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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. Wedgetail

    Stating from Scratch

    Hi Ray thanks for the comments even though some veggies are cheap to buy for me its that feeling I get when I pick the produce and take it up to the house for tea or take a bag full to the...
    Hi Ray thanks for the comments even though some veggies are cheap to buy for me its that feeling I get when I pick the produce and take it up to the house for tea or take a bag full to the neighbors and think I grew this from a seed and now food on the table how lucky I am. Cheers for now Dave
    Hi Ray thanks for the comments even though some veggies are cheap to buy for me its that feeling I get when I pick the produce and take it up to the house for tea or take a bag full to the neighbors and think I grew this from a seed and now...
    Hi Ray thanks for the comments even though some veggies are cheap to buy for me its that feeling I get when I pick the produce and take it up to the house for tea or take a bag full to the...

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  2. Steve

    Suckers?

    Seems like there a few of us ex-ADF types in this forum.
    Seems like there a few of us ex-ADF types in this forum.
    Seems like there a few of us ex-ADF types in this forum.
    Seems like there a few of us ex-ADF types in this forum.

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  3. Ray Speed

    Orange Tree in memory of my late Father

    Crossing fingers an d toes, mate
    Crossing fingers an d toes, mate
    Crossing fingers an d toes, mate
    Crossing fingers an d toes, mate
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  4. the Decoy

    Passionfruit ripening

    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to...
    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to review your posts. Once again, I thank you for the contributions we receive. Best wishes, Dan
    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to review your posts. Once again, I thank you for the...
    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to...
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  5. stevo

    Passionfruit

    my passion fruit I buy last year by Mojtaba posted Oct 20, 2019 at 7:28 AM This is fruit I buy it and those little seedling growing from it
    my passion fruit I buy last year by Mojtaba posted Oct 20, 2019 at 7:28 AM This is fruit I buy it and those little seedling growing from it
    my passion fruit I buy last year by Mojtaba posted Oct 20, 2019 at 7:28 AM This is fruit I buy it and those little seedling growing from it
    my passion fruit I buy last year by Mojtaba posted Oct 20, 2019 at 7:28 AM This is fruit I buy it and those little seedling growing from it

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  6. ClissAT

    Follow up to 'Gardening on Really Poor Soil'

    Thanks, just went back and looked. I learn so much from these threads. Every day is a school day - even in retirement. :)
    Thanks, just went back and looked. I learn so much from these threads. Every day is a school day - even in retirement. :)
    Thanks, just went back and looked. I learn so much from these threads. Every day is a school day - even in retirement. :)
    Thanks, just went back and looked. I learn so much from these threads. Every day is a school day - even in retirement. :)

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  7. Ray Speed

    Fruit tree progress

    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
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  8. ClissAT

    Tomato 'room'

    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste...
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste they were expecting and usually the seedlings get through , cheers Ray
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste they were expecting and usually the seedlings get...
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste...

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  9. ClissAT
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you don't want around the roots! The reason my applications of far more fertilizer was working was that it...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you don't want around the roots! The reason my...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you...

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  10. Letsgokate

    Growing Apples in SEQ

    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical...
    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical and complicated for the average pleb. Actually if you google 'growing conditions for X plant' you...
    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical and complicated for the average pleb. Actually if...
    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical...
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  11. DTK

    Critters and gremlins in the patch

    Gremlins- critters 1:ROFL: Bandicoots are my big issue right now, followed by king parrots! Bit mostly the problem is due to the drought. There's just nothing for the critters to eat in the bush. Now...
    Gremlins- critters 1:ROFL: Bandicoots are my big issue right now, followed by king parrots! Bit mostly the problem is due to the drought. There's just nothing for the critters to eat in the bush. Now the normal course of action for critters in a drought would be that they would move on or starve and...
    Gremlins- critters 1:ROFL: Bandicoots are my big issue right now, followed by king parrots! Bit mostly the problem is due to the drought. There's just nothing for the critters to eat in the bush. Now the normal course of action for critters in a...
    Gremlins- critters 1:ROFL: Bandicoots are my big issue right now, followed by king parrots! Bit mostly the problem is due to the drought. There's just nothing for the critters to eat in the bush. Now...
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  12. Lego

    Question What might be happening to my lettuce?

    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its grey mould or any of that sort of fungal issue, the stem of the plant will be black, moist and...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its grey mould or any of that sort of fungal issue, the...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its...

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  13. Lego

    Question Making a garden where none exists

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this...
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this information that's stored in my head into open source data is my aim and will hopefully be available in...
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this information that's stored in my head into open source...
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this...
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  14. Raymondo

    Where have all the bees gone ?

    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
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  15. Kasalia

    Community Garden

    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.
    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.
    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.
    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.

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  16. Gander

    Veg Showcase The biggest tomato you´ll ever see

    Oh Gander, you're such a card! Congrats on growing such massive produce! By selective breeding, I've been breeding up a cherry tomato that doesn't give me gout. So far I've doubled the size and...
    Oh Gander, you're such a card! Congrats on growing such massive produce! By selective breeding, I've been breeding up a cherry tomato that doesn't give me gout. So far I've doubled the size and sweetened it. But at my place I've got early and late blight in the soil so the seed can't be...
    Oh Gander, you're such a card! Congrats on growing such massive produce! By selective breeding, I've been breeding up a cherry tomato that doesn't give me gout. So far I've doubled the size and sweetened it. But at my place I've got early and...
    Oh Gander, you're such a card! Congrats on growing such massive produce! By selective breeding, I've been breeding up a cherry tomato that doesn't give me gout. So far I've doubled the size and...

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  17. Letsgokate
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    My Raised Veggie Beds

    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!
    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!
    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!
    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!

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  18. Jack H

    How to grow a ton of radishes (sort of)

    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and all having been perking for several months. I have also seeded a japanese small turnip that always...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and all having been perking for several months. I have...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and...

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  19. Tony Baker
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the tubers. i.e. pull up the ginger and plant the tumeric and vice versa. I did this for the last two...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the tubers. i.e. pull up the ginger and plant the...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the...
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  20. ClissAT

    All about Organic growing

    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky enough to own sufficient land to organically produce enough various animal manures to fertilize your...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky enough to own sufficient land to organically...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky...
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  21. Mark

    Check out my turmeric!

    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for the flower as well. however, i did find that the tubers were a bit smaller. what about you? and I...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for the flower as well. however, i did find that the...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for...

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  22. Les

    Question Whats wrong with my peach tree?

    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.

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  23. Lizi

    Climbing Beans - Rust

    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not sure if I can tell you something you don't know, but hey, you never know. There could be some quirky...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not sure if I can tell you something you don't know, but...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not...
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  24. ClissAT
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    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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  25. 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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