Fruit & Vegetable Growing

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    Sell, swap, give away, or ask for seeds, cuttings, plants, recyclables, tools, etc in this section.
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  1. Mark

    Mixing gardening with beer

    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
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  2. Mark

    Planting leaks out when they are more mature

    Yeah shallots are pretty hardy but what a fantastic food plant they are... sometimes I think we take these easy to grow vegetables for granted. Leaks on the other hand I don't feel are as easy to...
    Yeah shallots are pretty hardy but what a fantastic food plant they are... sometimes I think we take these easy to grow vegetables for granted. Leaks on the other hand I don't feel are as easy to grow but this method is worth a go for anyone having trouble replanting the smaller seedlings or...
    Yeah shallots are pretty hardy but what a fantastic food plant they are... sometimes I think we take these easy to grow vegetables for granted. Leaks on the other hand I don't feel are as easy to grow but this method is worth a go for anyone...
    Yeah shallots are pretty hardy but what a fantastic food plant they are... sometimes I think we take these easy to grow vegetables for granted. Leaks on the other hand I don't feel are as easy to...
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  3. Mark

    Tying tomato plants off on a round post or stake

    Here's a video on the simple knots and technique I use to secure tomato plants to a round post or stake so it doesn't slip down. The post I use in the video is nice and tall, pretty cheap, easy...
    Here's a video on the simple knots and technique I use to secure tomato plants to a round post or stake so it doesn't slip down. The post I use in the video is nice and tall, pretty cheap, easy to force into the ground or pull out, and overall makes for a great tomato stake but you do tend to...
    Here's a video on the simple knots and technique I use to secure tomato plants to a round post or stake so it doesn't slip down. The post I use in the video is nice and tall, pretty cheap, easy to force into the ground or pull out, and overall...
    Here's a video on the simple knots and technique I use to secure tomato plants to a round post or stake so it doesn't slip down. The post I use in the video is nice and tall, pretty cheap, easy...
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  4. GlennoFromKenno

    Citrus leaf miner

    I've got 3 citrus that sit next to each other (still in pots), a lemon, a lime and a mandarine. The funny thing is the lemon gets hit hard with leaf-miner while the other two don't get half as...
    I've got 3 citrus that sit next to each other (still in pots), a lemon, a lime and a mandarine. The funny thing is the lemon gets hit hard with leaf-miner while the other two don't get half as much. I hit them with Eco-oil every now and then when I think of it to keep it under control but I...
    I've got 3 citrus that sit next to each other (still in pots), a lemon, a lime and a mandarine. The funny thing is the lemon gets hit hard with leaf-miner while the other two don't get half as much. I hit them with Eco-oil every now and then when...
    I've got 3 citrus that sit next to each other (still in pots), a lemon, a lime and a mandarine. The funny thing is the lemon gets hit hard with leaf-miner while the other two don't get half as...

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  5. Ash

    Question Young apple tree trunk attacked

    That's remarkably cost effective...electric fence helped keep feral deer out around here too...and that was just a few strands. Not sure it worked for wallabies/Roos though. The stuff in the pic...
    That's remarkably cost effective...electric fence helped keep feral deer out around here too...and that was just a few strands. Not sure it worked for wallabies/Roos though. The stuff in the pic looks like a much better solution. I'd like to think (hope) the chicken fence in the ad is more to...
    That's remarkably cost effective...electric fence helped keep feral deer out around here too...and that was just a few strands. Not sure it worked for wallabies/Roos though. The stuff in the pic looks like a much better solution. I'd like to...
    That's remarkably cost effective...electric fence helped keep feral deer out around here too...and that was just a few strands. Not sure it worked for wallabies/Roos though. The stuff in the pic...
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  6. Kasalia

    Question How close to grow avocado trees.

    Well winter is the best time to move the pear so the timing is perfect :)
    Well winter is the best time to move the pear so the timing is perfect :)
    Well winter is the best time to move the pear so the timing is perfect :)
    Well winter is the best time to move the pear so the timing is perfect :)
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  7. stevo

    Question Tips for Corn?

    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better...
    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better through a subtropical winter than in summer as long as a freak frost doesn't hit them!
    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better through a subtropical winter than in summer as long...
    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better...

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  8. Becca

    Tip Gardening Australia "vege guide" App for your phone

    Sounds like good place to start. I really want to become self sufficient from our small farm. My husband is the gardener - my job is the animals.
    Sounds like good place to start. I really want to become self sufficient from our small farm. My husband is the gardener - my job is the animals.
    Sounds like good place to start. I really want to become self sufficient from our small farm. My husband is the gardener - my job is the animals.
    Sounds like good place to start. I really want to become self sufficient from our small farm. My husband is the gardener - my job is the animals.
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  9. Mark

    Is woodchip good or bad for a vegetable garden bed?

    Hahaha... Yes fantastic indeed... many of them are rather cringeworthy but I get a lot of fun out of making youtube videos - I'm improving slowly :D Thanks
    Hahaha... Yes fantastic indeed... many of them are rather cringeworthy but I get a lot of fun out of making youtube videos - I'm improving slowly :D Thanks
    Hahaha... Yes fantastic indeed... many of them are rather cringeworthy but I get a lot of fun out of making youtube videos - I'm improving slowly :D Thanks
    Hahaha... Yes fantastic indeed... many of them are rather cringeworthy but I get a lot of fun out of making youtube videos - I'm improving slowly :D Thanks
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  10. Mark

    Check out my turmeric!

    Yeah young ginger is fantastic we tend to do the same and harvest it early.
    Yeah young ginger is fantastic we tend to do the same and harvest it early.
    Yeah young ginger is fantastic we tend to do the same and harvest it early.
    Yeah young ginger is fantastic we tend to do the same and harvest it early.

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  11. Elliott

    Question Buying grapes in Brisbane

    Not sure sorry. You could give them a call. I get all of my fruit trees from there with no issues. Google templex.
    Not sure sorry. You could give them a call. I get all of my fruit trees from there with no issues. Google templex.
    Not sure sorry. You could give them a call. I get all of my fruit trees from there with no issues. Google templex.
    Not sure sorry. You could give them a call. I get all of my fruit trees from there with no issues. Google templex.
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  12. Daniel.Mav

    Dan's Garden Journal

    Thanks mark, it was a laborious job seperating the carrots but I found the more mature seedlings were alot easier so I've repotted the smaller seedlongs and will wait until they are older to...
    Thanks mark, it was a laborious job seperating the carrots but I found the more mature seedlings were alot easier so I've repotted the smaller seedlongs and will wait until they are older to seperate them. I ended up cuttimg.back the sweet potato vines and mulched them into the bed as well as...
    Thanks mark, it was a laborious job seperating the carrots but I found the more mature seedlings were alot easier so I've repotted the smaller seedlongs and will wait until they are older to seperate them. I ended up cuttimg.back the sweet potato...
    Thanks mark, it was a laborious job seperating the carrots but I found the more mature seedlings were alot easier so I've repotted the smaller seedlongs and will wait until they are older to...

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  13. Joseph Isaac
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    Jackfruits!

    Very strange - maybe it happens when the plant is initially planted deep covering part of the lower stem and then that's why the fruit looks like it's growing underground?
    Very strange - maybe it happens when the plant is initially planted deep covering part of the lower stem and then that's why the fruit looks like it's growing underground?
    Very strange - maybe it happens when the plant is initially planted deep covering part of the lower stem and then that's why the fruit looks like it's growing underground?
    Very strange - maybe it happens when the plant is initially planted deep covering part of the lower stem and then that's why the fruit looks like it's growing underground?

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  14. Becca
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    My Humble Garden

    Thanks Mark! I'll have another go with this one! Think I'll sacrifice a couple store bought cukes this time! Till I get the flavor right! Like Oskar said! It hurts to grow something only to have...
    Thanks Mark! I'll have another go with this one! Think I'll sacrifice a couple store bought cukes this time! Till I get the flavor right! Like Oskar said! It hurts to grow something only to have it become inedible! ☹️
    Thanks Mark! I'll have another go with this one! Think I'll sacrifice a couple store bought cukes this time! Till I get the flavor right! Like Oskar said! It hurts to grow something only to have it become inedible! ☹️
    Thanks Mark! I'll have another go with this one! Think I'll sacrifice a couple store bought cukes this time! Till I get the flavor right! Like Oskar said! It hurts to grow something only to have...

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  15. Mark

    QLD fruit fly Vs Medfly (Mediterranean)

    Fruit fly generally sting ripening fruit because it gives the larvae the best chance of developing. Most of the time when fruit fly does sting hard green fruit the maggot won't survive. However,...
    Fruit fly generally sting ripening fruit because it gives the larvae the best chance of developing. Most of the time when fruit fly does sting hard green fruit the maggot won't survive. However, fruit fly strike can induce early fruit drop in unripe produce still developing on the...
    Fruit fly generally sting ripening fruit because it gives the larvae the best chance of developing. Most of the time when fruit fly does sting hard green fruit the maggot won't survive. However, fruit fly strike can induce early fruit drop in...
    Fruit fly generally sting ripening fruit because it gives the larvae the best chance of developing. Most of the time when fruit fly does sting hard green fruit the maggot won't survive. However,...

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  16. Director

    Is it OK to dig in sugar cane mulch?

    Lucky to have you on the forum @ClissAT you are a wealth of great information :)
    Lucky to have you on the forum @ClissAT you are a wealth of great information :)
    Lucky to have you on the forum @ClissAT you are a wealth of great information :)
    Lucky to have you on the forum @ClissAT you are a wealth of great information :)
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  17. Mark

    Irrigatia solar watering kit

    Here's an update on my solar watering system
    Here's an update on my solar watering system
    Here's an update on my solar watering system
    Here's an update on my solar watering system

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  18. OskarDoLittle

    Name that bug...

    I had never heard of these before (not being from Brisbane originally perhaps) - so looked it up and yup, I think it's a good ol' Common Assassin Bug.
    I had never heard of these before (not being from Brisbane originally perhaps) - so looked it up and yup, I think it's a good ol' Common Assassin Bug.
    I had never heard of these before (not being from Brisbane originally perhaps) - so looked it up and yup, I think it's a good ol' Common Assassin Bug.
    I had never heard of these before (not being from Brisbane originally perhaps) - so looked it up and yup, I think it's a good ol' Common Assassin Bug.

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  19. Mark

    Where can I get Hexies Raised Garden Beds?

    Yep that's the ones. They seem to be pretty strong. The end posts are plastic but I doubt they would deteriorate (even in the sun) plus they are guaranteed for 5 years. I ended up getting those...
    Yep that's the ones. They seem to be pretty strong. The end posts are plastic but I doubt they would deteriorate (even in the sun) plus they are guaranteed for 5 years. I ended up getting those two smaller ones in the video for my dwarf avocadoes and then two large rectangle beds 700 mm high...
    Yep that's the ones. They seem to be pretty strong. The end posts are plastic but I doubt they would deteriorate (even in the sun) plus they are guaranteed for 5 years. I ended up getting those two smaller ones in the video for my dwarf...
    Yep that's the ones. They seem to be pretty strong. The end posts are plastic but I doubt they would deteriorate (even in the sun) plus they are guaranteed for 5 years. I ended up getting those...
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  20. Mark

    Longan fruit and growing discussion

    Yeah it seems to be growing fine - it's going to take a long time to mature I'd say. Longans are an expensive tree to buy from the nursery I've noticed. They must be finicky to graft or...
    Yeah it seems to be growing fine - it's going to take a long time to mature I'd say. Longans are an expensive tree to buy from the nursery I've noticed. They must be finicky to graft or something. Perhaps it's due to demand... Or, there's just not many for sale.
    Yeah it seems to be growing fine - it's going to take a long time to mature I'd say. Longans are an expensive tree to buy from the nursery I've noticed. They must be finicky to graft or something. Perhaps it's due to demand... Or, there's just...
    Yeah it seems to be growing fine - it's going to take a long time to mature I'd say. Longans are an expensive tree to buy from the nursery I've noticed. They must be finicky to graft or...

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  21. Kasalia
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    Tip Very Good Ideas for raised Beds

    Wanted some info on started a garden bed so this will be a good place to start.
    Wanted some info on started a garden bed so this will be a good place to start.
    Wanted some info on started a garden bed so this will be a good place to start.
    Wanted some info on started a garden bed so this will be a good place to start.
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  22. Mark

    Growing Microgreens

    A goer for making it big too with Mark's Magic Mutton...
    A goer for making it big too with Mark's Magic Mutton...
    A goer for making it big too with Mark's Magic Mutton...
    A goer for making it big too with Mark's Magic Mutton...

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  23. DAN

    detailed information about different crops..

    Hi Dan, you're right - you can usually find out this information from the department of agriculture if not in Denmark then there are online resources USA based and we have them here in Australia...
    Hi Dan, you're right - you can usually find out this information from the department of agriculture if not in Denmark then there are online resources USA based and we have them here in Australia also. Yes, the information is usually targeted at larger farms but it's just a matter of scaling...
    Hi Dan, you're right - you can usually find out this information from the department of agriculture if not in Denmark then there are online resources USA based and we have them here in Australia also. Yes, the information is usually targeted at...
    Hi Dan, you're right - you can usually find out this information from the department of agriculture if not in Denmark then there are online resources USA based and we have them here in Australia...
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  24. stevo

    Question Fresh Horse Poo?

    That is just excellent advice - thank you. In summary, not to be used as is. Best treated and composted first.
    That is just excellent advice - thank you. In summary, not to be used as is. Best treated and composted first.
    That is just excellent advice - thank you. In summary, not to be used as is. Best treated and composted first.
    That is just excellent advice - thank you. In summary, not to be used as is. Best treated and composted first.
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  25. OskarDoLittle

    Lychee growing

    I did the same except I really did kill mine - I just couldn't bring it back and I never realised they could be so water dependant. A few weeks back I bought another lychee off eBay and it seems...
    I did the same except I really did kill mine - I just couldn't bring it back and I never realised they could be so water dependant. A few weeks back I bought another lychee off eBay and it seems to be doing much better but I'm keeping the water up to it! Perhaps they are just a slow tree to...
    I did the same except I really did kill mine - I just couldn't bring it back and I never realised they could be so water dependant. A few weeks back I bought another lychee off eBay and it seems to be doing much better but I'm keeping the water...
    I did the same except I really did kill mine - I just couldn't bring it back and I never realised they could be so water dependant. A few weeks back I bought another lychee off eBay and it seems...
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