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    Latest: Finger Lime advise needed please DivingTemptress, May 27, 2020 at 7:18 AM
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    Latest: Plants to deter mozzies AndrewB, May 30, 2020 at 7:49 PM
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    Latest: Its Garlic Planting Time ClissAT, May 30, 2020 at 12:08 PM
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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 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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  1. Wedgetail

    The pumpkin patch

    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave
    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave
    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave
    With these very hot days at the moment I decided to reduce the golden nugget crop off the 11 plants by about half. Here is today's pick. Dave

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  2. Donette

    Question Dragonfruit vine support to stop falling over

    Two of my best produces snapped off their post a few weeks ago. I did have them on flat pine sleeps so I knew it would only be a matter of time. I'm not home at the moment so my wife and son had...
    Two of my best produces snapped off their post a few weeks ago. I did have them on flat pine sleeps so I knew it would only be a matter of time. I'm not home at the moment so my wife and son had to fix them up with a new round post.
    Two of my best produces snapped off their post a few weeks ago. I did have them on flat pine sleeps so I knew it would only be a matter of time. I'm not home at the moment so my wife and son had to fix them up with a new round post.
    Two of my best produces snapped off their post a few weeks ago. I did have them on flat pine sleeps so I knew it would only be a matter of time. I'm not home at the moment so my wife and son had...

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  3. Letsgokate
    Love it! x 3

    I’m back

    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!
    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!
    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!
    I adore your gardens! They are so well looked after and growing beautifully!

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  4. Ola

    Question Limp tomato plants

    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too...
    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too alkaline or too acidic. Calcium enables water uptake in plants. The longer the stems the more calcium...
    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too alkaline or too acidic. Calcium enables water uptake...
    Hi Ola and welcome. Tomatoes suffer from heat stress during these excessively hot days with little humidity. Its can be caused by lack of calcium which could be due to soil pH being either too...

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  5. The Rubber Kitty

    Question Help identifying plnat

    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big...
    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big LOL... Okay... top it and watch it floof out ... to protect some other plants maybe for shade... My...
    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big LOL... Okay... top it and watch it floof out ... to...
    OMG Awsome! ... I didn't know If I should cut the top off ^_^ .. but now I know it won't hurt it... as I have it in a 44 gallon drum... I will need a ladder to harvest leaves if it gets too big...

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  6. The Rubber Kitty

    thinning radishes? or replanting?

    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
    Herm I didn't think of that! ... Thanks
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  7. Patty

    Ginger growing great!

    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and...
    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and autumn. I used to make my own ginger softdrink. But not so much these days. Nowadays I grow it for the...
    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and autumn. I used to make my own ginger softdrink. But not...
    Having a good sized pot of ginger always producing a few roots as needed is great in the tropics. I have a container about 1/4 square metre that is always producing with peaks in spring and...

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  8. DTK

    My vegetable cage

    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
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  9. Letsgokate

    Carrot snake

    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big area covered with shade cloth and the rats have chewed through that in like 8 places that I now...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big area covered with shade cloth and the rats have...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big...

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  10. Gander

    Veg Showcase The biggest tomato you´ll ever see

    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute

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  11. Ray Speed

    Beetroots n pumpkin n stuff lol

    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)

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  12. stevo

    Passionfruit

    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...
    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...
    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...
    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...

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  13. Ray Speed
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    Orange Tree in memory of my late Father

    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)

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  14. Wedgetail

    Stating from Scratch

    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother...
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother it I also caught it in the act of pinching green lemons of about 20mm in size. Dave
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother it I also caught it in the act of pinching green...
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother...

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  15. BeeTee

    Tomatoes Flowers but no fruit?

    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put up with this until we each get good rain. Next is that I see you have exclusion netting which can...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put up with this until we each get good rain. Next...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put...

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  16. the Decoy

    Passionfruit ripening

    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to...
    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to review your posts. Once again, I thank you for the contributions we receive. Best wishes, Dan
    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to review your posts. Once again, I thank you for the...
    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to...
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  17. Ray Speed

    Fruit tree progress

    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
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  18. ClissAT

    Tomato 'room'

    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste...
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste they were expecting and usually the seedlings get through , cheers Ray
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste they were expecting and usually the seedlings get...
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste...

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  19. ClissAT
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you don't want around the roots! The reason my applications of far more fertilizer was working was that it...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you don't want around the roots! The reason my...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you...

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Letsgokate
    Love it! x 11

    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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