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    Latest: Dragon Fruit support post design Patty, Dec 11, 2019 at 5:42 AM
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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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    Sell, swap, give away, or ask for seeds, cuttings, plants, recyclables, tools, etc in this section.
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  1. Mark

    Caimito (star apple) growing tips

    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re...
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re about 5 years old
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re about 5 years old
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re...

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  2. Mark

    Handy vegetable planting guide for Brisbane and South East QLD

    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
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  3. Paul Mathews

    Garden Disaster!!!!! :(

    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
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  4. Ray Speed

    3 varieties of Dragonfruit went in today

    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
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  5. AndyH

    ASPARAGUS CROWNS

    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place....
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place. Quite near where I used to live. The other thing worth looking at there is their shop building which...
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place. Quite near where I used to live. The other thing...
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place....
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  6. Les

    Question Whoflungdung Mulch

    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
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  7. Jack H

    What’s on my Lettuce?

    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these...
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these beetroots. Thanks :D
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these beetroots. Thanks :D
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these...

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  8. Daniel.Mav

    Dan's Garden Journal

    So my daughter wanted to plant some purple plants! Needless to say we go some purple cabbages and purple flowers for her to plant. Check out the video. She’ll be a budding gardener for sure!
    So my daughter wanted to plant some purple plants! Needless to say we go some purple cabbages and purple flowers for her to plant. Check out the video. She’ll be a budding gardener for sure!
    So my daughter wanted to plant some purple plants! Needless to say we go some purple cabbages and purple flowers for her to plant. Check out the video. She’ll be a budding gardener for sure!
    So my daughter wanted to plant some purple plants! Needless to say we go some purple cabbages and purple flowers for her to plant. Check out the video. She’ll be a budding gardener for sure!

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  9. billfromlachine

    A few pictures from this years garden

    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!
    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!
    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!
    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!

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  10. El Colossus

    Question Cutworms

    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
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  11. chop

    New raised garden bed placement

    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific...
    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific crops that like part shade while the others enjoy the full sun!
    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific crops that like part shade while the others enjoy the...
    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific...
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Mark
    Showcase

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