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    Latest: Growing Vanilla Alison W, Feb 24, 2020 at 11:04 PM
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    Latest: Small Mixed Fruit Orchard Planning Tamitha Ratliff, Feb 23, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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    Latest: Easier carrot germination Shannon Robinson, Feb 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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  1. Mark

    QLD fruit fly Vs Medfly (Mediterranean)

    Fruit fly generally sting ripening fruit because it gives the larvae the best chance of developing. Most of the time when fruit fly does sting hard green fruit the maggot won't survive. However,...
    Fruit fly generally sting ripening fruit because it gives the larvae the best chance of developing. Most of the time when fruit fly does sting hard green fruit the maggot won't survive. However, fruit fly strike can induce early fruit drop in unripe produce still developing on the...
    Fruit fly generally sting ripening fruit because it gives the larvae the best chance of developing. Most of the time when fruit fly does sting hard green fruit the maggot won't survive. However, fruit fly strike can induce early fruit drop in...
    Fruit fly generally sting ripening fruit because it gives the larvae the best chance of developing. Most of the time when fruit fly does sting hard green fruit the maggot won't survive. However,...

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  2. Director

    Is it OK to dig in sugar cane mulch?

    Lucky to have you on the forum @ClissAT you are a wealth of great information :)
    Lucky to have you on the forum @ClissAT you are a wealth of great information :)
    Lucky to have you on the forum @ClissAT you are a wealth of great information :)
    Lucky to have you on the forum @ClissAT you are a wealth of great information :)
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  3. Mark

    Irrigatia solar watering kit

    Here's an update on my solar watering system
    Here's an update on my solar watering system
    Here's an update on my solar watering system
    Here's an update on my solar watering system

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  4. OskarDoLittle

    Name that bug...

    I had never heard of these before (not being from Brisbane originally perhaps) - so looked it up and yup, I think it's a good ol' Common Assassin Bug.
    I had never heard of these before (not being from Brisbane originally perhaps) - so looked it up and yup, I think it's a good ol' Common Assassin Bug.
    I had never heard of these before (not being from Brisbane originally perhaps) - so looked it up and yup, I think it's a good ol' Common Assassin Bug.
    I had never heard of these before (not being from Brisbane originally perhaps) - so looked it up and yup, I think it's a good ol' Common Assassin Bug.

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  5. Mark

    Where can I get Hexies Raised Garden Beds?

    Yep that's the ones. They seem to be pretty strong. The end posts are plastic but I doubt they would deteriorate (even in the sun) plus they are guaranteed for 5 years. I ended up getting those...
    Yep that's the ones. They seem to be pretty strong. The end posts are plastic but I doubt they would deteriorate (even in the sun) plus they are guaranteed for 5 years. I ended up getting those two smaller ones in the video for my dwarf avocadoes and then two large rectangle beds 700 mm high...
    Yep that's the ones. They seem to be pretty strong. The end posts are plastic but I doubt they would deteriorate (even in the sun) plus they are guaranteed for 5 years. I ended up getting those two smaller ones in the video for my dwarf...
    Yep that's the ones. They seem to be pretty strong. The end posts are plastic but I doubt they would deteriorate (even in the sun) plus they are guaranteed for 5 years. I ended up getting those...
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  6. Mark

    Longan fruit and growing discussion

    Yeah it seems to be growing fine - it's going to take a long time to mature I'd say. Longans are an expensive tree to buy from the nursery I've noticed. They must be finicky to graft or...
    Yeah it seems to be growing fine - it's going to take a long time to mature I'd say. Longans are an expensive tree to buy from the nursery I've noticed. They must be finicky to graft or something. Perhaps it's due to demand... Or, there's just not many for sale.
    Yeah it seems to be growing fine - it's going to take a long time to mature I'd say. Longans are an expensive tree to buy from the nursery I've noticed. They must be finicky to graft or something. Perhaps it's due to demand... Or, there's just...
    Yeah it seems to be growing fine - it's going to take a long time to mature I'd say. Longans are an expensive tree to buy from the nursery I've noticed. They must be finicky to graft or...

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  7. Kasalia
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    Tip Very Good Ideas for raised Beds

    Wanted some info on started a garden bed so this will be a good place to start.
    Wanted some info on started a garden bed so this will be a good place to start.
    Wanted some info on started a garden bed so this will be a good place to start.
    Wanted some info on started a garden bed so this will be a good place to start.
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  8. Mark

    Growing Microgreens

    A goer for making it big too with Mark's Magic Mutton...
    A goer for making it big too with Mark's Magic Mutton...
    A goer for making it big too with Mark's Magic Mutton...
    A goer for making it big too with Mark's Magic Mutton...

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  9. DAN

    detailed information about different crops..

    Hi Dan, you're right - you can usually find out this information from the department of agriculture if not in Denmark then there are online resources USA based and we have them here in Australia...
    Hi Dan, you're right - you can usually find out this information from the department of agriculture if not in Denmark then there are online resources USA based and we have them here in Australia also. Yes, the information is usually targeted at larger farms but it's just a matter of scaling...
    Hi Dan, you're right - you can usually find out this information from the department of agriculture if not in Denmark then there are online resources USA based and we have them here in Australia also. Yes, the information is usually targeted at...
    Hi Dan, you're right - you can usually find out this information from the department of agriculture if not in Denmark then there are online resources USA based and we have them here in Australia...
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  10. stevo

    Question Fresh Horse Poo?

    That is just excellent advice - thank you. In summary, not to be used as is. Best treated and composted first.
    That is just excellent advice - thank you. In summary, not to be used as is. Best treated and composted first.
    That is just excellent advice - thank you. In summary, not to be used as is. Best treated and composted first.
    That is just excellent advice - thank you. In summary, not to be used as is. Best treated and composted first.
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  11. OskarDoLittle

    Lychee growing

    I did the same except I really did kill mine - I just couldn't bring it back and I never realised they could be so water dependant. A few weeks back I bought another lychee off eBay and it seems...
    I did the same except I really did kill mine - I just couldn't bring it back and I never realised they could be so water dependant. A few weeks back I bought another lychee off eBay and it seems to be doing much better but I'm keeping the water up to it! Perhaps they are just a slow tree to...
    I did the same except I really did kill mine - I just couldn't bring it back and I never realised they could be so water dependant. A few weeks back I bought another lychee off eBay and it seems to be doing much better but I'm keeping the water...
    I did the same except I really did kill mine - I just couldn't bring it back and I never realised they could be so water dependant. A few weeks back I bought another lychee off eBay and it seems...
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  12. Jeff Keys

    How to deal with gall wasp in a dwarf grapefruit

    The thing about gall wasp and all pests for that matter is not to panic at the sight of them in the garden. Often nearby a pest outbreak is a predator that's cashing in on the extra feed. It's...
    The thing about gall wasp and all pests for that matter is not to panic at the sight of them in the garden. Often nearby a pest outbreak is a predator that's cashing in on the extra feed. It's true unhealthy plants get targeted more by pests and are susceptible to diseases but healthy plants...
    The thing about gall wasp and all pests for that matter is not to panic at the sight of them in the garden. Often nearby a pest outbreak is a predator that's cashing in on the extra feed. It's true unhealthy plants get targeted more by pests...
    The thing about gall wasp and all pests for that matter is not to panic at the sight of them in the garden. Often nearby a pest outbreak is a predator that's cashing in on the extra feed. It's...

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  13. Mark

    Growing Golden Dorsett Apples dwarf variety

    Whilst I agree with you for 90% of tomato varieties, I'm not sure that's always the case because I've conducted experiments with certain beefsteaks like (Italian Tree tomato) and fully netted them...
    Whilst I agree with you for 90% of tomato varieties, I'm not sure that's always the case because I've conducted experiments with certain beefsteaks like (Italian Tree tomato) and fully netted them in outdoor garden beds exposed to wind only for the plants to grow well, flower heaps, and set...
    Whilst I agree with you for 90% of tomato varieties, I'm not sure that's always the case because I've conducted experiments with certain beefsteaks like (Italian Tree tomato) and fully netted them in outdoor garden beds exposed to wind only for...
    Whilst I agree with you for 90% of tomato varieties, I'm not sure that's always the case because I've conducted experiments with certain beefsteaks like (Italian Tree tomato) and fully netted them...

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  14. stevo

    Question What are these bugs on my Tahitian Lime?

    I use eco oil by eco spreco organics sprayed with some foliar feeder to deal with them. Scale and the stink bugs don't like it either. Jeff
    I use eco oil by eco spreco organics sprayed with some foliar feeder to deal with them. Scale and the stink bugs don't like it either. Jeff
    I use eco oil by eco spreco organics sprayed with some foliar feeder to deal with them. Scale and the stink bugs don't like it either. Jeff
    I use eco oil by eco spreco organics sprayed with some foliar feeder to deal with them. Scale and the stink bugs don't like it either. Jeff

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  15. ClissAT

    Oddities for dinner

    My Buff Sussex (Mrs Fluffy Pants) walks like a penguin too but that's just because she has a big bum! :D
    My Buff Sussex (Mrs Fluffy Pants) walks like a penguin too but that's just because she has a big bum! :D
    My Buff Sussex (Mrs Fluffy Pants) walks like a penguin too but that's just because she has a big bum! :D
    My Buff Sussex (Mrs Fluffy Pants) walks like a penguin too but that's just because she has a big bum! :D

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  16. Tim C

    A few pics from around the garden

    In the 9th photo down I spied a solar panel. Is it charging a battery..A friend of mine has one and it charges a huge truck battery fortheir pump. Small pump that is....I am very interested in DIY...
    In the 9th photo down I spied a solar panel. Is it charging a battery..A friend of mine has one and it charges a huge truck battery fortheir pump. Small pump that is....I am very interested in DIY solar panels I've seen lots in pics but never been able to ask..Sorry I do prattle on LOL
    In the 9th photo down I spied a solar panel. Is it charging a battery..A friend of mine has one and it charges a huge truck battery fortheir pump. Small pump that is....I am very interested in DIY solar panels I've seen lots in pics but never...
    In the 9th photo down I spied a solar panel. Is it charging a battery..A friend of mine has one and it charges a huge truck battery fortheir pump. Small pump that is....I am very interested in DIY...

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  17. stevo

    Herbicide in Horse manure

    That's good to know Stevo. A bit of a relief really. Cheers
    That's good to know Stevo. A bit of a relief really. Cheers
    That's good to know Stevo. A bit of a relief really. Cheers
    That's good to know Stevo. A bit of a relief really. Cheers
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  18. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Mibuna

    Timing is the key to most of these green salad crops - dead of winter is best in the subtropics but even then I often get it wrong and see premature bolters everywhere lol :facepalm:
    Timing is the key to most of these green salad crops - dead of winter is best in the subtropics but even then I often get it wrong and see premature bolters everywhere lol :facepalm:
    Timing is the key to most of these green salad crops - dead of winter is best in the subtropics but even then I often get it wrong and see premature bolters everywhere lol :facepalm:
    Timing is the key to most of these green salad crops - dead of winter is best in the subtropics but even then I often get it wrong and see premature bolters everywhere lol :facepalm:
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  19. Mark

    Instead of staking tomatoes cascade them over a raised bed

    Tomatoes usually grow well initially anyway - I think the overhead watering thing is a myth actually... They'll grow fast and strong as long as they have enough feed and water then as the fruit...
    Tomatoes usually grow well initially anyway - I think the overhead watering thing is a myth actually... They'll grow fast and strong as long as they have enough feed and water then as the fruit begins to grow and ripen the plant develops blight which drops the leaves exposing the fruit to extra...
    Tomatoes usually grow well initially anyway - I think the overhead watering thing is a myth actually... They'll grow fast and strong as long as they have enough feed and water then as the fruit begins to grow and ripen the plant develops blight...
    Tomatoes usually grow well initially anyway - I think the overhead watering thing is a myth actually... They'll grow fast and strong as long as they have enough feed and water then as the fruit...

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  20. Mark

    Hand pollinate zucchini flowers for more fruit

    I don't worry about it much because it usually only sets in after the plants have matured. I sometimes prune leaves to lessen the extent of the mildew but generally I don't fight it.
    I don't worry about it much because it usually only sets in after the plants have matured. I sometimes prune leaves to lessen the extent of the mildew but generally I don't fight it.
    I don't worry about it much because it usually only sets in after the plants have matured. I sometimes prune leaves to lessen the extent of the mildew but generally I don't fight it.
    I don't worry about it much because it usually only sets in after the plants have matured. I sometimes prune leaves to lessen the extent of the mildew but generally I don't fight it.
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  21. Letsgokate

    Yellowing leaves on citrus

    I agree with Ken re the pH being out of balance. It can happen if the soil gets too dry then watered & redries. It can happen like that during winter if the trees aren't hooked up to an irrigation...
    I agree with Ken re the pH being out of balance. It can happen if the soil gets too dry then watered & redries. It can happen like that during winter if the trees aren't hooked up to an irrigation system. I would guard against using too much sulphur as that can throw out lots of other micro...
    I agree with Ken re the pH being out of balance. It can happen if the soil gets too dry then watered & redries. It can happen like that during winter if the trees aren't hooked up to an irrigation system. I would guard against using too much...
    I agree with Ken re the pH being out of balance. It can happen if the soil gets too dry then watered & redries. It can happen like that during winter if the trees aren't hooked up to an irrigation...

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  22. stevo

    Mullberry

    Just pick them when ripe and don't let the fruit hang on the tree long enough for the grub to develop - no problem.
    Just pick them when ripe and don't let the fruit hang on the tree long enough for the grub to develop - no problem.
    Just pick them when ripe and don't let the fruit hang on the tree long enough for the grub to develop - no problem.
    Just pick them when ripe and don't let the fruit hang on the tree long enough for the grub to develop - no problem.

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  23. Becca

    Question Seed Club

    But I'd definitely buy seeds off people here... As I know they have worked for them etc! :D
    But I'd definitely buy seeds off people here... As I know they have worked for them etc! :D
    But I'd definitely buy seeds off people here... As I know they have worked for them etc! :D
    But I'd definitely buy seeds off people here... As I know they have worked for them etc! :D
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  24. Mark

    Weed vine out of control in vegetable garden & Thai Chili

    Yeah Singapore daisy is a pain. It will out compete everything if it's in moist soil. Pulling is the best way to remove once you have it under control but it can get away from you quickly. It's...
    Yeah Singapore daisy is a pain. It will out compete everything if it's in moist soil. Pulling is the best way to remove once you have it under control but it can get away from you quickly. It's sensitive to heat, so you can cook a large area under black plastic if it's in the sun. Watch that...
    Yeah Singapore daisy is a pain. It will out compete everything if it's in moist soil. Pulling is the best way to remove once you have it under control but it can get away from you quickly. It's sensitive to heat, so you can cook a large area...
    Yeah Singapore daisy is a pain. It will out compete everything if it's in moist soil. Pulling is the best way to remove once you have it under control but it can get away from you quickly. It's...

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  25. Director

    ALDI vege gardens $29

    Wow that's a really good size too.
    Wow that's a really good size too.
    Wow that's a really good size too.
    Wow that's a really good size too.
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