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  1. Garratt

    Hello from Tamborine Mountain, AUS

    Interesting, I didn't think it would be so hard to grow fruit. So do you think I should just rip them out and compost them? I am curious however where the 80yo tree could be. I haven't seen any...
    Interesting, I didn't think it would be so hard to grow fruit. So do you think I should just rip them out and compost them? I am curious however where the 80yo tree could be. I haven't seen any trees of that size. Also strange that in primary school teachers get kids to stick toothpicks into...
    Interesting, I didn't think it would be so hard to grow fruit. So do you think I should just rip them out and compost them? I am curious however where the 80yo tree could be. I haven't seen any trees of that size. Also strange that in primary...
    Interesting, I didn't think it would be so hard to grow fruit. So do you think I should just rip them out and compost them? I am curious however where the 80yo tree could be. I haven't seen any...
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  2. DivingTemptress

    spots on bean leaves and caterpillar problems

    What do these leaves look like underneath? Does it look like there's tiny particles of reddish dust? Maybe microscopic red spider mite perhaps.
    What do these leaves look like underneath? Does it look like there's tiny particles of reddish dust? Maybe microscopic red spider mite perhaps.
    What do these leaves look like underneath? Does it look like there's tiny particles of reddish dust? Maybe microscopic red spider mite perhaps.
    What do these leaves look like underneath? Does it look like there's tiny particles of reddish dust? Maybe microscopic red spider mite perhaps.

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  3. Scott225

    Problem Tomato wilt

    Yes, its unfortunate that those hungry beetles grow into those huge beautiful rhino beetles and other similar Christmas beetles etc. But I find they tend to live harmoniously with my plants. But...
    Yes, its unfortunate that those hungry beetles grow into those huge beautiful rhino beetles and other similar Christmas beetles etc. But I find they tend to live harmoniously with my plants. But then again the plants I have growing in the ground never look that crash hot anyway due to...
    Yes, its unfortunate that those hungry beetles grow into those huge beautiful rhino beetles and other similar Christmas beetles etc. But I find they tend to live harmoniously with my plants. But then again the plants I have growing in the ground...
    Yes, its unfortunate that those hungry beetles grow into those huge beautiful rhino beetles and other similar Christmas beetles etc. But I find they tend to live harmoniously with my plants. But...

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  4. Ray Speed
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    Preparing old Goat Paddock into a Vegie Garden

    getting some good growth in the patch, its planted out fully now, so we sit back and watch n wait :)
    getting some good growth in the patch, its planted out fully now, so we sit back and watch n wait :)
    getting some good growth in the patch, its planted out fully now, so we sit back and watch n wait :)
    getting some good growth in the patch, its planted out fully now, so we sit back and watch n wait :)
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  5. Pauljm
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    Organic soil issues

    How deep are your beds? Mark has done an awesome video on this topic. It is easier to fill with large organic matter on the bottom and go buy some good quality potting mix for the top. I would...
    How deep are your beds? Mark has done an awesome video on this topic. It is easier to fill with large organic matter on the bottom and go buy some good quality potting mix for the top. I would think that native soil to fill in between the large organic matter on the bottom would be OK. I...
    How deep are your beds? Mark has done an awesome video on this topic. It is easier to fill with large organic matter on the bottom and go buy some good quality potting mix for the top. I would think that native soil to fill in between the...
    How deep are your beds? Mark has done an awesome video on this topic. It is easier to fill with large organic matter on the bottom and go buy some good quality potting mix for the top. I would...
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  6. DivingTemptress

    Asking for your 2 cents worth-potatoes in containers

    I grew potatoes from my cupboard in a grow bag last year with great success. The bag was probably a bit bigger than your buckets.
    I grew potatoes from my cupboard in a grow bag last year with great success. The bag was probably a bit bigger than your buckets.
    I grew potatoes from my cupboard in a grow bag last year with great success. The bag was probably a bit bigger than your buckets.
    I grew potatoes from my cupboard in a grow bag last year with great success. The bag was probably a bit bigger than your buckets.

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  7. Perry

    Question Hatched Baby Chicken

    G'day, I have a Bellsouth 100 Egg Incubator. I normally get a hatch rate of 30+ eggs from 40 eggs. The last batch were due on Friday. I could hear them so I knew they had hatched. I took about 25...
    G'day, I have a Bellsouth 100 Egg Incubator. I normally get a hatch rate of 30+ eggs from 40 eggs. The last batch were due on Friday. I could hear them so I knew they had hatched. I took about 25 out of the incubator. I noticed that two of the chicks were laying down and could not stand up. I...
    G'day, I have a Bellsouth 100 Egg Incubator. I normally get a hatch rate of 30+ eggs from 40 eggs. The last batch were due on Friday. I could hear them so I knew they had hatched. I took about 25 out of the incubator. I noticed that two of the...
    G'day, I have a Bellsouth 100 Egg Incubator. I normally get a hatch rate of 30+ eggs from 40 eggs. The last batch were due on Friday. I could hear them so I knew they had hatched. I took about 25...
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  8. JPAT
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    Veg Showcase Bidwell Casaba Melon

    It’s so nice to see melon varieties beyond the standard supermarket rockmelon, honeydew and watermelon. Looks interesting!
    It’s so nice to see melon varieties beyond the standard supermarket rockmelon, honeydew and watermelon. Looks interesting!
    It’s so nice to see melon varieties beyond the standard supermarket rockmelon, honeydew and watermelon. Looks interesting!
    It’s so nice to see melon varieties beyond the standard supermarket rockmelon, honeydew and watermelon. Looks interesting!
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  9. TarynS.

    Wanted Looking for BKK Turmeric and Ginger

    I found white turmeric at an Indian grocery Happy Gardening !
    I found white turmeric at an Indian grocery Happy Gardening !
    I found white turmeric at an Indian grocery Happy Gardening !
    I found white turmeric at an Indian grocery Happy Gardening !
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  10. Mark

    How to grow and make rosella jam

    It doesn't get full sun, as it is near the fence so gets pretty much mid morning on, but I did that as I read that they wanted warmth, so I was hoping the heat transfer off the fence would help....
    It doesn't get full sun, as it is near the fence so gets pretty much mid morning on, but I did that as I read that they wanted warmth, so I was hoping the heat transfer off the fence would help. I will prune it back and see how it goes. It is pretty frustrating as it was full of flower buds and...
    It doesn't get full sun, as it is near the fence so gets pretty much mid morning on, but I did that as I read that they wanted warmth, so I was hoping the heat transfer off the fence would help. I will prune it back and see how it goes. It is...
    It doesn't get full sun, as it is near the fence so gets pretty much mid morning on, but I did that as I read that they wanted warmth, so I was hoping the heat transfer off the fence would help....

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  11. Sam Jones

    Is the American Red Mulberry available in Australia?

    Try Daleys Have you googled rare fruit tree supplies in Australia?
    Try Daleys Have you googled rare fruit tree supplies in Australia?
    Try Daleys Have you googled rare fruit tree supplies in Australia?
    Try Daleys Have you googled rare fruit tree supplies in Australia?
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  12. JoshW
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    My raised bed adventure - Hugelkultur inspired

    Yeah the netting will let go eventually as well. I've had the same on my chooks pen for 3 years and it tears so easily now. I have 2 ideas in mind - depending on whether or not I put in more beds....
    Yeah the netting will let go eventually as well. I've had the same on my chooks pen for 3 years and it tears so easily now. I have 2 ideas in mind - depending on whether or not I put in more beds. If I don't, I'll build a frame that will be hinged with poly risers. If I do, it'll be a larger...
    Yeah the netting will let go eventually as well. I've had the same on my chooks pen for 3 years and it tears so easily now. I have 2 ideas in mind - depending on whether or not I put in more beds. If I don't, I'll build a frame that will be...
    Yeah the netting will let go eventually as well. I've had the same on my chooks pen for 3 years and it tears so easily now. I have 2 ideas in mind - depending on whether or not I put in more beds....

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  13. an onion

    a philoloapical video i found

    There you go. You're preaching something that you have no idea how to accomplish. :facepalm:
    There you go. You're preaching something that you have no idea how to accomplish. :facepalm:
    There you go. You're preaching something that you have no idea how to accomplish. :facepalm:
    There you go. You're preaching something that you have no idea how to accomplish. :facepalm:
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  14. Charles Benson

    Breaking bad with Chillies

    My birds eye chilli plant’s three years old here in Adelaide. It’s grown from seed, sits in a pot, the pot is on paving by a northeast facing wall and it gets full day sun in the cold months. The...
    My birds eye chilli plant’s three years old here in Adelaide. It’s grown from seed, sits in a pot, the pot is on paving by a northeast facing wall and it gets full day sun in the cold months. The leaves turn yellow in winter and it looks like it’ll die but when spring warms up the whole plant...
    My birds eye chilli plant’s three years old here in Adelaide. It’s grown from seed, sits in a pot, the pot is on paving by a northeast facing wall and it gets full day sun in the cold months. The leaves turn yellow in winter and it looks like...
    My birds eye chilli plant’s three years old here in Adelaide. It’s grown from seed, sits in a pot, the pot is on paving by a northeast facing wall and it gets full day sun in the cold months. The...
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  15. 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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  16. John R.
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    Creating Compost

    Looks great John. If you plant a fruit or nut tree one day where that compost has been resting, the tree will likely grow extremely well.
    Looks great John. If you plant a fruit or nut tree one day where that compost has been resting, the tree will likely grow extremely well.
    Looks great John. If you plant a fruit or nut tree one day where that compost has been resting, the tree will likely grow extremely well.
    Looks great John. If you plant a fruit or nut tree one day where that compost has been resting, the tree will likely grow extremely well.

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  17. ClissAT
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    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    I think you miss the essence of the reason for rotation. Allowing the soil to breathe, rebalancing its fertility and utilizing that left by the previous crop, husbanding the microbiome are all...
    I think you miss the essence of the reason for rotation. Allowing the soil to breathe, rebalancing its fertility and utilizing that left by the previous crop, husbanding the microbiome are all reasons to take the time it takes to keep the soil in peak condition by not overusing it. Our Aussie...
    I think you miss the essence of the reason for rotation. Allowing the soil to breathe, rebalancing its fertility and utilizing that left by the previous crop, husbanding the microbiome are all reasons to take the time it takes to keep the soil...
    I think you miss the essence of the reason for rotation. Allowing the soil to breathe, rebalancing its fertility and utilizing that left by the previous crop, husbanding the microbiome are all...

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  18. Sam Jones

    G’day from Adelaide

    Hi Vicky, My suburb often buzzes with the sound of chainsaws from arborists chipping up trees. The problem is few people have a yard big enough to dump it all on. They’ll dump it immediately if a...
    Hi Vicky, My suburb often buzzes with the sound of chainsaws from arborists chipping up trees. The problem is few people have a yard big enough to dump it all on. They’ll dump it immediately if a yard is very close by. I asked it just once and had to advertise giving most of it away on Gumtree...
    Hi Vicky, My suburb often buzzes with the sound of chainsaws from arborists chipping up trees. The problem is few people have a yard big enough to dump it all on. They’ll dump it immediately if a yard is very close by. I asked it just once and...
    Hi Vicky, My suburb often buzzes with the sound of chainsaws from arborists chipping up trees. The problem is few people have a yard big enough to dump it all on. They’ll dump it immediately if a...
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  19. Johnm64

    Its nice to get help without asking.

    Just think what she could do if she had thumbs ... :ROFL: !
    Just think what she could do if she had thumbs ... :ROFL: !
    Just think what she could do if she had thumbs ... :ROFL: !
    Just think what she could do if she had thumbs ... :ROFL: !

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  20. 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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  21. Robbie
    Informative x 4

    Its Garlic Planting Time

    Very informative, thanks Clissa
    Very informative, thanks Clissa
    Very informative, thanks Clissa
    Very informative, thanks Clissa

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  22. Abby Johnson

    Quail

    Hello all, I have a dilemma with how to divide my quail, I currently have a cage that is 1.8m long and 65cm deep. So about 1m2. This cage currently has two young laying quail hens. I also hatched...
    Hello all, I have a dilemma with how to divide my quail, I currently have a cage that is 1.8m long and 65cm deep. So about 1m2. This cage currently has two young laying quail hens. I also hatched out some quail chicks and they are nearly 5 weeks old, I have 4 female, 2 males. Should i; a)...
    Hello all, I have a dilemma with how to divide my quail, I currently have a cage that is 1.8m long and 65cm deep. So about 1m2. This cage currently has two young laying quail hens. I also hatched out some quail chicks and they are nearly 5 weeks...
    Hello all, I have a dilemma with how to divide my quail, I currently have a cage that is 1.8m long and 65cm deep. So about 1m2. This cage currently has two young laying quail hens. I also hatched...
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  23. Jacob Belmer

    Abusive quail.

    This is my first flock of quail. They are about 10 weeks old. We culled more roosters than we wanted to because of the damage they were causing to our hens. I wonder if trimming their beaks could...
    This is my first flock of quail. They are about 10 weeks old. We culled more roosters than we wanted to because of the damage they were causing to our hens. I wonder if trimming their beaks could reduce the injuries. I just can’t see how something so natural can be so traumatic. The English...
    This is my first flock of quail. They are about 10 weeks old. We culled more roosters than we wanted to because of the damage they were causing to our hens. I wonder if trimming their beaks could reduce the injuries. I just can’t see how...
    This is my first flock of quail. They are about 10 weeks old. We culled more roosters than we wanted to because of the damage they were causing to our hens. I wonder if trimming their beaks could...

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  24. Jacob Belmer
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    Herb & Spice Showcase Perique Variety Tobacco

    Jacob Belmer submitted a new Showcase Item: Perique Variety Tobacco Read more about this showcase item here...
    Jacob Belmer submitted a new Showcase Item: Perique Variety Tobacco Read more about this showcase item here...
    Jacob Belmer submitted a new Showcase Item: Perique Variety Tobacco Read more about this showcase item here...
    Jacob Belmer submitted a new Showcase Item: Perique Variety Tobacco Read more about this showcase item here...
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  25. rewired

    Night-blooming cereus (Dragon fruit)

    ClissAT I went out to check on the DF this evening and they had bloomed! Although bats are the primary pollinators, it looks like we also have some sort of beetle here that may do it as well...
    ClissAT I went out to check on the DF this evening and they had bloomed! Although bats are the primary pollinators, it looks like we also have some sort of beetle here that may do it as well (you can see a couple in one of the flowers in one of the photos). Not wanting to disturb the beetles,...
    ClissAT I went out to check on the DF this evening and they had bloomed! Although bats are the primary pollinators, it looks like we also have some sort of beetle here that may do it as well (you can see a couple in one of the flowers in one of...
    ClissAT I went out to check on the DF this evening and they had bloomed! Although bats are the primary pollinators, it looks like we also have some sort of beetle here that may do it as well...

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