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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. IanB
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    Some Garden Pics

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

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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