Fruit & Vegetable Growing

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  1. Sell, Swap, Free, Wanted

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

    My small urban garden

    Tamarillo Tree My Tamarillo tree is finally flowering, can't wait to see some fruits! I bought it a few years ago from a nursery, as a seedling. It is about 3 years old now I think. Anyway, the...
    Tamarillo Tree My Tamarillo tree is finally flowering, can't wait to see some fruits! I bought it a few years ago from a nursery, as a seedling. It is about 3 years old now I think. Anyway, the flowers are beautiful, but I see that there is a lot of flower drop happening as well. I searched...
    Tamarillo Tree My Tamarillo tree is finally flowering, can't wait to see some fruits! I bought it a few years ago from a nursery, as a seedling. It is about 3 years old now I think. Anyway, the flowers are beautiful, but I see that there is a...
    Tamarillo Tree My Tamarillo tree is finally flowering, can't wait to see some fruits! I bought it a few years ago from a nursery, as a seedling. It is about 3 years old now I think. Anyway, the...

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  2. Cherri

    Ginger

    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
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  3. IanB

    Some Garden Pics

    Everything looks very healthy, well done :)
    Everything looks very healthy, well done :)
    Everything looks very healthy, well done :)
    Everything looks very healthy, well done :)

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  4. Jenny

    Growing Lentils

    Thank you, definitely gonna try my hand at growing some.
    Thank you, definitely gonna try my hand at growing some.
    Thank you, definitely gonna try my hand at growing some.
    Thank you, definitely gonna try my hand at growing some.
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  5. Spice1

    Question Need help with my Lemon trees

    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards because the father went down the back very night to relieve himself before bed. However you...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards because the father went down the back very night...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards...

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  6. IanB

    Tomato issue ....

    I think this is late blight. In anycase it is fungal based most likely due to the bags being put on the fruit then watering occurring. Even if you are very careful not to splash the bags, there is...
    I think this is late blight. In anycase it is fungal based most likely due to the bags being put on the fruit then watering occurring. Even if you are very careful not to splash the bags, there is still a lot of humidity rising up from the soil and moving through the plants at watering...
    I think this is late blight. In anycase it is fungal based most likely due to the bags being put on the fruit then watering occurring. Even if you are very careful not to splash the bags, there is still a lot of humidity rising up from the soil...
    I think this is late blight. In anycase it is fungal based most likely due to the bags being put on the fruit then watering occurring. Even if you are very careful not to splash the bags, there is...

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  7. ClissAT

    Water Flow through Soil Profile

    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable,...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable, today it showed how water percolates through soil and can be lost downhill. The slope upwards across...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable, today it showed how water percolates through soil and...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable,...

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  8. Mark

    Tropical Peach low chill variety growing well!

    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will...
    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will provide good nutrition, particularly the extra potassium needed to sustain fruit. Or if you use more...
    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will provide good nutrition, particularly the extra potassium...
    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will...

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  9. Pauljm

    What would dig this hole?

    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes but push the spoil to the sides. Probably not the cat as they are less likely to dig without good...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes but push the spoil to the sides. Probably not the...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes...

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  10. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3 punnets planted (cauli, broc, cabbage), managed to grow on the smallest bit of grey water. What's...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3 punnets planted (cauli, broc, cabbage), managed to...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3...

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  11. ClissAT

    Food Forest at Cow Shed

    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)
    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)
    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)
    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)

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  12. Bea

    Just Peppers

    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed...
    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed about 6 weeks back and they're looking stressed as anything... I suspect the soil (supposedly chicken...
    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed about 6 weeks back and they're looking stressed as...
    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed...
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  13. Pauljm

    Zucchini

    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings and pressed the cup just a little into the soil. These days you could use a yoghurt container or...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings and pressed the cup just a little into the...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings...

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  14. Ray Speed

    Fruit tree collection growing

    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
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  15. stevo

    Question Jalapenos / chillies!

    Any clues on your picking mix ???? I have brought big jars of sliced pickled jalapenos from aldi and love them. But the last 6 jars arnt pickled. I have then got the pickle juice from pickle...
    Any clues on your picking mix ???? I have brought big jars of sliced pickled jalapenos from aldi and love them. But the last 6 jars arnt pickled. I have then got the pickle juice from pickle onions and put them in that for awhile it seems to work but not as good as the first lot. I love the...
    Any clues on your picking mix ???? I have brought big jars of sliced pickled jalapenos from aldi and love them. But the last 6 jars arnt pickled. I have then got the pickle juice from pickle onions and put them in that for awhile it seems to...
    Any clues on your picking mix ???? I have brought big jars of sliced pickled jalapenos from aldi and love them. But the last 6 jars arnt pickled. I have then got the pickle juice from pickle...

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Letsgokate
    Love it! x 8
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    My Raised Veggie Beds

    August update
    August update
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  21. 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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  22. ClissAT
    Informative x 3

    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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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