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    Discussions about growing specifically in a TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: Night-blooming cereus (Dragon fruit) rewired, Jun 1, 2020 at 1:58 PM
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  2. Subtropical Climate Only

    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 at 1:46 PM
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    Latest: Cold weather crops Coastal Canuck, May 25, 2020
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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. Daniel Gilchrist

    What im working with this year

    Yes absolutely. Before the hurricane there was a very large flowering pear tree that was blocking half the garden that is no longer there but now we have some elderberry bushes that block that 1...
    Yes absolutely. Before the hurricane there was a very large flowering pear tree that was blocking half the garden that is no longer there but now we have some elderberry bushes that block that 1 side partially so that's where I have my lettuce and carrots and radishes right now but we will be...
    Yes absolutely. Before the hurricane there was a very large flowering pear tree that was blocking half the garden that is no longer there but now we have some elderberry bushes that block that 1 side partially so that's where I have my lettuce...
    Yes absolutely. Before the hurricane there was a very large flowering pear tree that was blocking half the garden that is no longer there but now we have some elderberry bushes that block that 1...

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  2. Mac McDermott

    Question Soil improvement in Laidley Heights, Qld, Australia.

    Hi Mark and friends, Love the channel. I’m looking to retire to Laidley Heights. Have a block and am looking to build. Am also looking to have an orchard and a market garden for self...
    Hi Mark and friends, Love the channel. I’m looking to retire to Laidley Heights. Have a block and am looking to build. Am also looking to have an orchard and a market garden for self sufficiency. Soil test was a surprise. Down six feet across the whole two acre block is solid clay. Was...
    Hi Mark and friends, Love the channel. I’m looking to retire to Laidley Heights. Have a block and am looking to build. Am also looking to have an orchard and a market garden for self sufficiency. Soil test was a surprise. Down six feet across...
    Hi Mark and friends, Love the channel. I’m looking to retire to Laidley Heights. Have a block and am looking to build. Am also looking to have an orchard and a market garden for self...
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  3. Letsgokate

    Building an exclusion zone/area from possums, birds, fruit fly and other pests

    Interesting. We ended up building something ourselves. Thanks
    Interesting. We ended up building something ourselves. Thanks
    Interesting. We ended up building something ourselves. Thanks
    Interesting. We ended up building something ourselves. Thanks

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  4. Kitty
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    Banana tree help

    Bananas transpire prolifically through their leaves. If your humidity is down as it most likely will be in an arid climate, that transpiration rate has to be refilled by adding water. The more...
    Bananas transpire prolifically through their leaves. If your humidity is down as it most likely will be in an arid climate, that transpiration rate has to be refilled by adding water. The more water you give it the more fertilizer and trace elements it will need as well. I would double the...
    Bananas transpire prolifically through their leaves. If your humidity is down as it most likely will be in an arid climate, that transpiration rate has to be refilled by adding water. The more water you give it the more fertilizer and trace...
    Bananas transpire prolifically through their leaves. If your humidity is down as it most likely will be in an arid climate, that transpiration rate has to be refilled by adding water. The more...

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  5. 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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  6. PJ G

    Question How much to plant to become self sufficient?

    Also plant or maybe over plant those fruit and veg which others generally like so you can trade / barter surplus produce easily....hopefully.
    Also plant or maybe over plant those fruit and veg which others generally like so you can trade / barter surplus produce easily....hopefully.
    Also plant or maybe over plant those fruit and veg which others generally like so you can trade / barter surplus produce easily....hopefully.
    Also plant or maybe over plant those fruit and veg which others generally like so you can trade / barter surplus produce easily....hopefully.
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  7. Pauljm

    New beds-How many worms?

    Hi and Thanks for the replies guys- as usual I’m trying to do a few things at once and the worms are on the list there somewhere. Thanks again...Paul
    Hi and Thanks for the replies guys- as usual I’m trying to do a few things at once and the worms are on the list there somewhere. Thanks again...Paul
    Hi and Thanks for the replies guys- as usual I’m trying to do a few things at once and the worms are on the list there somewhere. Thanks again...Paul
    Hi and Thanks for the replies guys- as usual I’m trying to do a few things at once and the worms are on the list there somewhere. Thanks again...Paul
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  8. Wedgetail

    They just keep coming

    Pretty exciting when you get your first sweet potatoes and sooooo much nicer then the shops.
    Pretty exciting when you get your first sweet potatoes and sooooo much nicer then the shops.
    Pretty exciting when you get your first sweet potatoes and sooooo much nicer then the shops.
    Pretty exciting when you get your first sweet potatoes and sooooo much nicer then the shops.

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  9. 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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  10. Vicky

    Mushrooms under tomatoes

    I was looking into growing mushrooms in the garden and read in an e book that I purchased that the author speculated that growing mushrooms in the soil under tomato plants has the potential to...
    I was looking into growing mushrooms in the garden and read in an e book that I purchased that the author speculated that growing mushrooms in the soil under tomato plants has the potential to prevent or lessen the occurrence of the wilt and or fungus that they seem to suffer with. So far, my...
    I was looking into growing mushrooms in the garden and read in an e book that I purchased that the author speculated that growing mushrooms in the soil under tomato plants has the potential to prevent or lessen the occurrence of the wilt and or...
    I was looking into growing mushrooms in the garden and read in an e book that I purchased that the author speculated that growing mushrooms in the soil under tomato plants has the potential to...
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  11. Erica Sandoval

    Question Has anyone successfully grown saffron crocus?

    I think I will! It will be a learning process as I haven't found a lot of in depth information about it. I love a challenge!
    I think I will! It will be a learning process as I haven't found a lot of in depth information about it. I love a challenge!
    I think I will! It will be a learning process as I haven't found a lot of in depth information about it. I love a challenge!
    I think I will! It will be a learning process as I haven't found a lot of in depth information about it. I love a challenge!
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  12. David - coona

    Question What is your plan for winter veg planting

    For me Garlic, Chinese cabbage, carrots onions of all colours(the greens in winter are such good value), lettuce, kale, broccoli snow peas celery. This is all being germinated at current on one...
    For me Garlic, Chinese cabbage, carrots onions of all colours(the greens in winter are such good value), lettuce, kale, broccoli snow peas celery. This is all being germinated at current on one property as I am moving in 2 weeks .
    For me Garlic, Chinese cabbage, carrots onions of all colours(the greens in winter are such good value), lettuce, kale, broccoli snow peas celery. This is all being germinated at current on one property as I am moving in 2 weeks .
    For me Garlic, Chinese cabbage, carrots onions of all colours(the greens in winter are such good value), lettuce, kale, broccoli snow peas celery. This is all being germinated at current on one...

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  13. DTK

    Sweet potato pest

    Hi Dan I don't use anything I try and catch them going around at night with a touch you will be surprised how many bugs are there also if you can grow more than you need so if they eat afew it's...
    Hi Dan I don't use anything I try and catch them going around at night with a touch you will be surprised how many bugs are there also if you can grow more than you need so if they eat afew it's not the end of the world. Dave
    Hi Dan I don't use anything I try and catch them going around at night with a touch you will be surprised how many bugs are there also if you can grow more than you need so if they eat afew it's not the end of the world. Dave
    Hi Dan I don't use anything I try and catch them going around at night with a touch you will be surprised how many bugs are there also if you can grow more than you need so if they eat afew it's...

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  14. Paulphot
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    Salad and herb garden progress

    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)
    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)
    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)
    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)

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  15. Daniel Gilchrist

    Seeds and mulch

    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
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  16. Wedgetail
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    Sweet potato

    That should feed the neighborhood!!
    That should feed the neighborhood!!
    That should feed the neighborhood!!
    That should feed the neighborhood!!

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  17. vikinglord13

    vikinglord's new vegetable garden!!!

    Hi ClissAT young beardies need about 80% protein/insect and 20% veggies but when they're adults they transition to about 80% veggies and 20% insects. We're Ember live mealworm, and freeze-dried...
    Hi ClissAT young beardies need about 80% protein/insect and 20% veggies but when they're adults they transition to about 80% veggies and 20% insects. We're Ember live mealworm, and freeze-dried mealworms and crickets for now, we'll transition to superworm when he gets bigger. Here's a video of...
    Hi ClissAT young beardies need about 80% protein/insect and 20% veggies but when they're adults they transition to about 80% veggies and 20% insects. We're Ember live mealworm, and freeze-dried mealworms and crickets for now, we'll transition to...
    Hi ClissAT young beardies need about 80% protein/insect and 20% veggies but when they're adults they transition to about 80% veggies and 20% insects. We're Ember live mealworm, and freeze-dried...
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  18. Fergzter

    Question Eggplant Leaf Discolouration

    If you search this site for a thread I started over 12 mths ago about tomato diseases, it will apply equally to your eggplant. There are heaps of photos of leaves with different conditions and...
    If you search this site for a thread I started over 12 mths ago about tomato diseases, it will apply equally to your eggplant. There are heaps of photos of leaves with different conditions and some stem profiles. Sorry I'm running out of time or I'd hunt it down myself.
    If you search this site for a thread I started over 12 mths ago about tomato diseases, it will apply equally to your eggplant. There are heaps of photos of leaves with different conditions and some stem profiles. Sorry I'm running out of time or...
    If you search this site for a thread I started over 12 mths ago about tomato diseases, it will apply equally to your eggplant. There are heaps of photos of leaves with different conditions and...

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  19. Steve

    Growing Chives

    I've just started growing chives, so am loving this info before I get to harvesting
    I've just started growing chives, so am loving this info before I get to harvesting
    I've just started growing chives, so am loving this info before I get to harvesting
    I've just started growing chives, so am loving this info before I get to harvesting
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  20. Jake Jeffries

    What kind of bugs?

    Yep the fluffy one is moth eggs, not a problem even if they eat a few leaves. Second one is either aphids or similar that suck the sap from new growth causing the newly forming leaves to curl....
    Yep the fluffy one is moth eggs, not a problem even if they eat a few leaves. Second one is either aphids or similar that suck the sap from new growth causing the newly forming leaves to curl. Depending on how many tips are affected, it could be a virus. If it's bad go round and cut the tips...
    Yep the fluffy one is moth eggs, not a problem even if they eat a few leaves. Second one is either aphids or similar that suck the sap from new growth causing the newly forming leaves to curl. Depending on how many tips are affected, it could be...
    Yep the fluffy one is moth eggs, not a problem even if they eat a few leaves. Second one is either aphids or similar that suck the sap from new growth causing the newly forming leaves to curl....

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  21. TerryB

    Question Tree Mulch

    Thanks for your reply. I decided to thin it out a bit, and will add more as the seedlings develop. Keep you all posted.
    Thanks for your reply. I decided to thin it out a bit, and will add more as the seedlings develop. Keep you all posted.
    Thanks for your reply. I decided to thin it out a bit, and will add more as the seedlings develop. Keep you all posted.
    Thanks for your reply. I decided to thin it out a bit, and will add more as the seedlings develop. Keep you all posted.

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  22. Tonytony

    Growing edible things in the aquarium?

    Look at deep water culture hydroponics for ideas on the types of plants you can grow. You just need varieties that are happy to have constantly wet feet. I've grown lettuce & spring onions with...
    Look at deep water culture hydroponics for ideas on the types of plants you can grow. You just need varieties that are happy to have constantly wet feet. I've grown lettuce & spring onions with no problem. You could also consider something like watercress which is a fast grower. An airstone...
    Look at deep water culture hydroponics for ideas on the types of plants you can grow. You just need varieties that are happy to have constantly wet feet. I've grown lettuce & spring onions with no problem. You could also consider something like...
    Look at deep water culture hydroponics for ideas on the types of plants you can grow. You just need varieties that are happy to have constantly wet feet. I've grown lettuce & spring onions with...
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  23. Troy

    Question Companion Planting herbs

    The mosquito dunks only last 30 days and have to be reapplied throughout the mosquito season.
    The mosquito dunks only last 30 days and have to be reapplied throughout the mosquito season.
    The mosquito dunks only last 30 days and have to be reapplied throughout the mosquito season.
    The mosquito dunks only last 30 days and have to be reapplied throughout the mosquito season.

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  24. Tennille Mand

    Question Northwest Louisiana????

    Thank you everyone for yr help!
    Thank you everyone for yr help!
    Thank you everyone for yr help!
    Thank you everyone for yr help!
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  25. Ringo Perkov
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    Fruit Showcase Blue Berries

    Awsome thanks for the info ...
    Awsome thanks for the info ...
    Awsome thanks for the info ...
    Awsome thanks for the info ...
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