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. 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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  2. 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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  3. ClissAT

    Pruning mango trees Aussie style!

    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
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  4. Wayland.

    Carrot Root Fly.

    I can just see it now Wayland, paddocks full of carrots growing in long waist high troughs due to your discovery!:thumbsup:
    I can just see it now Wayland, paddocks full of carrots growing in long waist high troughs due to your discovery!:thumbsup:
    I can just see it now Wayland, paddocks full of carrots growing in long waist high troughs due to your discovery!:thumbsup:
    I can just see it now Wayland, paddocks full of carrots growing in long waist high troughs due to your discovery!:thumbsup:
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  5. 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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  6. Wayland.

    No dig policy.

    Taking your point Mark. For a long time now a growing number of tillage farmers in the UK drill their crops into the stubble directly. This is not to say that they don't cultivate. They have the...
    Taking your point Mark. For a long time now a growing number of tillage farmers in the UK drill their crops into the stubble directly. This is not to say that they don't cultivate. They have the drill bolted to the back of a rotavator. It is by this example that I am experimenting. I asked the...
    Taking your point Mark. For a long time now a growing number of tillage farmers in the UK drill their crops into the stubble directly. This is not to say that they don't cultivate. They have the drill bolted to the back of a rotavator. It is by...
    Taking your point Mark. For a long time now a growing number of tillage farmers in the UK drill their crops into the stubble directly. This is not to say that they don't cultivate. They have the...
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  7. lienS

    Root vegetables

    My soil (haha) is rock and gravel in the southern Andes of Ecuador. Locals who have been growing for years have great success of course but I am newbie, so i use raised beds, pots pf all...
    My soil (haha) is rock and gravel in the southern Andes of Ecuador. Locals who have been growing for years have great success of course but I am newbie, so i use raised beds, pots pf all shapes/sizes and the dog food/cat food/litter bags. Fruit trees and roses do remarkably well here but not ...
    My soil (haha) is rock and gravel in the southern Andes of Ecuador. Locals who have been growing for years have great success of course but I am newbie, so i use raised beds, pots pf all shapes/sizes and the dog food/cat food/litter bags. Fruit...
    My soil (haha) is rock and gravel in the southern Andes of Ecuador. Locals who have been growing for years have great success of course but I am newbie, so i use raised beds, pots pf all...
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  8. Pauljm

    Are these broccoli ready

    Lovely healthy looking broccoli. I hope you got them picked and processed in time .:thumbsup:
    Lovely healthy looking broccoli. I hope you got them picked and processed in time .:thumbsup:
    Lovely healthy looking broccoli. I hope you got them picked and processed in time .:thumbsup:
    Lovely healthy looking broccoli. I hope you got them picked and processed in time .:thumbsup:

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  9. Jenny

    Potato Seed Pods / Nodules?

    What say makes sense, weird thing though, the potato I planted, was a standard brown skinned potato, but the nodules that developed on the stems were purple, that is what made me think that the...
    What say makes sense, weird thing though, the potato I planted, was a standard brown skinned potato, but the nodules that developed on the stems were purple, that is what made me think that the nodules must be something other than potential potatoes.
    What say makes sense, weird thing though, the potato I planted, was a standard brown skinned potato, but the nodules that developed on the stems were purple, that is what made me think that the nodules must be something other than potential...
    What say makes sense, weird thing though, the potato I planted, was a standard brown skinned potato, but the nodules that developed on the stems were purple, that is what made me think that the...

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  10. Mark

    Biggest Avocado in the world would you buy one?

    I've visited RSA twice and can affirm that your price pound for pound for avos is cheaper by 4 x at least! I tried to eat one for breakfast every morning when we were over there :D That'd be good...
    I've visited RSA twice and can affirm that your price pound for pound for avos is cheaper by 4 x at least! I tried to eat one for breakfast every morning when we were over there :D That'd be good to see :thumbsup:
    I've visited RSA twice and can affirm that your price pound for pound for avos is cheaper by 4 x at least! I tried to eat one for breakfast every morning when we were over there :D That'd be good to see :thumbsup:
    I've visited RSA twice and can affirm that your price pound for pound for avos is cheaper by 4 x at least! I tried to eat one for breakfast every morning when we were over there :D That'd be good...
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  11. Jenny
    Showcase

    Herb & Spice Showcase African Wild Rosemary

    Phew Jenny, that was close!:shock:
    Phew Jenny, that was close!:shock:
    Phew Jenny, that was close!:shock:
    Phew Jenny, that was close!:shock:
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  12. Pauljm
    Love it! x 3

    18 months later..

    I feel your pain regarding lack of sun. I had a great veggie spot till the neighbours planted a hedge which is now about 5metres tall and blocks all the afternoon sun. I've had to stop growing...
    I feel your pain regarding lack of sun. I had a great veggie spot till the neighbours planted a hedge which is now about 5metres tall and blocks all the afternoon sun. I've had to stop growing most things (lettuce goes OK...but I don't eat much salad in winter!!) until the angle of the sun is...
    I feel your pain regarding lack of sun. I had a great veggie spot till the neighbours planted a hedge which is now about 5metres tall and blocks all the afternoon sun. I've had to stop growing most things (lettuce goes OK...but I don't eat much...
    I feel your pain regarding lack of sun. I had a great veggie spot till the neighbours planted a hedge which is now about 5metres tall and blocks all the afternoon sun. I've had to stop growing...

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  13. Letsgokate

    Retractable Hose

    I installed the Hoselink retractable hose yesterday and it took several hours because it needed to be mounted on a post which I had to cement into the garden bed... My first impressions of the...
    I installed the Hoselink retractable hose yesterday and it took several hours because it needed to be mounted on a post which I had to cement into the garden bed... My first impressions of the retractable unit, hose, and revamped/improved hand waterer are positive - it looks and feels very...
    I installed the Hoselink retractable hose yesterday and it took several hours because it needed to be mounted on a post which I had to cement into the garden bed... My first impressions of the retractable unit, hose, and revamped/improved hand...
    I installed the Hoselink retractable hose yesterday and it took several hours because it needed to be mounted on a post which I had to cement into the garden bed... My first impressions of the...

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  14. ClissAT

    Newsletter from Katek fertilizer company.

    I am soooooo snowed under... I have to install Birdies raised beds first (in that front section of our patch) and see if I can still get a few more cooler crops in before it starts getting too hot...
    I am soooooo snowed under... I have to install Birdies raised beds first (in that front section of our patch) and see if I can still get a few more cooler crops in before it starts getting too hot again. Then I should have time to install the hoses and give them a working out - I'm still a keen...
    I am soooooo snowed under... I have to install Birdies raised beds first (in that front section of our patch) and see if I can still get a few more cooler crops in before it starts getting too hot again. Then I should have time to install the...
    I am soooooo snowed under... I have to install Birdies raised beds first (in that front section of our patch) and see if I can still get a few more cooler crops in before it starts getting too hot...
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  15. Perry

    Question Is it normal for Ginger to die back?

    It's normal for it to die back - usually starts around autumn - so don't worry too much. You can either dig it up and replant (do this is spring) or just leave it and it will sprout again. If...
    It's normal for it to die back - usually starts around autumn - so don't worry too much. You can either dig it up and replant (do this is spring) or just leave it and it will sprout again. If you want to optimise production you'll need to dig it up at some point as it will become quite...
    It's normal for it to die back - usually starts around autumn - so don't worry too much. You can either dig it up and replant (do this is spring) or just leave it and it will sprout again. If you want to optimise production you'll need to dig...
    It's normal for it to die back - usually starts around autumn - so don't worry too much. You can either dig it up and replant (do this is spring) or just leave it and it will sprout again. If...

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  24. 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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  25. ClissAT

    Peanuts

    Homegrown peanuts are worth trying but they do need maintenance because weeds easily grow through the spindly stems and this makes them difficult to pull without ripping our peanuts. I recommend...
    Homegrown peanuts are worth trying but they do need maintenance because weeds easily grow through the spindly stems and this makes them difficult to pull without ripping our peanuts. I recommend growing them in a fresh bed or perhaps a container with a new medium. If you can get a pot full...
    Homegrown peanuts are worth trying but they do need maintenance because weeds easily grow through the spindly stems and this makes them difficult to pull without ripping our peanuts. I recommend growing them in a fresh bed or perhaps a container...
    Homegrown peanuts are worth trying but they do need maintenance because weeds easily grow through the spindly stems and this makes them difficult to pull without ripping our peanuts. I recommend...
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