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  1. Letsgokate

    List of suggested soil pH range for fruit trees

    Very interesting information - great list!
    Very interesting information - great list!
    Very interesting information - great list!
    Very interesting information - great list!
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  2. Mark

    Kiwiberry fruit vine seedling plant just had to buy one

    I'll keep them going and see how they progress through this summer. I've yet to build a trellis for the vines to grow up because I wasn't going to waste time and money if they perished.
    I'll keep them going and see how they progress through this summer. I've yet to build a trellis for the vines to grow up because I wasn't going to waste time and money if they perished.
    I'll keep them going and see how they progress through this summer. I've yet to build a trellis for the vines to grow up because I wasn't going to waste time and money if they perished.
    I'll keep them going and see how they progress through this summer. I've yet to build a trellis for the vines to grow up because I wasn't going to waste time and money if they perished.

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  3. Letsgokate

    Garden Apps

    I think taking photos is a good idea, as they say a picture paints a thousand words.
    I think taking photos is a good idea, as they say a picture paints a thousand words.
    I think taking photos is a good idea, as they say a picture paints a thousand words.
    I think taking photos is a good idea, as they say a picture paints a thousand words.
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  4. Mark

    Panama Berry growing and tree

    Yes Kate, you eat them just like a regular berry skin and all - Nina is addicted to them - I think they are pretty nice personally but they do taste like fairy floss and I'm not a huge fan of that...
    Yes Kate, you eat them just like a regular berry skin and all - Nina is addicted to them - I think they are pretty nice personally but they do taste like fairy floss and I'm not a huge fan of that flavour... still, it's a nice plant to have in the garden. Give it plenty of water through summer...
    Yes Kate, you eat them just like a regular berry skin and all - Nina is addicted to them - I think they are pretty nice personally but they do taste like fairy floss and I'm not a huge fan of that flavour... still, it's a nice plant to have in...
    Yes Kate, you eat them just like a regular berry skin and all - Nina is addicted to them - I think they are pretty nice personally but they do taste like fairy floss and I'm not a huge fan of that...

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  5. stevo

    Question Sawdust on the garden?

    Time usually makes good soil ;)
    Time usually makes good soil ;)
    Time usually makes good soil ;)
    Time usually makes good soil ;)
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  6. Sasha Bushell

    Brukale

    Cheers Ash! Still nothing forming on the plants though... I'm starting to get worried :(
    Cheers Ash! Still nothing forming on the plants though... I'm starting to get worried :(
    Cheers Ash! Still nothing forming on the plants though... I'm starting to get worried :(
    Cheers Ash! Still nothing forming on the plants though... I'm starting to get worried :(

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  7. Kasalia
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    Veg Showcase Chickpeas

    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
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  8. Sasha Bushell

    Celery seedlings gone wrong

    I Bought seeds and planted in punnets, when i moved them they were still just sprouts and i have fed them since, they are now green insteed of yellow :) Thanks for the tips :) i imagine that now...
    I Bought seeds and planted in punnets, when i moved them they were still just sprouts and i have fed them since, they are now green insteed of yellow :) Thanks for the tips :) i imagine that now they are trying to set roots before they start growing upwards
    I Bought seeds and planted in punnets, when i moved them they were still just sprouts and i have fed them since, they are now green insteed of yellow :) Thanks for the tips :) i imagine that now they are trying to set roots before they start...
    I Bought seeds and planted in punnets, when i moved them they were still just sprouts and i have fed them since, they are now green insteed of yellow :) Thanks for the tips :) i imagine that now...

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  9. Mark

    Olive pest Lace Bug

    The olive lace bug is an annoying pest that attacks olive trees in Australia sucking the life out of the leaves and in turn weakening the tree. Signs of the bug infestation are light spots on...
    The olive lace bug is an annoying pest that attacks olive trees in Australia sucking the life out of the leaves and in turn weakening the tree. Signs of the bug infestation are light spots on the leaf from the bug feeding and visible animals under the leaf often with nymphs (offspring) which...
    The olive lace bug is an annoying pest that attacks olive trees in Australia sucking the life out of the leaves and in turn weakening the tree. Signs of the bug infestation are light spots on the leaf from the bug feeding and visible animals...
    The olive lace bug is an annoying pest that attacks olive trees in Australia sucking the life out of the leaves and in turn weakening the tree. Signs of the bug infestation are light spots on...

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  10. Mark

    Nice rustic looking raised garden bed

    Cant believe i saw this after your post about yours.. woohoo. They look fantastic. They are like the poster girl for all veggie gardens
    Cant believe i saw this after your post about yours.. woohoo. They look fantastic. They are like the poster girl for all veggie gardens
    Cant believe i saw this after your post about yours.. woohoo. They look fantastic. They are like the poster girl for all veggie gardens
    Cant believe i saw this after your post about yours.. woohoo. They look fantastic. They are like the poster girl for all veggie gardens

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  11. Letsgokate

    Veggie Soil

    Wow!! That is some amazing advice and i will definately take you up on that and give it a go. If i remember ill let you know how i went :)
    Wow!! That is some amazing advice and i will definately take you up on that and give it a go. If i remember ill let you know how i went :)
    Wow!! That is some amazing advice and i will definately take you up on that and give it a go. If i remember ill let you know how i went :)
    Wow!! That is some amazing advice and i will definately take you up on that and give it a go. If i remember ill let you know how i went :)

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  12. ClissAT

    Bird Proofing

    Indeed. I love the natural look of trees. I like the contrast from winter to when they explode to life again in the spring. So the nets kind of ruin that for me, but in the end I would end up...
    Indeed. I love the natural look of trees. I like the contrast from winter to when they explode to life again in the spring. So the nets kind of ruin that for me, but in the end I would end up doing the same because at that point the trees have a specific function beyond just beauty :)
    Indeed. I love the natural look of trees. I like the contrast from winter to when they explode to life again in the spring. So the nets kind of ruin that for me, but in the end I would end up doing the same because at that point the trees have a...
    Indeed. I love the natural look of trees. I like the contrast from winter to when they explode to life again in the spring. So the nets kind of ruin that for me, but in the end I would end up...

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  13. Ann@Monto

    No dig pallet veggie garden

    Very good point!
    Very good point!
    Very good point!
    Very good point!

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  14. Mark

    My first ripe mango of the season (Glenn)

    I've never wanted to try a mango straight from the tree more in my life than right now.
    I've never wanted to try a mango straight from the tree more in my life than right now.
    I've never wanted to try a mango straight from the tree more in my life than right now.
    I've never wanted to try a mango straight from the tree more in my life than right now.

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  15. Letsgokate

    Feijoa

    Daley's has Yellow Cherry Guava on special if any one is interested. In Mega Tubes normally $17.90 now $7.75
    Daley's has Yellow Cherry Guava on special if any one is interested. In Mega Tubes normally $17.90 now $7.75
    Daley's has Yellow Cherry Guava on special if any one is interested. In Mega Tubes normally $17.90 now $7.75
    Daley's has Yellow Cherry Guava on special if any one is interested. In Mega Tubes normally $17.90 now $7.75
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  16. Mark

    Mulching around fruit trees

    Thanks Mark. It has been pretty bitter up here, lots of chilly winds and unforgiving weather have caused some havoc for the juvenile trees and seedlings. Looking forward to spring.
    Thanks Mark. It has been pretty bitter up here, lots of chilly winds and unforgiving weather have caused some havoc for the juvenile trees and seedlings. Looking forward to spring.
    Thanks Mark. It has been pretty bitter up here, lots of chilly winds and unforgiving weather have caused some havoc for the juvenile trees and seedlings. Looking forward to spring.
    Thanks Mark. It has been pretty bitter up here, lots of chilly winds and unforgiving weather have caused some havoc for the juvenile trees and seedlings. Looking forward to spring.
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  17. Letsgokate

    Growing fruit trees in pots

    @OskarDoLittle Sorry for the delay mate, I got mine from Northey St Farm in Brisbane last year. Good luck tracking one down, I can highly recommend Daleys if you haven't used them before. They are...
    @OskarDoLittle Sorry for the delay mate, I got mine from Northey St Farm in Brisbane last year. Good luck tracking one down, I can highly recommend Daleys if you haven't used them before. They are pretty much the only place I go for fruiting plants.
    @OskarDoLittle Sorry for the delay mate, I got mine from Northey St Farm in Brisbane last year. Good luck tracking one down, I can highly recommend Daleys if you haven't used them before. They are pretty much the only place I go for fruiting plants.
    @OskarDoLittle Sorry for the delay mate, I got mine from Northey St Farm in Brisbane last year. Good luck tracking one down, I can highly recommend Daleys if you haven't used them before. They are...
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  18. Mark

    Variegated Kumquat

    Sorry Steve for not replying sooner - I've been under the pump here lol Yes, I have tasted them and they are as sour as a lemon :quiver: Investigating making kumquat liqueur... will keep ya posted ;)
    Sorry Steve for not replying sooner - I've been under the pump here lol Yes, I have tasted them and they are as sour as a lemon :quiver: Investigating making kumquat liqueur... will keep ya posted ;)
    Sorry Steve for not replying sooner - I've been under the pump here lol Yes, I have tasted them and they are as sour as a lemon :quiver: Investigating making kumquat liqueur... will keep ya posted ;)
    Sorry Steve for not replying sooner - I've been under the pump here lol Yes, I have tasted them and they are as sour as a lemon :quiver: Investigating making kumquat liqueur... will keep ya posted ;)

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  19. Mark

    Mixing gardening with beer

    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
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  20. Mark

    Planting leaks out when they are more mature

    Yeah shallots are pretty hardy but what a fantastic food plant they are... sometimes I think we take these easy to grow vegetables for granted. Leaks on the other hand I don't feel are as easy to...
    Yeah shallots are pretty hardy but what a fantastic food plant they are... sometimes I think we take these easy to grow vegetables for granted. Leaks on the other hand I don't feel are as easy to grow but this method is worth a go for anyone having trouble replanting the smaller seedlings or...
    Yeah shallots are pretty hardy but what a fantastic food plant they are... sometimes I think we take these easy to grow vegetables for granted. Leaks on the other hand I don't feel are as easy to grow but this method is worth a go for anyone...
    Yeah shallots are pretty hardy but what a fantastic food plant they are... sometimes I think we take these easy to grow vegetables for granted. Leaks on the other hand I don't feel are as easy to...
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  21. Mark

    Tying tomato plants off on a round post or stake

    Here's a video on the simple knots and technique I use to secure tomato plants to a round post or stake so it doesn't slip down. The post I use in the video is nice and tall, pretty cheap, easy...
    Here's a video on the simple knots and technique I use to secure tomato plants to a round post or stake so it doesn't slip down. The post I use in the video is nice and tall, pretty cheap, easy to force into the ground or pull out, and overall makes for a great tomato stake but you do tend to...
    Here's a video on the simple knots and technique I use to secure tomato plants to a round post or stake so it doesn't slip down. The post I use in the video is nice and tall, pretty cheap, easy to force into the ground or pull out, and overall...
    Here's a video on the simple knots and technique I use to secure tomato plants to a round post or stake so it doesn't slip down. The post I use in the video is nice and tall, pretty cheap, easy...
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  22. Ash

    Question Young apple tree trunk attacked

    That's remarkably cost effective...electric fence helped keep feral deer out around here too...and that was just a few strands. Not sure it worked for wallabies/Roos though. The stuff in the pic...
    That's remarkably cost effective...electric fence helped keep feral deer out around here too...and that was just a few strands. Not sure it worked for wallabies/Roos though. The stuff in the pic looks like a much better solution. I'd like to think (hope) the chicken fence in the ad is more to...
    That's remarkably cost effective...electric fence helped keep feral deer out around here too...and that was just a few strands. Not sure it worked for wallabies/Roos though. The stuff in the pic looks like a much better solution. I'd like to...
    That's remarkably cost effective...electric fence helped keep feral deer out around here too...and that was just a few strands. Not sure it worked for wallabies/Roos though. The stuff in the pic...
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  23. stevo

    Question Tips for Corn?

    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better...
    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better through a subtropical winter than in summer as long as a freak frost doesn't hit them!
    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better through a subtropical winter than in summer as long...
    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better...

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  24. Becca

    Tip Gardening Australia "vege guide" App for your phone

    Sounds like good place to start. I really want to become self sufficient from our small farm. My husband is the gardener - my job is the animals.
    Sounds like good place to start. I really want to become self sufficient from our small farm. My husband is the gardener - my job is the animals.
    Sounds like good place to start. I really want to become self sufficient from our small farm. My husband is the gardener - my job is the animals.
    Sounds like good place to start. I really want to become self sufficient from our small farm. My husband is the gardener - my job is the animals.
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  25. Mark

    Is woodchip good or bad for a vegetable garden bed?

    Hahaha... Yes fantastic indeed... many of them are rather cringeworthy but I get a lot of fun out of making youtube videos - I'm improving slowly :D Thanks
    Hahaha... Yes fantastic indeed... many of them are rather cringeworthy but I get a lot of fun out of making youtube videos - I'm improving slowly :D Thanks
    Hahaha... Yes fantastic indeed... many of them are rather cringeworthy but I get a lot of fun out of making youtube videos - I'm improving slowly :D Thanks
    Hahaha... Yes fantastic indeed... many of them are rather cringeworthy but I get a lot of fun out of making youtube videos - I'm improving slowly :D Thanks
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