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  1. Mark
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    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. Scott225

    Problem Tomato wilt

    Ok, well I guess tomorrow I can at least eliminate the Fusarium possibility and chop a branch off. Is it correct that you can not get rid of Fusarium in the soil?. Will report back tomorrow after...
    Ok, well I guess tomorrow I can at least eliminate the Fusarium possibility and chop a branch off. Is it correct that you can not get rid of Fusarium in the soil?. Will report back tomorrow after checking a lower branch. Thank you very much for the help.
    Ok, well I guess tomorrow I can at least eliminate the Fusarium possibility and chop a branch off. Is it correct that you can not get rid of Fusarium in the soil?. Will report back tomorrow after checking a lower branch. Thank you very much for...
    Ok, well I guess tomorrow I can at least eliminate the Fusarium possibility and chop a branch off. Is it correct that you can not get rid of Fusarium in the soil?. Will report back tomorrow after...

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  3. Jnel

    Plants to deter mozzies

    There are so many different mosquito types that what works for one doesn’t work for another. I’ve tried all types of plants, essential oils and such. They don’t work where I live. Even the...
    There are so many different mosquito types that what works for one doesn’t work for another. I’ve tried all types of plants, essential oils and such. They don’t work where I live. Even the military grade chemical sprays like DEET only work if you saturate yourself all over. The mosquitoes...
    There are so many different mosquito types that what works for one doesn’t work for another. I’ve tried all types of plants, essential oils and such. They don’t work where I live. Even the military grade chemical sprays like DEET only work if...
    There are so many different mosquito types that what works for one doesn’t work for another. I’ve tried all types of plants, essential oils and such. They don’t work where I live. Even the...
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  4. alter ego hank

    Question Will this apple seedling produce fruit?

    The fact that it's growing means it might make a good tree someday, but the fruit it provides may not be exactly the same as what you ate. I think it might make a great conversation piece as it...
    The fact that it's growing means it might make a good tree someday, but the fruit it provides may not be exactly the same as what you ate. I think it might make a great conversation piece as it get's bigger and will be a surprise if/when it ever does fruit. But I'm a big fan of "volunteer"...
    The fact that it's growing means it might make a good tree someday, but the fruit it provides may not be exactly the same as what you ate. I think it might make a great conversation piece as it get's bigger and will be a surprise if/when it ever...
    The fact that it's growing means it might make a good tree someday, but the fruit it provides may not be exactly the same as what you ate. I think it might make a great conversation piece as it...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Massivebarra

    What vegetables do well in shade?

    Spinach, Chard, Leaf Lettuce, peas, Radishes, Potatoes, green onion and someone told me that any tomato that has a cold sounding name?? Is that true, does anyone know??
    Spinach, Chard, Leaf Lettuce, peas, Radishes, Potatoes, green onion and someone told me that any tomato that has a cold sounding name?? Is that true, does anyone know??
    Spinach, Chard, Leaf Lettuce, peas, Radishes, Potatoes, green onion and someone told me that any tomato that has a cold sounding name?? Is that true, does anyone know??
    Spinach, Chard, Leaf Lettuce, peas, Radishes, Potatoes, green onion and someone told me that any tomato that has a cold sounding name?? Is that true, does anyone know??
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Gavin H

    Fruit fly?

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

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  13. Scott225

    Question Subtropical veggies

    Excellent link! Nice!
    Excellent link! Nice!
    Excellent link! Nice!
    Excellent link! Nice!
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Matt Kurl
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    Sweet potato harvesting

    Can I just clarify for everyone, sweet potatoes don't usually grow from other potatoes. They grow from vine cuttings. You can put a sweet potato root in the ground and sometimes get more...
    Can I just clarify for everyone, sweet potatoes don't usually grow from other potatoes. They grow from vine cuttings. You can put a sweet potato root in the ground and sometimes get more roots. But the usual way to grow them is from vine cuttings. The ends of vines, the off-cuts around 60cm long...
    Can I just clarify for everyone, sweet potatoes don't usually grow from other potatoes. They grow from vine cuttings. You can put a sweet potato root in the ground and sometimes get more roots. But the usual way to grow them is from vine...
    Can I just clarify for everyone, sweet potatoes don't usually grow from other potatoes. They grow from vine cuttings. You can put a sweet potato root in the ground and sometimes get more...

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Gavin H

    Problem Ginger holes

    On the ginger itself going into the rhizomes (if that spelt correctly)
    On the ginger itself going into the rhizomes (if that spelt correctly)
    On the ginger itself going into the rhizomes (if that spelt correctly)
    On the ginger itself going into the rhizomes (if that spelt correctly)

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  26. Gavin H

    Soil test

    Meant to say raised garden bed. I took that sample from 1. I do have another raised garden bed and 1 in ground
    Meant to say raised garden bed. I took that sample from 1. I do have another raised garden bed and 1 in ground
    Meant to say raised garden bed. I took that sample from 1. I do have another raised garden bed and 1 in ground
    Meant to say raised garden bed. I took that sample from 1. I do have another raised garden bed and 1 in ground

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