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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. 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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  2. Perry

    Mini Green House

    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I just got the yellow pages out to look up a company I used to deal with at Nambour. But to my dismay,...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I just got the yellow pages out to look up a company...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I...
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  3. allen c

    Hydroponic Watermelons update!

    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
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  4. The Rubber Kitty

    help with my Seedlings - Perpetual spinach

    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals that will burn the tender leaves. New shorter dark green leaves will grow from the crown base and...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals that will burn the tender leaves. New shorter dark...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals...
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  5. Raymondo

    Where have all the bees gone ?

    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would...
    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would happen here with the kings and lorikeets. They don't leave a single flower on anything they love to...
    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would happen here with the kings and lorikeets. They...
    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would...
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  6. Gander

    My ``garden´´

    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/

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  7. Lego

    Question Making a garden where none exists

    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden...
    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden needs. I'm not suggesting you go this big and in Australia you won't be legally able to get the food...
    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden needs. I'm not suggesting you go this big and in...
    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden...
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  8. Johnny Green Thumbs

    Using Aquarium Water for Garden

    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
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  9. Dean

    Question Growing veges underneath gutters

    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause the plants to grow tall and lanky and perhaps require staking when they otherwise wouldn't need...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause the plants to grow tall and lanky and perhaps...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause...

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  10. Lisaceae

    Question Concrete Block Planter Beds

    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or bare, then you know to expect lots of hard frustrating work. Applying organic materials to any soil...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or bare, then you know to expect lots of hard...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or...

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  11. allen c

    Soil Vs Hydroponic Watermelons and Cucumbers!

    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very careful. He's worked out how to immitate the natural growing conditions he found in the hills in...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very careful. He's worked out how to immitate the natural...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very...

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  12. Ray Speed

    Vegies and Salad

    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
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  13. Paul Mathews

    Garden Disaster!!!!! :(

    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
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  14. Ray Speed

    3 varieties of Dragonfruit went in today

    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
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  15. Jack H

    How to grow a ton of radishes (sort of)

    Yeah to be honest that’s the smarter thing to do because now I have about 40 radishes I gotta try and eat haha. Initially I was harvesting the outer radishes one by one, but I really just wanted...
    Yeah to be honest that’s the smarter thing to do because now I have about 40 radishes I gotta try and eat haha. Initially I was harvesting the outer radishes one by one, but I really just wanted to pull the lot up and use the space for something else.
    Yeah to be honest that’s the smarter thing to do because now I have about 40 radishes I gotta try and eat haha. Initially I was harvesting the outer radishes one by one, but I really just wanted to pull the lot up and use the space for something...
    Yeah to be honest that’s the smarter thing to do because now I have about 40 radishes I gotta try and eat haha. Initially I was harvesting the outer radishes one by one, but I really just wanted...

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  16. AndyH

    ASPARAGUS CROWNS

    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place....
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place. Quite near where I used to live. The other thing worth looking at there is their shop building which...
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place. Quite near where I used to live. The other thing...
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place....
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  17. Les

    Question Whoflungdung Mulch

    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
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  18. Jack H

    What’s on my Lettuce?

    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these...
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these beetroots. Thanks :D
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these beetroots. Thanks :D
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these...

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  19. billfromlachine

    A few pictures from this years garden

    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!
    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!
    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!
    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!

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  20. pauln

    any idea what these are and are they edible?

    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.
    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.
    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.
    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.

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  21. chop

    New raised garden bed placement

    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific...
    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific crops that like part shade while the others enjoy the full sun!
    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific crops that like part shade while the others enjoy the...
    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific...
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  22. Paul Mathews

    Tomatoe Blunder

    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
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  23. El Colossus

    Question Cutworms

    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
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  24. ClissAT

    Making Compost

    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
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  25. billfromlachine

    How to protect you berries from birds

    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware...
    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware store we bought some hoola hoops and just cut them open. Later this week we'll drape and secure the...
    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware store we bought some hoola hoops and just cut them...
    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware...

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