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. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Madgascan Bean (bean Madagascar)

    Kasalia, thanks for posting that link. That recipe sounds great. I have dried beans left over from the 2015 season. Last year I didn't water nor tend the vines so they hardly grew which suited me....
    Kasalia, thanks for posting that link. That recipe sounds great. I have dried beans left over from the 2015 season. Last year I didn't water nor tend the vines so they hardly grew which suited me. But I got so many the year before, there was plenty. I find the dried beans cook much quicker in...
    Kasalia, thanks for posting that link. That recipe sounds great. I have dried beans left over from the 2015 season. Last year I didn't water nor tend the vines so they hardly grew which suited me. But I got so many the year before, there was...
    Kasalia, thanks for posting that link. That recipe sounds great. I have dried beans left over from the 2015 season. Last year I didn't water nor tend the vines so they hardly grew which suited me....
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  2. Comfort

    Help with bullnose corrugated iron raised bed

    Yes I see your dilemma. The sheets are all meant to be set over lapped over each other in a run. So the first corrugation is a little offset from the edge of the sheet. The sheets are 800 wide...
    Yes I see your dilemma. The sheets are all meant to be set over lapped over each other in a run. So the first corrugation is a little offset from the edge of the sheet. The sheets are 800 wide making a coverage of 720 or 740 depending on the depth of the corrugations, ie low or high profile. So...
    Yes I see your dilemma. The sheets are all meant to be set over lapped over each other in a run. So the first corrugation is a little offset from the edge of the sheet. The sheets are 800 wide making a coverage of 720 or 740 depending on the...
    Yes I see your dilemma. The sheets are all meant to be set over lapped over each other in a run. So the first corrugation is a little offset from the edge of the sheet. The sheets are 800 wide...

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  3. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Spinach - Baby Leaf

    What's your recipe for spinach triangles? I often buy them but never managed to make a decent one.
    What's your recipe for spinach triangles? I often buy them but never managed to make a decent one.
    What's your recipe for spinach triangles? I often buy them but never managed to make a decent one.
    What's your recipe for spinach triangles? I often buy them but never managed to make a decent one.
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  4. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Tomoto - Yellow Cherry

    Should I admit I just can't come at tomatoes that are any other colour than red? Maybe not you might accuse me of being colour prejudice
    Should I admit I just can't come at tomatoes that are any other colour than red? Maybe not you might accuse me of being colour prejudice
    Should I admit I just can't come at tomatoes that are any other colour than red? Maybe not you might accuse me of being colour prejudice
    Should I admit I just can't come at tomatoes that are any other colour than red? Maybe not you might accuse me of being colour prejudice
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  5. Flatland

    Lentils

    Thanks for the info. They certainly sound worth me planting as a shelter belt and if I get peas that is a bonus. I've googled Green harvest and they stock the seeds so I think I will give them a go.
    Thanks for the info. They certainly sound worth me planting as a shelter belt and if I get peas that is a bonus. I've googled Green harvest and they stock the seeds so I think I will give them a go.
    Thanks for the info. They certainly sound worth me planting as a shelter belt and if I get peas that is a bonus. I've googled Green harvest and they stock the seeds so I think I will give them a go.
    Thanks for the info. They certainly sound worth me planting as a shelter belt and if I get peas that is a bonus. I've googled Green harvest and they stock the seeds so I think I will give them a go.

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  6. Darryl

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

    That's a great use of urban land! Many years ago I worked out a family of 4 could be self sufficient off just a quarter acre house block with the house on it. Enough room for fruit trees, vegie...
    That's a great use of urban land! Many years ago I worked out a family of 4 could be self sufficient off just a quarter acre house block with the house on it. Enough room for fruit trees, vegie beds a few flowers, little shed, chooks & meat birds, a goat for milk, compost bays, etc. Even less...
    That's a great use of urban land! Many years ago I worked out a family of 4 could be self sufficient off just a quarter acre house block with the house on it. Enough room for fruit trees, vegie beds a few flowers, little shed, chooks & meat...
    That's a great use of urban land! Many years ago I worked out a family of 4 could be self sufficient off just a quarter acre house block with the house on it. Enough room for fruit trees, vegie...
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  7. Mark

    Question How to keep cabbage moth of vegetables?

    I like the sound of this stuff!
    I like the sound of this stuff!
    I like the sound of this stuff!
    I like the sound of this stuff!

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  8. Flatland

    couch grass in veggie patch

    Yeah a thick mulch is the way to go. In my vegetable patch if a bed gets taken over by grass I'll give that bed a rest and cover it completely with a tarp or a few layers of shade cloth leave it...
    Yeah a thick mulch is the way to go. In my vegetable patch if a bed gets taken over by grass I'll give that bed a rest and cover it completely with a tarp or a few layers of shade cloth leave it for several weeks and the grass is toast :)
    Yeah a thick mulch is the way to go. In my vegetable patch if a bed gets taken over by grass I'll give that bed a rest and cover it completely with a tarp or a few layers of shade cloth leave it for several weeks and the grass is toast :)
    Yeah a thick mulch is the way to go. In my vegetable patch if a bed gets taken over by grass I'll give that bed a rest and cover it completely with a tarp or a few layers of shade cloth leave it...

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  9. Flatland

    Lawn clippings as mulch

    What a great example of mulching! That's a wonderful picture :cheers:
    What a great example of mulching! That's a wonderful picture :cheers:
    What a great example of mulching! That's a wonderful picture :cheers:
    What a great example of mulching! That's a wonderful picture :cheers:

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  10. Mark

    Direct sowing vs seedling trays

    That's a good point and even in the subtropics (or any climate I guess) the mistake of not having a long enough growing season can be made easy enough so starting early in trays can help...
    That's a good point and even in the subtropics (or any climate I guess) the mistake of not having a long enough growing season can be made easy enough so starting early in trays can help dramatically when it comes to getting a yield from a late planting.
    That's a good point and even in the subtropics (or any climate I guess) the mistake of not having a long enough growing season can be made easy enough so starting early in trays can help dramatically when it comes to getting a yield from a late...
    That's a good point and even in the subtropics (or any climate I guess) the mistake of not having a long enough growing season can be made easy enough so starting early in trays can help...
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  11. Skippyherron
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    Seed sowing before the rain came in Brissy

    Luckily put in 30 Simba beans and 30 Bortolotti for seed, zucchinni transplants, and hopefully today a couple of cucumbers and butternut seeds.
    Luckily put in 30 Simba beans and 30 Bortolotti for seed, zucchinni transplants, and hopefully today a couple of cucumbers and butternut seeds.
    Luckily put in 30 Simba beans and 30 Bortolotti for seed, zucchinni transplants, and hopefully today a couple of cucumbers and butternut seeds.
    Luckily put in 30 Simba beans and 30 Bortolotti for seed, zucchinni transplants, and hopefully today a couple of cucumbers and butternut seeds.

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  12. Darryl
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    New garden bed

    @Mark Yes there is dainage holes in the bottom.
    @Mark Yes there is dainage holes in the bottom.
    @Mark Yes there is dainage holes in the bottom.
    @Mark Yes there is dainage holes in the bottom.

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  13. Flatland

    Asparagus & strawberries growing together

    I do like this idea as a concept! I currently have an asparagus bed that is doing very well and also strawberries in a separate bed but replanting the strawberry plants into the asparagus bed is...
    I do like this idea as a concept! I currently have an asparagus bed that is doing very well and also strawberries in a separate bed but replanting the strawberry plants into the asparagus bed is very tempting. The reason why I think it could work and why others say it does (I guess) is the...
    I do like this idea as a concept! I currently have an asparagus bed that is doing very well and also strawberries in a separate bed but replanting the strawberry plants into the asparagus bed is very tempting. The reason why I think it could...
    I do like this idea as a concept! I currently have an asparagus bed that is doing very well and also strawberries in a separate bed but replanting the strawberry plants into the asparagus bed is...
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  14. Mark

    Garden Express Latest Catalogue and products

    I've been doing very small tests using just a few bulbs. However now that in time I will get some inheritance, I intend to ramp up my experiments. I do need an accountant though first & foremost,...
    I've been doing very small tests using just a few bulbs. However now that in time I will get some inheritance, I intend to ramp up my experiments. I do need an accountant though first & foremost, so I can write off the cost if it doesn't work out. Also to protect my idea if it does work.
    I've been doing very small tests using just a few bulbs. However now that in time I will get some inheritance, I intend to ramp up my experiments. I do need an accountant though first & foremost, so I can write off the cost if it doesn't work...
    I've been doing very small tests using just a few bulbs. However now that in time I will get some inheritance, I intend to ramp up my experiments. I do need an accountant though first & foremost,...
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  15. Mark

    Ultrasonic Bird Repellent for fruit and vegetables reviews say it works!

    That's great!
    That's great!
    That's great!
    That's great!

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  16. letsgo

    Growing Apples in SEQ

    I have the Golden Dorset and Tropical Ann next to each other (about 5m apart) - the Dorset is an amazing producer and the Ann is starting to grow better but had been pretty slow to mature. It's...
    I have the Golden Dorset and Tropical Ann next to each other (about 5m apart) - the Dorset is an amazing producer and the Ann is starting to grow better but had been pretty slow to mature. It's surprising how well apples do in the subtropics!
    I have the Golden Dorset and Tropical Ann next to each other (about 5m apart) - the Dorset is an amazing producer and the Ann is starting to grow better but had been pretty slow to mature. It's surprising how well apples do in the subtropics!
    I have the Golden Dorset and Tropical Ann next to each other (about 5m apart) - the Dorset is an amazing producer and the Ann is starting to grow better but had been pretty slow to mature. It's...
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  17. letsgo

    Daley's Fruit Trees

    What a great set up! I like the close planting of fruit trees - it's what I've been experimenting with here on our property trying to fit more fruit trees in than normal.
    What a great set up! I like the close planting of fruit trees - it's what I've been experimenting with here on our property trying to fit more fruit trees in than normal.
    What a great set up! I like the close planting of fruit trees - it's what I've been experimenting with here on our property trying to fit more fruit trees in than normal.
    What a great set up! I like the close planting of fruit trees - it's what I've been experimenting with here on our property trying to fit more fruit trees in than normal.

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  18. letsgo

    Drip hoses/irrigation

    I know I still have to post pics of the irrigation setup on my veggie beds, been very busy doing garden stuff before it gets too hot to do anything outside. Anyway I needed more MazeDrip for...
    I know I still have to post pics of the irrigation setup on my veggie beds, been very busy doing garden stuff before it gets too hot to do anything outside. Anyway I needed more MazeDrip for another project. For those that are interested, MazeDrip 100m Non Pressure Compensated Drip Line on eBay...
    I know I still have to post pics of the irrigation setup on my veggie beds, been very busy doing garden stuff before it gets too hot to do anything outside. Anyway I needed more MazeDrip for another project. For those that are interested,...
    I know I still have to post pics of the irrigation setup on my veggie beds, been very busy doing garden stuff before it gets too hot to do anything outside. Anyway I needed more MazeDrip for...
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  19. Sasha Bushell

    Broccoli

    Thanks, ill take your advice and water them well and some poo all up in its business, luckily only 2-3 out of the 10 i have are actually forming heads, so i still have time :) Its funny what you...
    Thanks, ill take your advice and water them well and some poo all up in its business, luckily only 2-3 out of the 10 i have are actually forming heads, so i still have time :) Its funny what you say about freezing brocolli i do the exact same thing. I ended up buying broccoli in season for...
    Thanks, ill take your advice and water them well and some poo all up in its business, luckily only 2-3 out of the 10 i have are actually forming heads, so i still have time :) Its funny what you say about freezing brocolli i do the exact same...
    Thanks, ill take your advice and water them well and some poo all up in its business, luckily only 2-3 out of the 10 i have are actually forming heads, so i still have time :) Its funny what you...

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  20. Mark

    Question Citrus trees losing leaves due to heat?

    Yes I agree Mark, re water stress. Can I also add that I have recently noticed a decline in the values of content in bags of fertilizer. There seems to be more fillers & less quality ingredients...
    Yes I agree Mark, re water stress. Can I also add that I have recently noticed a decline in the values of content in bags of fertilizer. There seems to be more fillers & less quality ingredients so the usual handful no longer contains enough nutrition for the plant. So if a citrus has usually...
    Yes I agree Mark, re water stress. Can I also add that I have recently noticed a decline in the values of content in bags of fertilizer. There seems to be more fillers & less quality ingredients so the usual handful no longer contains enough...
    Yes I agree Mark, re water stress. Can I also add that I have recently noticed a decline in the values of content in bags of fertilizer. There seems to be more fillers & less quality ingredients...
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  21. ClissAT

    No-Dig gardening

    Love your tubs! How do your rockmelons usually go at this time of year? I have a hard time keeping the vines free from powdery mildew... when does the fruit usually develop for picking?
    Love your tubs! How do your rockmelons usually go at this time of year? I have a hard time keeping the vines free from powdery mildew... when does the fruit usually develop for picking?
    Love your tubs! How do your rockmelons usually go at this time of year? I have a hard time keeping the vines free from powdery mildew... when does the fruit usually develop for picking?
    Love your tubs! How do your rockmelons usually go at this time of year? I have a hard time keeping the vines free from powdery mildew... when does the fruit usually develop for picking?

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  22. Flatland

    Iron based snail bait

    What's the recipe from yeast paste
    What's the recipe from yeast paste
    What's the recipe from yeast paste
    What's the recipe from yeast paste
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  23. stevo

    Dynamic Lifter - Lead and Mercury?

    You'll find those minerals in all animal products no matter whether organic or not. It's the result of us being at the top of the food chain. As the food rises in the chain these minerals become...
    You'll find those minerals in all animal products no matter whether organic or not. It's the result of us being at the top of the food chain. As the food rises in the chain these minerals become more & more concentrated. You'll find the same concentrations in fish, particularly bottom feeders &...
    You'll find those minerals in all animal products no matter whether organic or not. It's the result of us being at the top of the food chain. As the food rises in the chain these minerals become more & more concentrated. You'll find the same...
    You'll find those minerals in all animal products no matter whether organic or not. It's the result of us being at the top of the food chain. As the food rises in the chain these minerals become...
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  24. Flatland

    Young stone fruit trees should fruit be removed?

    Indeed the limbs have to be strong enough to take the weight if the fruits, especially mangoes and apples and there is a science to fruit thinning based on each variety of fruit. Some need more...
    Indeed the limbs have to be strong enough to take the weight if the fruits, especially mangoes and apples and there is a science to fruit thinning based on each variety of fruit. Some need more thinning than others.
    Indeed the limbs have to be strong enough to take the weight if the fruits, especially mangoes and apples and there is a science to fruit thinning based on each variety of fruit. Some need more thinning than others.
    Indeed the limbs have to be strong enough to take the weight if the fruits, especially mangoes and apples and there is a science to fruit thinning based on each variety of fruit. Some need more...
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  25. stevo

    Fruit Fly Trap - commercial type

    Masters discount on garden products is now 40% so I might pick up some more baits. Must be about 15 in one trap and 10 in another. So catching them which is great but not seeing the numbers Stevo...
    Masters discount on garden products is now 40% so I might pick up some more baits. Must be about 15 in one trap and 10 in another. So catching them which is great but not seeing the numbers Stevo saw which is also great :)
    Masters discount on garden products is now 40% so I might pick up some more baits. Must be about 15 in one trap and 10 in another. So catching them which is great but not seeing the numbers Stevo saw which is also great :)
    Masters discount on garden products is now 40% so I might pick up some more baits. Must be about 15 in one trap and 10 in another. So catching them which is great but not seeing the numbers Stevo...

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