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    Growing Pineapple

    I was interested to find out recently how pineapples grow, that they can be grown in pots and moved around. This makes me think that maybe, I can grow them here in Adelaide. I was reading this thread: https://www.selfsufficientculture.com/threads/pineapple-growing.429/page-3 and see that there...
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    Home BioGas Digester purchase

    hey all, thought I'd share my latest 'investment' in sustainability. I managed to take part in the Kick Starter Home BioGas Digester purchase at the end of 2019. With the usual expected delays plus those which occurred due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we've managed to get the system set up and...
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    what a difference a bit of humidity makes!!

    HI everyone, I hope you all are having/have had a lovely time over the Christmas/New Year break!! This year, I managed to get a quick trip in to visit some family in Brisbane and have just got back. I've been before to see them at different places in Queensland but this is the first time that...
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    Day 1 of 6 in total lock down :)

    :) as if you didn't know, here in Adelaide we're in total lockdown, 6 days but potentially more and I know for a fact that those 6 days could just whiz right by if I'm not careful so I'm setting a goal to achieve one major thing in the garden each day. Today, as I was letting the chickens out, I...
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    anyone make their own pets food?

    I have two needy animals, a cat and a dog, the cat is around 19yrs old and is not well, she's too old to bother with surgery or even the kinds of tests that would be needed to confirm the Vets suspicions of cancer, she also has something horrible going on with her gums teeth so we are just...
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    Mushrooms under tomatoes

    I was looking into growing mushrooms in the garden and read in an e book that I purchased that the author speculated that growing mushrooms in the soil under tomato plants has the potential to prevent or lessen the occurrence of the wilt and or fungus that they seem to suffer with. So far, my...
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    Building community during difficult times

    I posed the question here not long ago, what has changed for you in the past few weeks with all the changes regarding the virus, I really hope that was not considered insensitive or anything - I apologize if I offended any with that question. I didn't get much of a response but thinking about...
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    What has changed in your life in the last few weeks?

    It's been interesting to me that most of my family members and/or people I know, haven't had a lot of changes in their lives since the virus landed on our shores and restrictions have come into play. Some, like me, have lost their jobs - it may be temporary and it may not - mine was only a part...
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    Dragon Fruit growing/placement advice needed for South Australia

    I was given a Dragonfruit plant (?) last year, I've no idea about the plant but it wasn't very big so figured I'd put it in a pot and work it out. It has gone absolutely nuts and I really need to do something with it. Our verandah is north facing so gets lovely winter sun, we have a shadecloth...
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    Aloe Vera

    Vicky submitted a new Showcase Item: Aloe Vera Read more about this showcase item here...
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    Hello from South Australia

    Hi all, Glad to have found this forum, it's very different down here in the south, dry, dusty, windy, it gets cold and did I mention dry? I think Mark mentioned an average rainfall of something like 1500mm??, it almost doesn't compute....maybe I heard wrong... here we are supposed to get maybe...