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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    Latest: Gympie Gympie Mathew R, Apr 4, 2019
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  1. Tony Baker

    A wander through the patch

    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
    Thanks mate. Thanks for fixing the post. I'll get the hang of this one day;)
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  2. Kasalia
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    Veg Showcase Luffa (loofah)

    Nice one @Kasalia - really good showcase item to review. Thanks for sharing :)
    Nice one @Kasalia - really good showcase item to review. Thanks for sharing :)
    Nice one @Kasalia - really good showcase item to review. Thanks for sharing :)
    Nice one @Kasalia - really good showcase item to review. Thanks for sharing :)
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  3. Ray Speed

    Fruit trees and stuff

    Just alittle video of the fruit trees coming along, they have been going really well and the irrigation and mulching is working a treat :) and the irrigation system, its been the best thing we have...
    Just alittle video of the fruit trees coming along, they have been going really well and the irrigation and mulching is working a treat :) and the irrigation system, its been the best thing we have done to the property :)
    Just alittle video of the fruit trees coming along, they have been going really well and the irrigation and mulching is working a treat :) and the irrigation system, its been the best thing we have done to the property :)
    Just alittle video of the fruit trees coming along, they have been going really well and the irrigation and mulching is working a treat :) and the irrigation system, its been the best thing we have...
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  4. ClissAT

    Daley's 50% off postage

    If you order bare rooted fruit trees right now you can get 50% off the postage. They will even put multiple trees into the one post box. I'm not sure if this is site wide or only for email...
    If you order bare rooted fruit trees right now you can get 50% off the postage. They will even put multiple trees into the one post box. I'm not sure if this is site wide or only for email recipients. In anycase jump in and have a look. I would order some dwarf fruit trees that will grow in half...
    If you order bare rooted fruit trees right now you can get 50% off the postage. They will even put multiple trees into the one post box. I'm not sure if this is site wide or only for email recipients. In anycase jump in and have a look. I would...
    If you order bare rooted fruit trees right now you can get 50% off the postage. They will even put multiple trees into the one post box. I'm not sure if this is site wide or only for email...
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  5. Tim-Tropics

    Thai Basil Problem

    Thank you so much for your reply! :) :) Here's a close up view. The markings on the ruler are 1mm. Luckily no fine webs developing yet. Will try spraying some neem oil and give it a good prune.
    Thank you so much for your reply! :) :) Here's a close up view. The markings on the ruler are 1mm. Luckily no fine webs developing yet. Will try spraying some neem oil and give it a good prune.
    Thank you so much for your reply! :) :) Here's a close up view. The markings on the ruler are 1mm. Luckily no fine webs developing yet. Will try spraying some neem oil and give it a good prune.
    Thank you so much for your reply! :) :) Here's a close up view. The markings on the ruler are 1mm. Luckily no fine webs developing yet. Will try spraying some neem oil and give it a good prune.

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  6. Tim-Tropics

    Question Bug ID

    Hello ClissAT, don't see the typical cotton-wool like congregation on the plant though, so guess it isn't those woolly aphids. :)
    Hello ClissAT, don't see the typical cotton-wool like congregation on the plant though, so guess it isn't those woolly aphids. :)
    Hello ClissAT, don't see the typical cotton-wool like congregation on the plant though, so guess it isn't those woolly aphids. :)
    Hello ClissAT, don't see the typical cotton-wool like congregation on the plant though, so guess it isn't those woolly aphids. :)

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  7. JohnW
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    Veg Showcase Scorpion Peppers

    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
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  8. Mark

    Large Tahitian Lime Tree always in fruit and a top fruit tree

    Don't worry Tony, everything needs a holiday at some point. Drought is nature's way of giving things a holiday. If the plant or animal is healthy and the land not overgrazed or overcropped it will...
    Don't worry Tony, everything needs a holiday at some point. Drought is nature's way of giving things a holiday. If the plant or animal is healthy and the land not overgrazed or overcropped it will recover. Something you could do is dig into the mound a couple of large blocks of soaked coconut...
    Don't worry Tony, everything needs a holiday at some point. Drought is nature's way of giving things a holiday. If the plant or animal is healthy and the land not overgrazed or overcropped it will recover. Something you could do is dig into the...
    Don't worry Tony, everything needs a holiday at some point. Drought is nature's way of giving things a holiday. If the plant or animal is healthy and the land not overgrazed or overcropped it will...

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  9. Mathew R

    Is vasaline bad for citrus?

    Matthew its a case of dont use too much or wrap too tightly. Actually for the hairy catapillers, you want to tie the collar onto the tree firmly then fold at least half the width of the collar...
    Matthew its a case of dont use too much or wrap too tightly. Actually for the hairy catapillers, you want to tie the collar onto the tree firmly then fold at least half the width of the collar down loosely over the tied bit so the catapillers go up under the loosely folded part or skirt as it is...
    Matthew its a case of dont use too much or wrap too tightly. Actually for the hairy catapillers, you want to tie the collar onto the tree firmly then fold at least half the width of the collar down loosely over the tied bit so the catapillers go...
    Matthew its a case of dont use too much or wrap too tightly. Actually for the hairy catapillers, you want to tie the collar onto the tree firmly then fold at least half the width of the collar...
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  10. Tassie Daz

    Recommend Potato onions sown in March SA.

    Thanks Daz...I’ve seen potato onions advertised on some of the online nurseries and kept meaning to have a go. Looking at those results I’m more tempted! Brisbane is prob more humid than SA - so I...
    Thanks Daz...I’ve seen potato onions advertised on some of the online nurseries and kept meaning to have a go. Looking at those results I’m more tempted! Brisbane is prob more humid than SA - so I might run into a problem with mould - but worth a go.
    Thanks Daz...I’ve seen potato onions advertised on some of the online nurseries and kept meaning to have a go. Looking at those results I’m more tempted! Brisbane is prob more humid than SA - so I might run into a problem with mould - but worth a go.
    Thanks Daz...I’ve seen potato onions advertised on some of the online nurseries and kept meaning to have a go. Looking at those results I’m more tempted! Brisbane is prob more humid than SA - so I...

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  11. AndrewB

    My potted garden

    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a...
    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a small unit in Albury for 6 months while I look for a place with a nice size block to buy.
    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a small unit in Albury for 6 months while I look for a...
    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a...

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  12. Renee Shields

    Question Can you buy grafted type A and B avocados trees?

    No not yet the shop threw them out the day before
    No not yet the shop threw them out the day before
    No not yet the shop threw them out the day before
    No not yet the shop threw them out the day before
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  13. Mark

    Not impressed with ACHACHA fruit

    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!

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  14. ClissAT
    Love it! x 3

    DragonFruit Growing, Different Method

    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon cycle will come along at the end of March which should be cooler. That lot of fruit will be...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon cycle will come along at the end of March which...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon...

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  15. Mataeka

    Our half blank canvas

    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with...
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with geraniums (I hate geraniums!) but no veggies by the looks.
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with geraniums (I hate geraniums!) but no veggies by the looks.
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with...
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  16. Jnel

    Ants

    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
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  17. Mark

    Growing grapes in subtropical climate SE QLD

    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get...
    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get quality wines you need winter cold dormancy and low humidity to deter fungus. Cheers Ty
    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get quality wines you need winter cold dormancy and low...
    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get...

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  18. Pauljm

    Bug Id please

    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.

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  19. Mataeka

    Recommend Kassia Limes

    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a great root stock for grafted citrus but i dont think this plant we have is rogue rootstock as its...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a great root stock for grafted citrus but i dont think...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a...
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  20. IanB
    Like x 3

    Some Garden Pics

    Beautiful pictures!!!
    Beautiful pictures!!!
    Beautiful pictures!!!
    Beautiful pictures!!!

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  21. Bea

    Question Is there an actual chart for growing vegetables in a sub-tropical garden?

    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate....
    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate. Generally, I grow most common root crops like beets, turnips, carrots through the cooler times of the...
    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate. Generally, I grow most common root crops like beets,...
    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate....
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  22. Daniel.Mav

    Question Seed raising and greenhouses

    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the...
    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the idea of just covering the seedlings with a mesh tray. Seems the easiest and most efficient. Thanks...
    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the idea of just covering the seedlings with a mesh...
    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the...

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  23. Mark

    Is this Pea Eggplant aka Turkey Berry?

    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!
    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!
    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!
    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!

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  24. ClissAT

    Best Laid Out Orchard & Garden

    If you buy the premium Aussie made netting it will last a good few years apparently.
    If you buy the premium Aussie made netting it will last a good few years apparently.
    If you buy the premium Aussie made netting it will last a good few years apparently.
    If you buy the premium Aussie made netting it will last a good few years apparently.
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  25. OskarDoLittle

    Compost for “no dig” gardening

    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own...
    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own home made kitchen compost, chipped garden prunings, Lucerne hay, and whatever else you can scrounge...
    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own home made kitchen compost, chipped garden prunings,...
    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own...
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