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

    Potato Seed Pods / Nodules?

    As Cathy has indicated, it looks like they are tiny new potatoes. I think the leaves growing out of each little potato are the eyes going ballistic with growth. Next time you see these, keep them...
    As Cathy has indicated, it looks like they are tiny new potatoes. I think the leaves growing out of each little potato are the eyes going ballistic with growth. Next time you see these, keep them as I would say they are super growers. :)
    As Cathy has indicated, it looks like they are tiny new potatoes. I think the leaves growing out of each little potato are the eyes going ballistic with growth. Next time you see these, keep them as I would say they are super growers. :)
    As Cathy has indicated, it looks like they are tiny new potatoes. I think the leaves growing out of each little potato are the eyes going ballistic with growth. Next time you see these, keep them...

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  2. Mark

    Tip How to grow avocado tree in clay soil to prevent root rot fungus

    Using the washing machine drum is a very good idea Cathy. However, do you know how big your ice cream bean will get?:eek: They are a tree that easily gets to 15m wide and 10m high.
    Using the washing machine drum is a very good idea Cathy. However, do you know how big your ice cream bean will get?:eek: They are a tree that easily gets to 15m wide and 10m high.
    Using the washing machine drum is a very good idea Cathy. However, do you know how big your ice cream bean will get?:eek: They are a tree that easily gets to 15m wide and 10m high.
    Using the washing machine drum is a very good idea Cathy. However, do you know how big your ice cream bean will get?:eek: They are a tree that easily gets to 15m wide and 10m high.

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  3. ClissAT

    Newsletter from Katek fertilizer company.

    Last year I got a sample from them at the Sunshine coast garden show which was their shaker bottle. It's been very convenient having it to shake a few pellets onto a plant pot or single plant in...
    Last year I got a sample from them at the Sunshine coast garden show which was their shaker bottle. It's been very convenient having it to shake a few pellets onto a plant pot or single plant in the garden. I buy their organic chook manure pellets in the 20kg bag regularly and used to keep an...
    Last year I got a sample from them at the Sunshine coast garden show which was their shaker bottle. It's been very convenient having it to shake a few pellets onto a plant pot or single plant in the garden. I buy their organic chook manure...
    Last year I got a sample from them at the Sunshine coast garden show which was their shaker bottle. It's been very convenient having it to shake a few pellets onto a plant pot or single plant in...
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  4. Mark

    Biggest Avocado in the world would you buy one?

    I buy these every year and they are great. Very creamy and I make guacamole. I find there are less insect damage on them too. Is it because of the variety or the care they get I'm not sure. ...
    I buy these every year and they are great. Very creamy and I make guacamole. I find there are less insect damage on them too. Is it because of the variety or the care they get I'm not sure. Worth trying. If they are available I will get one and post pics
    I buy these every year and they are great. Very creamy and I make guacamole. I find there are less insect damage on them too. Is it because of the variety or the care they get I'm not sure. Worth trying. If they are available I will get one...
    I buy these every year and they are great. Very creamy and I make guacamole. I find there are less insect damage on them too. Is it because of the variety or the care they get I'm not sure. ...
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  5. Jenny
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    Herb & Spice Showcase African Wild Rosemary

    Agreed, it will do very well in OZ, as your climate is similar to our climate here in SA.
    Agreed, it will do very well in OZ, as your climate is similar to our climate here in SA.
    Agreed, it will do very well in OZ, as your climate is similar to our climate here in SA.
    Agreed, it will do very well in OZ, as your climate is similar to our climate here in SA.
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  6. Pauljm

    18 months later..

    Thanks everyone for the kind words.... it’s funny how it rubs off on people as both my neighbours have since built veg gardens after witnessing (and tasting) the fruits of my labour! Also got mum...
    Thanks everyone for the kind words.... it’s funny how it rubs off on people as both my neighbours have since built veg gardens after witnessing (and tasting) the fruits of my labour! Also got mum growing some beans and stuff in pots which is great for both her physical and mental health. As for...
    Thanks everyone for the kind words.... it’s funny how it rubs off on people as both my neighbours have since built veg gardens after witnessing (and tasting) the fruits of my labour! Also got mum growing some beans and stuff in pots which is...
    Thanks everyone for the kind words.... it’s funny how it rubs off on people as both my neighbours have since built veg gardens after witnessing (and tasting) the fruits of my labour! Also got mum...

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  7. Kasalia

    Community Garden

    That looks like a huge crispy succulent cabbage, kasalia. Your soil must be working now. Congrats on the funding & I hope you get the DA through.
    That looks like a huge crispy succulent cabbage, kasalia. Your soil must be working now. Congrats on the funding & I hope you get the DA through.
    That looks like a huge crispy succulent cabbage, kasalia. Your soil must be working now. Congrats on the funding & I hope you get the DA through.
    That looks like a huge crispy succulent cabbage, kasalia. Your soil must be working now. Congrats on the funding & I hope you get the DA through.

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  8. ClissAT

    Peanuts

    To be honest, I did not give the peanut plants potassium or any fertilizers - so what you are saying makes sense. I think I will give that a try next time.
    To be honest, I did not give the peanut plants potassium or any fertilizers - so what you are saying makes sense. I think I will give that a try next time.
    To be honest, I did not give the peanut plants potassium or any fertilizers - so what you are saying makes sense. I think I will give that a try next time.
    To be honest, I did not give the peanut plants potassium or any fertilizers - so what you are saying makes sense. I think I will give that a try next time.
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  9. Letsgokate

    Retractable Hose

    Thanks Paul that is great feedback. I looked them up on product review and although not perfect Hoselink brand has much better reviews that other brands. Where I will put one is out the front...
    Thanks Paul that is great feedback. I looked them up on product review and although not perfect Hoselink brand has much better reviews that other brands. Where I will put one is out the front where I can have a pretty good clear run, just have to work out the length. I bought one of their spray...
    Thanks Paul that is great feedback. I looked them up on product review and although not perfect Hoselink brand has much better reviews that other brands. Where I will put one is out the front where I can have a pretty good clear run, just have...
    Thanks Paul that is great feedback. I looked them up on product review and although not perfect Hoselink brand has much better reviews that other brands. Where I will put one is out the front...
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  10. Mark

    Ceylon Hill Gooseberry growing & harvest

    I have my 2 plants now. Just babies. Now just wait a few years and I can enjoy them too. How wide do they get Mark?
    I have my 2 plants now. Just babies. Now just wait a few years and I can enjoy them too. How wide do they get Mark?
    I have my 2 plants now. Just babies. Now just wait a few years and I can enjoy them too. How wide do they get Mark?
    I have my 2 plants now. Just babies. Now just wait a few years and I can enjoy them too. How wide do they get Mark?
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  11. Perry

    Question Ginger

    Those manures don't contain enough potassium to cause flowering so the plant died without maturing. It will still have some roots which you can harvest.
    Those manures don't contain enough potassium to cause flowering so the plant died without maturing. It will still have some roots which you can harvest.
    Those manures don't contain enough potassium to cause flowering so the plant died without maturing. It will still have some roots which you can harvest.
    Those manures don't contain enough potassium to cause flowering so the plant died without maturing. It will still have some roots which you can harvest.

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  12. ClissAT

    Water tests, treating for high iron, etc

    Oh yum...Only seem to be found in Japanese restaurants as nibbles or bar snacks...or a little share plate for entree. They have to be cooked (for reasons you mention above) - but edamame are the...
    Oh yum...Only seem to be found in Japanese restaurants as nibbles or bar snacks...or a little share plate for entree. They have to be cooked (for reasons you mention above) - but edamame are the immature beans, usually blanched in salt water and served in their pod (which you don't eat). You...
    Oh yum...Only seem to be found in Japanese restaurants as nibbles or bar snacks...or a little share plate for entree. They have to be cooked (for reasons you mention above) - but edamame are the immature beans, usually blanched in salt water and...
    Oh yum...Only seem to be found in Japanese restaurants as nibbles or bar snacks...or a little share plate for entree. They have to be cooked (for reasons you mention above) - but edamame are the...

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  13. Letsgokate

    Possum/Bird Netting

    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make...
    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make a final decision on what it will be covered it. You bring up some interesting points @OskarDoLittle...
    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make a final decision on what it will be covered...
    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make...
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  14. AndrewB

    My potted garden

    In winter I make vegetable hot pot in the slow cooker. (& you could add some chunks of meat if desired) Just a heap of colourful veg cut into big chunks & tossed into a lot of broth & cooked on...
    In winter I make vegetable hot pot in the slow cooker. (& you could add some chunks of meat if desired) Just a heap of colourful veg cut into big chunks & tossed into a lot of broth & cooked on low for an hour. Don't stir it. That way the broth remains clear & the veg stay in nice chunks each...
    In winter I make vegetable hot pot in the slow cooker. (& you could add some chunks of meat if desired) Just a heap of colourful veg cut into big chunks & tossed into a lot of broth & cooked on low for an hour. Don't stir it. That way the broth...
    In winter I make vegetable hot pot in the slow cooker. (& you could add some chunks of meat if desired) Just a heap of colourful veg cut into big chunks & tossed into a lot of broth & cooked on...

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  15. the Decoy

    Passionfruit ripening

    Thanks Clissat for some great info. :thumbsup: In my case my passionfruit are on a drip irrigation so they are getting enough water. The fruit is ripening just slower than in summer. Maybe due to it being...
    Thanks Clissat for some great info. :thumbsup: In my case my passionfruit are on a drip irrigation so they are getting enough water. The fruit is ripening just slower than in summer. Maybe due to it being cooler. Mine are actually going to be moved as they are in pots. We need to move the fence they are...
    Thanks Clissat for some great info. :thumbsup: In my case my passionfruit are on a drip irrigation so they are getting enough water. The fruit is ripening just slower than in summer. Maybe due to it being cooler. Mine are actually going to be moved as...
    Thanks Clissat for some great info. :thumbsup: In my case my passionfruit are on a drip irrigation so they are getting enough water. The fruit is ripening just slower than in summer. Maybe due to it being...
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  16. Pauljm

    Broccolli plants wilting

    If the plants are still firm in the ground when pulled lightly it is not fusarium. This fungal infection weakens the roots allowing the plant to be pulled easily from the soil. Your plants look...
    If the plants are still firm in the ground when pulled lightly it is not fusarium. This fungal infection weakens the roots allowing the plant to be pulled easily from the soil. Your plants look firm in the ground & the young leaves are still standing upright. Its more likely to be a mineral...
    If the plants are still firm in the ground when pulled lightly it is not fusarium. This fungal infection weakens the roots allowing the plant to be pulled easily from the soil. Your plants look firm in the ground & the young leaves are still...
    If the plants are still firm in the ground when pulled lightly it is not fusarium. This fungal infection weakens the roots allowing the plant to be pulled easily from the soil. Your plants look...

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  17. ClissAT

    Motion Activated Bird Scarer

    Few weeks ago I went out and hose the possums up the butt, much more effective:D
    Few weeks ago I went out and hose the possums up the butt, much more effective:D
    Few weeks ago I went out and hose the possums up the butt, much more effective:D
    Few weeks ago I went out and hose the possums up the butt, much more effective:D

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  18. Flatland

    My citrus need help

    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting...
    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting season? Do you feed it prior to fruiting season? If so, what fertilizer does it get. Does it exhibit any...
    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting season? Do you feed it prior to fruiting season? If so,...
    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting...
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  19. Perry

    Question Ginger Root

    The 'K' I referred to is K for Potassium the mineral in soil & fertilizer not Vitamin K the vitamin we eat! As in:- N-P-K which relates to Nitrogen, Phosphorous & Potassium.
    The 'K' I referred to is K for Potassium the mineral in soil & fertilizer not Vitamin K the vitamin we eat! As in:- N-P-K which relates to Nitrogen, Phosphorous & Potassium.
    The 'K' I referred to is K for Potassium the mineral in soil & fertilizer not Vitamin K the vitamin we eat! As in:- N-P-K which relates to Nitrogen, Phosphorous & Potassium.
    The 'K' I referred to is K for Potassium the mineral in soil & fertilizer not Vitamin K the vitamin we eat! As in:- N-P-K which relates to Nitrogen, Phosphorous & Potassium.

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  20. Lois

    Broccoli and Brussell Sprouts

    So far the cats and dogs are doing a fair job. Only places I notice them are inside house, on verandah groun level and running around the garden itself. I haven't lost any seedlings to them yet.
    So far the cats and dogs are doing a fair job. Only places I notice them are inside house, on verandah groun level and running around the garden itself. I haven't lost any seedlings to them yet.
    So far the cats and dogs are doing a fair job. Only places I notice them are inside house, on verandah groun level and running around the garden itself. I haven't lost any seedlings to them yet.
    So far the cats and dogs are doing a fair job. Only places I notice them are inside house, on verandah groun level and running around the garden itself. I haven't lost any seedlings to them yet.

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  21. Auron Leonhart

    Question Banana plant planting method.

    Awesome, hope you get a great bunch! You can tell if what you have is a blue java by the leaf color. If the leaves are silvery green in color, odds are pretty good you got yourself a blue java....
    Awesome, hope you get a great bunch! You can tell if what you have is a blue java by the leaf color. If the leaves are silvery green in color, odds are pretty good you got yourself a blue java. The fruit are 7 to 9 inches in length and exhibit a characteristic silvery blue color when unripe. The...
    Awesome, hope you get a great bunch! You can tell if what you have is a blue java by the leaf color. If the leaves are silvery green in color, odds are pretty good you got yourself a blue java. The fruit are 7 to 9 inches in length and exhibit a...
    Awesome, hope you get a great bunch! You can tell if what you have is a blue java by the leaf color. If the leaves are silvery green in color, odds are pretty good you got yourself a blue java....
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  22. Pauljm

    Treated pine beds?

    I agree with us not knowing totally is there is leeching into the soil, but I’d rather er on the side of caustion. As Clissat said we often don’t know if something like this has an effect for many...
    I agree with us not knowing totally is there is leeching into the soil, but I’d rather er on the side of caustion. As Clissat said we often don’t know if something like this has an effect for many years later. Same as taking things like antioxidants. I have a high number of different type of...
    I agree with us not knowing totally is there is leeching into the soil, but I’d rather er on the side of caustion. As Clissat said we often don’t know if something like this has an effect for many years later. Same as taking things like...
    I agree with us not knowing totally is there is leeching into the soil, but I’d rather er on the side of caustion. As Clissat said we often don’t know if something like this has an effect for many...

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  23. Pauljm

    Bokashi tea and liquid fertiliser

    Hi ClissAT, Thank you so much for your detailed reply I will give it a go. Very kind of you to take the time and share your knowledge it is much appreciated. Thanks again, Paul
    Hi ClissAT, Thank you so much for your detailed reply I will give it a go. Very kind of you to take the time and share your knowledge it is much appreciated. Thanks again, Paul
    Hi ClissAT, Thank you so much for your detailed reply I will give it a go. Very kind of you to take the time and share your knowledge it is much appreciated. Thanks again, Paul
    Hi ClissAT, Thank you so much for your detailed reply I will give it a go. Very kind of you to take the time and share your knowledge it is much appreciated. Thanks again, Paul
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  24. Mark

    Jerusalem Artichoke growing

    So after digging up most of my Jerusalem artichokes to give away, and having never had much success with them, this year I just ignored them. So I was quite shocked this am when i went to dig out...
    So after digging up most of my Jerusalem artichokes to give away, and having never had much success with them, this year I just ignored them. So I was quite shocked this am when i went to dig out the "dead" flowers to discover a god 4-5kg of tubers! Just cooked some up for lunch (saluted in...
    So after digging up most of my Jerusalem artichokes to give away, and having never had much success with them, this year I just ignored them. So I was quite shocked this am when i went to dig out the "dead" flowers to discover a god 4-5kg of...
    So after digging up most of my Jerusalem artichokes to give away, and having never had much success with them, this year I just ignored them. So I was quite shocked this am when i went to dig out...

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  25. Mark

    Growing ginger in a food forest

    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by...
    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by turning off the sun during a hot day and adding the customary rain we get at harvest time! . Anyway...
    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by turning off the sun during a hot day and adding the...
    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by...
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