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. Pauljm
    Love it! x 3

    18 months later..

    I feel your pain regarding lack of sun. I had a great veggie spot till the neighbours planted a hedge which is now about 5metres tall and blocks all the afternoon sun. I've had to stop growing...
    I feel your pain regarding lack of sun. I had a great veggie spot till the neighbours planted a hedge which is now about 5metres tall and blocks all the afternoon sun. I've had to stop growing most things (lettuce goes OK...but I don't eat much salad in winter!!) until the angle of the sun is...
    I feel your pain regarding lack of sun. I had a great veggie spot till the neighbours planted a hedge which is now about 5metres tall and blocks all the afternoon sun. I've had to stop growing most things (lettuce goes OK...but I don't eat much...
    I feel your pain regarding lack of sun. I had a great veggie spot till the neighbours planted a hedge which is now about 5metres tall and blocks all the afternoon sun. I've had to stop growing...

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  2. Pauljm

    Are these broccoli ready

    Lovely healthy looking broccoli. I hope you got them picked and processed in time .:thumbsup:
    Lovely healthy looking broccoli. I hope you got them picked and processed in time .:thumbsup:
    Lovely healthy looking broccoli. I hope you got them picked and processed in time .:thumbsup:
    Lovely healthy looking broccoli. I hope you got them picked and processed in time .:thumbsup:

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  3. Mark

    Tip How to grow avocado tree in clay soil to prevent root rot fungus

    Plant it out at any time really once it's established and growing well in the container. Say a foot or two... Avos do well in partial shade initially when it can grow and eventually get full sun...
    Plant it out at any time really once it's established and growing well in the container. Say a foot or two... Avos do well in partial shade initially when it can grow and eventually get full sun but it still will need some good sun for it to grow well otherwise plant it in full sun and perhaps...
    Plant it out at any time really once it's established and growing well in the container. Say a foot or two... Avos do well in partial shade initially when it can grow and eventually get full sun but it still will need some good sun for it to...
    Plant it out at any time really once it's established and growing well in the container. Say a foot or two... Avos do well in partial shade initially when it can grow and eventually get full sun...

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  4. ClissAT

    Water tests, treating for high iron, etc

    Oh yum...Only seem to be found in Japanese restaurants as nibbles or bar snacks...or a little share plate for entree. They have to be cooked (for reasons you mention above) - but edamame are the...
    Oh yum...Only seem to be found in Japanese restaurants as nibbles or bar snacks...or a little share plate for entree. They have to be cooked (for reasons you mention above) - but edamame are the immature beans, usually blanched in salt water and served in their pod (which you don't eat). You...
    Oh yum...Only seem to be found in Japanese restaurants as nibbles or bar snacks...or a little share plate for entree. They have to be cooked (for reasons you mention above) - but edamame are the immature beans, usually blanched in salt water and...
    Oh yum...Only seem to be found in Japanese restaurants as nibbles or bar snacks...or a little share plate for entree. They have to be cooked (for reasons you mention above) - but edamame are the...

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  5. Letsgokate

    Possum/Bird Netting

    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make...
    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make a final decision on what it will be covered it. You bring up some interesting points @OskarDoLittle...
    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make a final decision on what it will be covered...
    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Bea

    Plant ID

    Yeah, this morning I had a look at some ornamental gingers...they look VERY alike! I think until it flowers you'll never really know sadly...
    Yeah, this morning I had a look at some ornamental gingers...they look VERY alike! I think until it flowers you'll never really know sadly...
    Yeah, this morning I had a look at some ornamental gingers...they look VERY alike! I think until it flowers you'll never really know sadly...
    Yeah, this morning I had a look at some ornamental gingers...they look VERY alike! I think until it flowers you'll never really know sadly...

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