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    Discussions about growing specifically in a TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: Dragonfruit from seeds? Mark, Dec 4, 2019 at 8:58 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 Mark, Dec 4, 2019 at 10:43 PM
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    Discussions about growing specifically in a TEMPERATE climate
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    Latest: How to use this forum Mark, Nov 18, 2019
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    Discussions about growing specifically in an ARID DRY climate
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    Latest: How to use this forum Mark, Nov 18, 2019
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    Latest: Experiment with kale Swedish fiddler, Nov 29, 2019
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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Letsgokate
    Love it! x 9

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. ClissAT
    Informative x 3

    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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  14. 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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  15. Lisaceae

    Question Concrete Block Planter Beds

    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or bare, then you know to expect lots of hard frustrating work. Applying organic materials to any soil...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or bare, then you know to expect lots of hard...
    I meant any sort of terraced setup growing any sort of plant. If the setup doesn't look really new but the plants are doing well, that tells you you'll most likely be successful. If its a mess or...

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. allen c

    Soil Vs Hydroponic Watermelons and Cucumbers!

    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very careful. He's worked out how to immitate the natural growing conditions he found in the hills in...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very careful. He's worked out how to immitate the natural...
    There's a guy in Tasmania growing wasabi. Apparently one of only a very few commercially successful cropping enterprises. He says its a very finicky crop and he can loose the lot if not very...

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  20. Johnny Green Thumbs

    Using Aquarium Water for Garden

    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
    Thanks ClissAT!!!!!
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  21. Dean

    Question Growing veges underneath gutters

    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause the plants to grow tall and lanky and perhaps require staking when they otherwise wouldn't need...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause the plants to grow tall and lanky and perhaps...
    When thinking what to plant in such a narrow space always be mindful of the fact that the plants will see the fence and shed walls as other tall plants and try to out compete them. This will cause...

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  22. Ray Speed

    Vegies and Salad

    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
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  23. Mark

    Caimito (star apple) growing tips

    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re...
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re about 5 years old
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re about 5 years old
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re...

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  24. Mark

    Handy vegetable planting guide for Brisbane and South East QLD

    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
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  25. Paul Mathews

    Garden Disaster!!!!! :(

    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
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