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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. letsgo

    Crop rotation

    Oscar, re the neighbours hedge.... if even one single leaf or 1000 leaves & branches lean over your side, prune them off. Its downright disrespectful of neighbours to let their hedges get that...
    Oscar, re the neighbours hedge.... if even one single leaf or 1000 leaves & branches lean over your side, prune them off. Its downright disrespectful of neighbours to let their hedges get that tall in closely settled suburbia. I know you can't moderate the height, but you are allowed to remove...
    Oscar, re the neighbours hedge.... if even one single leaf or 1000 leaves & branches lean over your side, prune them off. Its downright disrespectful of neighbours to let their hedges get that tall in closely settled suburbia. I know you can't...
    Oscar, re the neighbours hedge.... if even one single leaf or 1000 leaves & branches lean over your side, prune them off. Its downright disrespectful of neighbours to let their hedges get that...
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  2. Flatland

    rabbits and friut trees

    Hmmm yes, large sausages or skinned rabbits Mark?
    Hmmm yes, large sausages or skinned rabbits Mark?
    Hmmm yes, large sausages or skinned rabbits Mark?
    Hmmm yes, large sausages or skinned rabbits Mark?

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  3. Perry

    Question Ginger in my garden

    There seems to be quite a few differing opinions on ginger. I probably wouldn't go with the wet sack during storage as it's prone to fungus and rotting. You'd normally either keep it dry at room...
    There seems to be quite a few differing opinions on ginger. I probably wouldn't go with the wet sack during storage as it's prone to fungus and rotting. You'd normally either keep it dry at room temp a few weeks (max) or in a ziplock in the crisper. I don't find ginger as easy to grow as either...
    There seems to be quite a few differing opinions on ginger. I probably wouldn't go with the wet sack during storage as it's prone to fungus and rotting. You'd normally either keep it dry at room temp a few weeks (max) or in a ziplock in the...
    There seems to be quite a few differing opinions on ginger. I probably wouldn't go with the wet sack during storage as it's prone to fungus and rotting. You'd normally either keep it dry at room...

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  4. Flatland

    What to do with compost thst has gone yuck?

    I have a "little pig" tumbling composted...tragically expensive, insulated so it does get quite hot in there (too hot for compost worms) and it's never made compost in 28days despite a similar...
    I have a "little pig" tumbling composted...tragically expensive, insulated so it does get quite hot in there (too hot for compost worms) and it's never made compost in 28days despite a similar claim. It does however make great compost in a few months. BUT...I've found the best compost in the...
    I have a "little pig" tumbling composted...tragically expensive, insulated so it does get quite hot in there (too hot for compost worms) and it's never made compost in 28days despite a similar claim. It does however make great compost in a few...
    I have a "little pig" tumbling composted...tragically expensive, insulated so it does get quite hot in there (too hot for compost worms) and it's never made compost in 28days despite a similar...
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  5. Mataeka

    Question Bubbles in pot saucers?

    The plants were doing great - tomatoes so they were lapping the water up but it seems they've finally realised its winter and most have carcked it - not before an awesome bounty of tomatoes has...
    The plants were doing great - tomatoes so they were lapping the water up but it seems they've finally realised its winter and most have carcked it - not before an awesome bounty of tomatoes has been provided first though. Newly planted plants are doing great :) That's crazy how much gas it creates!
    The plants were doing great - tomatoes so they were lapping the water up but it seems they've finally realised its winter and most have carcked it - not before an awesome bounty of tomatoes has been provided first though. Newly planted plants are...
    The plants were doing great - tomatoes so they were lapping the water up but it seems they've finally realised its winter and most have carcked it - not before an awesome bounty of tomatoes has...

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  6. Perry

    Question Iron Garden Bed

    G'day Letsgo, My word you certainly did a fantastic lob, well done. A very interesting project. It has given me some great ideas. Thank you so much for your reply. Cheers Perry
    G'day Letsgo, My word you certainly did a fantastic lob, well done. A very interesting project. It has given me some great ideas. Thank you so much for your reply. Cheers Perry
    G'day Letsgo, My word you certainly did a fantastic lob, well done. A very interesting project. It has given me some great ideas. Thank you so much for your reply. Cheers Perry
    G'day Letsgo, My word you certainly did a fantastic lob, well done. A very interesting project. It has given me some great ideas. Thank you so much for your reply. Cheers Perry
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  7. ClissAT
    Love it! x 3

    Container Gardening

    I admit to being a bit thick at times! :p I remember planting pigeon pea & pawpaw seeds a few yrs ago, then wondering why they didn't come up. So I planted more & when I checked a couple days later...
    I admit to being a bit thick at times! :p I remember planting pigeon pea & pawpaw seeds a few yrs ago, then wondering why they didn't come up. So I planted more & when I checked a couple days later it looked like the soil had been disturbed. Still the penny didn't drop until that second batch...
    I admit to being a bit thick at times! :p I remember planting pigeon pea & pawpaw seeds a few yrs ago, then wondering why they didn't come up. So I planted more & when I checked a couple days later it looked like the soil had been disturbed. Still...
    I admit to being a bit thick at times! :p I remember planting pigeon pea & pawpaw seeds a few yrs ago, then wondering why they didn't come up. So I planted more & when I checked a couple days later...

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  8. Mark

    Cherry alternatives for a warm climate

    Yes I've done that now... :)
    Yes I've done that now... :)
    Yes I've done that now... :)
    Yes I've done that now... :)

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  9. Mark

    Dragon fruit (pitaya)

    Super fruit! :D
    Super fruit! :D
    Super fruit! :D
    Super fruit! :D

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  10. Sasha Bushell

    Soil testing and maintenence

    I'm interested to know what you think!
    I'm interested to know what you think!
    I'm interested to know what you think!
    I'm interested to know what you think!
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  11. Comfort
    Love it! x 3

    Afternoon Winter Harvest

    Thanks for posting your harvest - love it! :)
    Thanks for posting your harvest - love it! :)
    Thanks for posting your harvest - love it! :)
    Thanks for posting your harvest - love it! :)
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  12. Daniel.Mav
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    New Land New Garden

    Yes as Clissa pointed out there are certain edibles you can underplant in an orchard - Eden style - and it's very pretty plus useful. However, practically, keeping the main patch separate to the...
    Yes as Clissa pointed out there are certain edibles you can underplant in an orchard - Eden style - and it's very pretty plus useful. However, practically, keeping the main patch separate to the orchard is the best option for the effective/maximum growth of sun hungry veggies like tomatoes and...
    Yes as Clissa pointed out there are certain edibles you can underplant in an orchard - Eden style - and it's very pretty plus useful. However, practically, keeping the main patch separate to the orchard is the best option for the...
    Yes as Clissa pointed out there are certain edibles you can underplant in an orchard - Eden style - and it's very pretty plus useful. However, practically, keeping the main patch separate to the...

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  13. Daniel.Mav

    Full Sun?

    Thank you so much for all of your advice. I will definitely plot my garden in full sun after all of your comments. Thank you Cliss AT for going to the trouble of plotting the sun in your garden....
    Thank you so much for all of your advice. I will definitely plot my garden in full sun after all of your comments. Thank you Cliss AT for going to the trouble of plotting the sun in your garden. Really helps illistrate the angles and timing! Thank you!
    Thank you so much for all of your advice. I will definitely plot my garden in full sun after all of your comments. Thank you Cliss AT for going to the trouble of plotting the sun in your garden. Really helps illistrate the angles and timing!...
    Thank you so much for all of your advice. I will definitely plot my garden in full sun after all of your comments. Thank you Cliss AT for going to the trouble of plotting the sun in your garden....

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  14. Mataeka

    Question Pine Straw Mulch

    BSFL = Black Soldier Fly Larvae - they're a fly that doesn't tend to spread diseases as the fly doesn't eat after they go beyond their larvae stage - and as such they are voracious eaters during...
    BSFL = Black Soldier Fly Larvae - they're a fly that doesn't tend to spread diseases as the fly doesn't eat after they go beyond their larvae stage - and as such they are voracious eaters during the larvae stage, I believe the stat I read was 1sq metre of BSFL eats 15kgs of compost in a day....
    BSFL = Black Soldier Fly Larvae - they're a fly that doesn't tend to spread diseases as the fly doesn't eat after they go beyond their larvae stage - and as such they are voracious eaters during the larvae stage, I believe the stat I read was 1sq...
    BSFL = Black Soldier Fly Larvae - they're a fly that doesn't tend to spread diseases as the fly doesn't eat after they go beyond their larvae stage - and as such they are voracious eaters during...
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  15. Flatland

    Growing a mango in SA

    Didn't know about avocado leaves being poisonous. I will have to make sure the horse & sheep don't get access. Thanks for that important info. As far as mangoes go I have only ever seen...
    Didn't know about avocado leaves being poisonous. I will have to make sure the horse & sheep don't get access. Thanks for that important info. As far as mangoes go I have only ever seen ungrafted trees for sale in SA never grafted ones. I'll have to look around to see if I can find a grafted...
    Didn't know about avocado leaves being poisonous. I will have to make sure the horse & sheep don't get access. Thanks for that important info. As far as mangoes go I have only ever seen ungrafted trees for sale in SA never grafted ones. I'll...
    Didn't know about avocado leaves being poisonous. I will have to make sure the horse & sheep don't get access. Thanks for that important info. As far as mangoes go I have only ever seen...
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  16. Mataeka
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    Tomatoes

    We were away over the weekend visiting family only to return to a further 4 ripe tomatoes :D As we got home late I'm yet to check on how the rest has fared in my absence - so long as the possum...
    We were away over the weekend visiting family only to return to a further 4 ripe tomatoes :D As we got home late I'm yet to check on how the rest has fared in my absence - so long as the possum didn't devour them they should be fine though :)
    We were away over the weekend visiting family only to return to a further 4 ripe tomatoes :D As we got home late I'm yet to check on how the rest has fared in my absence - so long as the possum didn't devour them they should be fine though :)
    We were away over the weekend visiting family only to return to a further 4 ripe tomatoes :D As we got home late I'm yet to check on how the rest has fared in my absence - so long as the possum...
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  17. Flatland

    Another question about sulphur

    Yes I know how exciting you must feel re finding earthworms, Flatland! It's how I am when I find one now also! :D
    Yes I know how exciting you must feel re finding earthworms, Flatland! It's how I am when I find one now also! :D
    Yes I know how exciting you must feel re finding earthworms, Flatland! It's how I am when I find one now also! :D
    Yes I know how exciting you must feel re finding earthworms, Flatland! It's how I am when I find one now also! :D
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  18. Mark

    Question Dragon fruit vine sudden die back problem

    This is the main stem :-/
    This is the main stem :-/
    This is the main stem :-/
    This is the main stem :-/

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  19. Flatland

    Withholding period for sulphur

    I had no idea... Very good question!
    I had no idea... Very good question!
    I had no idea... Very good question!
    I had no idea... Very good question!
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  20. Jnel

    Mandarin

    Great advice ClissAT! You're a wealth of handy knowledge - yes these citrus are quite nitrogen hungry and need more feeding than the usual tree.
    Great advice ClissAT! You're a wealth of handy knowledge - yes these citrus are quite nitrogen hungry and need more feeding than the usual tree.
    Great advice ClissAT! You're a wealth of handy knowledge - yes these citrus are quite nitrogen hungry and need more feeding than the usual tree.
    Great advice ClissAT! You're a wealth of handy knowledge - yes these citrus are quite nitrogen hungry and need more feeding than the usual tree.
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  21. Jnel

    Olive Tree

    Glad to here you can prune them hard, I get carried away at times.
    Glad to here you can prune them hard, I get carried away at times.
    Glad to here you can prune them hard, I get carried away at times.
    Glad to here you can prune them hard, I get carried away at times.

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  22. Mataeka

    Weed tea

    Its on the to acquire pile for many reasons :) but I am definitely running short on room :D
    Its on the to acquire pile for many reasons :) but I am definitely running short on room :D
    Its on the to acquire pile for many reasons :) but I am definitely running short on room :D
    Its on the to acquire pile for many reasons :) but I am definitely running short on room :D
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  23. Flatland

    Spraying sugar onto soil

    Thanks I'll look them up
    Thanks I'll look them up
    Thanks I'll look them up
    Thanks I'll look them up
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  24. Flatland

    Growing native trees

    Well they will certainly soak up anything you offer them! I know what the gum trees here have done once I began fertilizing the gardens that were located anywhere near native trees. Those trees...
    Well they will certainly soak up anything you offer them! I know what the gum trees here have done once I began fertilizing the gardens that were located anywhere near native trees. Those trees went ballistic & stole the fertilizer & the water. I saw this happen within weeks of starting the new...
    Well they will certainly soak up anything you offer them! I know what the gum trees here have done once I began fertilizing the gardens that were located anywhere near native trees. Those trees went ballistic & stole the fertilizer & the water. I...
    Well they will certainly soak up anything you offer them! I know what the gum trees here have done once I began fertilizing the gardens that were located anywhere near native trees. Those trees...
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  25. ClissAT

    Fruit Tree Nets & other important garden accessories

    Thanks for that help Mark. I checked the links while I was making the post but I didn't think to check them again after posting. In future I'll try to remember to provide an alternative address.
    Thanks for that help Mark. I checked the links while I was making the post but I didn't think to check them again after posting. In future I'll try to remember to provide an alternative address.
    Thanks for that help Mark. I checked the links while I was making the post but I didn't think to check them again after posting. In future I'll try to remember to provide an alternative address.
    Thanks for that help Mark. I checked the links while I was making the post but I didn't think to check them again after posting. In future I'll try to remember to provide an alternative address.
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