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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. pauln

    any idea what these are and are they edible?

    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.
    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.
    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.
    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.

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  2. Darryl

    Would like to know your thoughts on Hoophouse for market garden project

    Darryl, Lots of good advice so far and good luck on your endeavour. Another intensive market gardener you may wish to check out is neversink farm based in Northern New York state U.S.A. Lots of...
    Darryl, Lots of good advice so far and good luck on your endeavour. Another intensive market gardener you may wish to check out is neversink farm based in Northern New York state U.S.A. Lots of interesting videos and ideas you should be able to use for your venture.
    Darryl, Lots of good advice so far and good luck on your endeavour. Another intensive market gardener you may wish to check out is neversink farm based in Northern New York state U.S.A. Lots of interesting videos and ideas you should be able to...
    Darryl, Lots of good advice so far and good luck on your endeavour. Another intensive market gardener you may wish to check out is neversink farm based in Northern New York state U.S.A. Lots of...
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  3. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Snake Bean (standard Green)

    I just read this article and am glad they are nice to eat as I ordered some seed to grow this year. I was inspired by the video you did where you had peanuts growing, I love peanuts but until that...
    I just read this article and am glad they are nice to eat as I ordered some seed to grow this year. I was inspired by the video you did where you had peanuts growing, I love peanuts but until that video never even thought about how they grew, so went online and found a seed supplier and while I...
    I just read this article and am glad they are nice to eat as I ordered some seed to grow this year. I was inspired by the video you did where you had peanuts growing, I love peanuts but until that video never even thought about how they grew, so...
    I just read this article and am glad they are nice to eat as I ordered some seed to grow this year. I was inspired by the video you did where you had peanuts growing, I love peanuts but until that...
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  4. Paul Mathews

    Tomatoe Blunder

    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
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  5. Daniel.Mav

    Orchard Design Ideas

    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Unfortunately break ins are very common here and that was in the morning so it was obviously locked. The sun rises in the back left corner and sets in the front...
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Unfortunately break ins are very common here and that was in the morning so it was obviously locked. The sun rises in the back left corner and sets in the front right corner with both vegetable garden and orchard getting sun for the majority of the day. We’ve left...
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Unfortunately break ins are very common here and that was in the morning so it was obviously locked. The sun rises in the back left corner and sets in the front right corner with both vegetable garden and orchard...
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Unfortunately break ins are very common here and that was in the morning so it was obviously locked. The sun rises in the back left corner and sets in the front...

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  6. ClissAT

    Making Compost

    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
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  7. Ezra

    Question Which veggies should I mulch?

    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
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  8. billfromlachine

    How to protect you berries from birds

    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware...
    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware store we bought some hoola hoops and just cut them open. Later this week we'll drape and secure the...
    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware store we bought some hoola hoops and just cut them...
    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware...

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  9. Tony Baker

    I'm off corn

    I grew corn this year in an old bathtub. It is very thirsty, so you are right that it would be hard to keep up. But in saying that, I overcrowded it and I would have had the best corn I ever...
    I grew corn this year in an old bathtub. It is very thirsty, so you are right that it would be hard to keep up. But in saying that, I overcrowded it and I would have had the best corn I ever did.... Except we had to go away for a couple of days and as I didn't have automatic watering it...
    I grew corn this year in an old bathtub. It is very thirsty, so you are right that it would be hard to keep up. But in saying that, I overcrowded it and I would have had the best corn I ever did.... Except we had to go away for a couple of days...
    I grew corn this year in an old bathtub. It is very thirsty, so you are right that it would be hard to keep up. But in saying that, I overcrowded it and I would have had the best corn I ever...
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  10. PlaneDriver

    Raised Garden Beds

    I see I am late to the party, but for a first time small raised bed (and large pots) I was buying the cheap $2.80 bags of soil mix from bunnings, then also buying the cow manure and we always have...
    I see I am late to the party, but for a first time small raised bed (and large pots) I was buying the cheap $2.80 bags of soil mix from bunnings, then also buying the cow manure and we always have someone selling sheep manure then adding pelleted chicken manure. I would blend it up and when I...
    I see I am late to the party, but for a first time small raised bed (and large pots) I was buying the cheap $2.80 bags of soil mix from bunnings, then also buying the cow manure and we always have someone selling sheep manure then adding pelleted...
    I see I am late to the party, but for a first time small raised bed (and large pots) I was buying the cheap $2.80 bags of soil mix from bunnings, then also buying the cow manure and we always have...
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  11. Tony Baker
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase...
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase the number substantially unless there is a lot of spare space in the container.
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase the number substantially unless there is a lot of...
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase...
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  12. Mataeka

    Question Food forest with established trees?

    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you...
    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you fertilize the new smaller plants, they will snap it up and grow even bigger! Same goes for the...
    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you fertilize the new smaller plants, they will snap...
    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you...
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  13. Ray Speed

    Few new tree's for my Birthday

    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
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  14. Margarita Castaneda

    cold resistance Avocado Trees

    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on...
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on what variety to get for that area.
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on what variety to get for that area.
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on...
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  15. Raymondo

    And they came two by two

    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their religious elders was to bring back to the city after leaving to visit elsewhere, two plants or trees...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their religious elders was to bring back to the city...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their...
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  16. Steve

    Question Growing Grapes

    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit...
    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit shop for not much money if and when I choose to eat grapes. These mangy things growing against...
    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit shop for not much money if and when I choose to...
    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit...

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  17. ClissAT
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    A follow on from my post above from May 2017 re my water causing the soil problem. It turns out the water and the soil are extremely heavy in iron but there are no supporting or balancing...
    A follow on from my post above from May 2017 re my water causing the soil problem. It turns out the water and the soil are extremely heavy in iron but there are no supporting or balancing minerals to keep the iron in check. The dead giveaway is the yellow subsoil. I should have known this. I'm...
    A follow on from my post above from May 2017 re my water causing the soil problem. It turns out the water and the soil are extremely heavy in iron but there are no supporting or balancing minerals to keep the iron in check. The dead giveaway is...
    A follow on from my post above from May 2017 re my water causing the soil problem. It turns out the water and the soil are extremely heavy in iron but there are no supporting or balancing...

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  18. Mark

    Climbing spinach trellis/climbing structure

    My climbing spinach, Malaga I think ,about 18 months old , slightly slippery to taste but when sliced into a mixed salad, not noticeable , does extremely well in summer/ wet conditions as you can...
    My climbing spinach, Malaga I think ,about 18 months old , slightly slippery to taste but when sliced into a mixed salad, not noticeable , does extremely well in summer/ wet conditions as you can see pic taken April SE Qld, and looks like perennial, that's my kinda gardening cheers and happy...
    My climbing spinach, Malaga I think ,about 18 months old , slightly slippery to taste but when sliced into a mixed salad, not noticeable , does extremely well in summer/ wet conditions as you can see pic taken April SE Qld, and looks like...
    My climbing spinach, Malaga I think ,about 18 months old , slightly slippery to taste but when sliced into a mixed salad, not noticeable , does extremely well in summer/ wet conditions as you can...

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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