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  1. Lizi

    Climbing Beans - Rust

    Hey Clissat, what a wealth of information you are! After close inspection, decided on rust and sprayed some copper chelate. Thanks so much for responding to my question. I see you are in Pomona,...
    Hey Clissat, what a wealth of information you are! After close inspection, decided on rust and sprayed some copper chelate. Thanks so much for responding to my question. I see you are in Pomona, we are practically neighbours! Lizi
    Hey Clissat, what a wealth of information you are! After close inspection, decided on rust and sprayed some copper chelate. Thanks so much for responding to my question. I see you are in Pomona, we are practically neighbours! Lizi
    Hey Clissat, what a wealth of information you are! After close inspection, decided on rust and sprayed some copper chelate. Thanks so much for responding to my question. I see you are in Pomona,...
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  2. ClissAT
    Informative x 3

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.

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  3. Perry

    Mini Green House

    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I just got the yellow pages out to look up a company I used to deal with at Nambour. But to my dismay,...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I just got the yellow pages out to look up a company...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I...
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  4. Charlie’swife

    happy life

    Yes, l left them out while l went in to town and they meet me at the car, l have 21 and a rooster, love the girls.
    Yes, l left them out while l went in to town and they meet me at the car, l have 21 and a rooster, love the girls.
    Yes, l left them out while l went in to town and they meet me at the car, l have 21 and a rooster, love the girls.
    Yes, l left them out while l went in to town and they meet me at the car, l have 21 and a rooster, love the girls.
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  5. Lisaceae

    Question Concrete Block Planter Beds

    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or bare, then you know to expect lots of hard frustrating work. Applying organic materials to any soil...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or bare, then you know to expect lots of hard...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or...

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  6. Cassandra

    Aiming at solo self-sufficiency! VIC/TAS

    Hi AuG, welcome. Sandy soil isn't all that bad once you know a few tricks to deal with it. Check out your local permaculture group who will have all the lowdown on making it work for you. Also by...
    Hi AuG, welcome. Sandy soil isn't all that bad once you know a few tricks to deal with it. Check out your local permaculture group who will have all the lowdown on making it work for you. Also by 'searching' 'gardening in sandy soil' on both YouTube and google, you should come up with plenty of...
    Hi AuG, welcome. Sandy soil isn't all that bad once you know a few tricks to deal with it. Check out your local permaculture group who will have all the lowdown on making it work for you. Also by 'searching' 'gardening in sandy soil' on both...
    Hi AuG, welcome. Sandy soil isn't all that bad once you know a few tricks to deal with it. Check out your local permaculture group who will have all the lowdown on making it work for you. Also by...
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  7. Caroline22

    New member in Wales

    Thanks so much! Everyone has been so kind on this forum !
    Thanks so much! Everyone has been so kind on this forum !
    Thanks so much! Everyone has been so kind on this forum !
    Thanks so much! Everyone has been so kind on this forum !
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  8. Gander

    My ``garden´´

    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/

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  9. The Rubber Kitty

    help with my Seedlings - Perpetual spinach

    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals that will burn the tender leaves. New shorter dark green leaves will grow from the crown base and...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals that will burn the tender leaves. New shorter dark...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals...
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  10. allen c

    Hydroponic Watermelons update!

    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
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  11. allen c

    Soil Vs Hydroponic Watermelons and Cucumbers!

    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very careful. He's worked out how to immitate the natural growing conditions he found in the hills in...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very careful. He's worked out how to immitate the natural...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very...

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  12. Raymondo

    Where have all the bees gone ?

    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would...
    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would happen here with the kings and lorikeets. They don't leave a single flower on anything they love to...
    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would happen here with the kings and lorikeets. They...
    I'll have to check out a native nursery to see if they have any of these emu bushes. Reading about the mallee ringnecks and destroying the flowers on the plant made me realise the same thing would...
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  13. Lego

    Hi. New to gardening

    Thanks. I can't yet plant anything as have to organise garden beds. Currently grass so will be a work in progress. Due to a big digging dog is going to mean extra planning to keep her out of the...
    Thanks. I can't yet plant anything as have to organise garden beds. Currently grass so will be a work in progress. Due to a big digging dog is going to mean extra planning to keep her out of the veg area ie fencing. No a raised bed won't work unless it's so tall i use a ladder to work in it ....
    Thanks. I can't yet plant anything as have to organise garden beds. Currently grass so will be a work in progress. Due to a big digging dog is going to mean extra planning to keep her out of the veg area ie fencing. No a raised bed won't work...
    Thanks. I can't yet plant anything as have to organise garden beds. Currently grass so will be a work in progress. Due to a big digging dog is going to mean extra planning to keep her out of the...
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  14. Antoinette James

    Hi from UK/NZ

    I feel like I am "late to the self sufficient party"! I have been on the verge of all this for decades! Most of our children have left home, giving us a chance to focus on ourselves. Our eldest...
    I feel like I am "late to the self sufficient party"! I have been on the verge of all this for decades! Most of our children have left home, giving us a chance to focus on ourselves. Our eldest son lives in our UK home (hopefully weeding, tying up the roses and grapes while we are away). We are...
    I feel like I am "late to the self sufficient party"! I have been on the verge of all this for decades! Most of our children have left home, giving us a chance to focus on ourselves. Our eldest son lives in our UK home (hopefully weeding, tying...
    I feel like I am "late to the self sufficient party"! I have been on the verge of all this for decades! Most of our children have left home, giving us a chance to focus on ourselves. Our eldest...
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  15. Lego

    Question Making a garden where none exists

    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden...
    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden needs. I'm not suggesting you go this big and in Australia you won't be legally able to get the food...
    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden needs. I'm not suggesting you go this big and in...
    Here's another video from an extensive series about a family who raise chickens for eggs and compost to grow veg to sell. Plus they make enough compost for all their own extensive home garden...
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  16. Ray Speed

    Brahma Babies

    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
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  17. Johnny Green Thumbs

    Using Aquarium Water for Garden

    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
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  18. Dean

    Question Growing veges underneath gutters

    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause the plants to grow tall and lanky and perhaps require staking when they otherwise wouldn't need...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause the plants to grow tall and lanky and perhaps...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause...

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  19. Mark

    Panama Berry video

    Yesterday I was in my front paddock and found those small shrubs I referred to in an earlier post above. They haven't gotten any taller nor have fruit but have had flowers and I can see where...
    Yesterday I was in my front paddock and found those small shrubs I referred to in an earlier post above. They haven't gotten any taller nor have fruit but have had flowers and I can see where there must have been fruit that's been eaten by wildlife. However these shrubs must be some sort of wild...
    Yesterday I was in my front paddock and found those small shrubs I referred to in an earlier post above. They haven't gotten any taller nor have fruit but have had flowers and I can see where there must have been fruit that's been eaten by...
    Yesterday I was in my front paddock and found those small shrubs I referred to in an earlier post above. They haven't gotten any taller nor have fruit but have had flowers and I can see where...

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  20. Common

    Growing Citronella as a Mosquito Repellent - which type?

    Thanks Raymondo - I've had three medium Pelargonium sized plants growing on our balcony since my original post and have found that the effect is negligible as you say. I imagine you'd need a great...
    Thanks Raymondo - I've had three medium Pelargonium sized plants growing on our balcony since my original post and have found that the effect is negligible as you say. I imagine you'd need a great deal or to crush the leaves to have a great effect. You're right though - the scent is very nice...
    Thanks Raymondo - I've had three medium Pelargonium sized plants growing on our balcony since my original post and have found that the effect is negligible as you say. I imagine you'd need a great deal or to crush the leaves to have a great...
    Thanks Raymondo - I've had three medium Pelargonium sized plants growing on our balcony since my original post and have found that the effect is negligible as you say. I imagine you'd need a great...
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  21. epic

    Hello

    Hi, from where I live, I could walk to the north cape without getting wet feet, no island. Cape Piai is a tourist trap with a few restaurants and not a city. And no, not Singapore, it's also an...
    Hi, from where I live, I could walk to the north cape without getting wet feet, no island. Cape Piai is a tourist trap with a few restaurants and not a city. And no, not Singapore, it's also an island eve though there are bridges across but still an island. Cheers, epic
    Hi, from where I live, I could walk to the north cape without getting wet feet, no island. Cape Piai is a tourist trap with a few restaurants and not a city. And no, not Singapore, it's also an island eve though there are bridges across but...
    Hi, from where I live, I could walk to the north cape without getting wet feet, no island. Cape Piai is a tourist trap with a few restaurants and not a city. And no, not Singapore, it's also an...
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  22. Johnny Green Thumbs

    Using Aquarium Water

    I actually have a large turtle tank, and I am wondering if anyone has watered their veggie garden with it. I have not heard too much about turtle water/filter waste to ‘fertilize’ a veggie...
    I actually have a large turtle tank, and I am wondering if anyone has watered their veggie garden with it. I have not heard too much about turtle water/filter waste to ‘fertilize’ a veggie garden. Turtle water has similar benefits to a fish tank, but they are much messier when compared to a...
    I actually have a large turtle tank, and I am wondering if anyone has watered their veggie garden with it. I have not heard too much about turtle water/filter waste to ‘fertilize’ a veggie garden. Turtle water has similar benefits to a fish...
    I actually have a large turtle tank, and I am wondering if anyone has watered their veggie garden with it. I have not heard too much about turtle water/filter waste to ‘fertilize’ a veggie...
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  23. Bea

    Amarylis and Other bulbs

    Yes it needs leaves for photosynthesis and to produce next year's flower. Otherwise it will use up the (onion)layers that form the bulb and get smaller and smaller until it can't produce food...
    Yes it needs leaves for photosynthesis and to produce next year's flower. Otherwise it will use up the (onion)layers that form the bulb and get smaller and smaller until it can't produce food anymore. If you get some firm thin sticks like chop sticks or kabab sticks and push them into the...
    Yes it needs leaves for photosynthesis and to produce next year's flower. Otherwise it will use up the (onion)layers that form the bulb and get smaller and smaller until it can't produce food anymore. If you get some firm thin sticks like chop...
    Yes it needs leaves for photosynthesis and to produce next year's flower. Otherwise it will use up the (onion)layers that form the bulb and get smaller and smaller until it can't produce food...

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  24. Scott Mac

    Chainsaw carpentry

    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt ,felled previously by last owner, so we painstakingly cut this up and transported via a 1927 Chevy truck...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt ,felled previously by last owner, so we painstakingly...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt...

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