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    Sell, swap, give away, or ask for seeds, cuttings, plants, recyclables, tools, etc in this section.
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  1. Kasalia

    Community Garden

    Well judges been and gone but haven't heard anything, most important of all is the ground work has finally started for the pavilion, spent most of last week letting people in and out of the...
    Well judges been and gone but haven't heard anything, most important of all is the ground work has finally started for the pavilion, spent most of last week letting people in and out of the gardens. Spent 15 months of hard work for this occasion. Delivery of the actual pavilion a 6 x 6m...
    Well judges been and gone but haven't heard anything, most important of all is the ground work has finally started for the pavilion, spent most of last week letting people in and out of the gardens. Spent 15 months of hard work for this...
    Well judges been and gone but haven't heard anything, most important of all is the ground work has finally started for the pavilion, spent most of last week letting people in and out of the...

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  2. Pauljm

    Zucchini

    Cathy I had a big laugh when I read your post about being infested with stink bugs!! I'm sure you don't mean yourself being infested! :D But anyway back to more serious things...... Yes stink bugs...
    Cathy I had a big laugh when I read your post about being infested with stink bugs!! I'm sure you don't mean yourself being infested! :D But anyway back to more serious things...... Yes stink bugs can be hard to get rid of. Eco oil or white oil should do it. They breathe through their knees and...
    Cathy I had a big laugh when I read your post about being infested with stink bugs!! I'm sure you don't mean yourself being infested! :D But anyway back to more serious things...... Yes stink bugs can be hard to get rid of. Eco oil or white oil...
    Cathy I had a big laugh when I read your post about being infested with stink bugs!! I'm sure you don't mean yourself being infested! :D But anyway back to more serious things...... Yes stink bugs...

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  3. Letsgokate

    Potato Harvest

    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.
    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.
    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.
    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.

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  4. stevo

    Question Jalapenos / chillies!

    The chooks and cows get our over production. But the drought this year has affected us in SE Queensland where I live.
    The chooks and cows get our over production. But the drought this year has affected us in SE Queensland where I live.
    The chooks and cows get our over production. But the drought this year has affected us in SE Queensland where I live.
    The chooks and cows get our over production. But the drought this year has affected us in SE Queensland where I live.

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  5. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    I failed carrot growing this year. I got so comfortable with the little showers we had the previous years I didn't watch how dry they got this year now the drought is showing here.
    I failed carrot growing this year. I got so comfortable with the little showers we had the previous years I didn't watch how dry they got this year now the drought is showing here.
    I failed carrot growing this year. I got so comfortable with the little showers we had the previous years I didn't watch how dry they got this year now the drought is showing here.
    I failed carrot growing this year. I got so comfortable with the little showers we had the previous years I didn't watch how dry they got this year now the drought is showing here.

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  6. Pauljm

    Cauliflower rot in stem?

    Replace the guy with the stupid beard!!:ROFL::blush: I'm not nearly good looking enough to replace him! :sneaky: But thanks for the vote for confidence Pauljm ! :wave:
    Replace the guy with the stupid beard!!:ROFL::blush: I'm not nearly good looking enough to replace him! :sneaky: But thanks for the vote for confidence Pauljm ! :wave:
    Replace the guy with the stupid beard!!:ROFL::blush: I'm not nearly good looking enough to replace him! :sneaky: But thanks for the vote for confidence Pauljm ! :wave:
    Replace the guy with the stupid beard!!:ROFL::blush: I'm not nearly good looking enough to replace him! :sneaky: But thanks for the vote for confidence Pauljm ! :wave:

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  7. Steve

    Black Aphids on Garlic

    My garlic, leeks, chives and also onions often get badly attacked by these black aphids. So last week I concocted a spray, which finally seems to work. The spray also works well on the grey aphids...
    My garlic, leeks, chives and also onions often get badly attacked by these black aphids. So last week I concocted a spray, which finally seems to work. The spray also works well on the grey aphids which attacked my brasicca plants and the white scale insects which attacked one of my curry leaf...
    My garlic, leeks, chives and also onions often get badly attacked by these black aphids. So last week I concocted a spray, which finally seems to work. The spray also works well on the grey aphids which attacked my brasicca plants and the white...
    My garlic, leeks, chives and also onions often get badly attacked by these black aphids. So last week I concocted a spray, which finally seems to work. The spray also works well on the grey aphids...
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  8. Letsgokate
    Love it! x 8
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    My Raised Veggie Beds

    August update
    August update
    August update
    August update

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  9. AndrewB

    My potted garden

    Gosh Andrew, your little garden certainly has done well. Congrats :thumbsup: Re your potato harvest, I discovered if I planted the white and red varieties in a container on the verandah where i could...
    Gosh Andrew, your little garden certainly has done well. Congrats :thumbsup: Re your potato harvest, I discovered if I planted the white and red varieties in a container on the verandah where i could control the amount of moisture, I got a far better crop. Currently I have a 'crop' of white and red...
    Gosh Andrew, your little garden certainly has done well. Congrats :thumbsup: Re your potato harvest, I discovered if I planted the white and red varieties in a container on the verandah where i could control the amount of moisture, I got a far better...
    Gosh Andrew, your little garden certainly has done well. Congrats :thumbsup: Re your potato harvest, I discovered if I planted the white and red varieties in a container on the verandah where i could...

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  10. ClissAT
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    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    :D Gardeners worst nightmare......... Not enough compost!:eek::D
    :D Gardeners worst nightmare......... Not enough compost!:eek::D
    :D Gardeners worst nightmare......... Not enough compost!:eek::D
    :D Gardeners worst nightmare......... Not enough compost!:eek::D

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  11. Letsgokate

    What to grow when in the Subtropics

    I loved Ecuador, I remember getting fantastic vegetables from the markets. The biodiversity is amazing, I don't know that you could restrict it to just sub tropical, as the climate varies so much...
    I loved Ecuador, I remember getting fantastic vegetables from the markets. The biodiversity is amazing, I don't know that you could restrict it to just sub tropical, as the climate varies so much from town to town. Desert, high altitude mountain grassland, tropical rain forest & everything in...
    I loved Ecuador, I remember getting fantastic vegetables from the markets. The biodiversity is amazing, I don't know that you could restrict it to just sub tropical, as the climate varies so much from town to town. Desert, high altitude mountain...
    I loved Ecuador, I remember getting fantastic vegetables from the markets. The biodiversity is amazing, I don't know that you could restrict it to just sub tropical, as the climate varies so much...
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  12. Perry

    Question Growing Ginger

    I grow in buckets too. Harvest every 2 years, alternate buckets, they get bigger then.
    I grow in buckets too. Harvest every 2 years, alternate buckets, they get bigger then.
    I grow in buckets too. Harvest every 2 years, alternate buckets, they get bigger then.
    I grow in buckets too. Harvest every 2 years, alternate buckets, they get bigger then.

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  13. Letsgokate

    Citrus Guide by Annette McFarlane

    I downloaded the pdf for future reference. Wasn't she on the ABC Radio garden show at one stage?
    I downloaded the pdf for future reference. Wasn't she on the ABC Radio garden show at one stage?
    I downloaded the pdf for future reference. Wasn't she on the ABC Radio garden show at one stage?
    I downloaded the pdf for future reference. Wasn't she on the ABC Radio garden show at one stage?
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  14. ClissAT

    Pruning mango trees Aussie style!

    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
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  15. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Snake Bean (standard Green)

    I bought two yard long bean plants last summer and only managed to harvest 1 single bean, before I killed the plants - possibly over watered it I think. Anyway, I dried the single lone bean for...
    I bought two yard long bean plants last summer and only managed to harvest 1 single bean, before I killed the plants - possibly over watered it I think. Anyway, I dried the single lone bean for seed and I planted those seeds out today , next to a new makeshift trellis that I put together last...
    I bought two yard long bean plants last summer and only managed to harvest 1 single bean, before I killed the plants - possibly over watered it I think. Anyway, I dried the single lone bean for seed and I planted those seeds out today , next to...
    I bought two yard long bean plants last summer and only managed to harvest 1 single bean, before I killed the plants - possibly over watered it I think. Anyway, I dried the single lone bean for...
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  16. Jenny

    Potato Seed Pods / Nodules?

    What say makes sense, weird thing though, the potato I planted, was a standard brown skinned potato, but the nodules that developed on the stems were purple, that is what made me think that the...
    What say makes sense, weird thing though, the potato I planted, was a standard brown skinned potato, but the nodules that developed on the stems were purple, that is what made me think that the nodules must be something other than potential potatoes.
    What say makes sense, weird thing though, the potato I planted, was a standard brown skinned potato, but the nodules that developed on the stems were purple, that is what made me think that the nodules must be something other than potential...
    What say makes sense, weird thing though, the potato I planted, was a standard brown skinned potato, but the nodules that developed on the stems were purple, that is what made me think that the...

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  17. Letsgokate

    Retractable Hose

    I installed the Hoselink retractable hose yesterday and it took several hours because it needed to be mounted on a post which I had to cement into the garden bed... My first impressions of the...
    I installed the Hoselink retractable hose yesterday and it took several hours because it needed to be mounted on a post which I had to cement into the garden bed... My first impressions of the retractable unit, hose, and revamped/improved hand waterer are positive - it looks and feels very...
    I installed the Hoselink retractable hose yesterday and it took several hours because it needed to be mounted on a post which I had to cement into the garden bed... My first impressions of the retractable unit, hose, and revamped/improved hand...
    I installed the Hoselink retractable hose yesterday and it took several hours because it needed to be mounted on a post which I had to cement into the garden bed... My first impressions of the...

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  18. ClissAT

    Potato growing in containers without water

    Awesome well done. They are supposed to be easy but they can be elusive the humble spud in our climate. I just checked mine I have growing in a raised bed this year and the top parts are thriving...
    Awesome well done. They are supposed to be easy but they can be elusive the humble spud in our climate. I just checked mine I have growing in a raised bed this year and the top parts are thriving and I haven't been tempted to look under the surface until your post :) and I'm thrilled to say just...
    Awesome well done. They are supposed to be easy but they can be elusive the humble spud in our climate. I just checked mine I have growing in a raised bed this year and the top parts are thriving and I haven't been tempted to look under the...
    Awesome well done. They are supposed to be easy but they can be elusive the humble spud in our climate. I just checked mine I have growing in a raised bed this year and the top parts are thriving...

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  19. Wayland.

    No dig policy.

    Taking your point Mark. For a long time now a growing number of tillage farmers in the UK drill their crops into the stubble directly. This is not to say that they don't cultivate. They have the...
    Taking your point Mark. For a long time now a growing number of tillage farmers in the UK drill their crops into the stubble directly. This is not to say that they don't cultivate. They have the drill bolted to the back of a rotavator. It is by this example that I am experimenting. I asked the...
    Taking your point Mark. For a long time now a growing number of tillage farmers in the UK drill their crops into the stubble directly. This is not to say that they don't cultivate. They have the drill bolted to the back of a rotavator. It is by...
    Taking your point Mark. For a long time now a growing number of tillage farmers in the UK drill their crops into the stubble directly. This is not to say that they don't cultivate. They have the...
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  20. Wayland.

    Carrot Root Fly.

    I can just see it now Wayland, paddocks full of carrots growing in long waist high troughs due to your discovery!:thumbsup:
    I can just see it now Wayland, paddocks full of carrots growing in long waist high troughs due to your discovery!:thumbsup:
    I can just see it now Wayland, paddocks full of carrots growing in long waist high troughs due to your discovery!:thumbsup:
    I can just see it now Wayland, paddocks full of carrots growing in long waist high troughs due to your discovery!:thumbsup:
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  21. Jenny
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    Herb & Spice Showcase African Wild Rosemary

    Phew Jenny, that was close!:shock:
    Phew Jenny, that was close!:shock:
    Phew Jenny, that was close!:shock:
    Phew Jenny, that was close!:shock:
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  22. lienS

    Root vegetables

    My soil (haha) is rock and gravel in the southern Andes of Ecuador. Locals who have been growing for years have great success of course but I am newbie, so i use raised beds, pots pf all...
    My soil (haha) is rock and gravel in the southern Andes of Ecuador. Locals who have been growing for years have great success of course but I am newbie, so i use raised beds, pots pf all shapes/sizes and the dog food/cat food/litter bags. Fruit trees and roses do remarkably well here but not ...
    My soil (haha) is rock and gravel in the southern Andes of Ecuador. Locals who have been growing for years have great success of course but I am newbie, so i use raised beds, pots pf all shapes/sizes and the dog food/cat food/litter bags. Fruit...
    My soil (haha) is rock and gravel in the southern Andes of Ecuador. Locals who have been growing for years have great success of course but I am newbie, so i use raised beds, pots pf all...
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  23. ClissAT

    Peanuts

    Homegrown peanuts are worth trying but they do need maintenance because weeds easily grow through the spindly stems and this makes them difficult to pull without ripping our peanuts. I recommend...
    Homegrown peanuts are worth trying but they do need maintenance because weeds easily grow through the spindly stems and this makes them difficult to pull without ripping our peanuts. I recommend growing them in a fresh bed or perhaps a container with a new medium. If you can get a pot full...
    Homegrown peanuts are worth trying but they do need maintenance because weeds easily grow through the spindly stems and this makes them difficult to pull without ripping our peanuts. I recommend growing them in a fresh bed or perhaps a container...
    Homegrown peanuts are worth trying but they do need maintenance because weeds easily grow through the spindly stems and this makes them difficult to pull without ripping our peanuts. I recommend...
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  24. ClissAT

    Newsletter from Katek fertilizer company.

    I am soooooo snowed under... I have to install Birdies raised beds first (in that front section of our patch) and see if I can still get a few more cooler crops in before it starts getting too hot...
    I am soooooo snowed under... I have to install Birdies raised beds first (in that front section of our patch) and see if I can still get a few more cooler crops in before it starts getting too hot again. Then I should have time to install the hoses and give them a working out - I'm still a keen...
    I am soooooo snowed under... I have to install Birdies raised beds first (in that front section of our patch) and see if I can still get a few more cooler crops in before it starts getting too hot again. Then I should have time to install the...
    I am soooooo snowed under... I have to install Birdies raised beds first (in that front section of our patch) and see if I can still get a few more cooler crops in before it starts getting too hot...
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  25. Mark

    Ceylon Hill Gooseberry growing & harvest

    About 3 metres but you can prune them back.
    About 3 metres but you can prune them back.
    About 3 metres but you can prune them back.
    About 3 metres but you can prune them back.
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