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    Latest: Dragon Fruit Flowering time again! ClissAT, Nov 19, 2019 at 11:12 PM
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  2. Subtropical Climate Only

    Discussions about growing specifically in a SUB-TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: Sub Tropical, SEQ planting this summer ClissAT, Nov 22, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Latest: How to use this forum Mark, Nov 18, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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    Latest: How to use this forum Mark, Nov 18, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Latest: Hello from Montana Walt, Nov 19, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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  6. 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. Letsgokate

    Kratky

    The recommended about of nutrient per plant for say lettuce or greens is 4l, based on that with the containers I used I could have put another hole or 2 in the lid but I wanted to leave room for...
    The recommended about of nutrient per plant for say lettuce or greens is 4l, based on that with the containers I used I could have put another hole or 2 in the lid but I wanted to leave room for growth. They are planted closer together than the recommended amount in soil. That is also part of...
    The recommended about of nutrient per plant for say lettuce or greens is 4l, based on that with the containers I used I could have put another hole or 2 in the lid but I wanted to leave room for growth. They are planted closer together than the...
    The recommended about of nutrient per plant for say lettuce or greens is 4l, based on that with the containers I used I could have put another hole or 2 in the lid but I wanted to leave room for...
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  2. 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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  3. The Rubber Kitty

    Question Help identifying plnat

    Yes it will reshoot from every one of those leaf axiels. You can see the new branches beginning already. This amaranth will get about 2m tall by 1m wide!!!! And want a LOT of water! I hope you are...
    Yes it will reshoot from every one of those leaf axiels. You can see the new branches beginning already. This amaranth will get about 2m tall by 1m wide!!!! And want a LOT of water! I hope you are ready! ;) The more you top it the bigger and more branched it will get. But the more branches, the...
    Yes it will reshoot from every one of those leaf axiels. You can see the new branches beginning already. This amaranth will get about 2m tall by 1m wide!!!! And want a LOT of water! I hope you are ready! ;) The more you top it the bigger and more...
    Yes it will reshoot from every one of those leaf axiels. You can see the new branches beginning already. This amaranth will get about 2m tall by 1m wide!!!! And want a LOT of water! I hope you are...

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Letsgokate
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    I’m back

    looks great :)
    looks great :)
    looks great :)
    looks great :)

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  7. Wedgetail

    The pumpkin patch

    Actually wedgetail, its a double bugger, because in dry years I usually use pumpkins to supplement the horse's feed. But haven't produced a single pumpkin in over a year. And the few I grew last...
    Actually wedgetail, its a double bugger, because in dry years I usually use pumpkins to supplement the horse's feed. But haven't produced a single pumpkin in over a year. And the few I grew last year were eaten at half grown by bush rats anyway.
    Actually wedgetail, its a double bugger, because in dry years I usually use pumpkins to supplement the horse's feed. But haven't produced a single pumpkin in over a year. And the few I grew last year were eaten at half grown by bush rats anyway.
    Actually wedgetail, its a double bugger, because in dry years I usually use pumpkins to supplement the horse's feed. But haven't produced a single pumpkin in over a year. And the few I grew last...

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. BeeTee

    Tomatoes Flowers but no fruit?

    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put up with this until we each get good rain. Next is that I see you have exclusion netting which can...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put up with this until we each get good rain. Next...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put...

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  11. ClissAT
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    Follow up to 'Gardening on Really Poor Soil'

    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for...
    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for horse water. On Friday morning I checked the garden tanks and was down to only 12000lt left for all...
    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for horse water. On Friday morning I checked the...
    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for...

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  12. Ray Speed
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    Orange Tree in memory of my late Father

    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Wedgetail

    Stating from Scratch

    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother...
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother it I also caught it in the act of pinching green lemons of about 20mm in size. Dave
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother it I also caught it in the act of pinching green...
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother...

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. allen c

    Hydroponic Watermelons update!

    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
    Hello! It's been a little over a month since I made an update to my Hydroponic Watermelons! Things are coming along great aside from a small over-fertilization issue.
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  22. The Rubber Kitty

    help with my Seedlings - Perpetual spinach

    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals that will burn the tender leaves. New shorter dark green leaves will grow from the crown base and...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals that will burn the tender leaves. New shorter dark...
    Yes! Spinach needs full sun asap. Harden off by increasing the early morning sun by at least an hour each day. If a cloudy day occurs, leave them out all day but do watch out for bright intervals...
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  23. 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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  24. Gander

    My ``garden´´

    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/
    Sadly most of Swedens summer have already passed and we're closeing in on autumn. :/

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  25. 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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