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. Joseph Isaac

    Question Has anyone from Northern Australia considered planting Canarium Ovatum (Pili)?

    I just want to share a little bit of information about this tree. Pili is native in South East Asia but is also available in Northern Australia. Since I figured that most of the active members...
    I just want to share a little bit of information about this tree. Pili is native in South East Asia but is also available in Northern Australia. Since I figured that most of the active members here are from temperate areas, I hope you would consider planting this tree. Canarium Ovatum or Pili...
    I just want to share a little bit of information about this tree. Pili is native in South East Asia but is also available in Northern Australia. Since I figured that most of the active members here are from temperate areas, I hope you would...
    I just want to share a little bit of information about this tree. Pili is native in South East Asia but is also available in Northern Australia. Since I figured that most of the active members...

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  2. Mark

    Caimito (star apple) growing tips

    I have no idea but it isn't a graft... I know that much :) It might have been grown from seed because it was quite small when I purchased it so I suppose it will take longer to mature for fruiting...
    I have no idea but it isn't a graft... I know that much :) It might have been grown from seed because it was quite small when I purchased it so I suppose it will take longer to mature for fruiting purposes. I've noticed it does like a lot of water and seems to suffer through the dry season if it...
    I have no idea but it isn't a graft... I know that much :) It might have been grown from seed because it was quite small when I purchased it so I suppose it will take longer to mature for fruiting purposes. I've noticed it does like a lot of...
    I have no idea but it isn't a graft... I know that much :) It might have been grown from seed because it was quite small when I purchased it so I suppose it will take longer to mature for fruiting...

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  3. Mark

    My last apple for the season (Anne) low chill variety

    Yes, I've questioned local growers who say the time picked has to be slightly earlier than when ripe in order for them to last as long as they do in storage. So fresh picking from your own trees...
    Yes, I've questioned local growers who say the time picked has to be slightly earlier than when ripe in order for them to last as long as they do in storage. So fresh picking from your own trees allows for full flavour to arise before picking.
    Yes, I've questioned local growers who say the time picked has to be slightly earlier than when ripe in order for them to last as long as they do in storage. So fresh picking from your own trees allows for full flavour to arise before picking.
    Yes, I've questioned local growers who say the time picked has to be slightly earlier than when ripe in order for them to last as long as they do in storage. So fresh picking from your own trees...

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  4. Mark

    Great example of enclosed vegetable garden to keep animals out

    It looks like it was purpose built. A very nicely designed one at that.
    It looks like it was purpose built. A very nicely designed one at that.
    It looks like it was purpose built. A very nicely designed one at that.
    It looks like it was purpose built. A very nicely designed one at that.

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  5. Mark

    Growing Strawberries, Tips From The Farm, & Home-grown

    You can tell rodents from the scrapping teeth marks but bird damage is more random and jaggard but can be deep. Yes, probably birds I'd say but they don't usually hit unripe fruits.
    You can tell rodents from the scrapping teeth marks but bird damage is more random and jaggard but can be deep. Yes, probably birds I'd say but they don't usually hit unripe fruits.
    You can tell rodents from the scrapping teeth marks but bird damage is more random and jaggard but can be deep. Yes, probably birds I'd say but they don't usually hit unripe fruits.
    You can tell rodents from the scrapping teeth marks but bird damage is more random and jaggard but can be deep. Yes, probably birds I'd say but they don't usually hit unripe fruits.

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  6. Director

    Is this an Aloe-Vera?

    We have had Aloe Vera around for years and that does not look like it. However this one looks like it . There must be quite a few varieties.
    We have had Aloe Vera around for years and that does not look like it. However this one looks like it . There must be quite a few varieties.
    We have had Aloe Vera around for years and that does not look like it. However this one looks like it . There must be quite a few varieties.
    We have had Aloe Vera around for years and that does not look like it. However this one looks like it . There must be quite a few varieties.
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  7. Mark

    Boiled peanuts recipe & how to grow video

    Chemicals in our food is probably one of my strongest reasons for growing our own food. The problem with big agriculture is the pressure to provide large quantities of perfect produce for...
    Chemicals in our food is probably one of my strongest reasons for growing our own food. The problem with big agriculture is the pressure to provide large quantities of perfect produce for bargain prices and this means chemicals more often than not whereas in reality it's pretty easy to grow...
    Chemicals in our food is probably one of my strongest reasons for growing our own food. The problem with big agriculture is the pressure to provide large quantities of perfect produce for bargain prices and this means chemicals more often than...
    Chemicals in our food is probably one of my strongest reasons for growing our own food. The problem with big agriculture is the pressure to provide large quantities of perfect produce for...
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  8. Letsgokate

    What's eating my Washington Navel?

    Yeah Kate. When I saw it I was both mortified as well as relieved. Thankfully I haven't seen them since, but I don't get out in the backyard very much lately to take notice...
    Yeah Kate. When I saw it I was both mortified as well as relieved. Thankfully I haven't seen them since, but I don't get out in the backyard very much lately to take notice...
    Yeah Kate. When I saw it I was both mortified as well as relieved. Thankfully I haven't seen them since, but I don't get out in the backyard very much lately to take notice...
    Yeah Kate. When I saw it I was both mortified as well as relieved. Thankfully I haven't seen them since, but I don't get out in the backyard very much lately to take notice...

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  9. Letsgokate

    What tree is this?

    Yeah you might be right, some of our kids like them, they just remind me of eye balls ;)
    Yeah you might be right, some of our kids like them, they just remind me of eye balls ;)
    Yeah you might be right, some of our kids like them, they just remind me of eye balls ;)
    Yeah you might be right, some of our kids like them, they just remind me of eye balls ;)

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  10. Letsgokate

    Seedless Mandarin

    Actually it doesn't say, just Japenese seedless.
    Actually it doesn't say, just Japenese seedless.
    Actually it doesn't say, just Japenese seedless.
    Actually it doesn't say, just Japenese seedless.
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  11. Ash
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    Daley's pear trees

    You may have crossed paths with my sister - she's a theatre nurse at the General Hosp (Ines) and he's a horticulturist working for Tmba City.
    You may have crossed paths with my sister - she's a theatre nurse at the General Hosp (Ines) and he's a horticulturist working for Tmba City.
    You may have crossed paths with my sister - she's a theatre nurse at the General Hosp (Ines) and he's a horticulturist working for Tmba City.
    You may have crossed paths with my sister - she's a theatre nurse at the General Hosp (Ines) and he's a horticulturist working for Tmba City.
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  12. Mark

    What's growing really well in your subtropical garden at the moment?

    Yeah it's nearly the anniversary of that first post - how time flys! This (autumn/winter) is the best time of year to grow most vegetables if you live in SEQ.
    Yeah it's nearly the anniversary of that first post - how time flys! This (autumn/winter) is the best time of year to grow most vegetables if you live in SEQ.
    Yeah it's nearly the anniversary of that first post - how time flys! This (autumn/winter) is the best time of year to grow most vegetables if you live in SEQ.
    Yeah it's nearly the anniversary of that first post - how time flys! This (autumn/winter) is the best time of year to grow most vegetables if you live in SEQ.

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  13. Director

    Advocado season!

    I just bought a dwarf avo tree today :) I will get another one of a different variety, when I see one. I have planted avo trees at a few places but we leave just as they are fruiting. Not going...
    I just bought a dwarf avo tree today :) I will get another one of a different variety, when I see one. I have planted avo trees at a few places but we leave just as they are fruiting. Not going anywhere this time :)
    I just bought a dwarf avo tree today :) I will get another one of a different variety, when I see one. I have planted avo trees at a few places but we leave just as they are fruiting. Not going anywhere this time :)
    I just bought a dwarf avo tree today :) I will get another one of a different variety, when I see one. I have planted avo trees at a few places but we leave just as they are fruiting. Not going...
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  14. Mark

    Why are my banana bunches so small?

    Good sun - at least 8 hours. I have a few new bunches coming on and I'll have to see how they go but there should be no excuses this season because I have given them a good feed and plenty of...
    Good sun - at least 8 hours. I have a few new bunches coming on and I'll have to see how they go but there should be no excuses this season because I have given them a good feed and plenty of water. I'll be monitoring them closely!
    Good sun - at least 8 hours. I have a few new bunches coming on and I'll have to see how they go but there should be no excuses this season because I have given them a good feed and plenty of water. I'll be monitoring them closely!
    Good sun - at least 8 hours. I have a few new bunches coming on and I'll have to see how they go but there should be no excuses this season because I have given them a good feed and plenty of...
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  15. Tim C

    All my babies and seeds.

    Wow! I would love to see some of these exotics in person! What a wonderful garden! Ann in Texas
    Wow! I would love to see some of these exotics in person! What a wonderful garden! Ann in Texas
    Wow! I would love to see some of these exotics in person! What a wonderful garden! Ann in Texas
    Wow! I would love to see some of these exotics in person! What a wonderful garden! Ann in Texas

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  16. Mark

    Competition - Substance in a fresh olive that makes it too bitter to eat?

    Competition Time! WIN a $50 gift Voucher from eBay, Booktopia, or Amazon! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members supportand a knowledge based online community like...
    Competition Time! WIN a $50 gift Voucher from eBay, Booktopia, or Amazon! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members supportand a knowledge based online community like ours can only survive if members are prepared to share their knowledge and interact with each...
    Competition Time! WIN a $50 gift Voucher from eBay, Booktopia, or Amazon! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members supportand a knowledge based online community like ours can only survive if members are prepared to...
    Competition Time! WIN a $50 gift Voucher from eBay, Booktopia, or Amazon! The prize will be emailed direct to your inbox:twothumbsup: SSC values its members supportand a knowledge based online community like...
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  17. charina

    Figured out how to deter squirrels easily

    My pleasure Ash. Please feel free to share it with your friends. I am excited about this method because besides protecting fruit it can also help keep so much plastic waste out of the landfills. :)
    My pleasure Ash. Please feel free to share it with your friends. I am excited about this method because besides protecting fruit it can also help keep so much plastic waste out of the landfills. :)
    My pleasure Ash. Please feel free to share it with your friends. I am excited about this method because besides protecting fruit it can also help keep so much plastic waste out of the landfills. :)
    My pleasure Ash. Please feel free to share it with your friends. I am excited about this method because besides protecting fruit it can also help keep so much plastic waste out of the landfills. :)
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  18. Q&A

    Dragon fruit flowers turned yellow and fell off

    Hi, thanks for your question. Firstly 30 DF last season is great going - well done! Did you do the same this year and hand pollinate? The reason I ask is because it sounds like the flowers...
    Hi, thanks for your question. Firstly 30 DF last season is great going - well done! Did you do the same this year and hand pollinate? The reason I ask is because it sounds like the flowers weren't fertilised and if you didn't hand pollinate this time then that's an easy fix by hand...
    Hi, thanks for your question. Firstly 30 DF last season is great going - well done! Did you do the same this year and hand pollinate? The reason I ask is because it sounds like the flowers weren't fertilised and if you didn't hand pollinate...
    Hi, thanks for your question. Firstly 30 DF last season is great going - well done! Did you do the same this year and hand pollinate? The reason I ask is because it sounds like the flowers...
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  19. Q&A

    Question Are my oranges safe to eat?

    If that was my orange tree, they would be gone already. :whistles:
    If that was my orange tree, they would be gone already. :whistles:
    If that was my orange tree, they would be gone already. :whistles:
    If that was my orange tree, they would be gone already. :whistles:
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  20. Wendara Farm

    Bees - Stingless or Not for pollination???

    any updates? Native bees will definitely do the job, They travel 500metres. You have to look at the cost as a bit of an investment. As Mark said above, You can split them over and over, move...
    any updates? Native bees will definitely do the job, They travel 500metres. You have to look at the cost as a bit of an investment. As Mark said above, You can split them over and over, move them around your property.
    any updates? Native bees will definitely do the job, They travel 500metres. You have to look at the cost as a bit of an investment. As Mark said above, You can split them over and over, move them around your property.
    any updates? Native bees will definitely do the job, They travel 500metres. You have to look at the cost as a bit of an investment. As Mark said above, You can split them over and over, move...

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  21. Tim C
    Love it! x 3

    Todays bounty

    A very nice harvest Tim! You have an awesome variety of edibles and I love the yellows and the look of them purple beans..
    A very nice harvest Tim! You have an awesome variety of edibles and I love the yellows and the look of them purple beans..
    A very nice harvest Tim! You have an awesome variety of edibles and I love the yellows and the look of them purple beans..
    A very nice harvest Tim! You have an awesome variety of edibles and I love the yellows and the look of them purple beans..

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  22. Mark

    Weed free vegetable garden idea

    stop posting information about successful gardens and making me feel bad. .. heh, just joking
    stop posting information about successful gardens and making me feel bad. .. heh, just joking
    stop posting information about successful gardens and making me feel bad. .. heh, just joking
    stop posting information about successful gardens and making me feel bad. .. heh, just joking
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  23. Mark

    Edible Christmas Tree

    It's cooled down here too (it was around 18C) and the rain has set in for a few days so the Malabar is loving it!
    It's cooled down here too (it was around 18C) and the rain has set in for a few days so the Malabar is loving it!
    It's cooled down here too (it was around 18C) and the rain has set in for a few days so the Malabar is loving it!
    It's cooled down here too (it was around 18C) and the rain has set in for a few days so the Malabar is loving it!

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  24. Mark

    Peanuts, corn, and mouse melons

    Nice pics and healthy looking corn! Those pumpkins are in perfect position because they can get a little shade from the corn and shelter it from the hot summer days - well done :twothumbsup:
    Nice pics and healthy looking corn! Those pumpkins are in perfect position because they can get a little shade from the corn and shelter it from the hot summer days - well done :twothumbsup:
    Nice pics and healthy looking corn! Those pumpkins are in perfect position because they can get a little shade from the corn and shelter it from the hot summer days - well done :twothumbsup:
    Nice pics and healthy looking corn! Those pumpkins are in perfect position because they can get a little shade from the corn and shelter it from the hot summer days - well done :twothumbsup:

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  25. Jenni

    Who is Eating my Veggies? and its not me!

    :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL: Is that orally or topically??:ROFL:
    :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL: Is that orally or topically??:ROFL:
    :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL: Is that orally or topically??:ROFL:
    :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL: Is that orally or topically??:ROFL:

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