Fruit & Vegetable Growing

Growing, soils, fertilisers, pests and diseases, garden beds, harvesting, eating

  1. Sell, Swap, Free, Wanted

    Sell, swap, give away, or ask for seeds, cuttings, plants, recyclables, tools, etc in this section.
    Discussions:
    8
    Messages:
    57
    Latest: Gympie Gympie Mathew R, Apr 4, 2019
    RSS
Sort By:
Title
Replies Views
Last Message ↓
  1. 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...
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    1,502
  2. 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

    Thread Images

    camera 019.jpg camera 021.jpg camera 024.jpg camera 011.jpg camera 020.jpg camera 088.jpg
    Replies:
    61
    Views:
    7,135
  3. 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...
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    721
  4. 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. :)
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    1,112
  5. 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...
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    4,137
  6. 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:
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    772
  7. 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...

    Thread Images

    australian native bee hive for sale 2.jpg
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    1,489
  8. 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..

    Thread Images

    camera 297.jpg
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    1,174
  9. 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
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    858
  10. 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!

    Thread Images

    flowers climbing spinach purple3.jpg edible christmas tree climbing spinach.jpg
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,380
  11. 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:

    Thread Images

    mouse melon under corn.jpg mouse melons seedlings in punnets tray.jpg corn and peanuts in raised bed.jpg peanut plant in raised bed.jpg mouse melon cucamelon mexican gherkin.jpg mouse melon cucamelon mexican gherkin close up.jpg
    Replies:
    15
    Views:
    2,216
  12. 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:

    Thread Images

    IMAG0317~2 (Small).jpg IMAG0319 (Small).jpg IMAG0321 (Small).jpg
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    907
  13. Tim C

    Parsnip juice to control fruit-fly

    I suppose like most bugs it has a keen eye for colour as well as a keen sense of smell. I remember Spinosad we use on crops down here for other pests-not sure but aphids I think.
    I suppose like most bugs it has a keen eye for colour as well as a keen sense of smell. I remember Spinosad we use on crops down here for other pests-not sure but aphids I think.
    I suppose like most bugs it has a keen eye for colour as well as a keen sense of smell. I remember Spinosad we use on crops down here for other pests-not sure but aphids I think.
    I suppose like most bugs it has a keen eye for colour as well as a keen sense of smell. I remember Spinosad we use on crops down here for other pests-not sure but aphids I think.
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    1,157
  14. Jenni

    Question What size can you plant your seedlings out?

    Direct seeding is great so you don't have to fiddle around, ...you just water and tell them to grow :D
    Direct seeding is great so you don't have to fiddle around, ...you just water and tell them to grow :D
    Direct seeding is great so you don't have to fiddle around, ...you just water and tell them to grow :D
    Direct seeding is great so you don't have to fiddle around, ...you just water and tell them to grow :D

    Thread Images

    IMAG0308_1.jpg IMAG0309_1.jpg
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    1,167
  15. Jenni

    how do you grow a cape gooseberry

    Probably a good idea considering they are from the same family (solanaceae) or maybe in a big pot? I get nematodes here (even with crop rotation) so I find pot growing tomatoes and same family...
    Probably a good idea considering they are from the same family (solanaceae) or maybe in a big pot? I get nematodes here (even with crop rotation) so I find pot growing tomatoes and same family plants occasionally in pots really gets good results! Just have to remember to keep the water up and...
    Probably a good idea considering they are from the same family (solanaceae) or maybe in a big pot? I get nematodes here (even with crop rotation) so I find pot growing tomatoes and same family plants occasionally in pots really gets good results!...
    Probably a good idea considering they are from the same family (solanaceae) or maybe in a big pot? I get nematodes here (even with crop rotation) so I find pot growing tomatoes and same family...

    Thread Images

    IMAG0310~2.jpg
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,428
  16. Mark

    Lawn or Garden aerator shoes with spikes

    Chinese translated instructions are always interesting....
    Chinese translated instructions are always interesting....
    Chinese translated instructions are always interesting....
    Chinese translated instructions are always interesting....

    Thread Images

    garden lawn aerator shoes.jpg
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    627
  17. Mark

    Still good harvests even with the recent heat wave

    You can really see some of the more sensitive crops like cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, etc starting to suffer terribly here now summer has nearly hit. The rain finally came to break the spring...
    You can really see some of the more sensitive crops like cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, etc starting to suffer terribly here now summer has nearly hit. The rain finally came to break the spring drought (about 15 mil yesterday) and still drizzling/showers today so that will do wonders for the...
    You can really see some of the more sensitive crops like cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, etc starting to suffer terribly here now summer has nearly hit. The rain finally came to break the spring drought (about 15 mil yesterday) and still...
    You can really see some of the more sensitive crops like cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, etc starting to suffer terribly here now summer has nearly hit. The rain finally came to break the spring...

    Thread Images

    corn and cucumber.jpg capsicum and tomatoes with kale.jpg
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    956
  18. Jenni
    Like x 3

    Sprouting my Sprouts

    Yep, one o my garden friends grow them in jars and it works good.
    Yep, one o my garden friends grow them in jars and it works good.
    Yep, one o my garden friends grow them in jars and it works good.
    Yep, one o my garden friends grow them in jars and it works good.

    Thread Images

    IMAG0218~2.jpg IMAG0217~2.jpg IMAG0229~2.jpg
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    945
  19. Mark

    Apple Bird Net

    Shade cloth house or hoop house over a garden bed definitely has merit in our climate. I've never tried it over vegetables but I do have a small shade house for my seedlings. It's really only the...
    Shade cloth house or hoop house over a garden bed definitely has merit in our climate. I've never tried it over vegetables but I do have a small shade house for my seedlings. It's really only the 3 summer months of the year when shading the garden is necessary IMHO (perhaps 4 if we get a really...
    Shade cloth house or hoop house over a garden bed definitely has merit in our climate. I've never tried it over vegetables but I do have a small shade house for my seedlings. It's really only the 3 summer months of the year when shading the...
    Shade cloth house or hoop house over a garden bed definitely has merit in our climate. I've never tried it over vegetables but I do have a small shade house for my seedlings. It's really only the...

    Thread Images

    apple bird net 800.jpg Raised bed with insect netting camping to protect vegetables.jpg Raised bed colorbond with bird possum netting to protect lettuce crop.jpg
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    2,997
  20. Steve

    Potato Growing

    Think you have all done an excellent job, Spuds are on my list when it's a bit cooler. Well done Steve sounds like you have done an awesome job on limited space. My son lives in an apartment...
    Think you have all done an excellent job, Spuds are on my list when it's a bit cooler. Well done Steve sounds like you have done an awesome job on limited space. My son lives in an apartment building several floors up and his balcony is filled with pots, tins, water cans, whatever he can get...
    Think you have all done an excellent job, Spuds are on my list when it's a bit cooler. Well done Steve sounds like you have done an awesome job on limited space. My son lives in an apartment building several floors up and his balcony is filled...
    Think you have all done an excellent job, Spuds are on my list when it's a bit cooler. Well done Steve sounds like you have done an awesome job on limited space. My son lives in an apartment...

    Thread Images

    Pontiac Potato harvest big.jpg potato seed storage shoe box and bucket.jpg growign potatoes in raised bed drill and mound.jpg growign potatoes in raised bed drill and mound dirt over 400.jpg growign potatoes in raised bed drill and mound seed.jpg potatoes growing trench method.jpg
    Replies:
    51
    Views:
    5,804
  21. Mark

    Question Huge bean plant self seeded what is it?

    I meant my "place" not joint :D
    I meant my "place" not joint :D
    I meant my "place" not joint :D
    I meant my "place" not joint :D

    Thread Images

    massive bean plant taking over my garden.jpg weed bean plant pulled out.jpg
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    1,939
  22. Mark

    Pineapple dragon fruit (Pitaya)

    This is a yellow dragon fruit variety and I got mine from the Caboolture markets. It has thorns so you don't see it sold as often by the big nurseries who tend to stock the thornless red fruit...
    This is a yellow dragon fruit variety and I got mine from the Caboolture markets. It has thorns so you don't see it sold as often by the big nurseries who tend to stock the thornless red fruit variety. The yellow one's are better tasting.
    This is a yellow dragon fruit variety and I got mine from the Caboolture markets. It has thorns so you don't see it sold as often by the big nurseries who tend to stock the thornless red fruit variety. The yellow one's are better tasting.
    This is a yellow dragon fruit variety and I got mine from the Caboolture markets. It has thorns so you don't see it sold as often by the big nurseries who tend to stock the thornless red fruit...

    Thread Images

    pineapple dragon fruit pitaya.jpg
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    2,637
  23. Mark

    ABC Halloween Story about dragon fruit

    Check out this short web story by Peter Gunders from ABC Southern Queensland on dragon fruit. You'll see he used one of the images off our forum - pretty cool :) I'm not surprised Pitaya (Dragon...
    Check out this short web story by Peter Gunders from ABC Southern Queensland on dragon fruit. You'll see he used one of the images off our forum - pretty cool :) I'm not surprised Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) are becoming a commercial crop here in Australia because we do have the perfect climate for...
    Check out this short web story by Peter Gunders from ABC Southern Queensland on dragon fruit. You'll see he used one of the images off our forum - pretty cool :) I'm not surprised Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) are becoming a commercial crop here in...
    Check out this short web story by Peter Gunders from ABC Southern Queensland on dragon fruit. You'll see he used one of the images off our forum - pretty cool :) I'm not surprised Pitaya (Dragon...
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    673
  24. 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 :)

    Thread Images

    globe artichoke pups.jpg globe artichoke top.jpg globe artichoke in garden.jpg artichoke globes cooked sprinkled with butter on plate.jpg stuffed globe artichoke bases with grilled cheese.jpg globe artichokes freshly harvested and petals cut back preparing them for cooking.jpg
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    3,102
  25. 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...

    Thread Images

    parismarketcarrots.jpg
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    799

Thread Display Options

Loading...