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    Latest: Dragon Fruit support post design Patty, Dec 11, 2019 at 5:42 AM
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    Discussions about growing specifically in a SUB-TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: Another 5 new tree's lol Ray Speed, Dec 7, 2019
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    Latest: How to use this forum Mark, Nov 18, 2019
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    Latest: Experiment with kale Swedish fiddler, Nov 29, 2019
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  6. 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. Ray Speed

    Fruit tree progress

    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
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  2. ClissAT

    Tomato 'room'

    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste...
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste they were expecting and usually the seedlings get through , cheers Ray
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste they were expecting and usually the seedlings get...
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste...

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  3. ClissAT
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you don't want around the roots! The reason my applications of far more fertilizer was working was that it...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you don't want around the roots! The reason my...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you...

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  4. Letsgokate

    Growing Apples in SEQ

    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical...
    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical and complicated for the average pleb. Actually if you google 'growing conditions for X plant' you...
    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical and complicated for the average pleb. Actually if...
    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical...
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  5. Lego

    Question What might be happening to my lettuce?

    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its grey mould or any of that sort of fungal issue, the stem of the plant will be black, moist and...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its grey mould or any of that sort of fungal issue, the...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its...

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  6. Lego

    Question Making a garden where none exists

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this...
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this information that's stored in my head into open source data is my aim and will hopefully be available in...
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this information that's stored in my head into open source...
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this...
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  7. Raymondo

    Where have all the bees gone ?

    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
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  8. Kasalia

    Community Garden

    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.
    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.
    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.
    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.

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  9. Letsgokate
    Love it! x 9

    My Raised Veggie Beds

    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!
    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!
    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!
    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!

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  10. Jack H

    How to grow a ton of radishes (sort of)

    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and all having been perking for several months. I have also seeded a japanese small turnip that always...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and all having been perking for several months. I have...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and...

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  11. Tony Baker
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the tubers. i.e. pull up the ginger and plant the tumeric and vice versa. I did this for the last two...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the tubers. i.e. pull up the ginger and plant the...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the...
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  12. ClissAT

    All about Organic growing

    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky enough to own sufficient land to organically produce enough various animal manures to fertilize your...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky enough to own sufficient land to organically...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky...
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  13. Mark

    Check out my turmeric!

    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for the flower as well. however, i did find that the tubers were a bit smaller. what about you? and I...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for the flower as well. however, i did find that the...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for...

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  14. Les

    Question Whats wrong with my peach tree?

    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.

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  15. Lizi

    Climbing Beans - Rust

    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not sure if I can tell you something you don't know, but hey, you never know. There could be some quirky...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not sure if I can tell you something you don't know, but...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not...
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  16. ClissAT
    Informative x 3

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.

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  17. Perry

    Mini Green House

    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I just got the yellow pages out to look up a company I used to deal with at Nambour. But to my dismay,...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I just got the yellow pages out to look up a company...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I...
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  18. Lisaceae

    Question Concrete Block Planter Beds

    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or bare, then you know to expect lots of hard frustrating work. Applying organic materials to any soil...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or bare, then you know to expect lots of hard...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or...

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  19. Gander

    My ``garden´´

    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/

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  20. The Rubber Kitty

    help with my Seedlings - Perpetual spinach

    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals that will burn the tender leaves. New shorter dark green leaves will grow from the crown base and...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals that will burn the tender leaves. New shorter dark...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals...
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  21. allen c

    Hydroponic Watermelons update!

    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
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  22. allen c

    Soil Vs Hydroponic Watermelons and Cucumbers!

    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very careful. He's worked out how to immitate the natural growing conditions he found in the hills in...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very careful. He's worked out how to immitate the natural...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very...

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  23. Johnny Green Thumbs

    Using Aquarium Water for Garden

    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
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  24. Dean

    Question Growing veges underneath gutters

    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause the plants to grow tall and lanky and perhaps require staking when they otherwise wouldn't need...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause the plants to grow tall and lanky and perhaps...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause...

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  25. Ray Speed

    Vegies and Salad

    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
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