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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Lois

    Holes in small capsicum

    Good advice ClissAt, I haven't got any capsicums on bush at the moment. I will have to buy some beer. We don't drink it. Thanks for the advice. I will watch the Ph. Regards Lois Langley
    Good advice ClissAt, I haven't got any capsicums on bush at the moment. I will have to buy some beer. We don't drink it. Thanks for the advice. I will watch the Ph. Regards Lois Langley
    Good advice ClissAt, I haven't got any capsicums on bush at the moment. I will have to buy some beer. We don't drink it. Thanks for the advice. I will watch the Ph. Regards Lois Langley
    Good advice ClissAt, I haven't got any capsicums on bush at the moment. I will have to buy some beer. We don't drink it. Thanks for the advice. I will watch the Ph. Regards Lois Langley
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  20. stevo

    Passionfruit

    My understanding of grafting is that the genome of the rootstock has no effect on the genome of the seeds of the scion. (Perhaps this is an incorrect assumption?) The rootstock will affect...
    My understanding of grafting is that the genome of the rootstock has no effect on the genome of the seeds of the scion. (Perhaps this is an incorrect assumption?) The rootstock will affect characteristics of the scion (eg how quickly it grows, what soil it can grow in) but not its genetics....
    My understanding of grafting is that the genome of the rootstock has no effect on the genome of the seeds of the scion. (Perhaps this is an incorrect assumption?) The rootstock will affect characteristics of the scion (eg how quickly it grows,...
    My understanding of grafting is that the genome of the rootstock has no effect on the genome of the seeds of the scion. (Perhaps this is an incorrect assumption?) The rootstock will affect...

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  21. ClissAT

    Raised Garden beds made from blue drums

    I just came upon this video on youtube & thought what an interesting method for creating raised garden beds. You could start with just a couple & add to it so easily as you gathered more drums or...
    I just came upon this video on youtube & thought what an interesting method for creating raised garden beds. You could start with just a couple & add to it so easily as you gathered more drums or had more time for more garden. This guy has even added irrigation. For me personally, I would make...
    I just came upon this video on youtube & thought what an interesting method for creating raised garden beds. You could start with just a couple & add to it so easily as you gathered more drums or had more time for more garden. This guy has even...
    I just came upon this video on youtube & thought what an interesting method for creating raised garden beds. You could start with just a couple & add to it so easily as you gathered more drums or...
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  22. Rory Edwards

    Question Growing Mandarins in the UK

    Hi Rory & welcome. For indoors, a citrus needs good air flow, not heated air from a heating system. They prefer air temps around 24-28c, not much humidity but warm roots & not too moist. They...
    Hi Rory & welcome. For indoors, a citrus needs good air flow, not heated air from a heating system. They prefer air temps around 24-28c, not much humidity but warm roots & not too moist. They also need lots of light year round. Afterall they are Mediterranean. So for the indoors portion of the...
    Hi Rory & welcome. For indoors, a citrus needs good air flow, not heated air from a heating system. They prefer air temps around 24-28c, not much humidity but warm roots & not too moist. They also need lots of light year round. Afterall they are...
    Hi Rory & welcome. For indoors, a citrus needs good air flow, not heated air from a heating system. They prefer air temps around 24-28c, not much humidity but warm roots & not too moist. They...
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  23. Bea

    Question Papayas

    Lo siento. I forgot to get back to you. Excellent info. mucho gracias. i will be looking at your rec.s starting next week.
    Lo siento. I forgot to get back to you. Excellent info. mucho gracias. i will be looking at your rec.s starting next week.
    Lo siento. I forgot to get back to you. Excellent info. mucho gracias. i will be looking at your rec.s starting next week.
    Lo siento. I forgot to get back to you. Excellent info. mucho gracias. i will be looking at your rec.s starting next week.
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  24. Steve

    Question 2018...What will you do differently?

    That's good to know about sunflowers, I considered putting some in. Darren, I hate weeding so feel your pain. In my new garden in the Chook paddock, I'm laying cardboard down first to stop weeds...
    That's good to know about sunflowers, I considered putting some in. Darren, I hate weeding so feel your pain. In my new garden in the Chook paddock, I'm laying cardboard down first to stop weeds I initially. I might even do a seperate post on the whole thing.
    That's good to know about sunflowers, I considered putting some in. Darren, I hate weeding so feel your pain. In my new garden in the Chook paddock, I'm laying cardboard down first to stop weeds I initially. I might even do a seperate post on...
    That's good to know about sunflowers, I considered putting some in. Darren, I hate weeding so feel your pain. In my new garden in the Chook paddock, I'm laying cardboard down first to stop weeds...

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  25. Steve

    Question - Citrus Problem

    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then...
    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then cover with cardboard, then pea straw mulch. I'm hoping this will help improve the soil. Once the...
    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then cover with cardboard, then pea straw mulch. I'm...
    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then...
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