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  1. Robbie
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    Growing Mushrooms

    I've wanted to do this but I have some questions. How do you know which to grow? I've been cooking for 20+ years but I have never used any exotic mushrooms..
    I've wanted to do this but I have some questions. How do you know which to grow? I've been cooking for 20+ years but I have never used any exotic mushrooms..
    I've wanted to do this but I have some questions. How do you know which to grow? I've been cooking for 20+ years but I have never used any exotic mushrooms..
    I've wanted to do this but I have some questions. How do you know which to grow? I've been cooking for 20+ years but I have never used any exotic mushrooms..

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  2. Vicky
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    Aloe Vera

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    Vicky submitted a new Showcase Item: Aloe Vera Read more about this showcase item here...
    Vicky submitted a new Showcase Item: Aloe Vera Read more about this showcase item here...
    Vicky submitted a new Showcase Item: Aloe Vera Read more about this showcase item here...
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  3. Troy

    Question Pruning?

    Hi there Troy. I was just checking Daleys to see if it might be a grafted variety. There is a whole forum thread for this tree. If it's grafted then it's important to remove all the shoots all...
    Hi there Troy. I was just checking Daleys to see if it might be a grafted variety. There is a whole forum thread for this tree. If it's grafted then it's important to remove all the shoots all the way up the stem. The tree will have been shaped before mailing it to you. It's very important to...
    Hi there Troy. I was just checking Daleys to see if it might be a grafted variety. There is a whole forum thread for this tree. If it's grafted then it's important to remove all the shoots all the way up the stem. The tree will have been shaped...
    Hi there Troy. I was just checking Daleys to see if it might be a grafted variety. There is a whole forum thread for this tree. If it's grafted then it's important to remove all the shoots all...

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  4. Ray Speed

    Scandia Edge 70 Fireplace

    Got the new fireplace in, good for us, the fish and the pussycats hahaha
    Got the new fireplace in, good for us, the fish and the pussycats hahaha
    Got the new fireplace in, good for us, the fish and the pussycats hahaha
    Got the new fireplace in, good for us, the fish and the pussycats hahaha
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  5. Universalpuzzle
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    Question Potager garden ideas

    I would be gutted to.
    I would be gutted to.
    I would be gutted to.
    I would be gutted to.

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  6. col
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    Dragon Fruit And Lady Finger

    I have recently planted some dragon fruit, so we are a long way off trying the fruit just yet, but we have had lady finger bananas for quite some and I like those. We usually produce more than we...
    I have recently planted some dragon fruit, so we are a long way off trying the fruit just yet, but we have had lady finger bananas for quite some and I like those. We usually produce more than we can use when they ripen so we freeze them and use them in Banana cake.
    I have recently planted some dragon fruit, so we are a long way off trying the fruit just yet, but we have had lady finger bananas for quite some and I like those. We usually produce more than we can use when they ripen so we freeze them and use...
    I have recently planted some dragon fruit, so we are a long way off trying the fruit just yet, but we have had lady finger bananas for quite some and I like those. We usually produce more than we...
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  7. crazyplantlady
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    Self Watering, Air Root Pruning Vegetable Garden

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    crazyplantlady submitted a new Showcase Item: Self Watering, Air Root Pruning Vegetable Garden Read more about this showcase item here...
    crazyplantlady submitted a new Showcase Item: Self Watering, Air Root Pruning Vegetable Garden Read more about this showcase item here...
    crazyplantlady submitted a new Showcase Item: Self Watering, Air Root Pruning Vegetable Garden Read more about this showcase item here...
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  8. Sarah [FocusOnSimple]

    Duelling Snippers

    It was duelling whipper-snippers after work yesterday, with the grass around the vegie garden getting away from us a bot in the last couple of weeks....! To treat ourselves, we also raided some...
    It was duelling whipper-snippers after work yesterday, with the grass around the vegie garden getting away from us a bot in the last couple of weeks....! To treat ourselves, we also raided some of our onions to go with dinner :) IMG_5726 by Sarah [FocusOnSimple] posted Feb 25, 2020 at 9:59...
    It was duelling whipper-snippers after work yesterday, with the grass around the vegie garden getting away from us a bot in the last couple of weeks....! To treat ourselves, we also raided some of our onions to go with dinner :) IMG_5726 by Sarah...
    It was duelling whipper-snippers after work yesterday, with the grass around the vegie garden getting away from us a bot in the last couple of weeks....! To treat ourselves, we also raided some...

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  9. Troy
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    Black Diamond Log Splitter

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    Troy submitted a new Showcase Item: Black Diamond Log Splitter Read more about this showcase item here...
    Troy submitted a new Showcase Item: Black Diamond Log Splitter Read more about this showcase item here...
    Troy submitted a new Showcase Item: Black Diamond Log Splitter Read more about this showcase item here...
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  10. Vivienneleroux

    Help keeping these alive

    I got them all separated and repotted today. Now I just have to find a place inside for them as it's below freezing today!
    I got them all separated and repotted today. Now I just have to find a place inside for them as it's below freezing today!
    I got them all separated and repotted today. Now I just have to find a place inside for them as it's below freezing today!
    I got them all separated and repotted today. Now I just have to find a place inside for them as it's below freezing today!

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  11. Wedgetail
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    Underground storage

    Hi William yes I have seen the outcome from burying a sea container. I was thinking along the same lines as the cinder block we call them besser bricks. Cheers Dave
    Hi William yes I have seen the outcome from burying a sea container. I was thinking along the same lines as the cinder block we call them besser bricks. Cheers Dave
    Hi William yes I have seen the outcome from burying a sea container. I was thinking along the same lines as the cinder block we call them besser bricks. Cheers Dave
    Hi William yes I have seen the outcome from burying a sea container. I was thinking along the same lines as the cinder block we call them besser bricks. Cheers Dave

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  12. Mark
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    My Selection Of Eggplant

    I think that many people misunderstand the nature of eggplant. They are not all the same. Unfortunately the blandest variety, in my opinion is black beauty. This is the one we all recognize....
    I think that many people misunderstand the nature of eggplant. They are not all the same. Unfortunately the blandest variety, in my opinion is black beauty. This is the one we all recognize. Pretty and shiny, but blah. Different types taste different and the recipe chosen requires a specific...
    I think that many people misunderstand the nature of eggplant. They are not all the same. Unfortunately the blandest variety, in my opinion is black beauty. This is the one we all recognize. Pretty and shiny, but blah. Different types taste...
    I think that many people misunderstand the nature of eggplant. They are not all the same. Unfortunately the blandest variety, in my opinion is black beauty. This is the one we all recognize....
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  13. Ray Speed
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    New 5 acre property, loving the rain

    thank you :)
    thank you :)
    thank you :)
    thank you :)
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  14. Caesar

    Pests

    Quick Tip on dealing with pests on my citrus. Make your own white oil spray. Natural and super easy. 2 Cups Sunflower Oil, 1 Cup regular dish washing detergent (I use earth's choice) and mix. ...
    Quick Tip on dealing with pests on my citrus. Make your own white oil spray. Natural and super easy. 2 Cups Sunflower Oil, 1 Cup regular dish washing detergent (I use earth's choice) and mix. Done. Now add 3 table spoons to 2 litres of water and spray. Avoid using this on hot days as...
    Quick Tip on dealing with pests on my citrus. Make your own white oil spray. Natural and super easy. 2 Cups Sunflower Oil, 1 Cup regular dish washing detergent (I use earth's choice) and mix. Done. Now add 3 table spoons to 2 litres of water...
    Quick Tip on dealing with pests on my citrus. Make your own white oil spray. Natural and super easy. 2 Cups Sunflower Oil, 1 Cup regular dish washing detergent (I use earth's choice) and mix. ...
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  15. taisla97

    Garden storage

    This is my potting station and storage area at the present. Eventually, once the frame is built for the sink, it will be kept clear and clean because it will be for multipurpose - potting + fish...
    This is my potting station and storage area at the present. Eventually, once the frame is built for the sink, it will be kept clear and clean because it will be for multipurpose - potting + fish cleaning. I currently use the tubs for mixing up the soils etc for potting mix. As you can see, I...
    This is my potting station and storage area at the present. Eventually, once the frame is built for the sink, it will be kept clear and clean because it will be for multipurpose - potting + fish cleaning. I currently use the tubs for mixing up...
    This is my potting station and storage area at the present. Eventually, once the frame is built for the sink, it will be kept clear and clean because it will be for multipurpose - potting + fish...

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  16. Mark
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    Free plant from Bunnings!

    So does it still live? ☺️
    So does it still live? ☺️
    So does it still live? ☺️
    So does it still live? ☺️

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  17. BeeTee

    Where to learn more about gardening/vegetable growing?

    If you do a search on your local council websites there is some places that offer gardening course and another place you could learn lots would be a community garden
    If you do a search on your local council websites there is some places that offer gardening course and another place you could learn lots would be a community garden
    If you do a search on your local council websites there is some places that offer gardening course and another place you could learn lots would be a community garden
    If you do a search on your local council websites there is some places that offer gardening course and another place you could learn lots would be a community garden
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  18. Perry

    Desert Rose Potting Mix

    Them acidic soil mix is so expensive. Add sulfur to your compost...
    Them acidic soil mix is so expensive. Add sulfur to your compost...
    Them acidic soil mix is so expensive. Add sulfur to your compost...
    Them acidic soil mix is so expensive. Add sulfur to your compost...
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  19. Common

    Growing Citronella as a Mosquito Repellent - which type?

    I have multiple citrosums on my back porch. While they smell good i havent seen alot in the way of repellent. So i asked a friend. She said to take some of the leaves and crush them in my hands...
    I have multiple citrosums on my back porch. While they smell good i havent seen alot in the way of repellent. So i asked a friend. She said to take some of the leaves and crush them in my hands and rub along the outdoor furniture ( mine is metal) and along the railings of the porch to release...
    I have multiple citrosums on my back porch. While they smell good i havent seen alot in the way of repellent. So i asked a friend. She said to take some of the leaves and crush them in my hands and rub along the outdoor furniture ( mine is metal)...
    I have multiple citrosums on my back porch. While they smell good i havent seen alot in the way of repellent. So i asked a friend. She said to take some of the leaves and crush them in my hands...
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  20. Wedgetail

    Merry Christmas

    Thanks mate and same back to you and yours. Mine was a very quiet xmas. The 40mm of rain was the best present I've had in years as it automatically quartered my horse feed bill. Overnight the...
    Thanks mate and same back to you and yours. Mine was a very quiet xmas. The 40mm of rain was the best present I've had in years as it automatically quartered my horse feed bill. Overnight the grass greened up with 2" long shoots. Just amazing how fast it will grow once conditions are...
    Thanks mate and same back to you and yours. Mine was a very quiet xmas. The 40mm of rain was the best present I've had in years as it automatically quartered my horse feed bill. Overnight the grass greened up with 2" long shoots. Just amazing...
    Thanks mate and same back to you and yours. Mine was a very quiet xmas. The 40mm of rain was the best present I've had in years as it automatically quartered my horse feed bill. Overnight the...
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  21. Tony Baker

    Marks E fence video

    Oooh wild bacon! ;)
    Oooh wild bacon! ;)
    Oooh wild bacon! ;)
    Oooh wild bacon! ;)
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  22. DTK

    Joel Salatin "Folks, This Ain't Norma"

    Joel Salatin makes so many very good points in his video. And I agree - we need to grow and eat our own food wherever possible. This really makes me think about where we are going as a...
    Joel Salatin makes so many very good points in his video. And I agree - we need to grow and eat our own food wherever possible. This really makes me think about where we are going as a population! Patty
    Joel Salatin makes so many very good points in his video. And I agree - we need to grow and eat our own food wherever possible. This really makes me think about where we are going as a population! Patty
    Joel Salatin makes so many very good points in his video. And I agree - we need to grow and eat our own food wherever possible. This really makes me think about where we are going as a...
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  23. Mojtaba

    Insect or pest?who kill them

    I find this tath's by Mojtaba posted Oct 29, 2019 at 10:13 AM Finally that grow
    I find this tath's by Mojtaba posted Oct 29, 2019 at 10:13 AM Finally that grow
    I find this tath's by Mojtaba posted Oct 29, 2019 at 10:13 AM Finally that grow
    I find this tath's by Mojtaba posted Oct 29, 2019 at 10:13 AM Finally that grow
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  24. Bea

    About Begonias

    thank you. I have never planted in the ground and like putting all varieties in pots. they are located on the edges of a large covered deck. and receive either some southern or some western...
    thank you. I have never planted in the ground and like putting all varieties in pots. they are located on the edges of a large covered deck. and receive either some southern or some western sun. - there is a huge tree on the outside of the west wall which stops anything in its pathe from...
    thank you. I have never planted in the ground and like putting all varieties in pots. they are located on the edges of a large covered deck. and receive either some southern or some western sun. - there is a huge tree on the outside of the...
    thank you. I have never planted in the ground and like putting all varieties in pots. they are located on the edges of a large covered deck. and receive either some southern or some western...
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  25. Bea

    Amarylis and Other bulbs

    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a...
    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a fourth set of leaves. I am going to lift both the amaryllis(when the leaves die off) and the lily and...
    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a fourth set of leaves. I am going to lift both the...
    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a...

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