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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Mark

    Cucumbers in pots

    hiya Phantom Commenter, i just saw this post, looks like I've missed a lot around here. Maybe I should be trying this method. My chooks are beating up my cucumber plants. cheers
    hiya Phantom Commenter, i just saw this post, looks like I've missed a lot around here. Maybe I should be trying this method. My chooks are beating up my cucumber plants. cheers
    hiya Phantom Commenter, i just saw this post, looks like I've missed a lot around here. Maybe I should be trying this method. My chooks are beating up my cucumber plants. cheers
    hiya Phantom Commenter, i just saw this post, looks like I've missed a lot around here. Maybe I should be trying this method. My chooks are beating up my cucumber plants. cheers

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  17. Mark

    Raspberries - This is our raspberry thread

    Cheers mate, Growth starts in early spring so in our area planting late August or early September is best; however, potted raspberries can be planted at any time really. Raspberries grow from...
    Cheers mate, Growth starts in early spring so in our area planting late August or early September is best; however, potted raspberries can be planted at any time really. Raspberries grow from cuttings really easily. A few years back I did some pruning of old growth and threw them on the lawn...
    Cheers mate, Growth starts in early spring so in our area planting late August or early September is best; however, potted raspberries can be planted at any time really. Raspberries grow from cuttings really easily. A few years back I did some...
    Cheers mate, Growth starts in early spring so in our area planting late August or early September is best; however, potted raspberries can be planted at any time really. Raspberries grow from...

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  18. Lowden Ridge

    First olive oil bottled...and the beginning of our self sufficient life

    Steve I have 140 tree but only 75% were harvested....the others were too close to fences to get the machinery into....next time round we will hand pick those other 25% of trees which should be...
    Steve I have 140 tree but only 75% were harvested....the others were too close to fences to get the machinery into....next time round we will hand pick those other 25% of trees which should be fun....I certainly wouldn't want to try and manually press that many olive so I am very glad the...
    Steve I have 140 tree but only 75% were harvested....the others were too close to fences to get the machinery into....next time round we will hand pick those other 25% of trees which should be fun....I certainly wouldn't want to try and manually...
    Steve I have 140 tree but only 75% were harvested....the others were too close to fences to get the machinery into....next time round we will hand pick those other 25% of trees which should be...

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  19. Mark

    Healthy eggplant/aubergine suddenly dies

    Great info Carolyn And I'm definitely going to do this then test it by growing eggplant again! My second eggplant in that bed is also dying albeit a lot more slowly (at least we have got some...
    Great info Carolyn And I'm definitely going to do this then test it by growing eggplant again! My second eggplant in that bed is also dying albeit a lot more slowly (at least we have got some fruit from the plant). So far all other plants including capsicum are flourishing so it must be...
    Great info Carolyn And I'm definitely going to do this then test it by growing eggplant again! My second eggplant in that bed is also dying albeit a lot more slowly (at least we have got some fruit from the plant). So far all other plants...
    Great info Carolyn And I'm definitely going to do this then test it by growing eggplant again! My second eggplant in that bed is also dying albeit a lot more slowly (at least we have got some...

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  20. Steve

    World's Smallest Chilli Plant??

    yeah needs more steroids :trainingweights:
    yeah needs more steroids :trainingweights:
    yeah needs more steroids :trainingweights:
    yeah needs more steroids :trainingweights:

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  21. Mark

    Which fertiliser is best for plants? 3 major fertiliser types tested.

    I used to watch Gardening Australia on my own as my wife couldn't stand 'that pommies accent'. She saw him at the same show and loved him. He retired not long after and she was heart broken.
    I used to watch Gardening Australia on my own as my wife couldn't stand 'that pommies accent'. She saw him at the same show and loved him. He retired not long after and she was heart broken.
    I used to watch Gardening Australia on my own as my wife couldn't stand 'that pommies accent'. She saw him at the same show and loved him. He retired not long after and she was heart broken.
    I used to watch Gardening Australia on my own as my wife couldn't stand 'that pommies accent'. She saw him at the same show and loved him. He retired not long after and she was heart broken.

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  22. Mark

    Massive Beetroot! World record? :)

    Answers: Yes & No :D When I was weeding my patch I found this stray beetroot (when it was small) so I transplanted it on it's own into a bed I had recently dressed with horse manure and blood &...
    Answers: Yes & No :D When I was weeding my patch I found this stray beetroot (when it was small) so I transplanted it on it's own into a bed I had recently dressed with horse manure and blood & bone. From there, it never looked back! I do remember sprinkling it with some compost bucket juice so...
    Answers: Yes & No :D When I was weeding my patch I found this stray beetroot (when it was small) so I transplanted it on it's own into a bed I had recently dressed with horse manure and blood & bone. From there, it never looked back! I do remember...
    Answers: Yes & No :D When I was weeding my patch I found this stray beetroot (when it was small) so I transplanted it on it's own into a bed I had recently dressed with horse manure and blood &...

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  23. Steve

    Mushroom Kits

    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D
    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D
    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D
    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D

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  24. Mark

    Kidney Beans Harvest

    Yeah Steve, the less I shop at the supermarket the better! :D My aim is to not visit the supermarket at all one day but sadly it's not yet. I'd like to grow as much as possible then buy from...
    Yeah Steve, the less I shop at the supermarket the better! :D My aim is to not visit the supermarket at all one day but sadly it's not yet. I'd like to grow as much as possible then buy from smaller outlets and holdings.
    Yeah Steve, the less I shop at the supermarket the better! :D My aim is to not visit the supermarket at all one day but sadly it's not yet. I'd like to grow as much as possible then buy from smaller outlets and holdings.
    Yeah Steve, the less I shop at the supermarket the better! :D My aim is to not visit the supermarket at all one day but sadly it's not yet. I'd like to grow as much as possible then buy from...

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  25. Mark

    Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Chilli world record holder

    Sounds like a good idea but probably not workable - just like edible undies :ROFL:
    Sounds like a good idea but probably not workable - just like edible undies :ROFL:
    Sounds like a good idea but probably not workable - just like edible undies :ROFL:
    Sounds like a good idea but probably not workable - just like edible undies :ROFL:

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