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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. TonyWigan

    Getting ready for Summer

    Tony,Brisbane being a subtropical climate generally has hot humid summers. Many vegetables suffer in the humidity and don't grow well at all through summer. Some vegetables thrive through hot...
    Tony,Brisbane being a subtropical climate generally has hot humid summers. Many vegetables suffer in the humidity and don't grow well at all through summer. Some vegetables thrive through hot humid summers (like sweet potato). I'm not expert, but I also live near Brisbane (Bellmere/Caboolture)...
    Tony,Brisbane being a subtropical climate generally has hot humid summers. Many vegetables suffer in the humidity and don't grow well at all through summer. Some vegetables thrive through hot humid summers (like sweet potato). I'm not expert,...
    Tony,Brisbane being a subtropical climate generally has hot humid summers. Many vegetables suffer in the humidity and don't grow well at all through summer. Some vegetables thrive through hot...
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  2. TonyWigan

    Miracle Berries - Miracle Fruit

    Never heard of the fruit until you posted it! Apparently, called "miracle" because when these berries are eaten (which are supposedly quite nice) they have an ability to mask the taste buds via...
    Never heard of the fruit until you posted it! Apparently, called "miracle" because when these berries are eaten (which are supposedly quite nice) they have an ability to mask the taste buds via a certain chemical to better tolerate sour foods (like lemons). So, if you want to eat a lemon -...
    Never heard of the fruit until you posted it! Apparently, called "miracle" because when these berries are eaten (which are supposedly quite nice) they have an ability to mask the taste buds via a certain chemical to better tolerate sour foods...
    Never heard of the fruit until you posted it! Apparently, called "miracle" because when these berries are eaten (which are supposedly quite nice) they have an ability to mask the taste buds via...
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  3. Mark

    How To Grow The Best Peas

    Hi, this thread is for any discussion or questions about the article How To Grow The Best Peas posted on our sister site Self Sufficient Me. Feel free to join in :D
    Hi, this thread is for any discussion or questions about the article How To Grow The Best Peas posted on our sister site Self Sufficient Me. Feel free to join in :D
    Hi, this thread is for any discussion or questions about the article How To Grow The Best Peas posted on our sister site Self Sufficient Me. Feel free to join in :D
    Hi, this thread is for any discussion or questions about the article How To Grow The Best Peas posted on our sister site Self Sufficient Me. Feel free to join in :D
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  4. Mark

    Grow-Rooms

    Good for Americians though :D
    Good for Americians though :D
    Good for Americians though :D
    Good for Americians though :D
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  5. becky3086

    Meyer Lemons

    This year I bought a meyer lemon tree from the feed store. I have wanted one for a while. It actually bloomed great and I got 6 lemons from it this year. Here is a little bit about meyer lemons.
    This year I bought a meyer lemon tree from the feed store. I have wanted one for a while. It actually bloomed great and I got 6 lemons from it this year. Here is a little bit about meyer lemons.
    This year I bought a meyer lemon tree from the feed store. I have wanted one for a while. It actually bloomed great and I got 6 lemons from it this year. Here is a little bit about meyer lemons.
    This year I bought a meyer lemon tree from the feed store. I have wanted one for a while. It actually bloomed great and I got 6 lemons from it this year. Here is a little bit about meyer lemons.
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  6. Mark

    Simple Food Made With Poison, Pesticides, And Other Chemicals

    Organic food growing popularity of these days, most of the people do not have a clear idea about the meaning of organic food. In simple words, Organic food is these foods that are created,...
    Organic food growing popularity of these days, most of the people do not have a clear idea about the meaning of organic food. In simple words, Organic food is these foods that are created, processed and packaged without using chemicals. They have accepted due to their apparent health benefits...
    Organic food growing popularity of these days, most of the people do not have a clear idea about the meaning of organic food. In simple words, Organic food is these foods that are created, processed and packaged without using chemicals. They have...
    Organic food growing popularity of these days, most of the people do not have a clear idea about the meaning of organic food. In simple words, Organic food is these foods that are created,...
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  7. Mark

    Rambutan - Can it be grown in subtropical SE QLD?

    "Mark" thnx for reply and hope my will knowledgeable for my forum fellows...
    "Mark" thnx for reply and hope my will knowledgeable for my forum fellows...
    "Mark" thnx for reply and hope my will knowledgeable for my forum fellows...
    "Mark" thnx for reply and hope my will knowledgeable for my forum fellows...
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  8. stevo

    Lilly Pillies

    Drat! I thought we were on the verge of a big discovery and YouTube hit showing your chickens doing tasks around your house in return for lily pily treats... :D
    Drat! I thought we were on the verge of a big discovery and YouTube hit showing your chickens doing tasks around your house in return for lily pily treats... :D
    Drat! I thought we were on the verge of a big discovery and YouTube hit showing your chickens doing tasks around your house in return for lily pily treats... :D
    Drat! I thought we were on the verge of a big discovery and YouTube hit showing your chickens doing tasks around your house in return for lily pily treats... :D
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  9. Steve

    Question Growing Garlic ... in pots

    Well, they may pickup again into spring and then die-off in early summer so see how you go with the extra feed. At the end of the day, if they fail that's gardening for ya - some things work...
    Well, they may pickup again into spring and then die-off in early summer so see how you go with the extra feed. At the end of the day, if they fail that's gardening for ya - some things work and others don't :)
    Well, they may pickup again into spring and then die-off in early summer so see how you go with the extra feed. At the end of the day, if they fail that's gardening for ya - some things work and others don't :)
    Well, they may pickup again into spring and then die-off in early summer so see how you go with the extra feed. At the end of the day, if they fail that's gardening for ya - some things work...
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  10. Mark

    Antibiotics in imported food creating super bugs

    Totally on the same wave length as you (and your wife) Steve. I think we do need to trust organic certified goods and retailers as there are far more trustworthy, well-meaning organic farmers...
    Totally on the same wave length as you (and your wife) Steve. I think we do need to trust organic certified goods and retailers as there are far more trustworthy, well-meaning organic farmers and small goods markers than there are dishonest ones. Prices for some organic goods have also have...
    Totally on the same wave length as you (and your wife) Steve. I think we do need to trust organic certified goods and retailers as there are far more trustworthy, well-meaning organic farmers and small goods markers than there are dishonest...
    Totally on the same wave length as you (and your wife) Steve. I think we do need to trust organic certified goods and retailers as there are far more trustworthy, well-meaning organic farmers...
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  11. Steve

    Question To De-Fruit or not to De-Fruit

    or 50 members fighting all the time :popcorn: ....speaking of de-fruiting, I get heaps of bats in my big Lilly Pilly tree, they leave a massive mess around the tree and fill my pond with seed spit. I...
    or 50 members fighting all the time :popcorn: ....speaking of de-fruiting, I get heaps of bats in my big Lilly Pilly tree, they leave a massive mess around the tree and fill my pond with seed spit. I think they chew the fruit, suck all the juice out then spit the seeds. I have been cutting the fruit...
    or 50 members fighting all the time :popcorn: ....speaking of de-fruiting, I get heaps of bats in my big Lilly Pilly tree, they leave a massive mess around the tree and fill my pond with seed spit. I think they chew the fruit, suck all the juice out...
    or 50 members fighting all the time :popcorn: ....speaking of de-fruiting, I get heaps of bats in my big Lilly Pilly tree, they leave a massive mess around the tree and fill my pond with seed spit. I...

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  12. stevo

    Question Macadamia Nut Tree

    cheers Mark, i might keep my eye out for one at a nursery or maybe Daleys would have them. I'll have to pick a location in the yard first.
    cheers Mark, i might keep my eye out for one at a nursery or maybe Daleys would have them. I'll have to pick a location in the yard first.
    cheers Mark, i might keep my eye out for one at a nursery or maybe Daleys would have them. I'll have to pick a location in the yard first.
    cheers Mark, i might keep my eye out for one at a nursery or maybe Daleys would have them. I'll have to pick a location in the yard first.
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  13. stevo

    Question Loquat

    cheers, i'll give it some attention andmaybe next year it'll be better
    cheers, i'll give it some attention andmaybe next year it'll be better
    cheers, i'll give it some attention andmaybe next year it'll be better
    cheers, i'll give it some attention andmaybe next year it'll be better
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  14. Steve

    Black Aphids on Garlic

    Nice use of the assassin smilie! :twothumbsup: Go easy on that eco spray she's exy... but it's knock out of a product :fighthey:
    Nice use of the assassin smilie! :twothumbsup: Go easy on that eco spray she's exy... but it's knock out of a product :fighthey:
    Nice use of the assassin smilie! :twothumbsup: Go easy on that eco spray she's exy... but it's knock out of a product :fighthey:
    Nice use of the assassin smilie! :twothumbsup: Go easy on that eco spray she's exy... but it's knock out of a product :fighthey:
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  15. cam

    growing mushrooms on logs

    A mate of mine at work is seriously looking into growing mushrooms on logs at the moment. Exactly how Russell described is how he is going about it I think. I actually saw this only a couple of...
    A mate of mine at work is seriously looking into growing mushrooms on logs at the moment. Exactly how Russell described is how he is going about it I think. I actually saw this only a couple of week ago on the River Cottage show (UK) where they basically took about 6-10 logs and drilled holes...
    A mate of mine at work is seriously looking into growing mushrooms on logs at the moment. Exactly how Russell described is how he is going about it I think. I actually saw this only a couple of week ago on the River Cottage show (UK) where they...
    A mate of mine at work is seriously looking into growing mushrooms on logs at the moment. Exactly how Russell described is how he is going about it I think. I actually saw this only a couple of...
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  16. Mark

    Small tomato variety mix from home garden

    Cheese mate, just finished a tomato toastie actually - YUM :eat:
    Cheese mate, just finished a tomato toastie actually - YUM :eat:
    Cheese mate, just finished a tomato toastie actually - YUM :eat:
    Cheese mate, just finished a tomato toastie actually - YUM :eat:

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  17. Mark

    The Bloombox Grow Box Review Thread

    I want to know: does it come with bees? :D
    I want to know: does it come with bees? :D
    I want to know: does it come with bees? :D
    I want to know: does it come with bees? :D
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  18. Steve

    Seed Tape

    Nice. That sounds like a good little trick. Cheers,
    Nice. That sounds like a good little trick. Cheers,
    Nice. That sounds like a good little trick. Cheers,
    Nice. That sounds like a good little trick. Cheers,

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  19. Mark

    Question What plant is this?

    As Stevo said.....you first! :cheer: Perhaps the barbed wire in the picture would be more appealing to the palette?
    As Stevo said.....you first! :cheer: Perhaps the barbed wire in the picture would be more appealing to the palette?
    As Stevo said.....you first! :cheer: Perhaps the barbed wire in the picture would be more appealing to the palette?
    As Stevo said.....you first! :cheer: Perhaps the barbed wire in the picture would be more appealing to the palette?

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  20. Steve

    Suckers?

    Yep did the whole lot.............NOT! :p
    Yep did the whole lot.............NOT! :p
    Yep did the whole lot.............NOT! :p
    Yep did the whole lot.............NOT! :p

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  21. Mark

    Tomatoes are definately in my top 10 things to grow

    It should do Steve - how big is your tree? The trap thread is over here BTW
    It should do Steve - how big is your tree? The trap thread is over here BTW
    It should do Steve - how big is your tree? The trap thread is over here BTW
    It should do Steve - how big is your tree? The trap thread is over here BTW

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  22. Steve

    Garden Plan

    Good advice. Cheers.
    Good advice. Cheers.
    Good advice. Cheers.
    Good advice. Cheers.
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  23. Mark

    Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Chilli world record holder

    Sounds like a good idea but probably not workable - just like edible undies :ROFL:
    Sounds like a good idea but probably not workable - just like edible undies :ROFL:
    Sounds like a good idea but probably not workable - just like edible undies :ROFL:
    Sounds like a good idea but probably not workable - just like edible undies :ROFL:

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  24. Mark

    Kidney Beans Harvest

    Yeah Steve, the less I shop at the supermarket the better! :D My aim is to not visit the supermarket at all one day but sadly it's not yet. I'd like to grow as much as possible then buy from...
    Yeah Steve, the less I shop at the supermarket the better! :D My aim is to not visit the supermarket at all one day but sadly it's not yet. I'd like to grow as much as possible then buy from smaller outlets and holdings.
    Yeah Steve, the less I shop at the supermarket the better! :D My aim is to not visit the supermarket at all one day but sadly it's not yet. I'd like to grow as much as possible then buy from smaller outlets and holdings.
    Yeah Steve, the less I shop at the supermarket the better! :D My aim is to not visit the supermarket at all one day but sadly it's not yet. I'd like to grow as much as possible then buy from...

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  25. Steve

    Mushroom Kits

    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D
    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D
    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D
    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D

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