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February 2016 Blog Posts (9)


After a couple of years offline I've come back :) There really is not much info around for gardening in Brisbane apart from you guys! Since those sad sorry seedlings I sun deprived in my unit, Ive had the luck to move to a house with a decent sized garden. Alas clay is the bane of my existence and despite all my best intentions (and pocketfuls of gold), Ive had only a few producing successes. My compost produced 11 deliciously sweet pumpkins (I think Jap), and a large leaf oregano that is… Continue

Added by Sophie on February 27, 2016 at 15:22 — 18 Comments

2016 Trends: The Hottest Plants to Grow Indoors

Choosing the right set of plants to grow indoors is not an easy task if you are a fresh…


Added by Sasha Middleton on February 26, 2016 at 1:17 — 2 Comments

Belated garden gallery

Gallery as infographic...

Added by Dave Riley on February 21, 2016 at 14:13 — 3 Comments

A Dry February and inoculant ferments (like GoGo Juice)

'Tis been a Summer on the dry side. Despite the humidity the rains not cometh that often and the garden has suffered in the heat.

Finally I'm getting a bit of height from my shade plantings -- Pigeon Pea and  Frangipani--   but I could have done with that elevation earlier in the season.

Keeping up the water has been  a hard task.  Although my terracotta pot system keep plants alive, they don't irrigate to a volume that promotes keen growth in sand, and supplementary hand…


Added by Dave Riley on February 21, 2016 at 0:00 — 12 Comments

Nearly the end of summer

Hi everyone,

I don't know if it is just because the weather has been so hot but I feel that there is almost a chill in the air in the early mornings??  My new job has kept me very busy but because of the massive reduction in travel time and later start, I'm able to get almost an hour of gardening in every day before work.  I leave the big, dirty jobs (whipper snipping and making compost heaps for example) for the weekend but can get watering, planting, mulching, harvesting etc done…


Added by Susan on February 13, 2016 at 22:00 — 5 Comments

What are you planting, harvesting and preparing your soil for now?

I thought it might be helpful to see what everyone is Planting, Harvesting and Preparing for in the garden now. Perhaps this would be helpful to those of us who would like to plant something a bit different to our normal fare. We have a few member who always have some out of left field ideas that we have picked up with gusto, and we are now finding ourselves eating many new & interesting foods.

Is anyone preparing beds etc. for the next Seasons Produce & what type of…


Added by Dianne Caswell on February 13, 2016 at 18:42 — 56 Comments

JABOTICABA - Myrciaria cauliflora

Planted somewhere around Spring 2010 (Sept/Oct/Nov).…


Added by Lissa on February 11, 2016 at 8:00 — 6 Comments


I have several Grow Bags that are in a Semi Shaded position. Unfortunately I can't move them. as they are full of compost.

I am wanting to plant Semi Shade loving vegetables or fruits - any suggestions. They can be permanent planting as a couple of the bags are quite big.

PS - We have decided we are going to have the Quandong cut down this year, we will be on baked beans for a while to save up for the Tree Lopper.

Added by Dianne Caswell on February 8, 2016 at 8:18 — 18 Comments

Growing in PVC tubes

For a few years now I have been…


Added by Roger Clark on February 7, 2016 at 12:32 — 12 Comments

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