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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Steve

    Garden Plan

    Good advice. Cheers.
    Good advice. Cheers.
    Good advice. Cheers.
    Good advice. Cheers.
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  10. Mark

    Tomatoes are definately in my top 10 things to grow

    It should do Steve - how big is your tree? The trap thread is over here BTW
    It should do Steve - how big is your tree? The trap thread is over here BTW
    It should do Steve - how big is your tree? The trap thread is over here BTW
    It should do Steve - how big is your tree? The trap thread is over here BTW

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  11. Steve

    Suckers?

    Yep did the whole lot.............NOT! :p
    Yep did the whole lot.............NOT! :p
    Yep did the whole lot.............NOT! :p
    Yep did the whole lot.............NOT! :p

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  12. Mark

    Question What plant is this?

    As Stevo said.....you first! :cheer: Perhaps the barbed wire in the picture would be more appealing to the palette?
    As Stevo said.....you first! :cheer: Perhaps the barbed wire in the picture would be more appealing to the palette?
    As Stevo said.....you first! :cheer: Perhaps the barbed wire in the picture would be more appealing to the palette?
    As Stevo said.....you first! :cheer: Perhaps the barbed wire in the picture would be more appealing to the palette?

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  13. Steve

    Seed Tape

    Nice. That sounds like a good little trick. Cheers,
    Nice. That sounds like a good little trick. Cheers,
    Nice. That sounds like a good little trick. Cheers,
    Nice. That sounds like a good little trick. Cheers,

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  14. Mark

    The Bloombox Grow Box Review Thread

    I want to know: does it come with bees? :D
    I want to know: does it come with bees? :D
    I want to know: does it come with bees? :D
    I want to know: does it come with bees? :D
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  15. Mark

    Small tomato variety mix from home garden

    Cheese mate, just finished a tomato toastie actually - YUM :eat:
    Cheese mate, just finished a tomato toastie actually - YUM :eat:
    Cheese mate, just finished a tomato toastie actually - YUM :eat:
    Cheese mate, just finished a tomato toastie actually - YUM :eat:

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  16. cam

    growing mushrooms on logs

    A mate of mine at work is seriously looking into growing mushrooms on logs at the moment. Exactly how Russell described is how he is going about it I think. I actually saw this only a couple of...
    A mate of mine at work is seriously looking into growing mushrooms on logs at the moment. Exactly how Russell described is how he is going about it I think. I actually saw this only a couple of week ago on the River Cottage show (UK) where they basically took about 6-10 logs and drilled holes...
    A mate of mine at work is seriously looking into growing mushrooms on logs at the moment. Exactly how Russell described is how he is going about it I think. I actually saw this only a couple of week ago on the River Cottage show (UK) where they...
    A mate of mine at work is seriously looking into growing mushrooms on logs at the moment. Exactly how Russell described is how he is going about it I think. I actually saw this only a couple of...
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  17. stevo

    Question Loquat

    cheers, i'll give it some attention andmaybe next year it'll be better
    cheers, i'll give it some attention andmaybe next year it'll be better
    cheers, i'll give it some attention andmaybe next year it'll be better
    cheers, i'll give it some attention andmaybe next year it'll be better
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  18. stevo

    Question Macadamia Nut Tree

    cheers Mark, i might keep my eye out for one at a nursery or maybe Daleys would have them. I'll have to pick a location in the yard first.
    cheers Mark, i might keep my eye out for one at a nursery or maybe Daleys would have them. I'll have to pick a location in the yard first.
    cheers Mark, i might keep my eye out for one at a nursery or maybe Daleys would have them. I'll have to pick a location in the yard first.
    cheers Mark, i might keep my eye out for one at a nursery or maybe Daleys would have them. I'll have to pick a location in the yard first.
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  19. Steve

    Question To De-Fruit or not to De-Fruit

    or 50 members fighting all the time :popcorn: ....speaking of de-fruiting, I get heaps of bats in my big Lilly Pilly tree, they leave a massive mess around the tree and fill my pond with seed spit. I...
    or 50 members fighting all the time :popcorn: ....speaking of de-fruiting, I get heaps of bats in my big Lilly Pilly tree, they leave a massive mess around the tree and fill my pond with seed spit. I think they chew the fruit, suck all the juice out then spit the seeds. I have been cutting the fruit...
    or 50 members fighting all the time :popcorn: ....speaking of de-fruiting, I get heaps of bats in my big Lilly Pilly tree, they leave a massive mess around the tree and fill my pond with seed spit. I think they chew the fruit, suck all the juice out...
    or 50 members fighting all the time :popcorn: ....speaking of de-fruiting, I get heaps of bats in my big Lilly Pilly tree, they leave a massive mess around the tree and fill my pond with seed spit. I...

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  20. Mark

    Antibiotics in imported food creating super bugs

    Totally on the same wave length as you (and your wife) Steve. I think we do need to trust organic certified goods and retailers as there are far more trustworthy, well-meaning organic farmers...
    Totally on the same wave length as you (and your wife) Steve. I think we do need to trust organic certified goods and retailers as there are far more trustworthy, well-meaning organic farmers and small goods markers than there are dishonest ones. Prices for some organic goods have also have...
    Totally on the same wave length as you (and your wife) Steve. I think we do need to trust organic certified goods and retailers as there are far more trustworthy, well-meaning organic farmers and small goods markers than there are dishonest...
    Totally on the same wave length as you (and your wife) Steve. I think we do need to trust organic certified goods and retailers as there are far more trustworthy, well-meaning organic farmers...
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  21. Steve

    Question Growing Garlic ... in pots

    Well, they may pickup again into spring and then die-off in early summer so see how you go with the extra feed. At the end of the day, if they fail that's gardening for ya - some things work...
    Well, they may pickup again into spring and then die-off in early summer so see how you go with the extra feed. At the end of the day, if they fail that's gardening for ya - some things work and others don't :)
    Well, they may pickup again into spring and then die-off in early summer so see how you go with the extra feed. At the end of the day, if they fail that's gardening for ya - some things work and others don't :)
    Well, they may pickup again into spring and then die-off in early summer so see how you go with the extra feed. At the end of the day, if they fail that's gardening for ya - some things work...
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  22. stevo

    Lilly Pillies

    Drat! I thought we were on the verge of a big discovery and YouTube hit showing your chickens doing tasks around your house in return for lily pily treats... :D
    Drat! I thought we were on the verge of a big discovery and YouTube hit showing your chickens doing tasks around your house in return for lily pily treats... :D
    Drat! I thought we were on the verge of a big discovery and YouTube hit showing your chickens doing tasks around your house in return for lily pily treats... :D
    Drat! I thought we were on the verge of a big discovery and YouTube hit showing your chickens doing tasks around your house in return for lily pily treats... :D
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  23. Mark

    Rambutan - Can it be grown in subtropical SE QLD?

    "Mark" thnx for reply and hope my will knowledgeable for my forum fellows...
    "Mark" thnx for reply and hope my will knowledgeable for my forum fellows...
    "Mark" thnx for reply and hope my will knowledgeable for my forum fellows...
    "Mark" thnx for reply and hope my will knowledgeable for my forum fellows...
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  24. Mark

    Simple Food Made With Poison, Pesticides, And Other Chemicals

    Organic food growing popularity of these days, most of the people do not have a clear idea about the meaning of organic food. In simple words, Organic food is these foods that are created,...
    Organic food growing popularity of these days, most of the people do not have a clear idea about the meaning of organic food. In simple words, Organic food is these foods that are created, processed and packaged without using chemicals. They have accepted due to their apparent health benefits...
    Organic food growing popularity of these days, most of the people do not have a clear idea about the meaning of organic food. In simple words, Organic food is these foods that are created, processed and packaged without using chemicals. They have...
    Organic food growing popularity of these days, most of the people do not have a clear idea about the meaning of organic food. In simple words, Organic food is these foods that are created,...
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  25. becky3086

    Meyer Lemons

    This year I bought a meyer lemon tree from the feed store. I have wanted one for a while. It actually bloomed great and I got 6 lemons from it this year. Here is a little bit about meyer lemons.
    This year I bought a meyer lemon tree from the feed store. I have wanted one for a while. It actually bloomed great and I got 6 lemons from it this year. Here is a little bit about meyer lemons.
    This year I bought a meyer lemon tree from the feed store. I have wanted one for a while. It actually bloomed great and I got 6 lemons from it this year. Here is a little bit about meyer lemons.
    This year I bought a meyer lemon tree from the feed store. I have wanted one for a while. It actually bloomed great and I got 6 lemons from it this year. Here is a little bit about meyer lemons.
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