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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. Jack H

    How to grow a ton of radishes (sort of)

    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and all having been perking for several months. I have also seeded a japanese small turnip that always...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and all having been perking for several months. I have...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and...

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  2. Tony Baker
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the tubers. i.e. pull up the ginger and plant the tumeric and vice versa. I did this for the last two...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the tubers. i.e. pull up the ginger and plant the...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the...
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  3. ClissAT

    All about Organic growing

    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky enough to own sufficient land to organically produce enough various animal manures to fertilize your...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky enough to own sufficient land to organically...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky...
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  4. Mark

    Check out my turmeric!

    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for the flower as well. however, i did find that the tubers were a bit smaller. what about you? and I...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for the flower as well. however, i did find that the...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for...

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  5. Les

    Question Whats wrong with my peach tree?

    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.

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  6. Lizi

    Climbing Beans - Rust

    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not sure if I can tell you something you don't know, but hey, you never know. There could be some quirky...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not sure if I can tell you something you don't know, but...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not...
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  7. ClissAT
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    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.

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  8. Perry

    Mini Green House

    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I just got the yellow pages out to look up a company I used to deal with at Nambour. But to my dismay,...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I just got the yellow pages out to look up a company...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I...
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  9. Lisaceae

    Question Concrete Block Planter Beds

    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or bare, then you know to expect lots of hard frustrating work. Applying organic materials to any soil...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or bare, then you know to expect lots of hard...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or...

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  10. Gander

    My ``garden´´

    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/

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  11. The Rubber Kitty

    help with my Seedlings - Perpetual spinach

    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals that will burn the tender leaves. New shorter dark green leaves will grow from the crown base and...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals that will burn the tender leaves. New shorter dark...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals...
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  12. allen c

    Hydroponic Watermelons update!

    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
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  13. allen c

    Soil Vs Hydroponic Watermelons and Cucumbers!

    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very careful. He's worked out how to immitate the natural growing conditions he found in the hills in...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very careful. He's worked out how to immitate the natural...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very...

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  14. Raymondo

    Where have all the bees gone ?

    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would...
    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would happen here with the kings and lorikeets. They don't leave a single flower on anything they love to...
    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would happen here with the kings and lorikeets. They...
    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would...
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  15. Lego

    Question Making a garden where none exists

    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden...
    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden needs. I'm not suggesting you go this big and in Australia you won't be legally able to get the food...
    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden needs. I'm not suggesting you go this big and in...
    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden...
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  16. Johnny Green Thumbs

    Using Aquarium Water for Garden

    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
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  17. Dean

    Question Growing veges underneath gutters

    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause the plants to grow tall and lanky and perhaps require staking when they otherwise wouldn't need...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause the plants to grow tall and lanky and perhaps...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause...

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  18. Ray Speed

    Vegies and Salad

    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
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  19. Mark

    Caimito (star apple) growing tips

    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re...
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re about 5 years old
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re about 5 years old
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re...

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  20. Mark

    Handy vegetable planting guide for Brisbane and South East QLD

    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
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  21. Paul Mathews

    Garden Disaster!!!!! :(

    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
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  22. Ray Speed

    3 varieties of Dragonfruit went in today

    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
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  23. AndyH

    ASPARAGUS CROWNS

    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place....
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place. Quite near where I used to live. The other thing worth looking at there is their shop building which...
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place. Quite near where I used to live. The other thing...
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place....
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  24. Les

    Question Whoflungdung Mulch

    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
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  25. Jack H

    What’s on my Lettuce?

    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these...
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these beetroots. Thanks :D
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these beetroots. Thanks :D
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these...

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