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October 2013 Blog Posts (8)

Red Dacca Bananas

 Saw this banana on a Facebook post recently and would really like try and grow one. I contacted a couple of suppliers for clarification on the restrictions for growing bananas. One company got back to me and told me "No I couldn't grow it in Brisbane" but another said if I contacted DAFF and got a permit which I should be able to get then it wouldn't be a problem.  

Has anyone had any experience with this variety? I am going to call DAFF tomorrow and find out if I can get a…


Added by Nathan Lloyd-Jones on October 28, 2013 at 18:57 — 10 Comments


Joseph shared some Edamame seed with me some months back. After the bit of rain yesterday I've moved the compost pile into the middle bed and planted the seed up one end in the bottom-of-the-pile, worm casting rich soil.

Very curious about these - I've never eaten them but the blurb on the net makes them sound delicious. Can be eaten raw like a peanut or boiled…


Added by Lissa on October 19, 2013 at 15:30 — 25 Comments

Garden Update

I'm a bit overdue for some imput to this website so i thought i'd keep you posted with my going ons. I built my daughter a play ground with has somewhat consumed most of my time lately. Not really anything to do with gardening but explains my absence! Those who attended my garden visit would possibly remember that whole area was filled with 10 cubic metres of dirt. Previous to that it was a slanted area filled with palm trees.

From this...…


Added by Craig Hogan on October 18, 2013 at 15:47 — 5 Comments

Random Update Stardate: 13.10.2013: About That Pizza Oven.

So it came to pass.... after 5 long years, Andy decides to get that pizza oven running!  It took a fair bit of trial and error: three hours of far too little flame, lots of smoke, an hour of far too much flame, and finally some quite good pizza.  

You know it is too hot when:…


Added by Andrew Cumberland on October 13, 2013 at 22:48 — 6 Comments

Growing Bananas at Home

The DPI (now called DAFF) has some definite information about what varieties of Bananas are legal to grow in a non-commercial planting. Please note that Cavendish (aka Williams) are NOT legal to grow in the home garden. That has been mentioned before on this Forum. This is the link to that information. I am not going to dob in anyone who is growing them,…


Added by Elaine de Saxe on October 9, 2013 at 5:30 — 2 Comments

Andy's Regular Program Part II - Garden Updates

A friend let me know the old blog of the same name was getting so big that it took forever to download the pix.  So, I've decided to split it, for the sake of usability.  (Remember - you can just read from the top for the newer updates.)

Plants - Where to grow them and Compost tea (6.10.13)

This is a quick recording, mostly for me to refer back to later.  

Basil grows best in the aquaponics bed, then in soil (quite a way behind) and worst of all…


Added by Andrew Cumberland on October 6, 2013 at 22:02 — 3 Comments

Managing Clay Pot Irrigation

For more reports about my clay pot experiences and experiments, go HERE.

Points of interest:…

Added by Dave Riley on October 6, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Been a while :/

Has been a short while (over 12 months :/ ) since my last post so thought I would do a bit of a catch up..

The front yard has had a few different garden beds set up in it now.. I played around with hay bale beds out there during the cooler months but am finding it a bit hard to keep them hydrated at the moment.. Some have been pulled down & used in a no dig spud bed already with some of the others destaned to become part of a no dig wicking bed trial in the near…


Added by Rob on October 3, 2013 at 14:10 — 12 Comments

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