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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. PlaneDriver

    Raised Garden Beds

    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
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  7. ClissAT

    Best Laid Out Orchard & Garden

    This segment is from ABC TV Gardening Australia August 2014 where Jerry went to visit a guy John Picconi near Byron Bay in NSW who has a massive tropical fruits orchard & makes or grows almost...
    This segment is from ABC TV Gardening Australia August 2014 where Jerry went to visit a guy John Picconi near Byron Bay in NSW who has a massive tropical fruits orchard & makes or grows almost everything the family eats. This segment is about 7-10mins long. They walk through his huge fully...
    This segment is from ABC TV Gardening Australia August 2014 where Jerry went to visit a guy John Picconi near Byron Bay in NSW who has a massive tropical fruits orchard & makes or grows almost everything the family eats. This segment is about...
    This segment is from ABC TV Gardening Australia August 2014 where Jerry went to visit a guy John Picconi near Byron Bay in NSW who has a massive tropical fruits orchard & makes or grows almost...
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  8. Techno 2

    Question Growing a Year's Supply of Wheat for One Person in New England

    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of small holding farming endeavour that most people don't do & why they don't do it? Growing flour...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of small holding farming endeavour that most people don't...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of...
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  9. Pauljm

    Flies on my sweet corn plants

    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the plant warming up in the sun ready for first flight. They aren't saw flies, but could be some other...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the plant warming up in the sun ready for first...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the...

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  10. ClissAT

    All about Organic growing

    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
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  11. IanB

    Composting ...

    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed coloured things. Newspapers I burn in our fire in winter, and use the ash but if folded to fit could...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed coloured things. Newspapers I burn in our fire in...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed...
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Jenny

    My small urban garden

    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the weather that caused the fruit drop and rotting. So far the Lupin plants are still very short, ...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the weather that caused the fruit drop and...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the...

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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