Fruit & Vegetable Growing

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  1. Sell, Swap, Free, Wanted

    Sell, swap, give away, or ask for seeds, cuttings, plants, recyclables, tools, etc in this section.
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  1. Tony Baker

    The patch this morning

    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
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  2. Ash

    Question What's eating my produce/plants?

    I had the same thing with my watermelons. Seems like a possum or hare for me as well. I wrapped an old shirt around one and it ripened without any issues...until my great big Lab came and tried to...
    I had the same thing with my watermelons. Seems like a possum or hare for me as well. I wrapped an old shirt around one and it ripened without any issues...until my great big Lab came and tried to play with the shirt...
    I had the same thing with my watermelons. Seems like a possum or hare for me as well. I wrapped an old shirt around one and it ripened without any issues...until my great big Lab came and tried to play with the shirt...
    I had the same thing with my watermelons. Seems like a possum or hare for me as well. I wrapped an old shirt around one and it ripened without any issues...until my great big Lab came and tried to...

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  3. ClissAT

    Great photographic resource plant diseases and pests

    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.
    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.
    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.
    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.

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  4. Mat

    Question What's wrong with my cucumber seedlings?

    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me...
    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me - I just built some temporary raised beds out of old hay bails and filled with hay/topsoil from some...
    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me - I just built some temporary raised beds out of...
    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me...

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  5. Pauljm

    Split pumpkin

    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours...
    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours beautifully without adding too much sweetness.) We’d consider pumpkins “ripe” when the stem browns off.
    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours beautifully without adding too much sweetness.) We’d...
    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours...

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  6. Jenny

    My small urban garden

    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the weather that caused the fruit drop and rotting. So far the Lupin plants are still very short, ...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the weather that caused the fruit drop and...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the...

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  7. ClissAT

    Pruning mango trees Aussie style!

    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
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  8. Letsgokate

    Strawberry plant storage

    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've been in there. I'll have a look next time, I do remember being surprised that it was just a bunch of...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've been in there. I'll have a look next time, I do...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've...
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  9. Tony Baker

    Interesting web site I found.

    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
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  10. Ray Speed

    Fruit Tree's

    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
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  11. PlaneDriver

    Raised Garden Beds

    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
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  12. Tony Baker

    I'm off corn

    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
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  13. Techno 2

    Question Growing a Year's Supply of Wheat for One Person in New England

    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of small holding farming endeavour that most people don't do & why they don't do it? Growing flour...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of small holding farming endeavour that most people don't...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of...
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  14. Pauljm

    Flies on my sweet corn plants

    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the plant warming up in the sun ready for first flight. They aren't saw flies, but could be some other...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the plant warming up in the sun ready for first...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the...

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  15. Mark

    Dragon fruit (pitaya)

    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work -...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work - one for my own experiments one day I think! I will be very interested to hear how you go with the...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work - one for my own experiments one day I think! I will...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work -...

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  16. ClissAT

    All about Organic growing

    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
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  17. IanB

    Composting ...

    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed coloured things. Newspapers I burn in our fire in winter, and use the ash but if folded to fit could...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed coloured things. Newspapers I burn in our fire in...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed...
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  18. ClissAT

    Yuzu citrus wanted

    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
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  19. IanB

    Tomato issue ....

    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...

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  20. Jenny

    Growing Lentils

    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking...
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking pics...:)
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking pics...:)
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking...
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  21. Letsgokate
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    My Raised Veggie Beds

    Looks great @Letsgokate , just catching up, don't know how I missed it. Impressed you are growing a pineapple. We used the false grass on ours too, been down now 3 months. Slowed the weeds down...
    Looks great @Letsgokate , just catching up, don't know how I missed it. Impressed you are growing a pineapple. We used the false grass on ours too, been down now 3 months. Slowed the weeds down but the nut grass comes up along the edge. Darn stuff been fightening it for years. How has your...
    Looks great @Letsgokate , just catching up, don't know how I missed it. Impressed you are growing a pineapple. We used the false grass on ours too, been down now 3 months. Slowed the weeds down but the nut grass comes up along the edge. Darn...
    Looks great @Letsgokate , just catching up, don't know how I missed it. Impressed you are growing a pineapple. We used the false grass on ours too, been down now 3 months. Slowed the weeds down...

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  22. ClissAT

    Spring Summer Veg Container Garden

    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.

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  23. Cherri

    Ginger

    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
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  24. Spice1

    Question Need help with my Lemon trees

    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards because the father went down the back very night to relieve himself before bed. However you...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards because the father went down the back very night...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards...

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  25. ClissAT

    Water Flow through Soil Profile

    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable,...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable, today it showed how water percolates through soil and can be lost downhill. The slope upwards across...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable, today it showed how water percolates through soil and...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable,...

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