Fruit & Vegetable Growing

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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. Mark

    Globe artichoke pups for replanting

    Frog lucky escape when harvesting my globe buds artichokes - so cute :)
    Frog lucky escape when harvesting my globe buds artichokes - so cute :)
    Frog lucky escape when harvesting my globe buds artichokes - so cute :)
    Frog lucky escape when harvesting my globe buds artichokes - so cute :)

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  2. stevo

    Paris Market Carrots

    Down here the supermarkets have 5kg bags of juicing carrots real cheap. They're enormous. Lighter coloured than some and very sweet. I have Atomic Reds, Purple haze, Lubyana yellow and Solar...
    Down here the supermarkets have 5kg bags of juicing carrots real cheap. They're enormous. Lighter coloured than some and very sweet. I have Atomic Reds, Purple haze, Lubyana yellow and Solar yellows in. All booming along, and nice loose sandy soil, so they should be decent size and shape.
    Down here the supermarkets have 5kg bags of juicing carrots real cheap. They're enormous. Lighter coloured than some and very sweet. I have Atomic Reds, Purple haze, Lubyana yellow and Solar yellows in. All booming along, and nice loose sandy...
    Down here the supermarkets have 5kg bags of juicing carrots real cheap. They're enormous. Lighter coloured than some and very sweet. I have Atomic Reds, Purple haze, Lubyana yellow and Solar...

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  3. Tim C

    Cross-pollination

    So your saying that my current pumpkins are supposed to look the way they are but because I grew them with other varieties the subsequent plants (if I saved the seed) may not be true type? I...
    So your saying that my current pumpkins are supposed to look the way they are but because I grew them with other varieties the subsequent plants (if I saved the seed) may not be true type? I must have planted a different butternut then I thought because the fruit is round - I'll have to check...
    So your saying that my current pumpkins are supposed to look the way they are but because I grew them with other varieties the subsequent plants (if I saved the seed) may not be true type? I must have planted a different butternut then I...
    So your saying that my current pumpkins are supposed to look the way they are but because I grew them with other varieties the subsequent plants (if I saved the seed) may not be true type? I...
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  4. Tim C

    Thems lemons

    Ha ha :D Anyway, that's a bloody big lemon :shock: Yes, it does look good - it's compact too so it would probably be nice mass planted.
    Ha ha :D Anyway, that's a bloody big lemon :shock: Yes, it does look good - it's compact too so it would probably be nice mass planted.
    Ha ha :D Anyway, that's a bloody big lemon :shock: Yes, it does look good - it's compact too so it would probably be nice mass planted.
    Ha ha :D Anyway, that's a bloody big lemon :shock: Yes, it does look good - it's compact too so it would probably be nice mass planted.

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  5. Mark

    Tomato tasting and testing using the Brix method

    Some of the discussion here has been lost when the forum was moved to a new host yesterday... :think:
    Some of the discussion here has been lost when the forum was moved to a new host yesterday... :think:
    Some of the discussion here has been lost when the forum was moved to a new host yesterday... :think:
    Some of the discussion here has been lost when the forum was moved to a new host yesterday... :think:
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  6. Mark

    Heirloom seeds I'm going to try!

    If only they could get rid of this awful insect here! We have both the med and the qld fruit fly species (one introduced and the other native).
    If only they could get rid of this awful insect here! We have both the med and the qld fruit fly species (one introduced and the other native).
    If only they could get rid of this awful insect here! We have both the med and the qld fruit fly species (one introduced and the other native).
    If only they could get rid of this awful insect here! We have both the med and the qld fruit fly species (one introduced and the other native).

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  7. Mark

    African Horned Cucumber from Hell!

    A couple of similar ones that aren't aggressive and are better to eat are the West Indian cucumber happy to send you some seed let me know via personal conversation if you want any (seed offer...
    A couple of similar ones that aren't aggressive and are better to eat are the West Indian cucumber happy to send you some seed let me know via personal conversation if you want any (seed offer here) ... (pickled example here) and also I believe the Mouse Melon is really good to grow and eat...
    A couple of similar ones that aren't aggressive and are better to eat are the West Indian cucumber happy to send you some seed let me know via personal conversation if you want any (seed offer here) ... (pickled example here) and also I believe...
    A couple of similar ones that aren't aggressive and are better to eat are the West Indian cucumber happy to send you some seed let me know via personal conversation if you want any (seed offer...

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  8. Mark

    Ripe Near Me www.ripenear.me Homegrown food concept

    I love those stalls. On the weekend, I grabbed some horse manure and a few plants from a stall just like that not too far for us. I couldn't find the honesty box so I put the money in the nearest...
    I love those stalls. On the weekend, I grabbed some horse manure and a few plants from a stall just like that not too far for us. I couldn't find the honesty box so I put the money in the nearest jar I saw but luckily the owner was driving out her property and I asked her if the jar was the...
    I love those stalls. On the weekend, I grabbed some horse manure and a few plants from a stall just like that not too far for us. I couldn't find the honesty box so I put the money in the nearest jar I saw but luckily the owner was driving out...
    I love those stalls. On the weekend, I grabbed some horse manure and a few plants from a stall just like that not too far for us. I couldn't find the honesty box so I put the money in the nearest...
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  9. DAN

    help for making vegetables

    Dan, man, plants don't need humans, humans need plants. Put the seeds in wherever you can. What grows, grows. Seeds from store-bought fruit and veg may be your best bet in a metropolitan and...
    Dan, man, plants don't need humans, humans need plants. Put the seeds in wherever you can. What grows, grows. Seeds from store-bought fruit and veg may be your best bet in a metropolitan and over-priced society. Where life is valued by the almighty dollar/Euro it may be time for a re-think...
    Dan, man, plants don't need humans, humans need plants. Put the seeds in wherever you can. What grows, grows. Seeds from store-bought fruit and veg may be your best bet in a metropolitan and over-priced society. Where life is valued by the...
    Dan, man, plants don't need humans, humans need plants. Put the seeds in wherever you can. What grows, grows. Seeds from store-bought fruit and veg may be your best bet in a metropolitan and...
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  10. Mark

    Asparagus growing

    Hey Davo. seeds-for-you, on ebay, called burgundy asparagus. Seeds. Asparagus is wild around here(Riverland SA) and down through the Mallee. On a recent trip through the back-tracks to Broken...
    Hey Davo. seeds-for-you, on ebay, called burgundy asparagus. Seeds. Asparagus is wild around here(Riverland SA) and down through the Mallee. On a recent trip through the back-tracks to Broken Hill I found it growing under a leaky windmill on the SA-NSW border out from Loch Lily Station ( in the...
    Hey Davo. seeds-for-you, on ebay, called burgundy asparagus. Seeds. Asparagus is wild around here(Riverland SA) and down through the Mallee. On a recent trip through the back-tracks to Broken Hill I found it growing under a leaky windmill on the...
    Hey Davo. seeds-for-you, on ebay, called burgundy asparagus. Seeds. Asparagus is wild around here(Riverland SA) and down through the Mallee. On a recent trip through the back-tracks to Broken...

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  11. stevo

    Question Mandarin

    Yeah they've been chewing our mandarins all winter but we still have about 30 left on the tee - we've had a great citrus season!
    Yeah they've been chewing our mandarins all winter but we still have about 30 left on the tee - we've had a great citrus season!
    Yeah they've been chewing our mandarins all winter but we still have about 30 left on the tee - we've had a great citrus season!
    Yeah they've been chewing our mandarins all winter but we still have about 30 left on the tee - we've had a great citrus season!

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  12. Lee-Mika

    I ended my war with the fruit flies.

    No problem, I will be putting up the sticky traps, after the plum rain stops, I used this last year and was very surprised how many fruit flies are around.
    No problem, I will be putting up the sticky traps, after the plum rain stops, I used this last year and was very surprised how many fruit flies are around.
    No problem, I will be putting up the sticky traps, after the plum rain stops, I used this last year and was very surprised how many fruit flies are around.
    No problem, I will be putting up the sticky traps, after the plum rain stops, I used this last year and was very surprised how many fruit flies are around.

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  13. Mark

    Keyhole raised garden bed - why didn't I think of that?

    I would have over-engineered it (think carbon-fibre), then paint a spanner on it, and then steal some truckies unit sign (or mascot) and mount it in some conspicuous place. (Sorry for the Army...
    I would have over-engineered it (think carbon-fibre), then paint a spanner on it, and then steal some truckies unit sign (or mascot) and mount it in some conspicuous place. (Sorry for the Army talk)
    I would have over-engineered it (think carbon-fibre), then paint a spanner on it, and then steal some truckies unit sign (or mascot) and mount it in some conspicuous place. (Sorry for the Army talk)
    I would have over-engineered it (think carbon-fibre), then paint a spanner on it, and then steal some truckies unit sign (or mascot) and mount it in some conspicuous place. (Sorry for the Army...

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  14. Steve

    Whats happening in my small garden

    Cheers John. Unfortunately the foam boxes were expensive when I look at it. :( They are from my failed mushroom attempt. About $15 per box!! At least they are getting some use now. And the string...
    Cheers John. Unfortunately the foam boxes were expensive when I look at it. :( They are from my failed mushroom attempt. About $15 per box!! At least they are getting some use now. And the string on the peas seems to be working. It took a little bit of help to get them all going up and not...
    Cheers John. Unfortunately the foam boxes were expensive when I look at it. :( They are from my failed mushroom attempt. About $15 per box!! At least they are getting some use now. And the string on the peas seems to be working. It took a little...
    Cheers John. Unfortunately the foam boxes were expensive when I look at it. :( They are from my failed mushroom attempt. About $15 per box!! At least they are getting some use now. And the string...

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  15. Mark

    Overview of my raised bed allotment vegetable garden

    Hey guys, here's a complete overview of my raised bed allotment vegetable garden in video form (they say a picture tells a thousand words). I'm finding this type of vegetable garden set-up is...
    Hey guys, here's a complete overview of my raised bed allotment vegetable garden in video form (they say a picture tells a thousand words). I'm finding this type of vegetable garden set-up is really working nicely for me and my family's desire to be relatively self-sufficient in vegetables....
    Hey guys, here's a complete overview of my raised bed allotment vegetable garden in video form (they say a picture tells a thousand words). I'm finding this type of vegetable garden set-up is really working nicely for me and my family's desire...
    Hey guys, here's a complete overview of my raised bed allotment vegetable garden in video form (they say a picture tells a thousand words). I'm finding this type of vegetable garden set-up is...
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  16. Mark

    Handy vegetable planting guide for Brisbane and South East QLD

    Sorry for the delay in answering David. I am 90kms north of Perth near Guilderton Western Australia. 7kms from the coast. no real diversity yet , I just grow the easy things like lettuce, tomato,...
    Sorry for the delay in answering David. I am 90kms north of Perth near Guilderton Western Australia. 7kms from the coast. no real diversity yet , I just grow the easy things like lettuce, tomato, garlic, capsicum, chillies, cabbage(red and green), broccoli, cauliflower, peas, green beans,...
    Sorry for the delay in answering David. I am 90kms north of Perth near Guilderton Western Australia. 7kms from the coast. no real diversity yet , I just grow the easy things like lettuce, tomato, garlic, capsicum, chillies, cabbage(red and...
    Sorry for the delay in answering David. I am 90kms north of Perth near Guilderton Western Australia. 7kms from the coast. no real diversity yet , I just grow the easy things like lettuce, tomato,...
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  17. Mark

    Aeroponics - Growing vegetables in air without soil!

    I was watching the ABC yesterday and was surprised to see a newsclip on aeroponics potato farming in the UK where they grow them suspended in mid-air without any soil at all! It seems agri...
    I was watching the ABC yesterday and was surprised to see a newsclip on aeroponics potato farming in the UK where they grow them suspended in mid-air without any soil at all! It seems agri scientists have developed a method to grow seed potatoes by letting the root system hang down in mid-air....
    I was watching the ABC yesterday and was surprised to see a newsclip on aeroponics potato farming in the UK where they grow them suspended in mid-air without any soil at all! It seems agri scientists have developed a method to grow seed...
    I was watching the ABC yesterday and was surprised to see a newsclip on aeroponics potato farming in the UK where they grow them suspended in mid-air without any soil at all! It seems agri...
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  18. Steve

    What do you think, fixable?

    Will do, cheers mate.
    Will do, cheers mate.
    Will do, cheers mate.
    Will do, cheers mate.

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  19. Mark

    Question Organic pesticides or fungicides product list website

    The USA has: The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a national nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing OMRI...
    The USA has: The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a national nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing OMRI has a full product list on their website to help people know which products are deemed organic and...
    The USA has: The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a national nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing OMRI has a full product list on their website to help...
    The USA has: The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a national nonprofit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing OMRI...
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  20. Mark

    Excellent vegetable planting guide for USA, Australia, Canada, UK, NZ, and RSA

    Here's an excellent planting guide site for vegetables in USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and South Africa. It's run by Chris Hutchinson in Australia with input from his...
    Here's an excellent planting guide site for vegetables in USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and South Africa. It's run by Chris Hutchinson in Australia with input from his mother who resides in New Zealand. The vegetable planting guides cover all the countries mentioned above...
    Here's an excellent planting guide site for vegetables in USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and South Africa. It's run by Chris Hutchinson in Australia with input from his mother who resides in New Zealand. The vegetable...
    Here's an excellent planting guide site for vegetables in USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and South Africa. It's run by Chris Hutchinson in Australia with input from his...
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  21. Mark

    The use of pesticides on fruit and vegetables

    Very true! I wonder... Also, they say honey will be going up in price soon due to the smaller harvests this past year.
    Very true! I wonder... Also, they say honey will be going up in price soon due to the smaller harvests this past year.
    Very true! I wonder... Also, they say honey will be going up in price soon due to the smaller harvests this past year.
    Very true! I wonder... Also, they say honey will be going up in price soon due to the smaller harvests this past year.
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  22. Mark

    Question Brown rust spots on mulberry tree leaves

    OK will do - we're coming into the cold season so I'll give it trim down and a good feed in spring. See how it goes then...
    OK will do - we're coming into the cold season so I'll give it trim down and a good feed in spring. See how it goes then...
    OK will do - we're coming into the cold season so I'll give it trim down and a good feed in spring. See how it goes then...
    OK will do - we're coming into the cold season so I'll give it trim down and a good feed in spring. See how it goes then...

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  24. boo

    Anyone know of a good cucumber variety to grow in a subtropical climate?

    I might rip that plant out anyway and plant something else. With the size of your garden you'd be finding new things all the time!
    I might rip that plant out anyway and plant something else. With the size of your garden you'd be finding new things all the time!
    I might rip that plant out anyway and plant something else. With the size of your garden you'd be finding new things all the time!
    I might rip that plant out anyway and plant something else. With the size of your garden you'd be finding new things all the time!

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  25. Mark

    Manzanillo olive tree finally flowering - fantastic news!

    Will have a read thanks
    Will have a read thanks
    Will have a read thanks
    Will have a read thanks

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