Fruit & Vegetable Growing

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  1. Sell, Swap, Free, Wanted

    Sell, swap, give away, or ask for seeds, cuttings, plants, recyclables, tools, etc in this section.
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  1. ClissAT
    Informative x 3

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    Hi ClissAT, I finally read your post and frankly my planting regime is no where near that complicated. Im sure you sow and reap enough for a small country but our needs are way smaller. I also...
    Hi ClissAT, I finally read your post and frankly my planting regime is no where near that complicated. Im sure you sow and reap enough for a small country but our needs are way smaller. I also take into account our travelling so while we plant for our needs we also leave huge chunks of the...
    Hi ClissAT, I finally read your post and frankly my planting regime is no where near that complicated. Im sure you sow and reap enough for a small country but our needs are way smaller. I also take into account our travelling so while we plant...
    Hi ClissAT, I finally read your post and frankly my planting regime is no where near that complicated. Im sure you sow and reap enough for a small country but our needs are way smaller. I also...

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  2. Mark

    Not impressed with ACHACHA fruit

    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!

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  3. Renee Shields

    Question Can you buy grafted type A and B avocados trees?

    Hi Common and welcome (i guess you've started your own 'hello' thread already). The reason for grafting it they use fairly unique root stock that will tolerate soil/weather from certain areas of...
    Hi Common and welcome (i guess you've started your own 'hello' thread already). The reason for grafting it they use fairly unique root stock that will tolerate soil/weather from certain areas of Australia. Thats why often the nursery will say this one is suited to Qld or suited to weter areas...
    Hi Common and welcome (i guess you've started your own 'hello' thread already). The reason for grafting it they use fairly unique root stock that will tolerate soil/weather from certain areas of Australia. Thats why often the nursery will say...
    Hi Common and welcome (i guess you've started your own 'hello' thread already). The reason for grafting it they use fairly unique root stock that will tolerate soil/weather from certain areas of...
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  4. Tassie Daz

    Recommend Potato onions sown in March SA.

    Got my potato onions in. Its a tad bit late but March is the month(SA) for them to go in so just made it. I planted 30 so these should produce a crop of about 12doz onions. Dug the ground after...
    Got my potato onions in. Its a tad bit late but March is the month(SA) for them to go in so just made it. I planted 30 so these should produce a crop of about 12doz onions. Dug the ground after a light water, placed them just on top (you dont bury them cause theyll rot) another very light...
    Got my potato onions in. Its a tad bit late but March is the month(SA) for them to go in so just made it. I planted 30 so these should produce a crop of about 12doz onions. Dug the ground after a light water, placed them just on top (you dont...
    Got my potato onions in. Its a tad bit late but March is the month(SA) for them to go in so just made it. I planted 30 so these should produce a crop of about 12doz onions. Dug the ground after...

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  5. ClissAT
    Love it! x 3

    DragonFruit Growing, Different Method

    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon cycle will come along at the end of March which should be cooler. That lot of fruit will be...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon cycle will come along at the end of March which...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon...

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  6. Mataeka

    Our half blank canvas

    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with...
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with geraniums (I hate geraniums!) but no veggies by the looks.
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with geraniums (I hate geraniums!) but no veggies by the looks.
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with...
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  7. Jnel

    Ants

    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
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  8. Mark

    Growing grapes in subtropical climate SE QLD

    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get...
    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get quality wines you need winter cold dormancy and low humidity to deter fungus. Cheers Ty
    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get quality wines you need winter cold dormancy and low...
    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get...

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  9. Pauljm

    Bug Id please

    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.

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  10. Mataeka

    Recommend Kassia Limes

    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a great root stock for grafted citrus but i dont think this plant we have is rogue rootstock as its...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a great root stock for grafted citrus but i dont think...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a...
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  11. AndrewB

    My potted garden

    We make kimchi with our chinese cabbages. It dehydrates quite well also.
    We make kimchi with our chinese cabbages. It dehydrates quite well also.
    We make kimchi with our chinese cabbages. It dehydrates quite well also.
    We make kimchi with our chinese cabbages. It dehydrates quite well also.

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  12. IanB
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    Some Garden Pics

    Beautiful pictures!!!
    Beautiful pictures!!!
    Beautiful pictures!!!
    Beautiful pictures!!!

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  13. Bea

    Question Is there an actual chart for growing vegetables in a sub-tropical garden?

    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate....
    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate. Generally, I grow most common root crops like beets, turnips, carrots through the cooler times of the...
    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate. Generally, I grow most common root crops like beets,...
    I don't know of any chart that specifically maps the growing times of veggies for your area Bea but you could check out and pick an area similar to yours then use this as a rough estimate....
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  14. Daniel.Mav

    Question Seed raising and greenhouses

    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the...
    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the idea of just covering the seedlings with a mesh tray. Seems the easiest and most efficient. Thanks...
    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the idea of just covering the seedlings with a mesh...
    My broccoli has sprouted already since Saturday. Let’s see if anything takes it. I just shut the chickens up and noticed a field mouse run through the coop. Not much I can do I suppose. I like the...

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  15. Mark

    Is this Pea Eggplant aka Turkey Berry?

    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!
    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!
    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!
    So you reckon it's not a pea eggplant then? If it isn't is sure is very similar!

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  16. ClissAT

    Best Laid Out Orchard & Garden

    If you buy the premium Aussie made netting it will last a good few years apparently.
    If you buy the premium Aussie made netting it will last a good few years apparently.
    If you buy the premium Aussie made netting it will last a good few years apparently.
    If you buy the premium Aussie made netting it will last a good few years apparently.
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  17. OskarDoLittle

    Compost for “no dig” gardening

    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own...
    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own home made kitchen compost, chipped garden prunings, Lucerne hay, and whatever else you can scrounge...
    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own home made kitchen compost, chipped garden prunings,...
    To be honest I think commercial 'compost' or 'garden soil' is a full on waste of money! Its crap! Best to buy your own mushroom compost, coconut coir, a few bags of premium potting mix, your own...
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  18. Tony Baker

    The patch this morning

    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
    Yeah you’re right, they do go crazy for it!
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  19. Ash

    Question What's eating my produce/plants?

    I had the same thing with my watermelons. Seems like a possum or hare for me as well. I wrapped an old shirt around one and it ripened without any issues...until my great big Lab came and tried to...
    I had the same thing with my watermelons. Seems like a possum or hare for me as well. I wrapped an old shirt around one and it ripened without any issues...until my great big Lab came and tried to play with the shirt...
    I had the same thing with my watermelons. Seems like a possum or hare for me as well. I wrapped an old shirt around one and it ripened without any issues...until my great big Lab came and tried to play with the shirt...
    I had the same thing with my watermelons. Seems like a possum or hare for me as well. I wrapped an old shirt around one and it ripened without any issues...until my great big Lab came and tried to...

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  20. ClissAT

    Great photographic resource plant diseases and pests

    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.
    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.
    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.
    Brilliant @ClissAT , great reference.

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  21. Mat

    Question What's wrong with my cucumber seedlings?

    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me...
    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me - I just built some temporary raised beds out of old hay bails and filled with hay/topsoil from some...
    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me - I just built some temporary raised beds out of...
    Thanks Mark. They are sown into trays then transplanted - I have an issue with local critters eating off all the seedlings if I sow direct (down near Boonah SEQ). Bad soil would not surprise me...

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  22. Pauljm

    Split pumpkin

    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours...
    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours beautifully without adding too much sweetness.) We’d consider pumpkins “ripe” when the stem browns off.
    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours beautifully without adding too much sweetness.) We’d...
    Agree ClissAT...when we were in India, we noticed it’s common to use (what we would consider) underripe pumpkin for savoury curries. (Bit like using green papaya...takes on other flavours...

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  23. Jenny

    My small urban garden

    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the weather that caused the fruit drop and rotting. So far the Lupin plants are still very short, ...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the weather that caused the fruit drop and...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the...

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  24. ClissAT

    Pruning mango trees Aussie style!

    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
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  25. Letsgokate

    Strawberry plant storage

    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've been in there. I'll have a look next time, I do remember being surprised that it was just a bunch of...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've been in there. I'll have a look next time, I do...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've...
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