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  1. Flamin' Mongrel

    Am I wasting my time sowing these?

    Often if you buy locally grown, then that variety will work at your place too. But of course with supermarket produce it could have been grown anywhere in the world. However, supermarkets like...
    Often if you buy locally grown, then that variety will work at your place too. But of course with supermarket produce it could have been grown anywhere in the world. However, supermarkets like IGA or your local organic market will try to buy locally grown before choosing produce from far...
    Often if you buy locally grown, then that variety will work at your place too. But of course with supermarket produce it could have been grown anywhere in the world. However, supermarkets like IGA or your local organic market will try to buy...
    Often if you buy locally grown, then that variety will work at your place too. But of course with supermarket produce it could have been grown anywhere in the world. However, supermarkets like...

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  2. Paulphot

    Lime tree roots question

    If it's raining at your place this week, now is the perfect time to do this. The trees all look very healthy. And your retaining wall looks well built. I'd take them all out of the pots and put...
    If it's raining at your place this week, now is the perfect time to do this. The trees all look very healthy. And your retaining wall looks well built. I'd take them all out of the pots and put into the ground. Root prune if the roots are matted, clumped tight together and or circling around the...
    If it's raining at your place this week, now is the perfect time to do this. The trees all look very healthy. And your retaining wall looks well built. I'd take them all out of the pots and put into the ground. Root prune if the roots are matted,...
    If it's raining at your place this week, now is the perfect time to do this. The trees all look very healthy. And your retaining wall looks well built. I'd take them all out of the pots and put...

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  3. Letsgokate

    Kratky

    Very good! :)
    Very good! :)
    Very good! :)
    Very good! :)
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  4. The Rubber Kitty

    Question Plants/herbs for pest management - potatoes

    @Mark yeah I am in SEQ ... down Logan way ... I live where they have reclaimed swamp... so the soil is brown clay type ... I have my garden in drums at the moment, but am looking for raised beds...
    @Mark yeah I am in SEQ ... down Logan way ... I live where they have reclaimed swamp... so the soil is brown clay type ... I have my garden in drums at the moment, but am looking for raised beds for later when I have finished building another shed for the Man Cave ^_^
    @Mark yeah I am in SEQ ... down Logan way ... I live where they have reclaimed swamp... so the soil is brown clay type ... I have my garden in drums at the moment, but am looking for raised beds for later when I have finished building another...
    @Mark yeah I am in SEQ ... down Logan way ... I live where they have reclaimed swamp... so the soil is brown clay type ... I have my garden in drums at the moment, but am looking for raised beds...
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  5. pauln

    Banana Disease?

    Could be calcium deficiency and or something like anthracnose which is a fungal and infection. Spraying with copper well before and again at flowering can deal with the fungal and help viral...
    Could be calcium deficiency and or something like anthracnose which is a fungal and infection. Spraying with copper well before and again at flowering can deal with the fungal and help viral infections. Calcium deficiency can be caused by too much nitrogen or need for lime or gypsum. OR could...
    Could be calcium deficiency and or something like anthracnose which is a fungal and infection. Spraying with copper well before and again at flowering can deal with the fungal and help viral infections. Calcium deficiency can be caused by too...
    Could be calcium deficiency and or something like anthracnose which is a fungal and infection. Spraying with copper well before and again at flowering can deal with the fungal and help viral...

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  6. Ray Speed

    3 varieties of Dragonfruit went in today

    Very nice mate!
    Very nice mate!
    Very nice mate!
    Very nice mate!

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  7. DTK

    Powdery mildew compost?

    Thanks ClissAT. I have saved the info. Much appreciated! Dan
    Thanks ClissAT. I have saved the info. Much appreciated! Dan
    Thanks ClissAT. I have saved the info. Much appreciated! Dan
    Thanks ClissAT. I have saved the info. Much appreciated! Dan
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  8. Steve

    Suckers?

    I was with 5/7 RAR from Dec 80 until Dec 91 at which time I was posted to the Army TAFE (as it was called then). They still had Appys there at that time. Great posting I loved every minute of it....
    I was with 5/7 RAR from Dec 80 until Dec 91 at which time I was posted to the Army TAFE (as it was called then). They still had Appys there at that time. Great posting I loved every minute of it. I lived in the married patch across the road and on the banks of Lake Hume.
    I was with 5/7 RAR from Dec 80 until Dec 91 at which time I was posted to the Army TAFE (as it was called then). They still had Appys there at that time. Great posting I loved every minute of it. I lived in the married patch across the road and...
    I was with 5/7 RAR from Dec 80 until Dec 91 at which time I was posted to the Army TAFE (as it was called then). They still had Appys there at that time. Great posting I loved every minute of it....

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  9. ClissAT

    For Those in Drought or fires

    I totally agree ClissAT! It is harsh for all concerned; I must say, my heart goes out to those who, as you say, have fed their stock through drought conditions and now lose them anyway. So...
    I totally agree ClissAT! It is harsh for all concerned; I must say, my heart goes out to those who, as you say, have fed their stock through drought conditions and now lose them anyway. So depressing and yet our cockeys have a long tradition of toughing out. Good on them!!!!!
    I totally agree ClissAT! It is harsh for all concerned; I must say, my heart goes out to those who, as you say, have fed their stock through drought conditions and now lose them anyway. So depressing and yet our cockeys have a long tradition of...
    I totally agree ClissAT! It is harsh for all concerned; I must say, my heart goes out to those who, as you say, have fed their stock through drought conditions and now lose them anyway. So...
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  10. ClissAT

    Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

    In the beginning they would have used soil or sand to grow the trees in. Or maybe even brought in soil from the region the tree came from originally, ie Spain! However these days they would make...
    In the beginning they would have used soil or sand to grow the trees in. Or maybe even brought in soil from the region the tree came from originally, ie Spain! However these days they would make specific potting mix which would be changed every couple of yrs I guess. Many years ago I was part...
    In the beginning they would have used soil or sand to grow the trees in. Or maybe even brought in soil from the region the tree came from originally, ie Spain! However these days they would make specific potting mix which would be changed every...
    In the beginning they would have used soil or sand to grow the trees in. Or maybe even brought in soil from the region the tree came from originally, ie Spain! However these days they would make...

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  11. BeeTee

    Fruit trees in tubs?

    Citrus do well, figs, I have mangoes trees, paw paw, dwarf avocados, apples, guava, mulberry trees, blueberries, pear, stone fruit, persimmon, have even grown banana which fruited and were yum....
    Citrus do well, figs, I have mangoes trees, paw paw, dwarf avocados, apples, guava, mulberry trees, blueberries, pear, stone fruit, persimmon, have even grown banana which fruited and were yum. Any dwarf tree would be ok, other’s you just prune to size, things like peacan and other nut trees...
    Citrus do well, figs, I have mangoes trees, paw paw, dwarf avocados, apples, guava, mulberry trees, blueberries, pear, stone fruit, persimmon, have even grown banana which fruited and were yum. Any dwarf tree would be ok, other’s you just prune...
    Citrus do well, figs, I have mangoes trees, paw paw, dwarf avocados, apples, guava, mulberry trees, blueberries, pear, stone fruit, persimmon, have even grown banana which fruited and were yum....
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  12. Bronwyn

    Cats who love a good garden

    Great haul of veg there Bronwyn! Welcome to our forum. Cats do love to sunbake while we slave away beside them!
    Great haul of veg there Bronwyn! Welcome to our forum. Cats do love to sunbake while we slave away beside them!
    Great haul of veg there Bronwyn! Welcome to our forum. Cats do love to sunbake while we slave away beside them!
    Great haul of veg there Bronwyn! Welcome to our forum. Cats do love to sunbake while we slave away beside them!

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  13. Wedgetail

    The pumpkin patch

    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave
    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave
    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave
    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave

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  14. Donette

    Question Dragonfruit vine support to stop falling over

    Two of my best produces snapped off their post a few weeks ago. I did have them on flat pine sleeps so I knew it would only be a matter of time. I'm not home at the moment so my wife and son had...
    Two of my best produces snapped off their post a few weeks ago. I did have them on flat pine sleeps so I knew it would only be a matter of time. I'm not home at the moment so my wife and son had to fix them up with a new round post.
    Two of my best produces snapped off their post a few weeks ago. I did have them on flat pine sleeps so I knew it would only be a matter of time. I'm not home at the moment so my wife and son had to fix them up with a new round post.
    Two of my best produces snapped off their post a few weeks ago. I did have them on flat pine sleeps so I knew it would only be a matter of time. I'm not home at the moment so my wife and son had...

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  15. Letsgokate
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    I’m back

    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!
    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!
    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!
    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!

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  16. Ola

    Question Limp tomato plants

    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too...
    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too alkaline or too acidic. Calcium enables water uptake in plants. The longer the stems the more calcium...
    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too alkaline or too acidic. Calcium enables water uptake...
    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too...

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  17. The Rubber Kitty

    Question Help identifying plnat

    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big...
    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big LOL... Okay... top it and watch it floof out ... to protect some other plants maybe for shade... My...
    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big LOL... Okay... top it and watch it floof out ... to...
    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big...

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  18. The Rubber Kitty

    thinning radishes? or replanting?

    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
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  19. Patty

    Ginger growing great!

    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and...
    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and autumn. I used to make my own ginger softdrink. But not so much these days. Nowadays I grow it for the...
    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and autumn. I used to make my own ginger softdrink. But not...
    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and...

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  20. DTK
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    My vegetable cage

    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
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  21. Letsgokate

    Carrot snake

    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big area covered with shade cloth and the rats have chewed through that in like 8 places that I now...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big area covered with shade cloth and the rats have...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big...

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  22. DTK

    Critters and gremlins in the patch

    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff...
    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff plastic. The wind had blown the cover off my potatoes (despite rocks) and something (possums ?) have eaten...
    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff plastic. The wind had blown the cover off my potatoes...
    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff...
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  23. Gander

    Veg Showcase The biggest tomato you´ll ever see

    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute

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  24. Ray Speed
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    Beetroots n pumpkin n stuff lol

    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)

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  25. stevo

    Passionfruit

    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...
    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...
    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...
    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...

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