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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Mark

    Ceylon Hill Gooseberry growing & harvest

    Oh ok...
    Oh ok...
    Oh ok...
    Oh ok...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Mark

    Tropical Peach low chill variety growing well!

    Ahh sorry, yes Angle subtropical :)
    Ahh sorry, yes Angle subtropical :)
    Ahh sorry, yes Angle subtropical :)
    Ahh sorry, yes Angle subtropical :)

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  12. Mark

    Olive pest Lace Bug

    The olive lace bug is an annoying pest that attacks olive trees in Australia sucking the life out of the leaves and in turn weakening the tree. Signs of the bug infestation are light spots on...
    The olive lace bug is an annoying pest that attacks olive trees in Australia sucking the life out of the leaves and in turn weakening the tree. Signs of the bug infestation are light spots on the leaf from the bug feeding and visible animals under the leaf often with nymphs (offspring) which...
    The olive lace bug is an annoying pest that attacks olive trees in Australia sucking the life out of the leaves and in turn weakening the tree. Signs of the bug infestation are light spots on the leaf from the bug feeding and visible animals...
    The olive lace bug is an annoying pest that attacks olive trees in Australia sucking the life out of the leaves and in turn weakening the tree. Signs of the bug infestation are light spots on...

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  13. Mark

    Nice rustic looking raised garden bed

    Cant believe i saw this after your post about yours.. woohoo. They look fantastic. They are like the poster girl for all veggie gardens
    Cant believe i saw this after your post about yours.. woohoo. They look fantastic. They are like the poster girl for all veggie gardens
    Cant believe i saw this after your post about yours.. woohoo. They look fantastic. They are like the poster girl for all veggie gardens
    Cant believe i saw this after your post about yours.. woohoo. They look fantastic. They are like the poster girl for all veggie gardens

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  14. letsgo

    Veggie Soil

    Wow!! That is some amazing advice and i will definately take you up on that and give it a go. If i remember ill let you know how i went :)
    Wow!! That is some amazing advice and i will definately take you up on that and give it a go. If i remember ill let you know how i went :)
    Wow!! That is some amazing advice and i will definately take you up on that and give it a go. If i remember ill let you know how i went :)
    Wow!! That is some amazing advice and i will definately take you up on that and give it a go. If i remember ill let you know how i went :)

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  15. ClissAT

    Bird Proofing

    Indeed. I love the natural look of trees. I like the contrast from winter to when they explode to life again in the spring. So the nets kind of ruin that for me, but in the end I would end up...
    Indeed. I love the natural look of trees. I like the contrast from winter to when they explode to life again in the spring. So the nets kind of ruin that for me, but in the end I would end up doing the same because at that point the trees have a specific function beyond just beauty :)
    Indeed. I love the natural look of trees. I like the contrast from winter to when they explode to life again in the spring. So the nets kind of ruin that for me, but in the end I would end up doing the same because at that point the trees have a...
    Indeed. I love the natural look of trees. I like the contrast from winter to when they explode to life again in the spring. So the nets kind of ruin that for me, but in the end I would end up...

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  16. Ann@Monto

    No dig pallet veggie garden

    Very good point!
    Very good point!
    Very good point!
    Very good point!

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  17. Mark

    My first ripe mango of the season (Glenn)

    I've never wanted to try a mango straight from the tree more in my life than right now.
    I've never wanted to try a mango straight from the tree more in my life than right now.
    I've never wanted to try a mango straight from the tree more in my life than right now.
    I've never wanted to try a mango straight from the tree more in my life than right now.

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  18. letsgo

    Feijoa

    Daley's has Yellow Cherry Guava on special if any one is interested. In Mega Tubes normally $17.90 now $7.75
    Daley's has Yellow Cherry Guava on special if any one is interested. In Mega Tubes normally $17.90 now $7.75
    Daley's has Yellow Cherry Guava on special if any one is interested. In Mega Tubes normally $17.90 now $7.75
    Daley's has Yellow Cherry Guava on special if any one is interested. In Mega Tubes normally $17.90 now $7.75
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  19. Mark

    Mulching around fruit trees

    Thanks Mark. It has been pretty bitter up here, lots of chilly winds and unforgiving weather have caused some havoc for the juvenile trees and seedlings. Looking forward to spring.
    Thanks Mark. It has been pretty bitter up here, lots of chilly winds and unforgiving weather have caused some havoc for the juvenile trees and seedlings. Looking forward to spring.
    Thanks Mark. It has been pretty bitter up here, lots of chilly winds and unforgiving weather have caused some havoc for the juvenile trees and seedlings. Looking forward to spring.
    Thanks Mark. It has been pretty bitter up here, lots of chilly winds and unforgiving weather have caused some havoc for the juvenile trees and seedlings. Looking forward to spring.
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  20. ClissAT

    Tomato 'room'

    Haha. Variety is the spice of life, even for birds it seems! It makes us have to work harder to keep our own produce protected from these ravenous animals.
    Haha. Variety is the spice of life, even for birds it seems! It makes us have to work harder to keep our own produce protected from these ravenous animals.
    Haha. Variety is the spice of life, even for birds it seems! It makes us have to work harder to keep our own produce protected from these ravenous animals.
    Haha. Variety is the spice of life, even for birds it seems! It makes us have to work harder to keep our own produce protected from these ravenous animals.

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  21. letsgo

    Growing fruit trees in pots

    @OskarDoLittle Sorry for the delay mate, I got mine from Northey St Farm in Brisbane last year. Good luck tracking one down, I can highly recommend Daleys if you haven't used them before. They are...
    @OskarDoLittle Sorry for the delay mate, I got mine from Northey St Farm in Brisbane last year. Good luck tracking one down, I can highly recommend Daleys if you haven't used them before. They are pretty much the only place I go for fruiting plants.
    @OskarDoLittle Sorry for the delay mate, I got mine from Northey St Farm in Brisbane last year. Good luck tracking one down, I can highly recommend Daleys if you haven't used them before. They are pretty much the only place I go for fruiting plants.
    @OskarDoLittle Sorry for the delay mate, I got mine from Northey St Farm in Brisbane last year. Good luck tracking one down, I can highly recommend Daleys if you haven't used them before. They are...
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  22. Mark

    Which is best real soil or aquaponics for growing vegetables and fruit?

    Veggies grown in soil always taste better to me. Same grapes grown in different areas have different qualities and in my opinion vegetables are no different even though the taste factor might not...
    Veggies grown in soil always taste better to me. Same grapes grown in different areas have different qualities and in my opinion vegetables are no different even though the taste factor might not be as dramatic as wine I still reckon soil is the best medium.
    Veggies grown in soil always taste better to me. Same grapes grown in different areas have different qualities and in my opinion vegetables are no different even though the taste factor might not be as dramatic as wine I still reckon soil is the...
    Veggies grown in soil always taste better to me. Same grapes grown in different areas have different qualities and in my opinion vegetables are no different even though the taste factor might not...
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  23. Mark

    Variegated Kumquat

    Sorry Steve for not replying sooner - I've been under the pump here lol Yes, I have tasted them and they are as sour as a lemon :quiver: Investigating making kumquat liqueur... will keep ya posted ;)
    Sorry Steve for not replying sooner - I've been under the pump here lol Yes, I have tasted them and they are as sour as a lemon :quiver: Investigating making kumquat liqueur... will keep ya posted ;)
    Sorry Steve for not replying sooner - I've been under the pump here lol Yes, I have tasted them and they are as sour as a lemon :quiver: Investigating making kumquat liqueur... will keep ya posted ;)
    Sorry Steve for not replying sooner - I've been under the pump here lol Yes, I have tasted them and they are as sour as a lemon :quiver: Investigating making kumquat liqueur... will keep ya posted ;)

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  24. Mark

    Pecan starting to flower/flowering after less than 5 years!

    No, they're easy to grow and they actually like the subtropics. They stay dormant for a long time over winter and halfway into spring but then they grow like crazy! I'm going to keep our pecans...
    No, they're easy to grow and they actually like the subtropics. They stay dormant for a long time over winter and halfway into spring but then they grow like crazy! I'm going to keep our pecans pruned back to a manageable size. Our first one is a self-fertile variety but we also planted...
    No, they're easy to grow and they actually like the subtropics. They stay dormant for a long time over winter and halfway into spring but then they grow like crazy! I'm going to keep our pecans pruned back to a manageable size. Our first one is...
    No, they're easy to grow and they actually like the subtropics. They stay dormant for a long time over winter and halfway into spring but then they grow like crazy! I'm going to keep our pecans...

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  25. Mark

    Mixing gardening with beer

    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
    Yes I was following "RickVanman" on YouTube. He was so funny and very candid about his cluelessness, but his mum got sick I think and he stopped doing uploads. Very funny though.
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