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Sid Saghe
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Sophie commented on Sid Saghe's status
"thanks Dave - that's an interesting tip re replacing some flour with dried greens powder!"
May 22
Doug Hanning commented on Sid Saghe's status
"I have been told by two different chinese folks that you should only eat 7 or 8 leaves a day. Not sure what the reasoning for this is. I agree Dave that the taste and mouthfeel is not the nicest we just add it to cooked dishes along with okinawa."
May 22
Dave Riley commented on Sid Saghe's status
"Sambung is not my favorite green although it has an awesome nutritional profile. If you go here -- Green Leaf For Life -- there are many ways explained to dry out or powderise your greens.The texts you want are downloadable:  21st Century…"
May 22
Sid Saghe posted a status
"Hello team, I'm still quite overrun by Sambung and was wondering if anyone had experience drying it to rehydrate and use later?"
May 21
Sid Saghe replied to Dave Riley's discussion PANDEMIC GARDENING: Buying seeds online
"For Northsiders the small Bunnings at Lawnton seemed to still have plenty of seeds, though not seedlings. "
Mar 26
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Mar 25
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Mar 21
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Mar 20
Andrew Cumberland commented on Sid Saghe's photo

March collage

"Looking good Sid. "
Mar 20
Dianne Caswell commented on Sid Saghe's photo

March collage

"Fabulous, I love your colourful collage. I wish I could put my photos together like that. Everything is growing beautifully. Thanks for Sharing...Stay Green!!!"
Mar 20
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March collage

Some new photos!
Mar 19
Sid Saghe commented on Sophie's blog post Some reflections on the US Prepper community and what we could apply
"I have to admit, I am a low key prepper. We could sustain about 3-4 weeks without needing additional food or water (or toilet paper, but we were set pre panic) including pet food. But sustaining long term? My skills absolutely aren't there…"
Mar 6
Sid Saghe commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Garden Visit at Valerie's - making ladybird habitats 23-2-2020'
"I might be able to come along, I'll bring a few Sambung cuttings if anyone is keen for them."
Feb 22
Sid Saghe replied to Christa's discussion Simple Nasturtiums
"I have quite a few of them always popping up. Would you like me to look for some seeds?"
Feb 21
Sid Saghe commented on Dave Riley's blog post Am I a Lazy or a smart gardener?
"Wow that person is a jerk lol I would say smart, but then I like the same approach. Why prioritise appearances over other more important factors. In the end your garden must be something you can sustainably maintain to your desired design and being…"
Feb 12

Profile Information

About me:
I only recently got into growing things in my teeny backyard, so have a lot to learn.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
None, unfortunately I work full time so haven't found a group nearby I can devote enough time to.
I am interested in:
Growing food in my backyard and potentially keeping native bees.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Community Involvement, Other, None/Unsure
What I am looking for:
Gardening Help
Moreton Bay Region

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The limits of bathtub gardening?

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 15:31 7 Comments

Hey team!

As many of you may already know, I'm a big fan of planting in old bathtubs. Due to constraints at our home (size, storm drains, doggo, etc) everything I do needs to be raised. I was thinking of planting a few small trees in my tubs instead of doing large pots - are there any obvious downsides to this plan?

I'm not planning on moving them around (at least, not for quite a long time) but I'm sure I'm probably missing some problems!

As a bonus, have a new tub I…


Good Morning!

Posted on July 13, 2018 at 9:50 3 Comments

I thought I would share a couple of photos from my fledgling garden - I'm a complete novice but have had some small successes. Growing up all of the emphasis was on learning computers and similar skills rather than the hands on side, so I really am starting from level 0 (I had no idea most plants are meant to, you know, die).

I look forward to learning as much as possible and hopefully getting along to some visits!

The photos are my first potential pumpkin baby, some flowers, a…


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At 9:51 on January 1, 2020, Dianne Caswell said…

Hi Sid,

Sorry I have been away before and after Christmas so haven't been able to get to a computer to accept your offer. I am more than happy to have you as my Gardening Friend. Happy New ear!! Will see you in 2020....  Dianne

At 0:12 on August 14, 2018, Rob Collings said…

Hi Sid, the BLF regulars have posted good advice as usual, however they have humbly forgotten about themselves :)

For Brisbane gardening, I would try brisbanelocalfood, just alone for the diversity of direction you gain from this 10 year + compilation of info.

I would not use ning's search engine when looking for something specific. I have found google to be a better search engine for the site... examples below...

In the google search type : garden preparation pepino

Even throw a few regular posters' names in, some have been posting blogs, comments, pictures and videos for years. Dianne

In google, change the 'All' option and to 'Images' and get BLF picture results as in the example below.

Sometimes a little more work, however the results can be diversely rich.

At 6:07 on July 10, 2018, Dianne Caswell said…

Good Morning Sid, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF).

Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is the GARDEN VISITS, 2018 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR. We have a Garden Visit on this Saturday if you would like to come along.I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas. 

We have many subjects of interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question. If you feel you are particularly adept in a field you may like to add a new Group to our List or perhaps do a talk or demonstration at one of our GV. If a yes for the GV you might like to friend me and we can see what we can do. We are always looking for new ideas.

You may like to go into your page and change the Pea Leaf Avatar for one of your own, it makes it a little more personal and as soon as we see your own Avatar we know who it is. Please enjoy BLF…..

At 21:31 on July 9, 2018, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Sid. 


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