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Small tree, big yield – the future of food growth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Woods May 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Below is an extract from a ministerial media release I just received:Queensland researchers are planning to change the way fruit and nuts are grown with smaller trees that yield more and are…Continue

What fruit trees people are growing in Logan and what the trees like according to the experts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Oct 22, 2013. 8 Replies

Thanks for all the feedback on what people are growing. This has given me a great start. Below are my notes on what the experts say each of the fruit and nut trees need - I wouldnt start a business…Continue

What fruit trees do you have and how big are they

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nisari Arun Feb 24, 2012. 15 Replies

Hi allI am in the process of planning a fruit and vegetable patch in a space that is 21m X 20m. I am sure you all could teach me a few things.Wondering if you could help with some of the following…Continue


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Untreated timber for garden wanted

Posted on December 15, 2012 at 8:24 5 Comments

Does anyone know where I can buy untreated pine or hardwood sleepers for a raised garden bed? 

Banana bells - keep them on the bunch

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 13:30 5 Comments

I know most people say to remove the banana bell (the flower head) but I would encourage you to leave it on (unless you are going to eat it) for four reasons:

  • Most important - the honey eaters love them. Once they find your bell, they will visit twice a day, every day until the bell stops producing flowers. There is so little food out there for them. Every bit helps.
  • The bell can tell you when the bunch is ready - when it starts looking small and the distance between…

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At 15:15 on January 23, 2012, Lyn Buffett said…

How much did the banana plants cost Vanessa?



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