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. the Decoy

    Passionfruit ripening

    Thanks Clissat for some great info. :thumbsup: In my case my passionfruit are on a drip irrigation so they are getting enough water. The fruit is ripening just slower than in summer. Maybe due to it being...
    Thanks Clissat for some great info. :thumbsup: In my case my passionfruit are on a drip irrigation so they are getting enough water. The fruit is ripening just slower than in summer. Maybe due to it being cooler. Mine are actually going to be moved as they are in pots. We need to move the fence they are...
    Thanks Clissat for some great info. :thumbsup: In my case my passionfruit are on a drip irrigation so they are getting enough water. The fruit is ripening just slower than in summer. Maybe due to it being cooler. Mine are actually going to be moved as...
    Thanks Clissat for some great info. :thumbsup: In my case my passionfruit are on a drip irrigation so they are getting enough water. The fruit is ripening just slower than in summer. Maybe due to it being...
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  2. Pauljm

    Broccolli plants wilting

    If the plants are still firm in the ground when pulled lightly it is not fusarium. This fungal infection weakens the roots allowing the plant to be pulled easily from the soil. Your plants look...
    If the plants are still firm in the ground when pulled lightly it is not fusarium. This fungal infection weakens the roots allowing the plant to be pulled easily from the soil. Your plants look firm in the ground & the young leaves are still standing upright. Its more likely to be a mineral...
    If the plants are still firm in the ground when pulled lightly it is not fusarium. This fungal infection weakens the roots allowing the plant to be pulled easily from the soil. Your plants look firm in the ground & the young leaves are still...
    If the plants are still firm in the ground when pulled lightly it is not fusarium. This fungal infection weakens the roots allowing the plant to be pulled easily from the soil. Your plants look...

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  3. ClissAT

    Motion Activated Bird Scarer

    Few weeks ago I went out and hose the possums up the butt, much more effective:D
    Few weeks ago I went out and hose the possums up the butt, much more effective:D
    Few weeks ago I went out and hose the possums up the butt, much more effective:D
    Few weeks ago I went out and hose the possums up the butt, much more effective:D

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  4. Flatland

    My citrus need help

    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting...
    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting season? Do you feed it prior to fruiting season? If so, what fertilizer does it get. Does it exhibit any...
    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting season? Do you feed it prior to fruiting season? If so,...
    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting...
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  5. Perry

    Question Ginger Root

    The 'K' I referred to is K for Potassium the mineral in soil & fertilizer not Vitamin K the vitamin we eat! As in:- N-P-K which relates to Nitrogen, Phosphorous & Potassium.
    The 'K' I referred to is K for Potassium the mineral in soil & fertilizer not Vitamin K the vitamin we eat! As in:- N-P-K which relates to Nitrogen, Phosphorous & Potassium.
    The 'K' I referred to is K for Potassium the mineral in soil & fertilizer not Vitamin K the vitamin we eat! As in:- N-P-K which relates to Nitrogen, Phosphorous & Potassium.
    The 'K' I referred to is K for Potassium the mineral in soil & fertilizer not Vitamin K the vitamin we eat! As in:- N-P-K which relates to Nitrogen, Phosphorous & Potassium.

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  6. Lois

    Broccoli and Brussell Sprouts

    So far the cats and dogs are doing a fair job. Only places I notice them are inside house, on verandah groun level and running around the garden itself. I haven't lost any seedlings to them yet.
    So far the cats and dogs are doing a fair job. Only places I notice them are inside house, on verandah groun level and running around the garden itself. I haven't lost any seedlings to them yet.
    So far the cats and dogs are doing a fair job. Only places I notice them are inside house, on verandah groun level and running around the garden itself. I haven't lost any seedlings to them yet.
    So far the cats and dogs are doing a fair job. Only places I notice them are inside house, on verandah groun level and running around the garden itself. I haven't lost any seedlings to them yet.

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  7. Auron Leonhart

    Question Banana plant planting method.

    Awesome, hope you get a great bunch! You can tell if what you have is a blue java by the leaf color. If the leaves are silvery green in color, odds are pretty good you got yourself a blue java....
    Awesome, hope you get a great bunch! You can tell if what you have is a blue java by the leaf color. If the leaves are silvery green in color, odds are pretty good you got yourself a blue java. The fruit are 7 to 9 inches in length and exhibit a characteristic silvery blue color when unripe. The...
    Awesome, hope you get a great bunch! You can tell if what you have is a blue java by the leaf color. If the leaves are silvery green in color, odds are pretty good you got yourself a blue java. The fruit are 7 to 9 inches in length and exhibit a...
    Awesome, hope you get a great bunch! You can tell if what you have is a blue java by the leaf color. If the leaves are silvery green in color, odds are pretty good you got yourself a blue java....
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  8. Pauljm

    Treated pine beds?

    I agree with us not knowing totally is there is leeching into the soil, but I’d rather er on the side of caustion. As Clissat said we often don’t know if something like this has an effect for many...
    I agree with us not knowing totally is there is leeching into the soil, but I’d rather er on the side of caustion. As Clissat said we often don’t know if something like this has an effect for many years later. Same as taking things like antioxidants. I have a high number of different type of...
    I agree with us not knowing totally is there is leeching into the soil, but I’d rather er on the side of caustion. As Clissat said we often don’t know if something like this has an effect for many years later. Same as taking things like...
    I agree with us not knowing totally is there is leeching into the soil, but I’d rather er on the side of caustion. As Clissat said we often don’t know if something like this has an effect for many...

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  9. Pauljm

    Bokashi tea and liquid fertiliser

    Hi ClissAT, Thank you so much for your detailed reply I will give it a go. Very kind of you to take the time and share your knowledge it is much appreciated. Thanks again, Paul
    Hi ClissAT, Thank you so much for your detailed reply I will give it a go. Very kind of you to take the time and share your knowledge it is much appreciated. Thanks again, Paul
    Hi ClissAT, Thank you so much for your detailed reply I will give it a go. Very kind of you to take the time and share your knowledge it is much appreciated. Thanks again, Paul
    Hi ClissAT, Thank you so much for your detailed reply I will give it a go. Very kind of you to take the time and share your knowledge it is much appreciated. Thanks again, Paul
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  10. Mark

    Jerusalem Artichoke growing

    So after digging up most of my Jerusalem artichokes to give away, and having never had much success with them, this year I just ignored them. So I was quite shocked this am when i went to dig out...
    So after digging up most of my Jerusalem artichokes to give away, and having never had much success with them, this year I just ignored them. So I was quite shocked this am when i went to dig out the "dead" flowers to discover a god 4-5kg of tubers! Just cooked some up for lunch (saluted in...
    So after digging up most of my Jerusalem artichokes to give away, and having never had much success with them, this year I just ignored them. So I was quite shocked this am when i went to dig out the "dead" flowers to discover a god 4-5kg of...
    So after digging up most of my Jerusalem artichokes to give away, and having never had much success with them, this year I just ignored them. So I was quite shocked this am when i went to dig out...

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  11. Mark

    Growing ginger in a food forest

    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by...
    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by turning off the sun during a hot day and adding the customary rain we get at harvest time! . Anyway...
    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by turning off the sun during a hot day and adding the...
    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by...
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  12. Letsgokate
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    My Raised Veggie Beds

    Well, I have measured everything up so that is a big start. . Still deciding whether I want lower or higher beds... But then aging knees are beginning to dictate the answer to that one!! I'd...
    Well, I have measured everything up so that is a big start. . Still deciding whether I want lower or higher beds... But then aging knees are beginning to dictate the answer to that one!! I'd like automated watering system so still learning about that
    Well, I have measured everything up so that is a big start. . Still deciding whether I want lower or higher beds... But then aging knees are beginning to dictate the answer to that one!! I'd like automated watering system so still learning...
    Well, I have measured everything up so that is a big start. . Still deciding whether I want lower or higher beds... But then aging knees are beginning to dictate the answer to that one!! I'd...

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  14. Perry

    Question Tropical Fruit

    Star Apple seem interesting fruit, look great cut up, never tried one though.
    Star Apple seem interesting fruit, look great cut up, never tried one though.
    Star Apple seem interesting fruit, look great cut up, never tried one though.
    Star Apple seem interesting fruit, look great cut up, never tried one though.

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  15. Kasalia
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    Veg Showcase Luffa (loofah)

    Interesting, I use to use them a lot as a kid, always wondered how they grew.
    Interesting, I use to use them a lot as a kid, always wondered how they grew.
    Interesting, I use to use them a lot as a kid, always wondered how they grew.
    Interesting, I use to use them a lot as a kid, always wondered how they grew.
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  16. Mark

    Question Is free compost from the dump/tip safe to use in the garden?

    Don't know what nut grass is but I won't use Council mulch cos of my nemesis the Bindi (or Three corner Jack ) and marshmallow weed When I bought the propery it didn't have any. Reclaimed the...
    Don't know what nut grass is but I won't use Council mulch cos of my nemesis the Bindi (or Three corner Jack ) and marshmallow weed When I bought the propery it didn't have any. Reclaimed the place a couple of years ago after tenanted and "voila" tenant be gone weeds growing rapidly and almost...
    Don't know what nut grass is but I won't use Council mulch cos of my nemesis the Bindi (or Three corner Jack ) and marshmallow weed When I bought the propery it didn't have any. Reclaimed the place a couple of years ago after tenanted and...
    Don't know what nut grass is but I won't use Council mulch cos of my nemesis the Bindi (or Three corner Jack ) and marshmallow weed When I bought the propery it didn't have any. Reclaimed the...
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  17. Ash

    Question What's eating my produce/plants?

    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to...
    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to fertilize vine flowers is just pick a male flower & rub it inside the females. Also if the pollen is...
    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to fertilize vine flowers is just pick a male flower & rub...
    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to...

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  18. Perry

    Question Palm Tree

    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a...
    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a weed species due to its prolific seeding nature. Also it doesn't shed cleanly. Does the tree you...
    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a weed species due to its prolific seeding...
    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a...

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  19. Mark

    Not impressed with ACHACHA fruit

    There's a rare tropical fruits nursery down near Coffs or Byron. There's also a tropical fruits nursery near Nambour, also one at Maleny & one I heard of that grows really rare fruits up in Far...
    There's a rare tropical fruits nursery down near Coffs or Byron. There's also a tropical fruits nursery near Nambour, also one at Maleny & one I heard of that grows really rare fruits up in Far Nth Qld. I see these things as I hunt for stuff on the net, but since I don't have the good soil to...
    There's a rare tropical fruits nursery down near Coffs or Byron. There's also a tropical fruits nursery near Nambour, also one at Maleny & one I heard of that grows really rare fruits up in Far Nth Qld. I see these things as I hunt for stuff on...
    There's a rare tropical fruits nursery down near Coffs or Byron. There's also a tropical fruits nursery near Nambour, also one at Maleny & one I heard of that grows really rare fruits up in Far...

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  20. ClissAT

    Tomato & Capsicum diseases

    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)
    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)
    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)
    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)

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  21. DarrenP

    Grape vine novice

    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be...
    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be treated the same. Once pruned I think they need a rest period with no water or fertilizer. Then...
    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be treated the same. Once pruned I think they need a...
    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be...
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  22. Dione

    The struggle is real!

    Hey Dione, how did things finish up over summer? I'm intrigued by the snake bean flavour thing...I've not grown them but was thinking about it because I love SE Asian cuisine, and they're used a...
    Hey Dione, how did things finish up over summer? I'm intrigued by the snake bean flavour thing...I've not grown them but was thinking about it because I love SE Asian cuisine, and they're used a lot. So I'm intrigued that they have a flavour so different to regular beans. We cooked with okra at...
    Hey Dione, how did things finish up over summer? I'm intrigued by the snake bean flavour thing...I've not grown them but was thinking about it because I love SE Asian cuisine, and they're used a lot. So I'm intrigued that they have a flavour so...
    Hey Dione, how did things finish up over summer? I'm intrigued by the snake bean flavour thing...I've not grown them but was thinking about it because I love SE Asian cuisine, and they're used a...

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  23. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    Yes that is how it is done here.
    Yes that is how it is done here.
    Yes that is how it is done here.
    Yes that is how it is done here.

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  24. ClissAT

    DragonFruit Growing, Different Method

    Well I’ve got some good news on the DF plot. I went into the block last week to do some watering and to my surprise the first plant I looked at was covered in small buds!! As I looked around all...
    Well I’ve got some good news on the DF plot. I went into the block last week to do some watering and to my surprise the first plant I looked at was covered in small buds!! As I looked around all I could see was buds! It’s now suddenly hard to find a plant without buds on. The best I’ve counted...
    Well I’ve got some good news on the DF plot. I went into the block last week to do some watering and to my surprise the first plant I looked at was covered in small buds!! As I looked around all I could see was buds! It’s now suddenly hard to...
    Well I’ve got some good news on the DF plot. I went into the block last week to do some watering and to my surprise the first plant I looked at was covered in small buds!! As I looked around all...

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  25. Letsgokate

    Apple tree help

    Thank you ClissAt. Guess I will repot one today so it can settle in before winter. Regards Lois Langley
    Thank you ClissAt. Guess I will repot one today so it can settle in before winter. Regards Lois Langley
    Thank you ClissAt. Guess I will repot one today so it can settle in before winter. Regards Lois Langley
    Thank you ClissAt. Guess I will repot one today so it can settle in before winter. Regards Lois Langley

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