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    Latest: Night-blooming cereus (Dragon fruit) rewired, Jun 1, 2020 at 1:58 PM
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    Discussions about growing specifically in a SUB-TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: Will this apple seedling produce fruit? Sam Jones, Jun 2, 2020 at 8:09 PM
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    Discussions about growing specifically in a TEMPERATE climate
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    Latest: Its Garlic Planting Time JoshW, Jun 2, 2020 at 9:01 AM
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    Discussions about growing specifically in an ARID DRY climate
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    Latest: Moisture retention ClissAT, May 30, 2020
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    Latest: Cold weather crops Coastal Canuck, May 25, 2020
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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. JPAT
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    Veg Showcase Bidwell Casaba Melon

    It’s so nice to see melon varieties beyond the standard supermarket rockmelon, honeydew and watermelon. Looks interesting!
    It’s so nice to see melon varieties beyond the standard supermarket rockmelon, honeydew and watermelon. Looks interesting!
    It’s so nice to see melon varieties beyond the standard supermarket rockmelon, honeydew and watermelon. Looks interesting!
    It’s so nice to see melon varieties beyond the standard supermarket rockmelon, honeydew and watermelon. Looks interesting!
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  2. Karla
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    Veg Showcase Spring Lettuce, Cabbages And Things

    Produce is looking fantastic. How are you minimising bud in your brassicas? Currently 'growing a tonne' of cabbage, sprouts and broccoli. Bugs are beginning to give me grief. I am considering...
    Produce is looking fantastic. How are you minimising bud in your brassicas? Currently 'growing a tonne' of cabbage, sprouts and broccoli. Bugs are beginning to give me grief. I am considering planting some Dill and coriander between to reduce pests.
    Produce is looking fantastic. How are you minimising bud in your brassicas? Currently 'growing a tonne' of cabbage, sprouts and broccoli. Bugs are beginning to give me grief. I am considering planting some Dill and coriander between to reduce pests.
    Produce is looking fantastic. How are you minimising bud in your brassicas? Currently 'growing a tonne' of cabbage, sprouts and broccoli. Bugs are beginning to give me grief. I am considering...
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  3. Cheryl Smyth
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    Veg Showcase Tomato

    Cheryl Smyth submitted a new Showcase Item: Tomato Read more about this showcase item here...
    Cheryl Smyth submitted a new Showcase Item: Tomato Read more about this showcase item here...
    Cheryl Smyth submitted a new Showcase Item: Tomato Read more about this showcase item here...
    Cheryl Smyth submitted a new Showcase Item: Tomato Read more about this showcase item here...
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  4. Nicolene
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    Veg Showcase Summer Pumpkin Cross Pollinated With Yellow Zuccinu

    I had no idea pumpkins could cross pollinate like that ....
    I had no idea pumpkins could cross pollinate like that ....
    I had no idea pumpkins could cross pollinate like that ....
    I had no idea pumpkins could cross pollinate like that ....
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  5. Robbie
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    Veg Showcase Tromboncino (italian Zucchini)

    Looks like a cross between a pumpkin and a zucchini
    Looks like a cross between a pumpkin and a zucchini
    Looks like a cross between a pumpkin and a zucchini
    Looks like a cross between a pumpkin and a zucchini
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  6. Chaz
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    Veg Showcase Indoor Lettuces

    Chaz, I’d like to see more pics of your room setup. Does your lettuce farm take up the whole area? Are the worm bins in the same room? Do you ever go on vacation and leave it unattended? Or have...
    Chaz, I’d like to see more pics of your room setup. Does your lettuce farm take up the whole area? Are the worm bins in the same room? Do you ever go on vacation and leave it unattended? Or have someone look after everything for you? That’s my hold back on a lot of things, I like to take a...
    Chaz, I’d like to see more pics of your room setup. Does your lettuce farm take up the whole area? Are the worm bins in the same room? Do you ever go on vacation and leave it unattended? Or have someone look after everything for you? That’s my...
    Chaz, I’d like to see more pics of your room setup. Does your lettuce farm take up the whole area? Are the worm bins in the same room? Do you ever go on vacation and leave it unattended? Or have...
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  7. Kasalia
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    Veg Showcase Luffa (loofah)

    I’m intrigued, I too thought they were some type of sea sponge. I use them sliced as a soap holder/dryer in the soap dish. When I need to scrub my hands it’s there ready to go. Edible you say?...
    I’m intrigued, I too thought they were some type of sea sponge. I use them sliced as a soap holder/dryer in the soap dish. When I need to scrub my hands it’s there ready to go. Edible you say? I’ll have to plant some when I get a support frame set up. I’m pretty jealous of Marc’s gourd...
    I’m intrigued, I too thought they were some type of sea sponge. I use them sliced as a soap holder/dryer in the soap dish. When I need to scrub my hands it’s there ready to go. Edible you say? I’ll have to plant some when I get a support frame...
    I’m intrigued, I too thought they were some type of sea sponge. I use them sliced as a soap holder/dryer in the soap dish. When I need to scrub my hands it’s there ready to go. Edible you say?...
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  8. Nian-Shing
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    Veg Showcase Growing Taro In My Aquaponic System

    Nian-Shing This is very interesting. What sort of medium do you use to grow the taro in? Is it a flood and flush system on a timer? Or continuous trickle? We would like to read recipes that you...
    Nian-Shing This is very interesting. What sort of medium do you use to grow the taro in? Is it a flood and flush system on a timer? Or continuous trickle? We would like to read recipes that you use all the time. You mentioned cooking the stems with pork. Does the stem cook like celery or get...
    Nian-Shing This is very interesting. What sort of medium do you use to grow the taro in? Is it a flood and flush system on a timer? Or continuous trickle? We would like to read recipes that you use all the time. You mentioned cooking the stems...
    Nian-Shing This is very interesting. What sort of medium do you use to grow the taro in? Is it a flood and flush system on a timer? Or continuous trickle? We would like to read recipes that you...
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  9. cabsav
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    Veg Showcase Cucumber

    cabsav submitted a new Showcase Item: Cucumber Read more about this showcase item here...
    cabsav submitted a new Showcase Item: Cucumber Read more about this showcase item here...
    cabsav submitted a new Showcase Item: Cucumber Read more about this showcase item here...
    cabsav submitted a new Showcase Item: Cucumber Read more about this showcase item here...
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  10. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Tomoto - Yellow Cherry

    Yes I saw that. I was just planting tomato seeds yesterday for planting in the cooler weather, both cherry (yellow and red) and larger varieties. I was hoping the cherry tomatoes would fare better...
    Yes I saw that. I was just planting tomato seeds yesterday for planting in the cooler weather, both cherry (yellow and red) and larger varieties. I was hoping the cherry tomatoes would fare better in summer, and they're getting a decent amount now that I'm bagging them, but I was away for 5...
    Yes I saw that. I was just planting tomato seeds yesterday for planting in the cooler weather, both cherry (yellow and red) and larger varieties. I was hoping the cherry tomatoes would fare better in summer, and they're getting a decent amount...
    Yes I saw that. I was just planting tomato seeds yesterday for planting in the cooler weather, both cherry (yellow and red) and larger varieties. I was hoping the cherry tomatoes would fare better...
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  11. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Mouse Melon

    It's the idea of trying something different is my take on these melons.
    It's the idea of trying something different is my take on these melons.
    It's the idea of trying something different is my take on these melons.
    It's the idea of trying something different is my take on these melons.
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  12. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Madgascan Bean (bean Madagascar)

    Have a few of these vines on my fence. I just plant a couple seeds into the ground and up they come. Haven't had to look after them at all and boy are they prolific.(Having said that, I do run a...
    Have a few of these vines on my fence. I just plant a couple seeds into the ground and up they come. Haven't had to look after them at all and boy are they prolific.(Having said that, I do run a deep wood chip mulch garden of Eden type setup) I find it a lot of work though to process the pods...
    Have a few of these vines on my fence. I just plant a couple seeds into the ground and up they come. Haven't had to look after them at all and boy are they prolific.(Having said that, I do run a deep wood chip mulch garden of Eden type setup) I...
    Have a few of these vines on my fence. I just plant a couple seeds into the ground and up they come. Haven't had to look after them at all and boy are they prolific.(Having said that, I do run a...
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  13. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Snake Bean (standard Green)

    The first type of beans we grew as a kid for the local market. When I got back into gardening here in Australia I went looking for some. At the time you can't buy them at the store. I bought mine...
    The first type of beans we grew as a kid for the local market. When I got back into gardening here in Australia I went looking for some. At the time you can't buy them at the store. I bought mine online. I saved the seeds and shared them with a lot of people.
    The first type of beans we grew as a kid for the local market. When I got back into gardening here in Australia I went looking for some. At the time you can't buy them at the store. I bought mine online. I saved the seeds and shared them with a...
    The first type of beans we grew as a kid for the local market. When I got back into gardening here in Australia I went looking for some. At the time you can't buy them at the store. I bought mine...
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  14. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Ruby Streaks Mustard Greens

    I was wondering if these mustard greens actually tasted like mustard like there name sake. Thank you for confirming. I might have to add this one to my list of salad greens to grow which will be...
    I was wondering if these mustard greens actually tasted like mustard like there name sake. Thank you for confirming. I might have to add this one to my list of salad greens to grow which will be quite soon. Thanks Mark.
    I was wondering if these mustard greens actually tasted like mustard like there name sake. Thank you for confirming. I might have to add this one to my list of salad greens to grow which will be quite soon. Thanks Mark.
    I was wondering if these mustard greens actually tasted like mustard like there name sake. Thank you for confirming. I might have to add this one to my list of salad greens to grow which will be...
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  15. 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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  16. JohnW
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    Veg Showcase Scorpion Peppers

    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
    JohnW submitted a new Showcase Item: Scorpion Peppers Read more about this showcase item here...
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  17. Kasalia
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    Veg Showcase Perennial Leeks

    LOL I felt the same way when I moved here and had to start buying garlic!!! Cant remember the last time I actually bought garlic in Vancouver. You may understand my unbridled joy, photos and...
    LOL I felt the same way when I moved here and had to start buying garlic!!! Cant remember the last time I actually bought garlic in Vancouver. You may understand my unbridled joy, photos and all, when I harvested a perfect, decent sized bulb - just one. I dont know if I should eat it, frame...
    LOL I felt the same way when I moved here and had to start buying garlic!!! Cant remember the last time I actually bought garlic in Vancouver. You may understand my unbridled joy, photos and all, when I harvested a perfect, decent sized bulb -...
    LOL I felt the same way when I moved here and had to start buying garlic!!! Cant remember the last time I actually bought garlic in Vancouver. You may understand my unbridled joy, photos and...
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  18. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Spinach - Baby Leaf

    What's your recipe for spinach triangles? I often buy them but never managed to make a decent one.
    What's your recipe for spinach triangles? I often buy them but never managed to make a decent one.
    What's your recipe for spinach triangles? I often buy them but never managed to make a decent one.
    What's your recipe for spinach triangles? I often buy them but never managed to make a decent one.
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  19. Kasalia
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    Veg Showcase Chickpeas

    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
    Mine got hit bad by caterpillars last season they ate through the pod to get the seeds :(
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  20. Mark
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    Veg Showcase Mibuna

    Timing is the key to most of these green salad crops - dead of winter is best in the subtropics but even then I often get it wrong and see premature bolters everywhere lol :facepalm:
    Timing is the key to most of these green salad crops - dead of winter is best in the subtropics but even then I often get it wrong and see premature bolters everywhere lol :facepalm:
    Timing is the key to most of these green salad crops - dead of winter is best in the subtropics but even then I often get it wrong and see premature bolters everywhere lol :facepalm:
    Timing is the key to most of these green salad crops - dead of winter is best in the subtropics but even then I often get it wrong and see premature bolters everywhere lol :facepalm:
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