Fruit & Vegetable Growing

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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Director

    So why can't I grow celery?

    I have to agree with you actually... I've never grown great celery myself. Commercial strawberry season is over in SEQ but our plants are just starting to hit peak production and they taste...
    I have to agree with you actually... I've never grown great celery myself. Commercial strawberry season is over in SEQ but our plants are just starting to hit peak production and they taste amazing - no exaggeration.
    I have to agree with you actually... I've never grown great celery myself. Commercial strawberry season is over in SEQ but our plants are just starting to hit peak production and they taste amazing - no exaggeration.
    I have to agree with you actually... I've never grown great celery myself. Commercial strawberry season is over in SEQ but our plants are just starting to hit peak production and they taste...
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  12. Mark

    Tip Easy and cheap DIY Fruit Fly trap

    The trap is good but using the commercial attractant is much more effective!
    The trap is good but using the commercial attractant is much more effective!
    The trap is good but using the commercial attractant is much more effective!
    The trap is good but using the commercial attractant is much more effective!

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  13. Mark

    Growing Grumichama fruit tree/shrub

    If I pick my mangoes just as they are turning ripe they rarely are infected with fruit fly maggots but if left to ripen they definitely get stung. Fruit fly obviously use smell more than sight...
    If I pick my mangoes just as they are turning ripe they rarely are infected with fruit fly maggots but if left to ripen they definitely get stung. Fruit fly obviously use smell more than sight when selecting fruit but I do think colour plays a role and also season because I can grow large...
    If I pick my mangoes just as they are turning ripe they rarely are infected with fruit fly maggots but if left to ripen they definitely get stung. Fruit fly obviously use smell more than sight when selecting fruit but I do think colour plays a...
    If I pick my mangoes just as they are turning ripe they rarely are infected with fruit fly maggots but if left to ripen they definitely get stung. Fruit fly obviously use smell more than sight...
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  14. ClissAT

    Motion Activated Bird Scarer

    After being away for several days I returned yesterday to find possums had all but demolished my tomato room (hence also the bird net, vines & fruit)on my verandah. Pity I cant use this...
    After being away for several days I returned yesterday to find possums had all but demolished my tomato room (hence also the bird net, vines & fruit)on my verandah. Pity I cant use this contraption up there!
    After being away for several days I returned yesterday to find possums had all but demolished my tomato room (hence also the bird net, vines & fruit)on my verandah. Pity I cant use this contraption up there!
    After being away for several days I returned yesterday to find possums had all but demolished my tomato room (hence also the bird net, vines & fruit)on my verandah. Pity I cant use this...

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  15. Kasalia

    The Market Gardner Series(earns $140000)

    Now that's pretty interesting gardening trivia! I learn something new every day :)
    Now that's pretty interesting gardening trivia! I learn something new every day :)
    Now that's pretty interesting gardening trivia! I learn something new every day :)
    Now that's pretty interesting gardening trivia! I learn something new every day :)
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  16. letsgo

    Possum deterrent

    Oh the Yard Enforcer...that's priceless! Kept waiting (hoping) for the presenter to get wet. :sneaky: We used to have a few possums...they were always banging around on the roof...not sure whether they...
    Oh the Yard Enforcer...that's priceless! Kept waiting (hoping) for the presenter to get wet. :sneaky: We used to have a few possums...they were always banging around on the roof...not sure whether they stopped coming because we cut down all the golden canes on one boundary (these seemed to be their...
    Oh the Yard Enforcer...that's priceless! Kept waiting (hoping) for the presenter to get wet. :sneaky: We used to have a few possums...they were always banging around on the roof...not sure whether they stopped coming because we cut down all the golden...
    Oh the Yard Enforcer...that's priceless! Kept waiting (hoping) for the presenter to get wet. :sneaky: We used to have a few possums...they were always banging around on the roof...not sure whether they...

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  17. letsgo

    List of suggested soil pH range for fruit trees

    Very interesting information - great list!
    Very interesting information - great list!
    Very interesting information - great list!
    Very interesting information - great list!
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  18. Mark

    Kiwiberry fruit vine seedling plant just had to buy one

    I'll keep them going and see how they progress through this summer. I've yet to build a trellis for the vines to grow up because I wasn't going to waste time and money if they perished.
    I'll keep them going and see how they progress through this summer. I've yet to build a trellis for the vines to grow up because I wasn't going to waste time and money if they perished.
    I'll keep them going and see how they progress through this summer. I've yet to build a trellis for the vines to grow up because I wasn't going to waste time and money if they perished.
    I'll keep them going and see how they progress through this summer. I've yet to build a trellis for the vines to grow up because I wasn't going to waste time and money if they perished.

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  19. letsgo

    Garden Apps

    I think taking photos is a good idea, as they say a picture paints a thousand words.
    I think taking photos is a good idea, as they say a picture paints a thousand words.
    I think taking photos is a good idea, as they say a picture paints a thousand words.
    I think taking photos is a good idea, as they say a picture paints a thousand words.
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  20. Mark

    Ceylon Hill Gooseberry growing & harvest

    Oh ok...
    Oh ok...
    Oh ok...
    Oh ok...
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  21. Mark

    Panama Berry growing and tree

    Yes Kate, you eat them just like a regular berry skin and all - Nina is addicted to them - I think they are pretty nice personally but they do taste like fairy floss and I'm not a huge fan of that...
    Yes Kate, you eat them just like a regular berry skin and all - Nina is addicted to them - I think they are pretty nice personally but they do taste like fairy floss and I'm not a huge fan of that flavour... still, it's a nice plant to have in the garden. Give it plenty of water through summer...
    Yes Kate, you eat them just like a regular berry skin and all - Nina is addicted to them - I think they are pretty nice personally but they do taste like fairy floss and I'm not a huge fan of that flavour... still, it's a nice plant to have in...
    Yes Kate, you eat them just like a regular berry skin and all - Nina is addicted to them - I think they are pretty nice personally but they do taste like fairy floss and I'm not a huge fan of that...

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  22. stevo

    Question Sawdust on the garden?

    Time usually makes good soil ;)
    Time usually makes good soil ;)
    Time usually makes good soil ;)
    Time usually makes good soil ;)
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  23. Sasha Bushell

    Brukale

    Cheers Ash! Still nothing forming on the plants though... I'm starting to get worried :(
    Cheers Ash! Still nothing forming on the plants though... I'm starting to get worried :(
    Cheers Ash! Still nothing forming on the plants though... I'm starting to get worried :(
    Cheers Ash! Still nothing forming on the plants though... I'm starting to get worried :(

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  24. Kasalia
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    Veg Showcase Chickpeas

    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
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  25. Sasha Bushell

    Celery seedlings gone wrong

    I Bought seeds and planted in punnets, when i moved them they were still just sprouts and i have fed them since, they are now green insteed of yellow :) Thanks for the tips :) i imagine that now...
    I Bought seeds and planted in punnets, when i moved them they were still just sprouts and i have fed them since, they are now green insteed of yellow :) Thanks for the tips :) i imagine that now they are trying to set roots before they start growing upwards
    I Bought seeds and planted in punnets, when i moved them they were still just sprouts and i have fed them since, they are now green insteed of yellow :) Thanks for the tips :) i imagine that now they are trying to set roots before they start...
    I Bought seeds and planted in punnets, when i moved them they were still just sprouts and i have fed them since, they are now green insteed of yellow :) Thanks for the tips :) i imagine that now...

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