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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. Tony Baker

    A wander through the patch

    Having a play with the GoPro and thought I'd take a stroll through "Hungry Acres". Sound is a little ordinary and its not a polished production like Marks video's;)
    Having a play with the GoPro and thought I'd take a stroll through "Hungry Acres". Sound is a little ordinary and its not a polished production like Marks video's;)
    Having a play with the GoPro and thought I'd take a stroll through "Hungry Acres". Sound is a little ordinary and its not a polished production like Marks video's;)
    Having a play with the GoPro and thought I'd take a stroll through "Hungry Acres". Sound is a little ordinary and its not a polished production like Marks video's;)
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. JohnW
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    Veg Showcase Scorpion Peppers

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Mataeka

    Recommend Kassia Limes

    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a great root stock for grafted citrus but i dont think this plant we have is rogue rootstock as its...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a great root stock for grafted citrus but i dont think...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a...
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  11. 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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  12. Pauljm

    Bug Id please

    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.

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  13. Bea

    Question Is there an actual chart for growing vegetables in a sub-tropical garden?

    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate....
    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate. Generally, I grow most common root crops like beets, turnips, carrots through the cooler times of the...
    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate. Generally, I grow most common root crops like beets,...
    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate....
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  14. OskarDoLittle

    Compost for “no dig” gardening

    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own...
    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own home made kitchen compost, chipped garden prunings, Lucerne hay, and whatever else you can scrounge...
    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own home made kitchen compost, chipped garden prunings,...
    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own...
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  15. Daniel.Mav

    Question Seed raising and greenhouses

    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the...
    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the idea of just covering the seedlings with a mesh tray. Seems the easiest and most efficient. Thanks...
    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the idea of just covering the seedlings with a mesh...
    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the...

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  16. ClissAT

    Great photographic resource plant diseases and pests

    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.
    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.
    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.
    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.

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  17. Jnel

    Ants

    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
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  18. Tony Baker

    The patch this morning

    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
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  19. Mark

    Is this Pea Eggplant aka Turkey Berry?

    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!
    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!
    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!
    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!

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  20. Mat

    Question What's wrong with my cucumber seedlings?

    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me...
    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me - I just built some temporary raised beds out of old hay bails and filled with hay/topsoil from some...
    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me - I just built some temporary raised beds out of...
    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me...

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  21. Pauljm

    Split pumpkin

    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours...
    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours beautifully without adding too much sweetness.) We’d consider pumpkins “ripe” when the stem browns off.
    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours beautifully without adding too much sweetness.) We’d...
    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours...

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  22. Letsgokate

    Strawberry plant storage

    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've been in there. I'll have a look next time, I do remember being surprised that it was just a bunch of...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've been in there. I'll have a look next time, I do...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've...
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  23. Ray Speed

    Fruit Tree's

    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
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  24. Tony Baker

    Interesting web site I found.

    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
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  25. Tony Baker

    I'm off corn

    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
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