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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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    Discussions about growing specifically in a COLD climate only
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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 Seaton

    Question spring onions to onions?

    Best thing is give one the taste test see how it goes good keep them or they may be ok to pickle with a bit of your chilli chucked in. Dave
    Best thing is give one the taste test see how it goes good keep them or they may be ok to pickle with a bit of your chilli chucked in. Dave
    Best thing is give one the taste test see how it goes good keep them or they may be ok to pickle with a bit of your chilli chucked in. Dave
    Best thing is give one the taste test see how it goes good keep them or they may be ok to pickle with a bit of your chilli chucked in. Dave
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  2. Lucas
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    Planting seeds with my mate

    Pretty hard to beat that, Lucas.
    Pretty hard to beat that, Lucas.
    Pretty hard to beat that, Lucas.
    Pretty hard to beat that, Lucas.

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  3. GKW
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    Hugelkulter........or "Dougalkulter" .....???

    your welcome Gkw
    your welcome Gkw
    your welcome Gkw
    your welcome Gkw

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  4. Matt Kurl

    What roots are these?

    Yes even though it wasn't a very clear photo of the roots, I thought I detected Paperbark on them. Meaning teatree or in other words callistemon. That forth photo shows a bottlebrush. But where in...
    Yes even though it wasn't a very clear photo of the roots, I thought I detected Paperbark on them. Meaning teatree or in other words callistemon. That forth photo shows a bottlebrush. But where in relation to the tree is the garden bed? If it's right next to the tree then it's to be expected...
    Yes even though it wasn't a very clear photo of the roots, I thought I detected Paperbark on them. Meaning teatree or in other words callistemon. That forth photo shows a bottlebrush. But where in relation to the tree is the garden bed? If it's...
    Yes even though it wasn't a very clear photo of the roots, I thought I detected Paperbark on them. Meaning teatree or in other words callistemon. That forth photo shows a bottlebrush. But where in...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. ClashAll

    Question Rosemary in pots

    Hi ClashAll, The secret to my rosemary growing is utter neglect. We got last year's annual rainfall in a couple of weeks here so I haven't watered it since. My plant is young and has trebled in...
    Hi ClashAll, The secret to my rosemary growing is utter neglect. We got last year's annual rainfall in a couple of weeks here so I haven't watered it since. My plant is young and has trebled in size the last few months. I'm about to repot it: Rosemary by t4ms posted Feb 24, 2020 at 7:48...
    Hi ClashAll, The secret to my rosemary growing is utter neglect. We got last year's annual rainfall in a couple of weeks here so I haven't watered it since. My plant is young and has trebled in size the last few months. I'm about to repot...
    Hi ClashAll, The secret to my rosemary growing is utter neglect. We got last year's annual rainfall in a couple of weeks here so I haven't watered it since. My plant is young and has trebled in...
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  9. frank coletta
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    Herb & Spice Showcase Basil

    Hellva crop there....pesto city if that they were my plants......but I love pasta so goes without saying. Well done.
    Hellva crop there....pesto city if that they were my plants......but I love pasta so goes without saying. Well done.
    Hellva crop there....pesto city if that they were my plants......but I love pasta so goes without saying. Well done.
    Hellva crop there....pesto city if that they were my plants......but I love pasta so goes without saying. Well done.
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Mark

    Which is best real soil or aquaponics for growing vegetables and fruit?

    I have been thinking about doing a bit of both ... depending on what foods I would like to crop ... some benefits for things like potatoes, I can leave them in the ground to 'grow' like a...
    I have been thinking about doing a bit of both ... depending on what foods I would like to crop ... some benefits for things like potatoes, I can leave them in the ground to 'grow' like a natural larder of sorts for AP ... more grown in a smaller space With doing a little of both I can use...
    I have been thinking about doing a bit of both ... depending on what foods I would like to crop ... some benefits for things like potatoes, I can leave them in the ground to 'grow' like a natural larder of sorts for AP ... more grown in a...
    I have been thinking about doing a bit of both ... depending on what foods I would like to crop ... some benefits for things like potatoes, I can leave them in the ground to 'grow' like a...
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  13. Jake Jeffries

    New fruit trees

    Well done Jake they look great trees all the best with the orchard. Dave
    Well done Jake they look great trees all the best with the orchard. Dave
    Well done Jake they look great trees all the best with the orchard. Dave
    Well done Jake they look great trees all the best with the orchard. Dave

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  14. Mark

    Dragon fruit (pitaya)

    I just received seeds for these. I can’t wait to get them going. It’s still chilly here at night so I’ll wait till March to start them in the greenhouse. I love dragon fruit water in summer. I...
    I just received seeds for these. I can’t wait to get them going. It’s still chilly here at night so I’ll wait till March to start them in the greenhouse. I love dragon fruit water in summer. I want put the fruit in ice cubes to use throughout summer to stay hydrated. Thank you for the wonderful...
    I just received seeds for these. I can’t wait to get them going. It’s still chilly here at night so I’ll wait till March to start them in the greenhouse. I love dragon fruit water in summer. I want put the fruit in ice cubes to use throughout...
    I just received seeds for these. I can’t wait to get them going. It’s still chilly here at night so I’ll wait till March to start them in the greenhouse. I love dragon fruit water in summer. I...

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  15. Fergzter

    Pumpkin Problems

    I have seen this happen myself but didn't know you could force it to happen. I thought it was just an anomaly. One great tip!
    I have seen this happen myself but didn't know you could force it to happen. I thought it was just an anomaly. One great tip!
    I have seen this happen myself but didn't know you could force it to happen. I thought it was just an anomaly. One great tip!
    I have seen this happen myself but didn't know you could force it to happen. I thought it was just an anomaly. One great tip!

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  16. Nate Spud

    Vegetable garden mulch solutions

    I have used ground up pine needles as mulch ( bagged from a nursery ) and fallen pine needles in raised beds/pots before adding growing medium and I have not experienced any ill effects. I know...
    I have used ground up pine needles as mulch ( bagged from a nursery ) and fallen pine needles in raised beds/pots before adding growing medium and I have not experienced any ill effects. I know many people claim that it adds acidity to the soil, but I have read and watched videos of people I...
    I have used ground up pine needles as mulch ( bagged from a nursery ) and fallen pine needles in raised beds/pots before adding growing medium and I have not experienced any ill effects. I know many people claim that it adds acidity to the soil,...
    I have used ground up pine needles as mulch ( bagged from a nursery ) and fallen pine needles in raised beds/pots before adding growing medium and I have not experienced any ill effects. I know...
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  17. SandiM

    Walking onion/Egyptian onion info required

    Looking for peoples experience with walking onions in temperate NSW. Planting, harvesting, dos, don’ts.
    Looking for peoples experience with walking onions in temperate NSW. Planting, harvesting, dos, don’ts.
    Looking for peoples experience with walking onions in temperate NSW. Planting, harvesting, dos, don’ts.
    Looking for peoples experience with walking onions in temperate NSW. Planting, harvesting, dos, don’ts.
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  18. Cameron Mott

    No Luck with my Meyer Lemon tree

    I bought a Meyer Lemon tree to a road side stand a few years ago. While produces a lot of fruits, these are all crap. They seem over large and have very thick rinds. The insides of all look like...
    I bought a Meyer Lemon tree to a road side stand a few years ago. While produces a lot of fruits, these are all crap. They seem over large and have very thick rinds. The insides of all look like the half mature lemons.As if they started to form but then just stopped. Any ideas if there is...
    I bought a Meyer Lemon tree to a road side stand a few years ago. While produces a lot of fruits, these are all crap. They seem over large and have very thick rinds. The insides of all look like the half mature lemons.As if they started to form...
    I bought a Meyer Lemon tree to a road side stand a few years ago. While produces a lot of fruits, these are all crap. They seem over large and have very thick rinds. The insides of all look like...
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  19. Gavin H

    Soil blocks

    Any thoughts?
    Any thoughts?
    Any thoughts?
    Any thoughts?
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  20. GKW

    Question Ripening tomatoes and prolonged rainfall....

    That's Wonderful, Greg ! Now I'm Drooling for a nice juicy tomato !!! Still Snow Covered here in NE Ohio ! :{
    That's Wonderful, Greg ! Now I'm Drooling for a nice juicy tomato !!! Still Snow Covered here in NE Ohio ! :{
    That's Wonderful, Greg ! Now I'm Drooling for a nice juicy tomato !!! Still Snow Covered here in NE Ohio ! :{
    That's Wonderful, Greg ! Now I'm Drooling for a nice juicy tomato !!! Still Snow Covered here in NE Ohio ! :{

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  21. GKW

    Banana Passionfruit

    Cheers Dave. Yep from memory they taste great and that's why I'm wanting to give them another crack.
    Cheers Dave. Yep from memory they taste great and that's why I'm wanting to give them another crack.
    Cheers Dave. Yep from memory they taste great and that's why I'm wanting to give them another crack.
    Cheers Dave. Yep from memory they taste great and that's why I'm wanting to give them another crack.
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  22. 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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  23. Melanie
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    Herb & Spice Showcase Awww Baby Turmeric

    I would like to grow some and ginger. My ginger hung around for bit and the ground ate it. Well, I couldn't find it. They are not easy to grow in Adelaide. I am sure if Mark and Rob Bob just chuck...
    I would like to grow some and ginger. My ginger hung around for bit and the ground ate it. Well, I couldn't find it. They are not easy to grow in Adelaide. I am sure if Mark and Rob Bob just chuck one on the ground it will grow :)
    I would like to grow some and ginger. My ginger hung around for bit and the ground ate it. Well, I couldn't find it. They are not easy to grow in Adelaide. I am sure if Mark and Rob Bob just chuck one on the ground it will grow :)
    I would like to grow some and ginger. My ginger hung around for bit and the ground ate it. Well, I couldn't find it. They are not easy to grow in Adelaide. I am sure if Mark and Rob Bob just chuck...
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  24. Mark

    Question Is free compost from the dump/tip safe to use in the garden?

    We had gotten a load one time and while great for flowers, grew an ever blooming sweet William plant, I wouldn't use it for items that we will be consuming. We had found batteries and other...
    We had gotten a load one time and while great for flowers, grew an ever blooming sweet William plant, I wouldn't use it for items that we will be consuming. We had found batteries and other plastics in ours :( I tend to just make our own compost as we are fairly far to make a trip for compost from...
    We had gotten a load one time and while great for flowers, grew an ever blooming sweet William plant, I wouldn't use it for items that we will be consuming. We had found batteries and other plastics in ours :( I tend to just make our own compost as...
    We had gotten a load one time and while great for flowers, grew an ever blooming sweet William plant, I wouldn't use it for items that we will be consuming. We had found batteries and other...
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  25. ClissAT
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    Follow up to 'Gardening on Really Poor Soil'

    This is great. I'm going to give weed tea a go since I have an entire acre of Purslane which would make fantastic fertiliser :p
    This is great. I'm going to give weed tea a go since I have an entire acre of Purslane which would make fantastic fertiliser :p
    This is great. I'm going to give weed tea a go since I have an entire acre of Purslane which would make fantastic fertiliser :p
    This is great. I'm going to give weed tea a go since I have an entire acre of Purslane which would make fantastic fertiliser :p

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