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Cover crops

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Oct 13, 2020. 3 Replies

Any one going to plant a cover crop to stop weeds and create mulch in the  hot weather and where to get the seeds at a cheap price.Continue

Growing Sweet Corn

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Apr 15, 2020. 1 Reply

Growing Sweet Corn in Brisbane  if planting  in your garden be careful where you plant as planted corn during summer and was successful  and then replanted same place  and not so successful and…Continue

What would you pay for a choko

Started May 20, 2019 0 Replies

 Woolworths Morningside had choko at $9 a kilo previously have seen for $8 a kilo   what would you do with these at that price.Continue

Trampoline frame

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Jan 24, 2019. 2 Replies

There is a free round Trampoline frame on facebook market place at Ningi  if you look at these Trampoline frames  they are made from solid steel and have a large diameter and would be expensive to…Continue


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Jeff Kiehne commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Buy Australian?
"Be careful buying Australian because it may not be very Australian  as have a look at strawberry jam  as the only Australian ingredient is the sugar  and canned pineapple that has imported  juice concentrate added ."
Jun 16
Jeff Kiehne commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Buy Australian?
"Netherlands i think  but have used last tin  and powdered milk  is Australian but went up $2 a kilo in the last month."
Jun 15
Jeff Kiehne commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Buy Australian?
"Aldi is a lot cheaper to buy then Carnation."
Jun 15
Jeff Kiehne commented on Dave Riley's blog post Using Cardboard as Garden Mulch.
"I do not put the cardboard  on the garden but was putting through shredder  and composting  but it wore out and now put in a container of water and pulp up and place where walk in garden  and eventually breaks down. If you can…"
May 27
Jeff Kiehne commented on Dave Riley's photo

Seedlings on the go

"Here is an interesting video putting seed trays in a hot humid old freezer  using a crock pot for heat and germinate in under 4 days. We STARTED our PEPPERS in 4 DAYS! Naked Hog Gardening"
Apr 4
Jeff Kiehne commented on Sid Saghe's status
"If it has nut grass would not use unless you already have nut grass because very hard to get rid of."
Mar 30
Jeff Kiehne commented on Doug Hanning's photo

First cobs of the summer.

"If you have a lot of corn can cut the corn off the cobs and then with the clean cobs boil up and then add sugar to the liquid  and make  a syrup   like the fake honey they sell in the supermarkets from China."
Jan 1, 2021
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion What can't we grow in Summer here in South East Queensland? What 'could' we grow if we tried?
"No do not but with pak choi  earlier this year dug up ground to plant potatoes and had a couple of  pak choi come up and was a long time that the seed was in the ground  and the ground was well cultivated  and the  pak…"
Dec 25, 2020
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion What can't we grow in Summer here in South East Queensland? What 'could' we grow if we tried?
"I have some pak choi  growing in full sun that was from seed from plants that went to seed and has self seeded  and they grew ok and did not go to seed  so would recommend  direct planting of  pak choi because the shock of…"
Dec 24, 2020
Jeff Kiehne replied to Ron Hyde's discussion Storm Yesterday
"What storm only received a small quantity of rain."
Dec 8, 2020
Jeff Kiehne commented on Andrew Cumberland's video

Corn and garden update

"Dent or Field Corn that will cross pollinate with sweet corn and the sweet corn may turn out not sweet if live close by."
Dec 5, 2020
Jeff Kiehne commented on Ross Carter's blog post Lemon Tree Leaves
"Brass Siphon Mixer may be worth looking at to spray the tree with trace elements  but can not find a place that sells in Australia  at a reasonable price  and other thing is tap water has chlorine which is an oxidizer and can effect…"
Dec 3, 2020
Jeff Kiehne replied to Dave Riley's discussion How to Grow Garlic-The Complete Guide to Garlic
"The problem with the garlic could be if in a warm area  do not get cold enough  even for the garlic recommended and here do not even get any frost and that may be why not growing ."
Dec 1, 2020
Jeff Kiehne commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post To cure or not to cure - Sweet potatoes, that is.
"If live in Brisbane temperature and humidity in summer is going to cure naturally as long as do not refrigerate or keep in air conditioned area."
Nov 23, 2020
Jeff Kiehne commented on Barbara Tealby's blog post Getting into quails
"Does the time of year make a difference with how successful the hatching is because in winter going to have a bigger temperature change  and how do they go if get a heat wave.."
Nov 12, 2020

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Chinese Seeds .

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 22:10 1 Comment

 Dozens of US states have reported mysterious seeds showing up in packages from China and are warning citizens not to plant them because they could be an invasive species.

Sous Vide Demonstration

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 9:42 1 Comment

If anyone is interested  Cannon Hill Brewing   are doing  events  at there shop at Cannon Hill  can find details on there facebook.

Sous Vide Demonstration
Jul 21 12 PM · Cannon Hill Brewing · Cannon Hill

Costa Georgiadis Great Gardening

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 22:10 0 Comments

Costa Georgiadis is doing 2 events  4 th and 5 th October that are free for over 55 years but you have to give personal details to register for free tickets  which may not be a good idea.

Moreton Bay Regional Council free mulch to residents

Posted on October 8, 2016 at 5:38 3 Comments

Has anyone collected this free mulch and how is it made .When they make mulch they can add some very toxic substances that you would not want but because the levels in final product are low can still meet standards.

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At 19:24 on October 25, 2015, Lissa said…

Welcome to BLF Jeff :)

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