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Fruit & Vegetable Growing New

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Self sufficiency is also about healthy lifestyle. This category is where we post questions or discussions about physical or mental health.
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Solar, wind, fuels, and all general discussions about energy systems used to power/cook/heat/cool/ the home or communities.
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Hydroponics & Aquaponics

Anything to do with hydroponic or aquaponic gardening also can include aquaculture.
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Other discussions about self sufficiency in general: concepts, definitions, philosophy, why etc, or anything not covered in the other categories.
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A very warm hello from the beautiful Illawarra area of NSW.I’m the happy gardener and guardian of Sowelu, a mainly dry rainforest, heavy clay but beautiful lower escarpment acreage. Looking forward to gleaning from you all and sharing what may be of interest too.

Thanks for accepting me into this forum.
my status..hmm. I just ate a huge sandwich and am as immobile as a tree stump.
guess one could same I'm rooted xD
This wind is playing havoc with my beloved tomato plants. I have 6 in a raised garden bed and they are all in cages. Every time I go out to inspect the damage I’m finding more broken / bent branches. I have been standing them up straight again and trying to brace the cage, but they just look a mess now. Should I keep interfering? Or just wait until the wind dies down and assess and fix any damage then?
I was so- so proud of making a whole, beautiful bowl of fresh,cut garden veg.until I realized that I thoughtlessly dumped some store bought oil and vinegar dressing on it...dash!!!..*not* so mindful.
Greetings from Sunshine Coast Hinterland... new to this forum. Very interested in hugelkulture and permaculture. Trying to expand our fruit and vegetable menu...