It is often said “a picture’s worth a thousand words”, we sure could learn a lot from 6,500+ photos that are uploaded so far by our members. Not to mention there are often discussions on these photos with some valuable information.
Some of you may know that I’ve been adding tags retrospectively to forums, blogs, and photos, I’m not anywhere near finishing yet, but there’s enough there to return some meaningful results now. So I thought it’s time I should share some hints and tips about searches.
One question that comes up regularly although infrequent is what we can grow and when. One thing that we can do is trend through all the blogs, and read everyone’s experiences. Another, for those of us who are more visual is doing an image search.
I have added in the keyword “harvest”, and the month in three letter abbreviations (e.g. Jan, Feb, Mar etc) to pictures that are related to harvest. So to work out what you can plant now:-
Search ‘harvest’ and:-
• Count backward for approximately 2 months for greens, 3 months for immature fruits (cucumber, peas, beans etc), 4 months for mature fruits (big tomatoes, pumpkins etc), shorter if plant from seedlings.
• For example, I want to get some ideas on what I can plant now, I can search for Jun, Jul, and Aug.
Another common question is what fruit trees can we grow in Brisbane? Other than see what fruits people harvest, you can also search for “fruit tree” and see what fruit trees others planted.
The list of keywords I’ve added to tags:-
• Community garden
• Veggie patch
• Veggie bed
• Wicking bed
• fruit tree
Feel free to ask if you have any problems doing searches, or there’s other tags that I should add.