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    Latest: Howard Springs NT - tombr - Tropical Garden JoshW, Mar 31, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    Latest: Few things happening around the place Wedgetail, Apr 1, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    Latest: Its Garlic Planting Time Robbie, Apr 1, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    Latest: Spices Erica Sandoval, Mar 31, 2020 at 6:52 AM
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    Latest: Mushrooms; What do i need to know? GKW, Apr 2, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    Sell, swap, give away, or ask for seeds, cuttings, plants, recyclables, tools, etc in this section.
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  1. Erica Sandoval

    Question Has anyone successfully grown saffron crocus?

    I haven't grown it before, or actually even looked into it before you posted :) but it looks like a good thing for your climate, here is a bit from one of our seed companies: It does best in...
    I haven't grown it before, or actually even looked into it before you posted :) but it looks like a good thing for your climate, here is a bit from one of our seed companies: It does best in temperate areas and dry Mediterranean conditions (VIC, SA, drier areas of NSW). It prefers areas with...
    I haven't grown it before, or actually even looked into it before you posted :) but it looks like a good thing for your climate, here is a bit from one of our seed companies: It does best in temperate areas and dry Mediterranean conditions (VIC,...
    I haven't grown it before, or actually even looked into it before you posted :) but it looks like a good thing for your climate, here is a bit from one of our seed companies: It does best in...
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  2. Paulphot
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    Salad and herb garden progress

    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)
    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)
    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)
    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)

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  3. Pauljm

    New beds-How many worms?

    Check out gumtree for worms, you often see them much cheaper on there than at bunnings. Try getting a load of compost instead of soil & mixing that in- the used mushroom compost is a good one....
    Check out gumtree for worms, you often see them much cheaper on there than at bunnings. Try getting a load of compost instead of soil & mixing that in- the used mushroom compost is a good one. The worms will come if there is something for them to eat, but if your soil is lifeless, they will...
    Check out gumtree for worms, you often see them much cheaper on there than at bunnings. Try getting a load of compost instead of soil & mixing that in- the used mushroom compost is a good one. The worms will come if there is something for them...
    Check out gumtree for worms, you often see them much cheaper on there than at bunnings. Try getting a load of compost instead of soil & mixing that in- the used mushroom compost is a good one....
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  4. Wedgetail

    They just keep coming

    Hi Vicky it's been a pretty good season this year with good rain through Jan/Feb I had covered the ground with plenty of mulch and let them just do thier own thing. Dave
    Hi Vicky it's been a pretty good season this year with good rain through Jan/Feb I had covered the ground with plenty of mulch and let them just do thier own thing. Dave
    Hi Vicky it's been a pretty good season this year with good rain through Jan/Feb I had covered the ground with plenty of mulch and let them just do thier own thing. Dave
    Hi Vicky it's been a pretty good season this year with good rain through Jan/Feb I had covered the ground with plenty of mulch and let them just do thier own thing. Dave

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  5. Kitty

    Banana tree help

    I give mine a bucket every couple of days until it gets established then go out to 2 buckets ever 4 days . Hope this helps Dave.
    I give mine a bucket every couple of days until it gets established then go out to 2 buckets ever 4 days . Hope this helps Dave.
    I give mine a bucket every couple of days until it gets established then go out to 2 buckets ever 4 days . Hope this helps Dave.
    I give mine a bucket every couple of days until it gets established then go out to 2 buckets ever 4 days . Hope this helps Dave.

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  6. Tombr
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    Fruit Showcase Star Fruit

    Tombr submitted a new Showcase Item: Star Fruit Read more about this showcase item here...
    Tombr submitted a new Showcase Item: Star Fruit Read more about this showcase item here...
    Tombr submitted a new Showcase Item: Star Fruit Read more about this showcase item here...
    Tombr submitted a new Showcase Item: Star Fruit Read more about this showcase item here...
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  7. Daniel Gilchrist

    Seeds and mulch

    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
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  8. DTK

    Sweet potato pest

    Remember that pyrethrum is non specific so it kills the goodies at the same time as the baddies. Also remember that caterpillars are usually butterflies in waiting. Although the plain green or...
    Remember that pyrethrum is non specific so it kills the goodies at the same time as the baddies. Also remember that caterpillars are usually butterflies in waiting. Although the plain green or brown types are often moths or white butterflies so they need to go to the chooks.
    Remember that pyrethrum is non specific so it kills the goodies at the same time as the baddies. Also remember that caterpillars are usually butterflies in waiting. Although the plain green or brown types are often moths or white butterflies so...
    Remember that pyrethrum is non specific so it kills the goodies at the same time as the baddies. Also remember that caterpillars are usually butterflies in waiting. Although the plain green or...

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  9. AndrewB

    Back to it

    Hi Andrew i put spent hay and straw in the bottom of my new beds i i do is add some blood and bone to it to help decompose the hay/straw cheers
    Hi Andrew i put spent hay and straw in the bottom of my new beds i i do is add some blood and bone to it to help decompose the hay/straw cheers
    Hi Andrew i put spent hay and straw in the bottom of my new beds i i do is add some blood and bone to it to help decompose the hay/straw cheers
    Hi Andrew i put spent hay and straw in the bottom of my new beds i i do is add some blood and bone to it to help decompose the hay/straw cheers

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  10. Vicky

    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...

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  11. Wedgetail
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    Sweet potato

    That should feed the neighborhood!!
    That should feed the neighborhood!!
    That should feed the neighborhood!!
    That should feed the neighborhood!!

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  12. DTK

    Please identify

    Thanks ClissAT
    Thanks ClissAT
    Thanks ClissAT
    Thanks ClissAT

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  13. vikinglord13

    vikinglord's new vegetable garden!!!

    Hi ClissAT young beardies need about 80% protein/insect and 20% veggies but when they're adults they transition to about 80% veggies and 20% insects. We're Ember live mealworm, and freeze-dried...
    Hi ClissAT young beardies need about 80% protein/insect and 20% veggies but when they're adults they transition to about 80% veggies and 20% insects. We're Ember live mealworm, and freeze-dried mealworms and crickets for now, we'll transition to superworm when he gets bigger. Here's a video of...
    Hi ClissAT young beardies need about 80% protein/insect and 20% veggies but when they're adults they transition to about 80% veggies and 20% insects. We're Ember live mealworm, and freeze-dried mealworms and crickets for now, we'll transition to...
    Hi ClissAT young beardies need about 80% protein/insect and 20% veggies but when they're adults they transition to about 80% veggies and 20% insects. We're Ember live mealworm, and freeze-dried...
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  14. Fergzter

    Question Eggplant Leaf Discolouration

    If you search this site for a thread I started over 12 mths ago about tomato diseases, it will apply equally to your eggplant. There are heaps of photos of leaves with different conditions and...
    If you search this site for a thread I started over 12 mths ago about tomato diseases, it will apply equally to your eggplant. There are heaps of photos of leaves with different conditions and some stem profiles. Sorry I'm running out of time or I'd hunt it down myself.
    If you search this site for a thread I started over 12 mths ago about tomato diseases, it will apply equally to your eggplant. There are heaps of photos of leaves with different conditions and some stem profiles. Sorry I'm running out of time or...
    If you search this site for a thread I started over 12 mths ago about tomato diseases, it will apply equally to your eggplant. There are heaps of photos of leaves with different conditions and...

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  15. Steve

    Growing Chives

    I've just started growing chives, so am loving this info before I get to harvesting
    I've just started growing chives, so am loving this info before I get to harvesting
    I've just started growing chives, so am loving this info before I get to harvesting
    I've just started growing chives, so am loving this info before I get to harvesting
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  16. Jake Jeffries

    What kind of bugs?

    Yep the fluffy one is moth eggs, not a problem even if they eat a few leaves. Second one is either aphids or similar that suck the sap from new growth causing the newly forming leaves to curl....
    Yep the fluffy one is moth eggs, not a problem even if they eat a few leaves. Second one is either aphids or similar that suck the sap from new growth causing the newly forming leaves to curl. Depending on how many tips are affected, it could be a virus. If it's bad go round and cut the tips...
    Yep the fluffy one is moth eggs, not a problem even if they eat a few leaves. Second one is either aphids or similar that suck the sap from new growth causing the newly forming leaves to curl. Depending on how many tips are affected, it could be...
    Yep the fluffy one is moth eggs, not a problem even if they eat a few leaves. Second one is either aphids or similar that suck the sap from new growth causing the newly forming leaves to curl....

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  17. TerryB

    Question Tree Mulch

    Thanks for your reply. I decided to thin it out a bit, and will add more as the seedlings develop. Keep you all posted.
    Thanks for your reply. I decided to thin it out a bit, and will add more as the seedlings develop. Keep you all posted.
    Thanks for your reply. I decided to thin it out a bit, and will add more as the seedlings develop. Keep you all posted.
    Thanks for your reply. I decided to thin it out a bit, and will add more as the seedlings develop. Keep you all posted.

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  18. Tonytony

    Growing edible things in the aquarium?

    Look at deep water culture hydroponics for ideas on the types of plants you can grow. You just need varieties that are happy to have constantly wet feet. I've grown lettuce & spring onions with...
    Look at deep water culture hydroponics for ideas on the types of plants you can grow. You just need varieties that are happy to have constantly wet feet. I've grown lettuce & spring onions with no problem. You could also consider something like watercress which is a fast grower. An airstone...
    Look at deep water culture hydroponics for ideas on the types of plants you can grow. You just need varieties that are happy to have constantly wet feet. I've grown lettuce & spring onions with no problem. You could also consider something like...
    Look at deep water culture hydroponics for ideas on the types of plants you can grow. You just need varieties that are happy to have constantly wet feet. I've grown lettuce & spring onions with...
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  19. Troy
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    Question Companion Planting herbs

    The mosquito dunks only last 30 days and have to be reapplied throughout the mosquito season.
    The mosquito dunks only last 30 days and have to be reapplied throughout the mosquito season.
    The mosquito dunks only last 30 days and have to be reapplied throughout the mosquito season.
    The mosquito dunks only last 30 days and have to be reapplied throughout the mosquito season.

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  20. Tennille Mand
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    Question Northwest Louisiana????

    Thank you everyone for yr help!
    Thank you everyone for yr help!
    Thank you everyone for yr help!
    Thank you everyone for yr help!
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  21. Ringo Perkov
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    Fruit Showcase Blue Berries

    Awsome thanks for the info ...
    Awsome thanks for the info ...
    Awsome thanks for the info ...
    Awsome thanks for the info ...
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  22. David - coona

    Question What is your plan for winter veg planting

    I went a little off track there this month will sowing garlic lot of garlic, celery, chinese cabbage, broad beans and lettuce to add to the list above
    I went a little off track there this month will sowing garlic lot of garlic, celery, chinese cabbage, broad beans and lettuce to add to the list above
    I went a little off track there this month will sowing garlic lot of garlic, celery, chinese cabbage, broad beans and lettuce to add to the list above
    I went a little off track there this month will sowing garlic lot of garlic, celery, chinese cabbage, broad beans and lettuce to add to the list above

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  23. Wanda
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    Herb & Spice Showcase Garlic

    Wanda submitted a new Showcase Item: Garlic Read more about this showcase item here...
    Wanda submitted a new Showcase Item: Garlic Read more about this showcase item here...
    Wanda submitted a new Showcase Item: Garlic Read more about this showcase item here...
    Wanda submitted a new Showcase Item: Garlic Read more about this showcase item here...
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  24. Paulphot

    Tomatoes finally ripening

    Hi Paulphot nice looking tomato glad to see your garden is going ok. Dave
    Hi Paulphot nice looking tomato glad to see your garden is going ok. Dave
    Hi Paulphot nice looking tomato glad to see your garden is going ok. Dave
    Hi Paulphot nice looking tomato glad to see your garden is going ok. Dave

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  25. Tonytony

    Are seeds still good after going through the wash?

    Well if they are anything like my kids DS game chips, then yes. Will work just fine....
    Well if they are anything like my kids DS game chips, then yes. Will work just fine....
    Well if they are anything like my kids DS game chips, then yes. Will work just fine....
    Well if they are anything like my kids DS game chips, then yes. Will work just fine....
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