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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. Perry

    Question Palm Tree

    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a...
    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a weed species due to its prolific seeding nature. Also it doesn't shed cleanly. Does the tree you...
    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a weed species due to its prolific seeding...
    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a...

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  2. Perry

    Question Ginger Root

    G'day ClissAT, Thank you for your reply. I did not know that the Ginger came into flower. I am making Mongolian Beef and I needed a small amount of ginger. In the Supermarket the price was $30...
    G'day ClissAT, Thank you for your reply. I did not know that the Ginger came into flower. I am making Mongolian Beef and I needed a small amount of ginger. In the Supermarket the price was $30 kg. When I purchased mine to grow it was $16 kg. I am pleased. I have a large bed growing now. I...
    G'day ClissAT, Thank you for your reply. I did not know that the Ginger came into flower. I am making Mongolian Beef and I needed a small amount of ginger. In the Supermarket the price was $30 kg. When I purchased mine to grow it was $16 kg. ...
    G'day ClissAT, Thank you for your reply. I did not know that the Ginger came into flower. I am making Mongolian Beef and I needed a small amount of ginger. In the Supermarket the price was $30...

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  3. Ash

    Question What's eating my produce/plants?

    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to...
    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to fertilize vine flowers is just pick a male flower & rub it inside the females. Also if the pollen is...
    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to fertilize vine flowers is just pick a male flower & rub...
    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to...

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  4. ClissAT

    Tomato & Capsicum diseases

    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)
    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)
    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)
    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)

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  5. ClissAT

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    Wow loads of information, thanks for taking the time to write and post it :)
    Wow loads of information, thanks for taking the time to write and post it :)
    Wow loads of information, thanks for taking the time to write and post it :)
    Wow loads of information, thanks for taking the time to write and post it :)

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  6. AndrewB

    My potted garden

    Thanks, I understand what you have in mind & it's one of many ideas floating around in my head. I really need to do less thinking when I'm out there to be honest. I was considering today that it...
    Thanks, I understand what you have in mind & it's one of many ideas floating around in my head. I really need to do less thinking when I'm out there to be honest. I was considering today that it would actually be really simple to make a temporary deck to cover the pool & I would have much more...
    Thanks, I understand what you have in mind & it's one of many ideas floating around in my head. I really need to do less thinking when I'm out there to be honest. I was considering today that it would actually be really simple to make a...
    Thanks, I understand what you have in mind & it's one of many ideas floating around in my head. I really need to do less thinking when I'm out there to be honest. I was considering today that it...

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  7. DarrenP

    Grape vine novice

    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be...
    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be treated the same. Once pruned I think they need a rest period with no water or fertilizer. Then...
    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be treated the same. Once pruned I think they need a...
    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be...
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  8. Lois

    Holes in small capsicum

    Good advice ClissAt, I haven't got any capsicums on bush at the moment. I will have to buy some beer. We don't drink it. Thanks for the advice. I will watch the Ph. Regards Lois Langley
    Good advice ClissAt, I haven't got any capsicums on bush at the moment. I will have to buy some beer. We don't drink it. Thanks for the advice. I will watch the Ph. Regards Lois Langley
    Good advice ClissAt, I haven't got any capsicums on bush at the moment. I will have to buy some beer. We don't drink it. Thanks for the advice. I will watch the Ph. Regards Lois Langley
    Good advice ClissAt, I haven't got any capsicums on bush at the moment. I will have to buy some beer. We don't drink it. Thanks for the advice. I will watch the Ph. Regards Lois Langley
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  9. ClissAT

    Raised Garden beds made from blue drums

    I just came upon this video on youtube & thought what an interesting method for creating raised garden beds. You could start with just a couple & add to it so easily as you gathered more drums or...
    I just came upon this video on youtube & thought what an interesting method for creating raised garden beds. You could start with just a couple & add to it so easily as you gathered more drums or had more time for more garden. This guy has even added irrigation. For me personally, I would make...
    I just came upon this video on youtube & thought what an interesting method for creating raised garden beds. You could start with just a couple & add to it so easily as you gathered more drums or had more time for more garden. This guy has even...
    I just came upon this video on youtube & thought what an interesting method for creating raised garden beds. You could start with just a couple & add to it so easily as you gathered more drums or...
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  10. Bea

    Plant ID

    Yeah, this morning I had a look at some ornamental gingers...they look VERY alike! I think until it flowers you'll never really know sadly...
    Yeah, this morning I had a look at some ornamental gingers...they look VERY alike! I think until it flowers you'll never really know sadly...
    Yeah, this morning I had a look at some ornamental gingers...they look VERY alike! I think until it flowers you'll never really know sadly...
    Yeah, this morning I had a look at some ornamental gingers...they look VERY alike! I think until it flowers you'll never really know sadly...

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  11. Rory Edwards

    Question Growing Mandarins in the UK

    Hi Rory & welcome. For indoors, a citrus needs good air flow, not heated air from a heating system. They prefer air temps around 24-28c, not much humidity but warm roots & not too moist. They...
    Hi Rory & welcome. For indoors, a citrus needs good air flow, not heated air from a heating system. They prefer air temps around 24-28c, not much humidity but warm roots & not too moist. They also need lots of light year round. Afterall they are Mediterranean. So for the indoors portion of the...
    Hi Rory & welcome. For indoors, a citrus needs good air flow, not heated air from a heating system. They prefer air temps around 24-28c, not much humidity but warm roots & not too moist. They also need lots of light year round. Afterall they are...
    Hi Rory & welcome. For indoors, a citrus needs good air flow, not heated air from a heating system. They prefer air temps around 24-28c, not much humidity but warm roots & not too moist. They...
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  12. Daniel.Mav

    Orchard Design Ideas

    I think you're definitely getting there Daniel. I can say without doubt your planning is 10x more then I did :D I'm still winging it lol... My basic plan was to have the main veggie garden...
    I think you're definitely getting there Daniel. I can say without doubt your planning is 10x more then I did :D I'm still winging it lol... My basic plan was to have the main veggie garden central to get the most sun, the orchard on the higher ground for the best drainage, and the poultry down...
    I think you're definitely getting there Daniel. I can say without doubt your planning is 10x more then I did :D I'm still winging it lol... My basic plan was to have the main veggie garden central to get the most sun, the orchard on the higher...
    I think you're definitely getting there Daniel. I can say without doubt your planning is 10x more then I did :D I'm still winging it lol... My basic plan was to have the main veggie garden...

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  13. Bea

    Question Papayas

    Lo siento. I forgot to get back to you. Excellent info. mucho gracias. i will be looking at your rec.s starting next week.
    Lo siento. I forgot to get back to you. Excellent info. mucho gracias. i will be looking at your rec.s starting next week.
    Lo siento. I forgot to get back to you. Excellent info. mucho gracias. i will be looking at your rec.s starting next week.
    Lo siento. I forgot to get back to you. Excellent info. mucho gracias. i will be looking at your rec.s starting next week.
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  14. Steve

    Question - Citrus Problem

    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then...
    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then cover with cardboard, then pea straw mulch. I'm hoping this will help improve the soil. Once the...
    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then cover with cardboard, then pea straw mulch. I'm...
    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then...
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  15. ClissAT

    Qld DPI reference & resources website

    This one about pumpkin diseases from a similar resource in USA that they call Extension Office.
    This one about pumpkin diseases from a similar resource in USA that they call Extension Office.
    This one about pumpkin diseases from a similar resource in USA that they call Extension Office.
    This one about pumpkin diseases from a similar resource in USA that they call Extension Office.
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  16. the Decoy

    Corn killers.

    Im using lacewings to control aphids.
    Im using lacewings to control aphids.
    Im using lacewings to control aphids.
    Im using lacewings to control aphids.

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  17. mooncat

    First mangoes ....sunburnt??

    I must admit I too thought to prune in winter to prevent sunburn but apparently that was not a good move. The industry experts recommend pruning right after the crop has been harvested as the...
    I must admit I too thought to prune in winter to prevent sunburn but apparently that was not a good move. The industry experts recommend pruning right after the crop has been harvested as the trees go into a state of dormancy for a few months whilst still having reserves in their branches.
    I must admit I too thought to prune in winter to prevent sunburn but apparently that was not a good move. The industry experts recommend pruning right after the crop has been harvested as the trees go into a state of dormancy for a few months...
    I must admit I too thought to prune in winter to prevent sunburn but apparently that was not a good move. The industry experts recommend pruning right after the crop has been harvested as the...

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  18. Steve

    Question 2018...What will you do differently?

    That's good to know about sunflowers, I considered putting some in. Darren, I hate weeding so feel your pain. In my new garden in the Chook paddock, I'm laying cardboard down first to stop weeds...
    That's good to know about sunflowers, I considered putting some in. Darren, I hate weeding so feel your pain. In my new garden in the Chook paddock, I'm laying cardboard down first to stop weeds I initially. I might even do a seperate post on the whole thing.
    That's good to know about sunflowers, I considered putting some in. Darren, I hate weeding so feel your pain. In my new garden in the Chook paddock, I'm laying cardboard down first to stop weeds I initially. I might even do a seperate post on...
    That's good to know about sunflowers, I considered putting some in. Darren, I hate weeding so feel your pain. In my new garden in the Chook paddock, I'm laying cardboard down first to stop weeds...

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  19. Bea

    Holiday Greetings and thoughts on What to grow

    let's see. Probably until the end of march. If I can figure a way of keeping seedling trays away from the pup I will probably do just that. a lot of seeding is hit and miss. i have been...
    let's see. Probably until the end of march. If I can figure a way of keeping seedling trays away from the pup I will probably do just that. a lot of seeding is hit and miss. i have been coddling some orange thyme for a few months. I am down to maybe two teeny tiny plants with three sets of...
    let's see. Probably until the end of march. If I can figure a way of keeping seedling trays away from the pup I will probably do just that. a lot of seeding is hit and miss. i have been coddling some orange thyme for a few months. I am down...
    let's see. Probably until the end of march. If I can figure a way of keeping seedling trays away from the pup I will probably do just that. a lot of seeding is hit and miss. i have been...
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  20. Berkeloid

    Question What's happening to my sweet potato?

    FIRST: get rid of that soil. SECOND: grow the potatoes in a large rubbermaid tub constructed for self watering and use the trellis for something else using ClissAt's method. here in the mountains...
    FIRST: get rid of that soil. SECOND: grow the potatoes in a large rubbermaid tub constructed for self watering and use the trellis for something else using ClissAt's method. here in the mountains of Ecuador, once you get a vine growing you never need to start roots again. We take a length of...
    FIRST: get rid of that soil. SECOND: grow the potatoes in a large rubbermaid tub constructed for self watering and use the trellis for something else using ClissAt's method. here in the mountains of Ecuador, once you get a vine growing you never...
    FIRST: get rid of that soil. SECOND: grow the potatoes in a large rubbermaid tub constructed for self watering and use the trellis for something else using ClissAt's method. here in the mountains...

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  21. Director

    Anyone know what this is?

    Thanks for that, I don't mind wait and see but it's in a location where if it turns into a tree it might be an issue. :) After a heap of googling it looks like it's a 'Royal Empress Tree', a...
    Thanks for that, I don't mind wait and see but it's in a location where if it turns into a tree it might be an issue. :) After a heap of googling it looks like it's a 'Royal Empress Tree', a species of Pawlonia, not what I want growing where it is. :)
    Thanks for that, I don't mind wait and see but it's in a location where if it turns into a tree it might be an issue. :) After a heap of googling it looks like it's a 'Royal Empress Tree', a species of Pawlonia, not what I want growing where it is. :)
    Thanks for that, I don't mind wait and see but it's in a location where if it turns into a tree it might be an issue. :) After a heap of googling it looks like it's a 'Royal Empress Tree', a...

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  22. Helen Auriga

    Question Ripening squash

    Thanks for that tip. I've hecked my records and its Jaune et Verte squash which is lime green. I'll pick one for dinner and see how it tastes.
    Thanks for that tip. I've hecked my records and its Jaune et Verte squash which is lime green. I'll pick one for dinner and see how it tastes.
    Thanks for that tip. I've hecked my records and its Jaune et Verte squash which is lime green. I'll pick one for dinner and see how it tastes.
    Thanks for that tip. I've hecked my records and its Jaune et Verte squash which is lime green. I'll pick one for dinner and see how it tastes.
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  23. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    Yes that is how it is done here.
    Yes that is how it is done here.
    Yes that is how it is done here.
    Yes that is how it is done here.

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  24. Kasalia

    Community Garden

    Insurance alone needs paying for then there is a host of other things to keep the garden going. The fruit fly have discovered us, so nets is one thing. We apply for every grant going. We need...
    Insurance alone needs paying for then there is a host of other things to keep the garden going. The fruit fly have discovered us, so nets is one thing. We apply for every grant going. We need bricks for a bench in the "pavilion" for our donated pizza oven bricks, and a place for our donated...
    Insurance alone needs paying for then there is a host of other things to keep the garden going. The fruit fly have discovered us, so nets is one thing. We apply for every grant going. We need bricks for a bench in the "pavilion" for our donated...
    Insurance alone needs paying for then there is a host of other things to keep the garden going. The fruit fly have discovered us, so nets is one thing. We apply for every grant going. We need...

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  25. letsgo

    Garden knife

    Lino knife...very interesting, I must check one out next time I'm in the big green shed. :D
    Lino knife...very interesting, I must check one out next time I'm in the big green shed. :D
    Lino knife...very interesting, I must check one out next time I'm in the big green shed. :D
    Lino knife...very interesting, I must check one out next time I'm in the big green shed. :D
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