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. Mataeka

    Question Food forest with established trees?

    Has anyone incorporated already established trees into a food forest? At our new place there is already established mango x2, monstera deliciosa, black sapote, banana, kassia lime, and jackfruit...
    Has anyone incorporated already established trees into a food forest? At our new place there is already established mango x2, monstera deliciosa, black sapote, banana, kassia lime, and jackfruit in a reasonably compact area. I'm really interested in some permaculture design elements like the...
    Has anyone incorporated already established trees into a food forest? At our new place there is already established mango x2, monstera deliciosa, black sapote, banana, kassia lime, and jackfruit in a reasonably compact area. I'm really interested...
    Has anyone incorporated already established trees into a food forest? At our new place there is already established mango x2, monstera deliciosa, black sapote, banana, kassia lime, and jackfruit...
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  2. Tony Baker
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    Oh wow nice haul. I've got 2 pots of turmeric to harvest but haven't gotten around to it yet. Also read that they will just continue to grow if I leave them in the ground so kinda tempted to do...
    Oh wow nice haul. I've got 2 pots of turmeric to harvest but haven't gotten around to it yet. Also read that they will just continue to grow if I leave them in the ground so kinda tempted to do that until we move to the property full time.
    Oh wow nice haul. I've got 2 pots of turmeric to harvest but haven't gotten around to it yet. Also read that they will just continue to grow if I leave them in the ground so kinda tempted to do that until we move to the property full time.
    Oh wow nice haul. I've got 2 pots of turmeric to harvest but haven't gotten around to it yet. Also read that they will just continue to grow if I leave them in the ground so kinda tempted to do...
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  3. Ray Speed

    Few new tree's for my Birthday

    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
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  4. Margarita Castaneda

    cold resistance Avocado Trees

    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on...
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on what variety to get for that area.
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on what variety to get for that area.
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on...
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  5. ClissAT
    Informative x 3

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    To be perfectly honest I nolonger practice crop rotation either. I find some plants are ready to pull out while others are still fruiting well enough. So everything gets out of sync. But for those...
    To be perfectly honest I nolonger practice crop rotation either. I find some plants are ready to pull out while others are still fruiting well enough. So everything gets out of sync. But for those who like to clear the beds every season, its the way to go for sure. Tried and tested. When I am...
    To be perfectly honest I nolonger practice crop rotation either. I find some plants are ready to pull out while others are still fruiting well enough. So everything gets out of sync. But for those who like to clear the beds every season, its the...
    To be perfectly honest I nolonger practice crop rotation either. I find some plants are ready to pull out while others are still fruiting well enough. So everything gets out of sync. But for those...

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  6. PlaneDriver

    Raised Garden Beds

    I think we are talking about bagged soil that can be suspect. There was a nursery near where I lived in Canada that huge bins, I mean huge, of soil, compost, sand, potash, and bark mulch, etc. ...
    I think we are talking about bagged soil that can be suspect. There was a nursery near where I lived in Canada that huge bins, I mean huge, of soil, compost, sand, potash, and bark mulch, etc. Most of us backed our cars up to the piles and shoveled what we needed into bags already in - lined...
    I think we are talking about bagged soil that can be suspect. There was a nursery near where I lived in Canada that huge bins, I mean huge, of soil, compost, sand, potash, and bark mulch, etc. Most of us backed our cars up to the piles and...
    I think we are talking about bagged soil that can be suspect. There was a nursery near where I lived in Canada that huge bins, I mean huge, of soil, compost, sand, potash, and bark mulch, etc. ...
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  7. Raymondo

    And they came two by two

    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their religious elders was to bring back to the city after leaving to visit elsewhere, two plants or trees...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their religious elders was to bring back to the city...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their...
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  8. Steve

    Question Growing Grapes

    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit...
    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit shop for not much money if and when I choose to eat grapes. These mangy things growing against...
    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit shop for not much money if and when I choose to...
    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit...

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  9. ClissAT
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    A follow on from my post above from May 2017 re my water causing the soil problem. It turns out the water and the soil are extremely heavy in iron but there are no supporting or balancing...
    A follow on from my post above from May 2017 re my water causing the soil problem. It turns out the water and the soil are extremely heavy in iron but there are no supporting or balancing minerals to keep the iron in check. The dead giveaway is the yellow subsoil. I should have known this. I'm...
    A follow on from my post above from May 2017 re my water causing the soil problem. It turns out the water and the soil are extremely heavy in iron but there are no supporting or balancing minerals to keep the iron in check. The dead giveaway is...
    A follow on from my post above from May 2017 re my water causing the soil problem. It turns out the water and the soil are extremely heavy in iron but there are no supporting or balancing...

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  10. Mark

    Climbing spinach trellis/climbing structure

    My climbing spinach, Malaga I think ,about 18 months old , slightly slippery to taste but when sliced into a mixed salad, not noticeable , does extremely well in summer/ wet conditions as you can...
    My climbing spinach, Malaga I think ,about 18 months old , slightly slippery to taste but when sliced into a mixed salad, not noticeable , does extremely well in summer/ wet conditions as you can see pic taken April SE Qld, and looks like perennial, that's my kinda gardening cheers and happy...
    My climbing spinach, Malaga I think ,about 18 months old , slightly slippery to taste but when sliced into a mixed salad, not noticeable , does extremely well in summer/ wet conditions as you can see pic taken April SE Qld, and looks like...
    My climbing spinach, Malaga I think ,about 18 months old , slightly slippery to taste but when sliced into a mixed salad, not noticeable , does extremely well in summer/ wet conditions as you can...

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  11. Tony Baker

    A wander through the patch

    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
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  12. Kasalia
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    Veg Showcase Luffa (loofah)

    Nice one @Kasalia - really good showcase item to review. Thanks for sharing :)
    Nice one @Kasalia - really good showcase item to review. Thanks for sharing :)
    Nice one @Kasalia - really good showcase item to review. Thanks for sharing :)
    Nice one @Kasalia - really good showcase item to review. Thanks for sharing :)
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  13. Ray Speed

    Fruit trees and stuff

    Just alittle video of the fruit trees coming along, they have been going really well and the irrigation and mulching is working a treat :) and the irrigation system, its been the best thing we have...
    Just alittle video of the fruit trees coming along, they have been going really well and the irrigation and mulching is working a treat :) and the irrigation system, its been the best thing we have done to the property :)
    Just alittle video of the fruit trees coming along, they have been going really well and the irrigation and mulching is working a treat :) and the irrigation system, its been the best thing we have done to the property :)
    Just alittle video of the fruit trees coming along, they have been going really well and the irrigation and mulching is working a treat :) and the irrigation system, its been the best thing we have...
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  14. ClissAT

    Daley's 50% off postage

    If you order bare rooted fruit trees right now you can get 50% off the postage. They will even put multiple trees into the one post box. I'm not sure if this is site wide or only for email...
    If you order bare rooted fruit trees right now you can get 50% off the postage. They will even put multiple trees into the one post box. I'm not sure if this is site wide or only for email recipients. In anycase jump in and have a look. I would order some dwarf fruit trees that will grow in half...
    If you order bare rooted fruit trees right now you can get 50% off the postage. They will even put multiple trees into the one post box. I'm not sure if this is site wide or only for email recipients. In anycase jump in and have a look. I would...
    If you order bare rooted fruit trees right now you can get 50% off the postage. They will even put multiple trees into the one post box. I'm not sure if this is site wide or only for email...
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  15. Tim-Tropics

    Thai Basil Problem

    Thank you so much for your reply! :) :) Here's a close up view. The markings on the ruler are 1mm. Luckily no fine webs developing yet. Will try spraying some neem oil and give it a good prune.
    Thank you so much for your reply! :) :) Here's a close up view. The markings on the ruler are 1mm. Luckily no fine webs developing yet. Will try spraying some neem oil and give it a good prune.
    Thank you so much for your reply! :) :) Here's a close up view. The markings on the ruler are 1mm. Luckily no fine webs developing yet. Will try spraying some neem oil and give it a good prune.
    Thank you so much for your reply! :) :) Here's a close up view. The markings on the ruler are 1mm. Luckily no fine webs developing yet. Will try spraying some neem oil and give it a good prune.

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  16. Tim-Tropics

    Question Bug ID

    Hello ClissAT, don't see the typical cotton-wool like congregation on the plant though, so guess it isn't those woolly aphids. :)
    Hello ClissAT, don't see the typical cotton-wool like congregation on the plant though, so guess it isn't those woolly aphids. :)
    Hello ClissAT, don't see the typical cotton-wool like congregation on the plant though, so guess it isn't those woolly aphids. :)
    Hello ClissAT, don't see the typical cotton-wool like congregation on the plant though, so guess it isn't those woolly aphids. :)

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  17. JohnW
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    Veg Showcase Scorpion Peppers

    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
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  18. Mark

    Large Tahitian Lime Tree always in fruit and a top fruit tree

    Don't worry Tony, everything needs a holiday at some point. Drought is nature's way of giving things a holiday. If the plant or animal is healthy and the land not overgrazed or overcropped it will...
    Don't worry Tony, everything needs a holiday at some point. Drought is nature's way of giving things a holiday. If the plant or animal is healthy and the land not overgrazed or overcropped it will recover. Something you could do is dig into the mound a couple of large blocks of soaked coconut...
    Don't worry Tony, everything needs a holiday at some point. Drought is nature's way of giving things a holiday. If the plant or animal is healthy and the land not overgrazed or overcropped it will recover. Something you could do is dig into the...
    Don't worry Tony, everything needs a holiday at some point. Drought is nature's way of giving things a holiday. If the plant or animal is healthy and the land not overgrazed or overcropped it will...

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  19. Mathew R

    Is vasaline bad for citrus?

    Matthew its a case of dont use too much or wrap too tightly. Actually for the hairy catapillers, you want to tie the collar onto the tree firmly then fold at least half the width of the collar...
    Matthew its a case of dont use too much or wrap too tightly. Actually for the hairy catapillers, you want to tie the collar onto the tree firmly then fold at least half the width of the collar down loosely over the tied bit so the catapillers go up under the loosely folded part or skirt as it is...
    Matthew its a case of dont use too much or wrap too tightly. Actually for the hairy catapillers, you want to tie the collar onto the tree firmly then fold at least half the width of the collar down loosely over the tied bit so the catapillers go...
    Matthew its a case of dont use too much or wrap too tightly. Actually for the hairy catapillers, you want to tie the collar onto the tree firmly then fold at least half the width of the collar...
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  20. Tassie Daz

    Recommend Potato onions sown in March SA.

    Thanks Daz...I’ve seen potato onions advertised on some of the online nurseries and kept meaning to have a go. Looking at those results I’m more tempted! Brisbane is prob more humid than SA - so I...
    Thanks Daz...I’ve seen potato onions advertised on some of the online nurseries and kept meaning to have a go. Looking at those results I’m more tempted! Brisbane is prob more humid than SA - so I might run into a problem with mould - but worth a go.
    Thanks Daz...I’ve seen potato onions advertised on some of the online nurseries and kept meaning to have a go. Looking at those results I’m more tempted! Brisbane is prob more humid than SA - so I might run into a problem with mould - but worth a go.
    Thanks Daz...I’ve seen potato onions advertised on some of the online nurseries and kept meaning to have a go. Looking at those results I’m more tempted! Brisbane is prob more humid than SA - so I...

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  21. AndrewB

    My potted garden

    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a...
    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a small unit in Albury for 6 months while I look for a place with a nice size block to buy.
    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a small unit in Albury for 6 months while I look for a...
    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a...

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  22. Renee Shields

    Question Can you buy grafted type A and B avocados trees?

    No not yet the shop threw them out the day before
    No not yet the shop threw them out the day before
    No not yet the shop threw them out the day before
    No not yet the shop threw them out the day before
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  23. Mark

    Not impressed with ACHACHA fruit

    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!

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  24. ClissAT
    Love it! x 3

    DragonFruit Growing, Different Method

    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon cycle will come along at the end of March which should be cooler. That lot of fruit will be...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon cycle will come along at the end of March which...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon...

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  25. Mataeka

    Our half blank canvas

    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with...
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with geraniums (I hate geraniums!) but no veggies by the looks.
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with geraniums (I hate geraniums!) but no veggies by the looks.
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with...
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