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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. IanB

    Composting ...

    One of the best things I did was buy a paper shredder. It is dry which is always the hard part for me. My neighbour also gives me their paper shredding as well. The cardboard goes through our...
    One of the best things I did was buy a paper shredder. It is dry which is always the hard part for me. My neighbour also gives me their paper shredding as well. The cardboard goes through our mulcher wet.I know there is ink, but the small amount does not worry me, as compost is spread far and...
    One of the best things I did was buy a paper shredder. It is dry which is always the hard part for me. My neighbour also gives me their paper shredding as well. The cardboard goes through our mulcher wet.I know there is ink, but the small amount...
    One of the best things I did was buy a paper shredder. It is dry which is always the hard part for me. My neighbour also gives me their paper shredding as well. The cardboard goes through our...
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  2. ClissAT

    Spring Summer Veg Container Garden

    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.

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  3. ClissAT

    Yuzu citrus wanted

    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
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  4. Cherri

    Ginger

    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
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  5. Jenny

    Growing Lentils

    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking...
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking pics...:)
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking pics...:)
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking...
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  6. Jenny

    My small urban garden

    All these cactus fruits seem a bit similar don't they? Yours looks a bit like a small dragonfruit.
    All these cactus fruits seem a bit similar don't they? Yours looks a bit like a small dragonfruit.
    All these cactus fruits seem a bit similar don't they? Yours looks a bit like a small dragonfruit.
    All these cactus fruits seem a bit similar don't they? Yours looks a bit like a small dragonfruit.

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  7. ClissAT

    Water Flow through Soil Profile

    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable,...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable, today it showed how water percolates through soil and can be lost downhill. The slope upwards across...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable, today it showed how water percolates through soil and...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable,...

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  8. IanB
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    Some Garden Pics

    Great pics! I know I'm seeing this a bit late but very nice indeed :)
    Great pics! I know I'm seeing this a bit late but very nice indeed :)
    Great pics! I know I'm seeing this a bit late but very nice indeed :)
    Great pics! I know I'm seeing this a bit late but very nice indeed :)

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  9. IanB

    Tomato issue ....

    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...

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  10. Spice1

    Question Need help with my Lemon trees

    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards because the father went down the back very night to relieve himself before bed. However you...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards because the father went down the back very night...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards...

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  11. Pauljm

    What would dig this hole?

    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes but push the spoil to the sides. Probably not the cat as they are less likely to dig without good...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes but push the spoil to the sides. Probably not the...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes...

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  12. Bea

    Just Peppers

    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed...
    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed about 6 weeks back and they're looking stressed as anything... I suspect the soil (supposedly chicken...
    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed about 6 weeks back and they're looking stressed as...
    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed...
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  13. ClissAT

    Food Forest at Cow Shed

    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)
    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)
    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)
    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)

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  14. Ray Speed

    Fruit tree collection growing

    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
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  15. Pauljm

    Zucchini

    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings and pressed the cup just a little into the soil. These days you could use a yoghurt container or...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings and pressed the cup just a little into the...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings...

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  16. Letsgokate

    Potato Harvest

    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.
    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.
    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.
    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.

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  17. Pauljm

    Cauliflower rot in stem?

    Replace the guy with the stupid beard!!:ROFL::blush: I'm not nearly good looking enough to replace him! :sneaky: But thanks for the vote for confidence Pauljm ! :wave:
    Replace the guy with the stupid beard!!:ROFL::blush: I'm not nearly good looking enough to replace him! :sneaky: But thanks for the vote for confidence Pauljm ! :wave:
    Replace the guy with the stupid beard!!:ROFL::blush: I'm not nearly good looking enough to replace him! :sneaky: But thanks for the vote for confidence Pauljm ! :wave:
    Replace the guy with the stupid beard!!:ROFL::blush: I'm not nearly good looking enough to replace him! :sneaky: But thanks for the vote for confidence Pauljm ! :wave:

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. ClissAT

    Pruning mango trees Aussie style!

    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to do our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to do our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to do our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
    Yeh, you and me both, Kate! I think we will have to do our pruning the old fashioned way!:sawwood:
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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