Why are watermelons so wonderful?
Despite the popular belief that watermelon is just water and sugar, watermelon is actually a nutrient dense food. It provides high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and just a small number of calories.
Naturally, watermelons need space to grow, as a...Read More »
Grow Cool Cucumbers
Cucumbers are such a versatile vegetable with so many uses – sliced, grated, in salads and soups. Even used as a beauty product to help tired eyes! Crispy, crunchy and so cool!
Plant seeds in a warm garden bed well prepared with manure and organic fertiliser –...Read More »
The passionfruit vine is best grown from seed; however, it can be propagated from cuttings. It should be planted in full sun, a spot that gets at least 6 hours a day, with no trees or competitive roots. Passionfruit thrive in subtropical and temperate regions.
Soil for Passionfruit
Prepare...Read More »
Grow Delicious Sweetcorn
December and January are generally “go slow” months in the vegetable garden, given the extreme weather and the family commitments that many people have at this time of the year. However, if you have the time and there has been enough rain – delicious juicy sweetcorn’s...Read More »
As a sub-tropical tree, the fig prefers a climate with warm to hot summers and cooler winters, so it is very suited to most areas of Australia.
Choose a sunny, warm spot to plant. North facing is ideal. Planting alongside a brick or stone structure provides protection from the...Read More »
Pumpkins do best when the seeds are planted directly in the ground. Pumpkins are very sensitive to the cold. Plant seeds in rows or “pumpkin hills”. With hills, the soil will warm more quickly, and the seeds will germinate faster. This also helps with drainage and pest...Read More »
You can buy potted avocado trees to plant from nurseries, which is a great way to get started. Position your tree in a bright, sunny spot. Make sure it is protected from strong wind. Avocados also struggle in salt-laden winds, so also be mindful of that.
Soil must be...Read More »
Qld Organics has just returned from a trip to Vietnam to visit our exclusive distributor.
Time was spent visiting their factory and distribution centre in Ho Chi Minh City. We also made a trip into the Highlands between Buon Ma Thuot and Pleiku seeing how our organic fertilisers are...Read More »
Winter is optimum time for rose pruning, ever wondered the best way to do your pruning to get the best results?
- Remove any dead (dieback) canes at the stump level. Prune out spindly stems, anything thinner than a pencil.
Have you been keeping up to date with all of the great episodes
in Season Three of Blooming in Brisbane?
Catch up with some great gardening viewing right here in episode 5
Qld Organics are proud sponsors of Blooming in Brisbane Season Three
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Blooming Brisbane was featured in the NGIQ
Blooming Brisbane was featured in the NGIQ Leaflet Magazine for the Nursery Industry.
Well Done to Nicole for such great feedback on the show.
Qld Organics are proud to be part of Season Three.
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Blooming In Brisbane – See Episode 1
Episode 1 of Season Three – Blooming in Brisbane aired on 10th September 2014.
As proud sponsors of Season 3 Qld Organics invite you to watch the 3 parts that make up episode 1, look out for where we get a mention!
Blooming in Brisbane
Qld Organics are proud to announce that we are Gold Sponsors of the next series of Blooming in Brisbane, a local gardening TV show that airs on 31 Digital CH44.
Season Three went to air on Wednesday 10th September at 6pm...Read More »
The Perfect Herb Garden
There is nothing more satisfying than wandering around your garden picking fresh herbs to jazz up a home cooked meal.
Plus – herbs look pretty & smell fantastic!
The great thing about growing herbs is you really...Read More »
Kids in The Garden
Kids can learn new skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden. Many aspects of life & nature can be taught in a fun & relevant way through gardening.
Kids learn from growing things.
Gardening is...Read More »
Dennis Hundscheidt’s Upcoming Open Garden Weekend
Dennis Hundscheidt’s garden in suburban Sunnybank has been voted one of the best private gardens in Australia, and has recently been featured in a German coffee table book as one of the best Tropical Gardens...Read More »
Old Wives Tales
Gardening abounds in wisdom and advice handed down from generation to generation. But how much of it really works?
“Coffee grounds keep slugs at bay”
The theory – Caffeine is toxic...Read More »
Feng Shui for your Garden
Feng Shui or “Wind and Water” is the ancient Chinese Art Of Placement. It is based on the understanding of the flow of energy (Ch’i) throughout ones inner and outer life.
The Chinese believe that by placing...Read More »
Coochin Creek Golf Day
Kath from Qld Organics took part in the Coochin Creek Farmers’ Golf Day recently to raise funds for the Cancer Council and the Coochin Creek Rural Fire Brigade.
This year, Kath played in a team of five including Errol Graham, the General Manager of...Read More »
Qld Organic Processes – Why Are They So Good?
Did you know…
We pay a premium for superior chook poo!
Believe it or not, not all chicken litter is ideal for composting. Qld Organics deals only with a small selection of local poultry farms, chosen for...Read More »
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
What a glorious time to be in the great outdoors! Spring clean your garden & whip it into shape! Early Spring is our favourite time of year & the very best time of the year to nurture the garden with a good dose of...Read More »
Who Are We and What Do We Do?
As this is our very first blog we thought we would give you an overview of the company, some of the products on offer and let you know about what OUR commitment is to the organic industry. Qld Organics...Read More »