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What can't we grow in Summer here in South East Queensland? What 'could' we grow if we tried?

The thing about 'Spring' when it doth sprung is that it soon enough gets hotter and hotter so the vegey garden suffers. Some plants won't g…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Dec 25, 2020
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Noosa council bans new beehives in suburbia regardless of whether they're native stingless bees

LINK to article. Key points: The New Noosa Plan permits a maximum of three hives for existing suburban beekeepers Beekeepers want the new…

Started by Dave Riley

3 Dec 12, 2020
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Storm Yesterday

Did everyone on the forum come through unscathed yesterday, we got 13mm rain and a good light show.

Started by Ron Hyde

6 Dec 9, 2020
Reply by Ron Hyde

How to Grow Garlic-The Complete Guide to Garlic

My new fav growing site has offered a great DIY for garlic. Jenna's teaching skills are excellent -- so check it out. Since I keep failing…

Started by Dave Riley

16 Dec 2, 2020
Reply by Ron Hyde

soil, soil and soil?

Hi Everyone, I need your advice. We are thinking to move. One thing we want to take into consideration for choosing the place to move is if…

Started by Joe Wang

27 Nov 30, 2020
Reply by Joe Wang

Wicking beds of awesomeness

Hi again. I thought I should share my good success with a DIY wicking bed design.  I bought spotted gum (durable), galvanised fencing/ re…

Started by Scarlett

8 Nov 28, 2020
Reply by Ron Hyde

Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus : Nopales -- a celebration. (puntia ficus-indica )

People think I'm mad because I eat cactus. I'm not some health nut or someone ruled by food shibboleths. I just love eating cactus paddles.…

Started by Dave Riley

3 Nov 18, 2020
Reply by Doug Hanning

I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?

If you have been following my views on Avocado flowers and their sex lives, you would know that the flowers have both male and female parts…

Started by Roger Clark

8 Oct 29, 2020
Reply by Roger Clark

The five keys to soil health

This is a useful summary from Scott Strough at Sketical Science (see for full interview). I think the claims re climate change are not full…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Oct 19, 2020

Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil

I was amazed to read from a book on growing Garlic by Penny Woodward that it is dangerous to store garlic in oil in the fridge. Apparently…

Started by Roger Clark

5 Oct 15, 2020
Reply by Jeff Kiehne

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