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    Discussions about growing specifically in a TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: Finger Lime advise needed please DivingTemptress, May 27, 2020 at 7:18 AM
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  2. Subtropical Climate Only

    Discussions about growing specifically in a SUB-TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: Citrus Moths, Should I use fruit bags? JohnH, May 28, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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  3. Temperate Climate Only

    Discussions about growing specifically in a TEMPERATE climate
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    Latest: Sweet Potatoes ClissAT, May 26, 2020 at 2:38 PM
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    Discussions about growing specifically in an ARID DRY climate
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    Latest: Spices Erica Sandoval, Apr 17, 2020
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    Latest: Cold weather crops Coastal Canuck, May 25, 2020 at 7:47 AM
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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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    Latest: Cabbage walking stick seed Emu chick, May 6, 2020
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  1. 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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  2. Mark

    Instead of staking tomatoes cascade them over a raised bed

    Tomatoes usually grow well initially anyway - I think the overhead watering thing is a myth actually... They'll grow fast and strong as long as they have enough feed and water then as the fruit...
    Tomatoes usually grow well initially anyway - I think the overhead watering thing is a myth actually... They'll grow fast and strong as long as they have enough feed and water then as the fruit begins to grow and ripen the plant develops blight which drops the leaves exposing the fruit to extra...
    Tomatoes usually grow well initially anyway - I think the overhead watering thing is a myth actually... They'll grow fast and strong as long as they have enough feed and water then as the fruit begins to grow and ripen the plant develops blight...
    Tomatoes usually grow well initially anyway - I think the overhead watering thing is a myth actually... They'll grow fast and strong as long as they have enough feed and water then as the fruit...

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  3. Mark

    Hand pollinate zucchini flowers for more fruit

    I don't worry about it much because it usually only sets in after the plants have matured. I sometimes prune leaves to lessen the extent of the mildew but generally I don't fight it.
    I don't worry about it much because it usually only sets in after the plants have matured. I sometimes prune leaves to lessen the extent of the mildew but generally I don't fight it.
    I don't worry about it much because it usually only sets in after the plants have matured. I sometimes prune leaves to lessen the extent of the mildew but generally I don't fight it.
    I don't worry about it much because it usually only sets in after the plants have matured. I sometimes prune leaves to lessen the extent of the mildew but generally I don't fight it.
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  4. Letsgokate

    Yellowing leaves on citrus

    I agree with Ken re the pH being out of balance. It can happen if the soil gets too dry then watered & redries. It can happen like that during winter if the trees aren't hooked up to an irrigation...
    I agree with Ken re the pH being out of balance. It can happen if the soil gets too dry then watered & redries. It can happen like that during winter if the trees aren't hooked up to an irrigation system. I would guard against using too much sulphur as that can throw out lots of other micro...
    I agree with Ken re the pH being out of balance. It can happen if the soil gets too dry then watered & redries. It can happen like that during winter if the trees aren't hooked up to an irrigation system. I would guard against using too much...
    I agree with Ken re the pH being out of balance. It can happen if the soil gets too dry then watered & redries. It can happen like that during winter if the trees aren't hooked up to an irrigation...

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  5. stevo

    Mullberry

    Just pick them when ripe and don't let the fruit hang on the tree long enough for the grub to develop - no problem.
    Just pick them when ripe and don't let the fruit hang on the tree long enough for the grub to develop - no problem.
    Just pick them when ripe and don't let the fruit hang on the tree long enough for the grub to develop - no problem.
    Just pick them when ripe and don't let the fruit hang on the tree long enough for the grub to develop - no problem.

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  6. Becca

    Question Seed Club

    But I'd definitely buy seeds off people here... As I know they have worked for them etc! :D
    But I'd definitely buy seeds off people here... As I know they have worked for them etc! :D
    But I'd definitely buy seeds off people here... As I know they have worked for them etc! :D
    But I'd definitely buy seeds off people here... As I know they have worked for them etc! :D
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  7. Mark

    Weed vine out of control in vegetable garden & Thai Chili

    Yeah Singapore daisy is a pain. It will out compete everything if it's in moist soil. Pulling is the best way to remove once you have it under control but it can get away from you quickly. It's...
    Yeah Singapore daisy is a pain. It will out compete everything if it's in moist soil. Pulling is the best way to remove once you have it under control but it can get away from you quickly. It's sensitive to heat, so you can cook a large area under black plastic if it's in the sun. Watch that...
    Yeah Singapore daisy is a pain. It will out compete everything if it's in moist soil. Pulling is the best way to remove once you have it under control but it can get away from you quickly. It's sensitive to heat, so you can cook a large area...
    Yeah Singapore daisy is a pain. It will out compete everything if it's in moist soil. Pulling is the best way to remove once you have it under control but it can get away from you quickly. It's...

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  8. Director

    ALDI vege gardens $29

    Wow that's a really good size too.
    Wow that's a really good size too.
    Wow that's a really good size too.
    Wow that's a really good size too.
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  9. Bennyl

    Pot garden

    Fresh radish yum, nothing beats it
    Fresh radish yum, nothing beats it
    Fresh radish yum, nothing beats it
    Fresh radish yum, nothing beats it

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  10. Mark

    Vegetable garden tour subtropical climate

    Good one mark
    Good one mark
    Good one mark
    Good one mark
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  11. Mark

    Peas in a pot container gardening

    Cheers @Ash I've had good feedback on this rather simple video - it's all good fun :)
    Cheers @Ash I've had good feedback on this rather simple video - it's all good fun :)
    Cheers @Ash I've had good feedback on this rather simple video - it's all good fun :)
    Cheers @Ash I've had good feedback on this rather simple video - it's all good fun :)
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  12. Letsgokate

    Mystery Trees

    How about planting a macadamia tree! :p
    How about planting a macadamia tree! :p
    How about planting a macadamia tree! :p
    How about planting a macadamia tree! :p

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  13. Becca

    Question Should I Prune my Dwarf Mulberry?

    Yep. My own scrawny looking twig began to sprout out new leaves a couple of weeks ago and now there are new fruits budding too.
    Yep. My own scrawny looking twig began to sprout out new leaves a couple of weeks ago and now there are new fruits budding too.
    Yep. My own scrawny looking twig began to sprout out new leaves a couple of weeks ago and now there are new fruits budding too.
    Yep. My own scrawny looking twig began to sprout out new leaves a couple of weeks ago and now there are new fruits budding too.
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  14. Ash
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    Fruit Showcase Imperial Mandarin

    There needs to be a balance of watering and fertilising. Too much fertiliser and the trees grows quicker in foliage but bears little fruit. Watering is needed during the flowering and fruit...
    There needs to be a balance of watering and fertilising. Too much fertiliser and the trees grows quicker in foliage but bears little fruit. Watering is needed during the flowering and fruit growing seasons otherwise there is fruit drop and all sorts of problems that affect fruit production and...
    There needs to be a balance of watering and fertilising. Too much fertiliser and the trees grows quicker in foliage but bears little fruit. Watering is needed during the flowering and fruit growing seasons otherwise there is fruit drop and all...
    There needs to be a balance of watering and fertilising. Too much fertiliser and the trees grows quicker in foliage but bears little fruit. Watering is needed during the flowering and fruit...
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  15. Mark
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    Herb & Spice Showcase Chocolate Mint Herb

    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Chocolate Mint Herb Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Chocolate Mint Herb Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Chocolate Mint Herb Read more about this showcase item here...
    Mark submitted a new Showcase Item: Chocolate Mint Herb Read more about this showcase item here...
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  16. Ash
    Love it! x 3

    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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  17. Steve

    Citrus Growing at Different Rates

    They look healthy. They now need some space to be planted and be allowed to grow more.
    They look healthy. They now need some space to be planted and be allowed to grow more.
    They look healthy. They now need some space to be planted and be allowed to grow more.
    They look healthy. They now need some space to be planted and be allowed to grow more.

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  18. Joseph Isaac

    Question Has anyone from Northern Australia considered planting Canarium Ovatum (Pili)?

    I just want to share a little bit of information about this tree. Pili is native in South East Asia but is also available in Northern Australia. Since I figured that most of the active members...
    I just want to share a little bit of information about this tree. Pili is native in South East Asia but is also available in Northern Australia. Since I figured that most of the active members here are from temperate areas, I hope you would consider planting this tree. Canarium Ovatum or Pili...
    I just want to share a little bit of information about this tree. Pili is native in South East Asia but is also available in Northern Australia. Since I figured that most of the active members here are from temperate areas, I hope you would...
    I just want to share a little bit of information about this tree. Pili is native in South East Asia but is also available in Northern Australia. Since I figured that most of the active members...

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  19. Mark

    My last apple for the season (Anne) low chill variety

    Yes, I've questioned local growers who say the time picked has to be slightly earlier than when ripe in order for them to last as long as they do in storage. So fresh picking from your own trees...
    Yes, I've questioned local growers who say the time picked has to be slightly earlier than when ripe in order for them to last as long as they do in storage. So fresh picking from your own trees allows for full flavour to arise before picking.
    Yes, I've questioned local growers who say the time picked has to be slightly earlier than when ripe in order for them to last as long as they do in storage. So fresh picking from your own trees allows for full flavour to arise before picking.
    Yes, I've questioned local growers who say the time picked has to be slightly earlier than when ripe in order for them to last as long as they do in storage. So fresh picking from your own trees...

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  20. Mark

    Great example of enclosed vegetable garden to keep animals out

    It looks like it was purpose built. A very nicely designed one at that.
    It looks like it was purpose built. A very nicely designed one at that.
    It looks like it was purpose built. A very nicely designed one at that.
    It looks like it was purpose built. A very nicely designed one at that.

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  21. Mark

    Growing Strawberries, Tips From The Farm, & Home-grown

    You can tell rodents from the scrapping teeth marks but bird damage is more random and jaggard but can be deep. Yes, probably birds I'd say but they don't usually hit unripe fruits.
    You can tell rodents from the scrapping teeth marks but bird damage is more random and jaggard but can be deep. Yes, probably birds I'd say but they don't usually hit unripe fruits.
    You can tell rodents from the scrapping teeth marks but bird damage is more random and jaggard but can be deep. Yes, probably birds I'd say but they don't usually hit unripe fruits.
    You can tell rodents from the scrapping teeth marks but bird damage is more random and jaggard but can be deep. Yes, probably birds I'd say but they don't usually hit unripe fruits.

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  22. Director

    Is this an Aloe-Vera?

    We have had Aloe Vera around for years and that does not look like it. However this one looks like it . There must be quite a few varieties.
    We have had Aloe Vera around for years and that does not look like it. However this one looks like it . There must be quite a few varieties.
    We have had Aloe Vera around for years and that does not look like it. However this one looks like it . There must be quite a few varieties.
    We have had Aloe Vera around for years and that does not look like it. However this one looks like it . There must be quite a few varieties.
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  23. Letsgokate

    What's eating my Washington Navel?

    Yeah Kate. When I saw it I was both mortified as well as relieved. Thankfully I haven't seen them since, but I don't get out in the backyard very much lately to take notice...
    Yeah Kate. When I saw it I was both mortified as well as relieved. Thankfully I haven't seen them since, but I don't get out in the backyard very much lately to take notice...
    Yeah Kate. When I saw it I was both mortified as well as relieved. Thankfully I haven't seen them since, but I don't get out in the backyard very much lately to take notice...
    Yeah Kate. When I saw it I was both mortified as well as relieved. Thankfully I haven't seen them since, but I don't get out in the backyard very much lately to take notice...

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  24. Letsgokate

    What tree is this?

    Yeah you might be right, some of our kids like them, they just remind me of eye balls ;)
    Yeah you might be right, some of our kids like them, they just remind me of eye balls ;)
    Yeah you might be right, some of our kids like them, they just remind me of eye balls ;)
    Yeah you might be right, some of our kids like them, they just remind me of eye balls ;)

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  25. Letsgokate

    Seedless Mandarin

    Actually it doesn't say, just Japenese seedless.
    Actually it doesn't say, just Japenese seedless.
    Actually it doesn't say, just Japenese seedless.
    Actually it doesn't say, just Japenese seedless.
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