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  1. Perry

    Question Tordon Double Strenth

    Perry how come the bottle doesn't have the instructions on it? I always thought tordon was an injectable so I would say such small trees had a trunk that was too small to inject. The best people...
    Perry how come the bottle doesn't have the instructions on it? I always thought tordon was an injectable so I would say such small trees had a trunk that was too small to inject. The best people to ask are at your local rural supplies store. I am probably the most rural person on this forum & it...
    Perry how come the bottle doesn't have the instructions on it? I always thought tordon was an injectable so I would say such small trees had a trunk that was too small to inject. The best people to ask are at your local rural supplies store. I am...
    Perry how come the bottle doesn't have the instructions on it? I always thought tordon was an injectable so I would say such small trees had a trunk that was too small to inject. The best people...
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  2. Perry

    Question Poisoning Regrowth

    ohhh, yes of course.
    ohhh, yes of course.
    ohhh, yes of course.
    ohhh, yes of course.
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  3. Mark

    Question What's the perfect sized property for Self-Sufficient living?

    A bore would be great but if you're considering this be mindful of water quality. Whilst we were on 7 acres ourselves, we faced this issue and whilst the rainwater was okay for some watering of...
    A bore would be great but if you're considering this be mindful of water quality. Whilst we were on 7 acres ourselves, we faced this issue and whilst the rainwater was okay for some watering of plants, if we wanted animals as well we would have definitely needed supplemental wate. But our bore...
    A bore would be great but if you're considering this be mindful of water quality. Whilst we were on 7 acres ourselves, we faced this issue and whilst the rainwater was okay for some watering of plants, if we wanted animals as well we would have...
    A bore would be great but if you're considering this be mindful of water quality. Whilst we were on 7 acres ourselves, we faced this issue and whilst the rainwater was okay for some watering of...
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  4. Mataeka

    Question What do you wish you'd known before moving to acreage?

    Here's a very pertinent question that everyone who is going to make use of the land should ask themselves before beginning the search for land to buy, no matter what size block. What value do you...
    Here's a very pertinent question that everyone who is going to make use of the land should ask themselves before beginning the search for land to buy, no matter what size block. What value do you place on good soil & rainfall? Real estate values are controlled, contorted, influenced by many...
    Here's a very pertinent question that everyone who is going to make use of the land should ask themselves before beginning the search for land to buy, no matter what size block. What value do you place on good soil & rainfall? Real estate...
    Here's a very pertinent question that everyone who is going to make use of the land should ask themselves before beginning the search for land to buy, no matter what size block. What value do you...
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  5. Flatland

    Question Anyone got any tree growing tips

    Last winter mine were attacked by beetles that stripped a couple of them of every leaf. Had I not checked & sprayed the bugs I am sure those ones would have died & I would not have known that the...
    Last winter mine were attacked by beetles that stripped a couple of them of every leaf. Had I not checked & sprayed the bugs I am sure those ones would have died & I would not have known that the deaths were caused by bugs. They are tiny tiny beetles. My trees seemed to have slowed their growth...
    Last winter mine were attacked by beetles that stripped a couple of them of every leaf. Had I not checked & sprayed the bugs I am sure those ones would have died & I would not have known that the deaths were caused by bugs. They are tiny tiny...
    Last winter mine were attacked by beetles that stripped a couple of them of every leaf. Had I not checked & sprayed the bugs I am sure those ones would have died & I would not have known that the...
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  6. firm351

    Question Another what plant is this

    I thought it might be a passion fruit too. Go find a passionfruit from a friend, family or local nursery and sniff the leaves to see if they smell the same LOL. You could always ask your local...
    I thought it might be a passion fruit too. Go find a passionfruit from a friend, family or local nursery and sniff the leaves to see if they smell the same LOL. You could always ask your local nursery, take a sample with you. Good luck!
    I thought it might be a passion fruit too. Go find a passionfruit from a friend, family or local nursery and sniff the leaves to see if they smell the same LOL. You could always ask your local nursery, take a sample with you. Good luck!
    I thought it might be a passion fruit too. Go find a passionfruit from a friend, family or local nursery and sniff the leaves to see if they smell the same LOL. You could always ask your local...

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  7. Ash

    Question Weed control

    The main reason why grass types change is due to the pH. Adding nitrogenous fertilizers acidifies the soil. So does the act of growing a lawn, ie the grass acidifies the soil it is growing on by...
    The main reason why grass types change is due to the pH. Adding nitrogenous fertilizers acidifies the soil. So does the act of growing a lawn, ie the grass acidifies the soil it is growing on by taking the nutrients it needs & leaving the rest. Liming will sort it out. It always used to be part...
    The main reason why grass types change is due to the pH. Adding nitrogenous fertilizers acidifies the soil. So does the act of growing a lawn, ie the grass acidifies the soil it is growing on by taking the nutrients it needs & leaving the...
    The main reason why grass types change is due to the pH. Adding nitrogenous fertilizers acidifies the soil. So does the act of growing a lawn, ie the grass acidifies the soil it is growing on by...

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  8. Ash

    Question Soil treatment

    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who...
    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who live in Glenarbon and Goondiwindi, and I have lived in Gundy myself on the thick black soil that...
    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who live in Glenarbon and Goondiwindi, and I have lived...
    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who...
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  9. Justin Dallas

    Question Food swap

    Backyard produce is definitely underutilized world wide and swapping products like people did regularly several decades ago is something we all should encourage. Making a hub where this could...
    Backyard produce is definitely underutilized world wide and swapping products like people did regularly several decades ago is something we all should encourage. Making a hub where this could happen for free makes swapping produce even easier to do. Have you seen this is a pretty good concept.
    Backyard produce is definitely underutilized world wide and swapping products like people did regularly several decades ago is something we all should encourage. Making a hub where this could happen for free makes swapping produce even easier to...
    Backyard produce is definitely underutilized world wide and swapping products like people did regularly several decades ago is something we all should encourage. Making a hub where this could...
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  10. Mark

    Question What cactus is this and can you eat the fruit?

    Ok, that sounds appetizing then... not. Maybe I should go "black ops" and chop it down if it's a pest? I think it's on private land though.
    Ok, that sounds appetizing then... not. Maybe I should go "black ops" and chop it down if it's a pest? I think it's on private land though.
    Ok, that sounds appetizing then... not. Maybe I should go "black ops" and chop it down if it's a pest? I think it's on private land though.
    Ok, that sounds appetizing then... not. Maybe I should go "black ops" and chop it down if it's a pest? I think it's on private land though.

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  11. Jenni

    Question What plant is that.

    Do you want to have a guess at my plant in Chin Wag ?
    Do you want to have a guess at my plant in Chin Wag ?
    Do you want to have a guess at my plant in Chin Wag ?
    Do you want to have a guess at my plant in Chin Wag ?

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  12. Mark

    Question What "prepping" have you done at your place?

    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of...
    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of rewards! :)
    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of rewards! :)
    That's a pretty cool post Jennie, and I agree with your overall sentiment that it doesn't come easy and delving into self-sufficiency does take some hard work but then there's also plenty of...
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