system. Watch out for fruit fly in summer. I got it…"
Sep 7
angela holmes commented on Valerie's photo
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"Nice Valerie! I have been wanting to do this for a while. Where do you get the spent blocks from?"
Sep 7
angela holmes replied to Dave Riley's discussion Frog Hotel
"I would so love to have a frog hotel, but I have never seen or heard a frog at my place (Greenslopes) so I fear it will just become a mosquito and toad habitat. The closest thing I have seen was a single cane toad (which seemed to be sick and…"
Feb 21
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Sweet potato pests????
"Thanks for all your replies. I like the idea of putting them up high Christa. I would do that if i had a suitable spot. Jeff that is a great idea about using a metal garbage can to solarise a pot of soil. I was thinking that i will need to solarise…"
Jan 21
Jeff Kiehne replied to angela holmes's discussion Sweet potato pests????
"Heat will kill a lot of the pathogens in soil and if growing in pots can place in a steel  pot  and leave where gets very hot during the day  or even put on the stove or in the oven  or even a closed car in the sun. Have boiled…"
Jan 16
Christa replied to angela holmes's discussion Sweet potato pests????
"I grow mine in a polystyrene box and it seems to be doing ok.  The box is up high so the runners hang down on concrete path.  I don't want them to overrun the ground. "
Jan 15
Sid Saghe replied to angela holmes's discussion Sweet potato pests????
"I don’t rotate, good luck not having them sprout again from the tiniest root. I plant them and then have basil and plants I don’t mind potentially losing after 4months over the top to get the most out of the space."
Jan 14
Jeff Kiehne replied to angela holmes's discussion Sweet potato pests????
"Sweet potatoes can be cured where kept in hot humid environment to convert there starch into sugar."
Jan 14
Dave Riley replied to angela holmes's discussion Sweet potato pests????
"Do you need to rotate sweet potatoes? It is a perennial cultivated as an annual. Unless you wanted to grow a specific type the harvest isn't necessarily huge to  warrant the space allocated. That was my conclusion.It still grows outback…"
Jan 14
angela holmes commented on Dave Riley's blog post Have garden will travel -- growing sweet spuds at home
"Hi dave. I know its been a long time since you posted this. When you refer to "move your 'mound' contents elsewhere" do you mean you take a shovel and literally dig it up and re-pile it up elsewhere?? Will that move any diseases…"
Jan 13
angela holmes posted a discussion

Sweet potato pests????

Hi. I noticed a few of you growing sweet potatoes in bags/containers or mounds. Do you reuse the potting mix/soil or do you have to start a new crop with fresh mix to prevent build up of pests like sweet potato weevil?? I find the crop rotation thing quite difficult in a small garden.See More
Jan 13
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Any experience with peachcot?
"Yes i also have a tropical peach and was surprised how well it did with fruit fly this year with using eco natralure bait spray and the male traps. I got sick of bagging and covering the fruit so i left some fruits uncovered. I removed any green…"
Dec 8, 2019
Andrew Cumberland replied to angela holmes's discussion Any experience with peachcot?
"My tropical peach does pretty well with fruit fly.  Not so great with drought though. "
Dec 8, 2019
Jeff Kiehne replied to angela holmes's discussion Any experience with peachcot?
"How do they go with fruit fly ."
Dec 8, 2019
Andrew Cumberland replied to angela holmes's discussion Any experience with peachcot?
"I'd never heard of it so I went googling.  Apparently tastes like a cross between apricot and peach.  I'd describe both of those as having a firm flesh. Maybe they just mean apricot style firm flesh.  "
Dec 8, 2019
angela holmes posted a discussion

Any experience with peachcot?

Hi all. I am seriously coveting a peachcot tree from Daley's but have never tasted one. They are described as having a firm flesh....but what does that mean? Is there some softness and juiciness to the fruit or is it hard and crunchy or rubbery? See More
Dec 5, 2019

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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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