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    Discussions about growing specifically in a TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: Dragon Fruit Flowering time again! ClissAT, Nov 19, 2019 at 11:12 PM
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  2. Subtropical Climate Only

    Discussions about growing specifically in a SUB-TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: How to use this forum Mark, Nov 18, 2019 at 3:30 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 at 3:31 PM
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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 at 3:33 PM
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    Latest: Hello from Montana Walt, Nov 19, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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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. Jenny

    My small urban garden

    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the weather that caused the fruit drop and rotting. So far the Lupin plants are still very short, ...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the weather that caused the fruit drop and...
    Sorry to hear about your health, not nice to be stuck in hospital. I saw little sting marks on some of the other pumpkins that rotted away, so you could be right in that its an insect and not the...

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  2. ClissAT

    Pruning mango trees Aussie style!

    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
    That was very interesting! I liked how they store the mangoes in straw to ripen and that lopping machine is what I need!
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  3. Letsgokate

    Strawberry plant storage

    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've been in there. I'll have a look next time, I do remember being surprised that it was just a bunch of...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've been in there. I'll have a look next time, I do...
    I seem to recall seeing strawberries at bunnings where they keep the bulbs- usually inside where the indoor plants are. Could have been some other type of berry, but its been a while since I've...
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  4. Tony Baker

    Interesting web site I found.

    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
    I've watched a few of his videos' before. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Ray Speed

    Fruit Tree's

    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
    I've used a few of them. They cover a big area, work well. :)
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  6. Techno 2

    Question Growing a Year's Supply of Wheat for One Person in New England

    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of small holding farming endeavour that most people don't do & why they don't do it? Growing flour...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of small holding farming endeavour that most people don't...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of...
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  7. Pauljm

    Flies on my sweet corn plants

    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the plant warming up in the sun ready for first flight. They aren't saw flies, but could be some other...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the plant warming up in the sun ready for first...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the...

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  8. Mark

    Dragon fruit (pitaya)

    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work -...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work - one for my own experiments one day I think! I will be very interested to hear how you go with the...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work - one for my own experiments one day I think! I will...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work -...

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  9. IanB

    Composting ...

    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed coloured things. Newspapers I burn in our fire in winter, and use the ash but if folded to fit could...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed coloured things. Newspapers I burn in our fire in...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed...
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  10. ClissAT

    Yuzu citrus wanted

    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
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  11. IanB

    Tomato issue ....

    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...

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  12. Jenny

    Growing Lentils

    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking...
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking pics...:)
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking pics...:)
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking...
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  13. ClissAT

    Spring Summer Veg Container Garden

    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.

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  14. Cherri

    Ginger

    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
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  15. Spice1

    Question Need help with my Lemon trees

    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards because the father went down the back very night to relieve himself before bed. However you...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards because the father went down the back very night...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards...

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  16. ClissAT

    Water Flow through Soil Profile

    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable,...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable, today it showed how water percolates through soil and can be lost downhill. The slope upwards across...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable, today it showed how water percolates through soil and...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable,...

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  17. Mark

    Tropical Peach low chill variety growing well!

    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will...
    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will provide good nutrition, particularly the extra potassium needed to sustain fruit. Or if you use more...
    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will provide good nutrition, particularly the extra potassium...
    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will...

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  18. Pauljm

    What would dig this hole?

    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes but push the spoil to the sides. Probably not the cat as they are less likely to dig without good...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes but push the spoil to the sides. Probably not the...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes...

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  19. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3 punnets planted (cauli, broc, cabbage), managed to grow on the smallest bit of grey water. What's...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3 punnets planted (cauli, broc, cabbage), managed to...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3...

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  20. ClissAT

    Food Forest at Cow Shed

    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)
    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)
    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)
    Certainty all gone gang busters, well done. The rain has done it all a world of good. Be good if you can find or have found some better solutions for your soil :)

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  21. Bea

    Just Peppers

    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed...
    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed about 6 weeks back and they're looking stressed as anything... I suspect the soil (supposedly chicken...
    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed about 6 weeks back and they're looking stressed as...
    As I stated earlier about capsicums (the larger varieties) being harder to grow here this season has started off just the same. I planted several "easy to grow" banana caps in a new raised bed...
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  22. Pauljm

    Zucchini

    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings and pressed the cup just a little into the soil. These days you could use a yoghurt container or...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings and pressed the cup just a little into the...
    Something my grandfather used to do to prevent snails and slugs attacking his seedlings was to use waxed drink cups. He cut the bottoms out of them and placed them upsidedown over the seedlings...

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  23. Ray Speed

    Fruit tree collection growing

    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
    That all sounds wonderful Ray. Separating the chooks from your orchard area sounds like a grid idea :)
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  24. stevo

    Question Jalapenos / chillies!

    Any clues on your picking mix ???? I have brought big jars of sliced pickled jalapenos from aldi and love them. But the last 6 jars arnt pickled. I have then got the pickle juice from pickle...
    Any clues on your picking mix ???? I have brought big jars of sliced pickled jalapenos from aldi and love them. But the last 6 jars arnt pickled. I have then got the pickle juice from pickle onions and put them in that for awhile it seems to work but not as good as the first lot. I love the...
    Any clues on your picking mix ???? I have brought big jars of sliced pickled jalapenos from aldi and love them. But the last 6 jars arnt pickled. I have then got the pickle juice from pickle onions and put them in that for awhile it seems to...
    Any clues on your picking mix ???? I have brought big jars of sliced pickled jalapenos from aldi and love them. But the last 6 jars arnt pickled. I have then got the pickle juice from pickle...

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  25. Letsgokate

    Potato Harvest

    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.
    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.
    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.
    Hasn’t been but I know that it can be an issue.

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