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  1. Mark
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    Tip How to use this forum

    This forum (or section) was created to provide a discussion area specific to SUB-TROPICAL climates. Most fruit & veg discussions should be placed in the Fruit & Vegetable Growing forum. If you...
    This forum (or section) was created to provide a discussion area specific to SUB-TROPICAL climates. Most fruit & veg discussions should be placed in the Fruit & Vegetable Growing forum. If you have a question or a discussion point that is clearly SUB-TROPICAL climate-related then use this forum.
    This forum (or section) was created to provide a discussion area specific to SUB-TROPICAL climates. Most fruit & veg discussions should be placed in the Fruit & Vegetable Growing forum. If you have a question or a discussion point that is...
    This forum (or section) was created to provide a discussion area specific to SUB-TROPICAL climates. Most fruit & veg discussions should be placed in the Fruit & Vegetable Growing forum. If you...
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  2. alter ego hank

    Question Will this apple seedling produce fruit?

    During Victorian times, people grew apple trees from seed as a hobby and curiosity. Bad tasting new varieties could be made into alcohol or fed to pigs. Sometimes a good new variety would be...
    During Victorian times, people grew apple trees from seed as a hobby and curiosity. Bad tasting new varieties could be made into alcohol or fed to pigs. Sometimes a good new variety would be created. You could let the tree grow and graft a known cultivar onto it if you can find a good apple...
    During Victorian times, people grew apple trees from seed as a hobby and curiosity. Bad tasting new varieties could be made into alcohol or fed to pigs. Sometimes a good new variety would be created. You could let the tree grow and graft a known...
    During Victorian times, people grew apple trees from seed as a hobby and curiosity. Bad tasting new varieties could be made into alcohol or fed to pigs. Sometimes a good new variety would be...

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  3. Scott225

    Problem Tomato wilt

    Checked lower branch and no black dots. I read somewhere that too much water and cold can make them do this, I also noticed purple on my plants. Got a soil tester for moisture and it was off the...
    Checked lower branch and no black dots. I read somewhere that too much water and cold can make them do this, I also noticed purple on my plants. Got a soil tester for moisture and it was off the chart wet. Hoping it's just a combination of these two things.
    Checked lower branch and no black dots. I read somewhere that too much water and cold can make them do this, I also noticed purple on my plants. Got a soil tester for moisture and it was off the chart wet. Hoping it's just a combination of these...
    Checked lower branch and no black dots. I read somewhere that too much water and cold can make them do this, I also noticed purple on my plants. Got a soil tester for moisture and it was off the...

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  4. Massivebarra

    What vegetables do well in shade?

    Epic gardening on YouTube has a video - - I started watching this guy after I saw a collaborative video with Mark. I'm growing lettuce and spinach in my partially shaded bed.
    Epic gardening on YouTube has a video - - I started watching this guy after I saw a collaborative video with Mark. I'm growing lettuce and spinach in my partially shaded bed.
    Epic gardening on YouTube has a video - - I started watching this guy after I saw a collaborative video with Mark. I'm growing lettuce and spinach in my partially shaded bed.
    Epic gardening on YouTube has a video - - I started watching this guy after I saw a collaborative video with Mark. I'm growing lettuce and spinach in my partially shaded bed.
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  5. Jnel

    Plants to deter mozzies

    I found the only thing to work at my place is to not be outside at that time of the afternoon and early dusk. Finish up early and go inside behind the insect screens and don't leave doors open. My...
    I found the only thing to work at my place is to not be outside at that time of the afternoon and early dusk. Finish up early and go inside behind the insect screens and don't leave doors open. My mozzies are most active 3 days before rain, then disappear once the rain is gone. I don't have to...
    I found the only thing to work at my place is to not be outside at that time of the afternoon and early dusk. Finish up early and go inside behind the insect screens and don't leave doors open. My mozzies are most active 3 days before rain, then...
    I found the only thing to work at my place is to not be outside at that time of the afternoon and early dusk. Finish up early and go inside behind the insect screens and don't leave doors open. My...
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  6. Fish Heads
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    Growing Potatoes - SE QLD

    Planted potatoes in one of my compost piles They our thriving. We plant potatoes here in central Louisiana on valentine day, makes it easy to remember!
    Planted potatoes in one of my compost piles They our thriving. We plant potatoes here in central Louisiana on valentine day, makes it easy to remember!
    Planted potatoes in one of my compost piles They our thriving. We plant potatoes here in central Louisiana on valentine day, makes it easy to remember!
    Planted potatoes in one of my compost piles They our thriving. We plant potatoes here in central Louisiana on valentine day, makes it easy to remember!

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  7. JohnH

    Question Citrus Moths, Should I use fruit bags?

    I have a few citrus trees in my yard and this year they all got hit pretty bad by citrus moths. Except for my lime free for some reason? I’ve seen mention of the fruit bags to cover fruit on the...
    I have a few citrus trees in my yard and this year they all got hit pretty bad by citrus moths. Except for my lime free for some reason? I’ve seen mention of the fruit bags to cover fruit on the tree, are they a good defence against citrus moths?
    I have a few citrus trees in my yard and this year they all got hit pretty bad by citrus moths. Except for my lime free for some reason? I’ve seen mention of the fruit bags to cover fruit on the tree, are they a good defence against citrus moths?
    I have a few citrus trees in my yard and this year they all got hit pretty bad by citrus moths. Except for my lime free for some reason? I’ve seen mention of the fruit bags to cover fruit on the...
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  8. Ringo Perkov

    Question about taking blackberry cuttings

    I have blackberries that are a bit over a yr. old and I am expecting them to have runners I can separate for multiplying my plants. I am on the gulf coast of Texas and got prime ark thornless...
    I have blackberries that are a bit over a yr. old and I am expecting them to have runners I can separate for multiplying my plants. I am on the gulf coast of Texas and got prime ark thornless plants from Stark Bros. Good luck and Happy Growing ! P J the DivingTemptress and Dirt Diva
    I have blackberries that are a bit over a yr. old and I am expecting them to have runners I can separate for multiplying my plants. I am on the gulf coast of Texas and got prime ark thornless plants from Stark Bros. Good luck and Happy Growing...
    I have blackberries that are a bit over a yr. old and I am expecting them to have runners I can separate for multiplying my plants. I am on the gulf coast of Texas and got prime ark thornless...
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  9. DivingTemptress

    finger lime need advise please

    Thanks so much for your insight !
    Thanks so much for your insight !
    Thanks so much for your insight !
    Thanks so much for your insight !

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  10. Gavin H

    Red blueberry leaves

    I did put a slow release fertiliser on about a week before I noticed the red. I’ll increase the water and see how they go. Thanks :)
    I did put a slow release fertiliser on about a week before I noticed the red. I’ll increase the water and see how they go. Thanks :)
    I did put a slow release fertiliser on about a week before I noticed the red. I’ll increase the water and see how they go. Thanks :)
    I did put a slow release fertiliser on about a week before I noticed the red. I’ll increase the water and see how they go. Thanks :)

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  11. Gavin H

    Fruit fly?

    Ok thanks :)
    Ok thanks :)
    Ok thanks :)
    Ok thanks :)

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  12. RnR

    Radish seeds

    I've gotten them to that point but then you have to sit there peeling them open one by one and you get maybe 2-3 seeds out of each one, then some of them ping all over the place if you open the...
    I've gotten them to that point but then you have to sit there peeling them open one by one and you get maybe 2-3 seeds out of each one, then some of them ping all over the place if you open the pod too quickly. I mean it's fine, but it's one of those things that makes you wonder whether someone...
    I've gotten them to that point but then you have to sit there peeling them open one by one and you get maybe 2-3 seeds out of each one, then some of them ping all over the place if you open the pod too quickly. I mean it's fine, but it's one of...
    I've gotten them to that point but then you have to sit there peeling them open one by one and you get maybe 2-3 seeds out of each one, then some of them ping all over the place if you open the...
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  13. Ray Speed
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    Few things happening around the place

    My girlfriend loves the roses and we are planning a much larger rose garden soon :) watch this space
    My girlfriend loves the roses and we are planning a much larger rose garden soon :) watch this space
    My girlfriend loves the roses and we are planning a much larger rose garden soon :) watch this space
    My girlfriend loves the roses and we are planning a much larger rose garden soon :) watch this space
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  14. Daniel Gilchrist

    Squash Vine Borers

    The only way I've found to get around vine borers is to plant early and harvest all I can before they set in. I kill all I can see with my hands but that only works so long. Pyrethian works pretty...
    The only way I've found to get around vine borers is to plant early and harvest all I can before they set in. I kill all I can see with my hands but that only works so long. Pyrethian works pretty well but its a contact killer and can be harmful to bees if they visit your garden.
    The only way I've found to get around vine borers is to plant early and harvest all I can before they set in. I kill all I can see with my hands but that only works so long. Pyrethian works pretty well but its a contact killer and can be harmful...
    The only way I've found to get around vine borers is to plant early and harvest all I can before they set in. I kill all I can see with my hands but that only works so long. Pyrethian works pretty...
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  15. Richard Buchanan

    Passionfruit problem

    Something I forgot to mention when I wrote of the fact these moths are the result of drought. When nature puts on a huge fresh food protein feast for the wildlife, in this case mostly for the...
    Something I forgot to mention when I wrote of the fact these moths are the result of drought. When nature puts on a huge fresh food protein feast for the wildlife, in this case mostly for the birds, it generally means rain is coming, sufficient to breed by anyway. Sometimes it means an absolute...
    Something I forgot to mention when I wrote of the fact these moths are the result of drought. When nature puts on a huge fresh food protein feast for the wildlife, in this case mostly for the birds, it generally means rain is coming, sufficient...
    Something I forgot to mention when I wrote of the fact these moths are the result of drought. When nature puts on a huge fresh food protein feast for the wildlife, in this case mostly for the...

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  16. Scott225

    Question Subtropical veggies

    Excellent link! Nice!
    Excellent link! Nice!
    Excellent link! Nice!
    Excellent link! Nice!
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  17. Tonytony

    What do yall grow during summer?

    Yep if planting under fruit trees u can either do pots or mound up the area under the tree so your veges roots "live" in the top layer without affecting the tree roots.
    Yep if planting under fruit trees u can either do pots or mound up the area under the tree so your veges roots "live" in the top layer without affecting the tree roots.
    Yep if planting under fruit trees u can either do pots or mound up the area under the tree so your veges roots "live" in the top layer without affecting the tree roots.
    Yep if planting under fruit trees u can either do pots or mound up the area under the tree so your veges roots "live" in the top layer without affecting the tree roots.
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  18. Gavin H

    Problem Tomato’s

    Hi that has happend to me they just need a bit of feterlizer and white oil that you can home make kind regards Jake
    Hi that has happend to me they just need a bit of feterlizer and white oil that you can home make kind regards Jake
    Hi that has happend to me they just need a bit of feterlizer and white oil that you can home make kind regards Jake
    Hi that has happend to me they just need a bit of feterlizer and white oil that you can home make kind regards Jake

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  19. Tony Baker

    Another good harvest

    Well there you go. ;)
    Well there you go. ;)
    Well there you go. ;)
    Well there you go. ;)
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  20. Richard Buchanan

    Bug id please.

    I think its a type of weevil. Otherwise known as some sort of fruit or stem piecing critter. The thing with most critters is if there are just a few then leave them, but if there is a plague then...
    I think its a type of weevil. Otherwise known as some sort of fruit or stem piecing critter. The thing with most critters is if there are just a few then leave them, but if there is a plague then deal with them.
    I think its a type of weevil. Otherwise known as some sort of fruit or stem piecing critter. The thing with most critters is if there are just a few then leave them, but if there is a plague then deal with them.
    I think its a type of weevil. Otherwise known as some sort of fruit or stem piecing critter. The thing with most critters is if there are just a few then leave them, but if there is a plague then...

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  21. Mataeka

    Question How to dispose of damaged citrus?

    Bury the fruit well under old compost/ Sawflies might get to them but that's ok. Hopefully, nothing else will get that deep.
    Bury the fruit well under old compost/ Sawflies might get to them but that's ok. Hopefully, nothing else will get that deep.
    Bury the fruit well under old compost/ Sawflies might get to them but that's ok. Hopefully, nothing else will get that deep.
    Bury the fruit well under old compost/ Sawflies might get to them but that's ok. Hopefully, nothing else will get that deep.

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  22. Gavin H

    Onions seedlings

    Maybe I’ll try another type of mix and water more often. I plan to start using soil block more often
    Maybe I’ll try another type of mix and water more often. I plan to start using soil block more often
    Maybe I’ll try another type of mix and water more often. I plan to start using soil block more often
    Maybe I’ll try another type of mix and water more often. I plan to start using soil block more often

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  23. RevX

    When should I harvest?

    Yes I did not learn how to fill my raised beds till after i had already started growing Ha. So I'll remedy that in the fall. Thank you for your input. I will put it to use.
    Yes I did not learn how to fill my raised beds till after i had already started growing Ha. So I'll remedy that in the fall. Thank you for your input. I will put it to use.
    Yes I did not learn how to fill my raised beds till after i had already started growing Ha. So I'll remedy that in the fall. Thank you for your input. I will put it to use.
    Yes I did not learn how to fill my raised beds till after i had already started growing Ha. So I'll remedy that in the fall. Thank you for your input. I will put it to use.

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  24. Jacob

    Problem weeds everywhere!

    Watch Charles Dowding's No Dig videos on Youtube. He makes it easy to deal with weeds.
    Watch Charles Dowding's No Dig videos on Youtube. He makes it easy to deal with weeds.
    Watch Charles Dowding's No Dig videos on Youtube. He makes it easy to deal with weeds.
    Watch Charles Dowding's No Dig videos on Youtube. He makes it easy to deal with weeds.

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  25. MichaelSchonefeld

    Corn..what went wrong??

    That's adequate watering, so it could be something else like nutrients.
    That's adequate watering, so it could be something else like nutrients.
    That's adequate watering, so it could be something else like nutrients.
    That's adequate watering, so it could be something else like nutrients.

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  26. Bradspasojevic

    Spitfire Caterpillar Investation

    Ok, maybe infestation is a bit of an overkill, but its not far from it. I have in the past week started to notice a few spitfire caterpillars wriggling around my urban garden, on walls, pots etc....
    Ok, maybe infestation is a bit of an overkill, but its not far from it. I have in the past week started to notice a few spitfire caterpillars wriggling around my urban garden, on walls, pots etc. I wasn't too alarmed as I hadn’t noticed any damage but in the past few days theres been probably...
    Ok, maybe infestation is a bit of an overkill, but its not far from it. I have in the past week started to notice a few spitfire caterpillars wriggling around my urban garden, on walls, pots etc. I wasn't too alarmed as I hadn’t noticed any...
    Ok, maybe infestation is a bit of an overkill, but its not far from it. I have in the past week started to notice a few spitfire caterpillars wriggling around my urban garden, on walls, pots etc....

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