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    Latest: Another 5 new tree's lol Ray Speed, Dec 7, 2019
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    Latest: How to use this forum Mark, Nov 18, 2019
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  1. ClissAT

    Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

    In the beginning they would have used soil or sand to grow the trees in. Or maybe even brought in soil from the region the tree came from originally, ie Spain! However these days they would make...
    In the beginning they would have used soil or sand to grow the trees in. Or maybe even brought in soil from the region the tree came from originally, ie Spain! However these days they would make specific potting mix which would be changed every couple of yrs I guess. Many years ago I was part...
    In the beginning they would have used soil or sand to grow the trees in. Or maybe even brought in soil from the region the tree came from originally, ie Spain! However these days they would make specific potting mix which would be changed every...
    In the beginning they would have used soil or sand to grow the trees in. Or maybe even brought in soil from the region the tree came from originally, ie Spain! However these days they would make...

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  2. BeeTee

    Fruit trees in tubs?

    Citrus do well, figs, I have mangoes trees, paw paw, dwarf avocados, apples, guava, mulberry trees, blueberries, pear, stone fruit, persimmon, have even grown banana which fruited and were yum....
    Citrus do well, figs, I have mangoes trees, paw paw, dwarf avocados, apples, guava, mulberry trees, blueberries, pear, stone fruit, persimmon, have even grown banana which fruited and were yum. Any dwarf tree would be ok, other’s you just prune to size, things like peacan and other nut trees...
    Citrus do well, figs, I have mangoes trees, paw paw, dwarf avocados, apples, guava, mulberry trees, blueberries, pear, stone fruit, persimmon, have even grown banana which fruited and were yum. Any dwarf tree would be ok, other’s you just prune...
    Citrus do well, figs, I have mangoes trees, paw paw, dwarf avocados, apples, guava, mulberry trees, blueberries, pear, stone fruit, persimmon, have even grown banana which fruited and were yum....
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  3. ClissAT

    For Those in Drought or fires

    Hi Rachel, gosh so close to fires! That would set me on edge well and truely. My area has been in drought for several years already with minimal rain during the year and extended dry seasons that...
    Hi Rachel, gosh so close to fires! That would set me on edge well and truely. My area has been in drought for several years already with minimal rain during the year and extended dry seasons that had no rain at all. So my stored water situation has been bad for all that time. Its a case of...
    Hi Rachel, gosh so close to fires! That would set me on edge well and truely. My area has been in drought for several years already with minimal rain during the year and extended dry seasons that had no rain at all. So my stored water situation...
    Hi Rachel, gosh so close to fires! That would set me on edge well and truely. My area has been in drought for several years already with minimal rain during the year and extended dry seasons that...
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  4. DTK

    Powdery mildew compost?

    The thing with all these fungii is that they are indemic so no amount of separation or disinfection of affected plant material prevents further infection next time the atmospheric conditions are...
    The thing with all these fungii is that they are indemic so no amount of separation or disinfection of affected plant material prevents further infection next time the atmospheric conditions are right. Smoking is as good a disinfection process as any. Making a tea would also work since the...
    The thing with all these fungii is that they are indemic so no amount of separation or disinfection of affected plant material prevents further infection next time the atmospheric conditions are right. Smoking is as good a disinfection process as...
    The thing with all these fungii is that they are indemic so no amount of separation or disinfection of affected plant material prevents further infection next time the atmospheric conditions are...
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  5. Bronwyn

    Cats who love a good garden

    Great haul of veg there Bronwyn! Welcome to our forum. Cats do love to sunbake while we slave away beside them!
    Great haul of veg there Bronwyn! Welcome to our forum. Cats do love to sunbake while we slave away beside them!
    Great haul of veg there Bronwyn! Welcome to our forum. Cats do love to sunbake while we slave away beside them!
    Great haul of veg there Bronwyn! Welcome to our forum. Cats do love to sunbake while we slave away beside them!

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  6. Ola

    Question Limp tomato plants

    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too...
    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too alkaline or too acidic. Calcium enables water uptake in plants. The longer the stems the more calcium...
    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too alkaline or too acidic. Calcium enables water uptake...
    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too...

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  7. Letsgokate

    Kratky

    The recommended about of nutrient per plant for say lettuce or greens is 4l, based on that with the containers I used I could have put another hole or 2 in the lid but I wanted to leave room for...
    The recommended about of nutrient per plant for say lettuce or greens is 4l, based on that with the containers I used I could have put another hole or 2 in the lid but I wanted to leave room for growth. They are planted closer together than the recommended amount in soil. That is also part of...
    The recommended about of nutrient per plant for say lettuce or greens is 4l, based on that with the containers I used I could have put another hole or 2 in the lid but I wanted to leave room for growth. They are planted closer together than the...
    The recommended about of nutrient per plant for say lettuce or greens is 4l, based on that with the containers I used I could have put another hole or 2 in the lid but I wanted to leave room for...
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  8. Patty

    Ginger growing great!

    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and...
    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and autumn. I used to make my own ginger softdrink. But not so much these days. Nowadays I grow it for the...
    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and autumn. I used to make my own ginger softdrink. But not...
    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and...

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  9. The Rubber Kitty

    Question Help identifying plnat

    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big...
    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big LOL... Okay... top it and watch it floof out ... to protect some other plants maybe for shade... My...
    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big LOL... Okay... top it and watch it floof out ... to...
    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big...

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  10. The Rubber Kitty

    thinning radishes? or replanting?

    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
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  11. Letsgokate

    Carrot snake

    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big area covered with shade cloth and the rats have chewed through that in like 8 places that I now...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big area covered with shade cloth and the rats have...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big...

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  12. Letsgokate
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    I’m back

    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!
    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!
    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!
    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!

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  13. Wedgetail

    The pumpkin patch

    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave
    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave
    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave
    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave

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  14. Ray Speed
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    Beetroots n pumpkin n stuff lol

    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)

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  15. DTK
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    My vegetable cage

    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
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  16. BeeTee

    Tomatoes Flowers but no fruit?

    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put up with this until we each get good rain. Next is that I see you have exclusion netting which can...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put up with this until we each get good rain. Next...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put...

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  17. ClissAT
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    Follow up to 'Gardening on Really Poor Soil'

    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for...
    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for horse water. On Friday morning I checked the garden tanks and was down to only 12000lt left for all...
    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for horse water. On Friday morning I checked the...
    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for...

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  18. Ray Speed
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    Orange Tree in memory of my late Father

    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)

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  19. Ray Speed

    Fruit tree progress

    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
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  20. DTK

    Critters and gremlins in the patch

    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff...
    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff plastic. The wind had blown the cover off my potatoes (despite rocks) and something (possums ?) have eaten...
    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff plastic. The wind had blown the cover off my potatoes...
    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff...
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  21. Wedgetail

    Stating from Scratch

    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother...
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother it I also caught it in the act of pinching green lemons of about 20mm in size. Dave
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother it I also caught it in the act of pinching green...
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother...

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  22. Lego

    Question What might be happening to my lettuce?

    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its grey mould or any of that sort of fungal issue, the stem of the plant will be black, moist and...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its grey mould or any of that sort of fungal issue, the...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its...

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  23. Gander

    Veg Showcase The biggest tomato you´ll ever see

    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute

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  24. 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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  25. 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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