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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Ezra

    Question Which veggies should I mulch?

    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
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  11. Mataeka

    Question Food forest with established trees?

    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you...
    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you fertilize the new smaller plants, they will snap it up and grow even bigger! Same goes for the...
    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you fertilize the new smaller plants, they will snap...
    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you...
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  12. Tony Baker
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase...
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase the number substantially unless there is a lot of spare space in the container.
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase the number substantially unless there is a lot of...
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase...
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  13. Raymondo

    And they came two by two

    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their religious elders was to bring back to the city after leaving to visit elsewhere, two plants or trees...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their religious elders was to bring back to the city...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their...
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  14. Ray Speed

    Few new tree's for my Birthday

    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
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  15. Margarita Castaneda

    cold resistance Avocado Trees

    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on...
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on what variety to get for that area.
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on what variety to get for that area.
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on...
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  16. Tony Baker

    A wander through the patch

    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. JohnW
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    Veg Showcase Scorpion Peppers

    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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