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. Steve
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    Question How many edible plants do you grow?

    Lemon, fig, cape gooseberry, blueberry, tomato, cucumber, beetroot, lettuce, coriander, parsley, zucchini, spinach, asparagus, strawberries, squash, pumpkin, passion fruit, snow peas, beans,...
    Lemon, fig, cape gooseberry, blueberry, tomato, cucumber, beetroot, lettuce, coriander, parsley, zucchini, spinach, asparagus, strawberries, squash, pumpkin, passion fruit, snow peas, beans, raspberry, onion, garlic, lemonbalm, nasturtium, radish, sage, valerian, jujube, cranberries, goji,...
    Lemon, fig, cape gooseberry, blueberry, tomato, cucumber, beetroot, lettuce, coriander, parsley, zucchini, spinach, asparagus, strawberries, squash, pumpkin, passion fruit, snow peas, beans, raspberry, onion, garlic, lemonbalm, nasturtium,...
    Lemon, fig, cape gooseberry, blueberry, tomato, cucumber, beetroot, lettuce, coriander, parsley, zucchini, spinach, asparagus, strawberries, squash, pumpkin, passion fruit, snow peas, beans,...

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  2. Mark

    Dragon fruit (pitaya)

    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work -...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work - one for my own experiments one day I think! I will be very interested to hear how you go with the...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work - one for my own experiments one day I think! I will...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work -...

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  3. Director
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    Dragon fruit support frame.

    Getting plenty of fruit and flowers from this set-up - here's my latest update (below) - try to overlook my part nudity... :p Does it get a lot of water?
    Getting plenty of fruit and flowers from this set-up - here's my latest update (below) - try to overlook my part nudity... :p Does it get a lot of water?
    Getting plenty of fruit and flowers from this set-up - here's my latest update (below) - try to overlook my part nudity... :p Does it get a lot of water?
    Getting plenty of fruit and flowers from this set-up - here's my latest update (below) - try to overlook my part nudity... :p Does it get a lot of water?

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  4. 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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  5. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3 punnets planted (cauli, broc, cabbage), managed to grow on the smallest bit of grey water. What's...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3 punnets planted (cauli, broc, cabbage), managed to...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3...

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  6. 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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  7. Becca
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    My Humble Garden

    Thanks Mark! I'll have another go with this one! Think I'll sacrifice a couple store bought cukes this time! Till I get the flavor right! Like Oskar said! It hurts to grow something only to have...
    Thanks Mark! I'll have another go with this one! Think I'll sacrifice a couple store bought cukes this time! Till I get the flavor right! Like Oskar said! It hurts to grow something only to have it become inedible! ☹️
    Thanks Mark! I'll have another go with this one! Think I'll sacrifice a couple store bought cukes this time! Till I get the flavor right! Like Oskar said! It hurts to grow something only to have it become inedible! ☹️
    Thanks Mark! I'll have another go with this one! Think I'll sacrifice a couple store bought cukes this time! Till I get the flavor right! Like Oskar said! It hurts to grow something only to have...

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  8. Tim C

    All my babies and seeds.

    Wow! I would love to see some of these exotics in person! What a wonderful garden! Ann in Texas
    Wow! I would love to see some of these exotics in person! What a wonderful garden! Ann in Texas
    Wow! I would love to see some of these exotics in person! What a wonderful garden! Ann in Texas
    Wow! I would love to see some of these exotics in person! What a wonderful garden! Ann in Texas

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  9. AndrewB

    My potted garden

    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a...
    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a small unit in Albury for 6 months while I look for a place with a nice size block to buy.
    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a small unit in Albury for 6 months while I look for a...
    I head off in under 2 weeks now. I found good homes for all my plants thankfully. A couple of people from work took most of them & a neighbor grabbed what was left. I'm just going to rent a...

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  10. Mark

    Pineapple growing

    So I ended up picking the burnt pineapple...not ripe - almost no sugar. I think that one will end up in the worm farm. It's the worst thing about growing your own...the LONG wait, only to get no...
    So I ended up picking the burnt pineapple...not ripe - almost no sugar. I think that one will end up in the worm farm. It's the worst thing about growing your own...the LONG wait, only to get no real return at the end of it. I did manage to get a good crop of corn this year though. Each plant...
    So I ended up picking the burnt pineapple...not ripe - almost no sugar. I think that one will end up in the worm farm. It's the worst thing about growing your own...the LONG wait, only to get no real return at the end of it. I did manage to get...
    So I ended up picking the burnt pineapple...not ripe - almost no sugar. I think that one will end up in the worm farm. It's the worst thing about growing your own...the LONG wait, only to get no...

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  11. 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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  12. Mark

    Synthetic grass/turf around my vegetable garden

    Unfortunately QC is not the strong point for eBay sellers. PayPal protection isn't enough for buyers to get what they paid for.
    Unfortunately QC is not the strong point for eBay sellers. PayPal protection isn't enough for buyers to get what they paid for.
    Unfortunately QC is not the strong point for eBay sellers. PayPal protection isn't enough for buyers to get what they paid for.
    Unfortunately QC is not the strong point for eBay sellers. PayPal protection isn't enough for buyers to get what they paid for.

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  13. Steve

    Mushroom Kits

    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D
    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D
    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D
    I keep peeking at mine every now and then but the soil still aint white! :D

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  14. Steve

    Potato Growing

    Think you have all done an excellent job, Spuds are on my list when it's a bit cooler. Well done Steve sounds like you have done an awesome job on limited space. My son lives in an apartment...
    Think you have all done an excellent job, Spuds are on my list when it's a bit cooler. Well done Steve sounds like you have done an awesome job on limited space. My son lives in an apartment building several floors up and his balcony is filled with pots, tins, water cans, whatever he can get...
    Think you have all done an excellent job, Spuds are on my list when it's a bit cooler. Well done Steve sounds like you have done an awesome job on limited space. My son lives in an apartment building several floors up and his balcony is filled...
    Think you have all done an excellent job, Spuds are on my list when it's a bit cooler. Well done Steve sounds like you have done an awesome job on limited space. My son lives in an apartment...

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  15. stevo

    Fruit Fly Trap - commercial type

    Masters discount on garden products is now 40% so I might pick up some more baits. Must be about 15 in one trap and 10 in another. So catching them which is great but not seeing the numbers Stevo...
    Masters discount on garden products is now 40% so I might pick up some more baits. Must be about 15 in one trap and 10 in another. So catching them which is great but not seeing the numbers Stevo saw which is also great :)
    Masters discount on garden products is now 40% so I might pick up some more baits. Must be about 15 in one trap and 10 in another. So catching them which is great but not seeing the numbers Stevo saw which is also great :)
    Masters discount on garden products is now 40% so I might pick up some more baits. Must be about 15 in one trap and 10 in another. So catching them which is great but not seeing the numbers Stevo...

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  16. 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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  17. Flatland

    My citrus need help

    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting...
    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting season? Do you feed it prior to fruiting season? If so, what fertilizer does it get. Does it exhibit any...
    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting season? Do you feed it prior to fruiting season? If so,...
    Did you buy the tree from a proper garden nursery or is it a seedling that you or someone started? Seedlings take years to begin fruiting. How much nitrogen do you feed it prior to fruiting...
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  18. Mark

    Question Why do I need to wait for mushroom compost to go white?

    Can only try... the compost bags are certainly easier and cheaper and even if it fails you still have great compost for the garden. The thing about the bags is that they have been harvesting...
    Can only try... the compost bags are certainly easier and cheaper and even if it fails you still have great compost for the garden. The thing about the bags is that they have been harvesting already....you are just going to be picking the flushes that the farmers find uneconomicAl.
    Can only try... the compost bags are certainly easier and cheaper and even if it fails you still have great compost for the garden. The thing about the bags is that they have been harvesting already....you are just going to be picking the...
    Can only try... the compost bags are certainly easier and cheaper and even if it fails you still have great compost for the garden. The thing about the bags is that they have been harvesting...

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  19. Letsgokate

    Possum/Bird Netting

    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make...
    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make a final decision on what it will be covered it. You bring up some interesting points @OskarDoLittle...
    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make a final decision on what it will be covered...
    Getting back on track with our orchard covered area. We measured our space and it will be 19.2m x 6m x 4m high in the middle. Hubby is starting to work out the building side of it, then I’ll make...
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  20. Letsgokate

    No dig potatoes

    Aargh, sorry...they dont really make it obvious they have that kinda programme...wonder if it's too late?
    Aargh, sorry...they dont really make it obvious they have that kinda programme...wonder if it's too late?
    Aargh, sorry...they dont really make it obvious they have that kinda programme...wonder if it's too late?
    Aargh, sorry...they dont really make it obvious they have that kinda programme...wonder if it's too late?

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  21. 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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  22. stevo

    Question Tips for Corn?

    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better...
    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better through a subtropical winter than in summer as long as a freak frost doesn't hit them!
    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better through a subtropical winter than in summer as long...
    Yes, best in winter (in the subtropics anyway) :) Your corn is late - so was mine... and ours only got 3 feet high but the cobs formed good :confused: Pumpkin and other cucurbits will usually do better...

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  23. ClissAT
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    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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  24. boo

    Anyone know of a good cucumber variety to grow in a subtropical climate?

    I might rip that plant out anyway and plant something else. With the size of your garden you'd be finding new things all the time!
    I might rip that plant out anyway and plant something else. With the size of your garden you'd be finding new things all the time!
    I might rip that plant out anyway and plant something else. With the size of your garden you'd be finding new things all the time!
    I might rip that plant out anyway and plant something else. With the size of your garden you'd be finding new things all the time!

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  25. Ash
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    First watermelon harvested and banana talk

    Certainly interesting to see how this part of the tree can be used as a food.
    Certainly interesting to see how this part of the tree can be used as a food.
    Certainly interesting to see how this part of the tree can be used as a food.
    Certainly interesting to see how this part of the tree can be used as a food.

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