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    Fruit Fly at it again!!!

    Thanks ClissAT, rang Green Harvest and spoke with a lovely lady named Andrea, have purchased a bunch of bags and she'll post this Wednesday when stock arrives. Did mention you and 'self sufficient me', said she's gonna check the website out. all good, thanks again...….. col.
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    Fruit Fly at it again!!!

    Thanks ClissAT, did some research and found a few here in Oz, also seedcollection.com.au have them at a reasonable price but then charge high for express post. Will look into again just shortly. I'm gonna cut up a fruit fly net I don't use so much now and try make some, will also cover the...
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    Dragon Fruit And Lady Finger

    col submitted a new Showcase Item: Dragon Fruit And Lady Finger Read more about this showcase item here...
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    Dragon Fruit And Lady Finger

    Have received a great crop of Dragon Fruit so far this season with 100 fruits collected, eaten everyday and shared with friends. Also for the first time, removed our 1st hand Lady Finger Bananas and they didn't last long once ripened in a bag in the pantry. Sweet and slightly sticky, the first...
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    Fruit Fly at it again!!!

    Hey Ringo, found some suppliers here in Oz that don't seem too bad in price but do charge a lot for express postage (they realise what time of year it is no doubt) but I am going to cut up some fruit fly netting I have and try make some bags to suit. Just means i'll have to go buy a big bag of...
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    Fruit Fly at it again!!!

    Thanks Dave, they do look great and tasted great regardless, although unknowingly I did consume one or maybe two that had been infected by the fruit fly. All up we picked exactly 100 but binned the last 15 due to being stung. We have more growing as well but I was really surprised to actually...
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    Fruit Fly at it again!!!

    I decided sometime ago to concentrate on Dragon fruit after researching and reading on many forums, websites, govt information & agriculture sites.....about how the dreaded Fruit Fly do not choose Dragon Fruit or at least Dragon Fruit are not considered hosts to Fruit Fly. I guess one should not...
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    Dragon fruit in Hervey Bay

    No probs Dan, just read your post on another section regards sunlight. Here, my DF's get sun from early morning where I think the suns up around 6am ish. I start to get shade around 3pm ish as the neighbours shed is behind my garden. So its about 9 hrs daily but that depends on the season as...
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    Dragon fruit in Hervey Bay

    Hi Dan, Firstly I live on top of some of the worst soil known due to the building structure problems it causes in my area, Highly Reactive clays. Hence I built some raised garden beds and have added to the height of the sides depending on what I was planting, costs etc. I put down weed matting...
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    Dragon Fruit Flowering time again!

    I agree, it easy to get excited about DF's, I was also growing anything that sprouted up from the compost as well, such as Water melon, Rock melon and Tomatoes, but then I got swamped by the dreaded Fruit Fly and ended up binning about 15 kilos of massive green tomatoes. I had such a fruit fly...
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    Dragon fruit in Hervey Bay

    Thanks ClissAT, having read your posts in the past I take your comment as a huge compliment, your experience and information is valuable to others like me, have a lovely one, cheers, col.
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    Dragon Fruit Flowering time again!

    Hi ClissAT, added liquid Yates Citrus & Fruit (8% Potash) 25th Oct. Then added Yates Thrive Flower and Fruit (Potash 21.0) on 16th Nov. It may be I just got excited and added a bit too much fertiliser, but in all honesty my first flush of the season is always around this time. cheers, col.
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    Dragon fruit in Hervey Bay

    Morning Dan, was given 2 cuttings just over 3 yrs ago. Originally planted in a small box along the fence, but after researching I relocated them to allow growth. Had them climb up and rest on a frame with plastic lattice used for support. First season rewarded me with approx. 20 fruit. That...
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    Dragon Fruit Flowering time again!

    Hi ClissAT, just added my 1st post this morning regards DF's where I wrote that the recent drop in humidity past month or so have affected my flowering resulting in many buds ready to flower but still not committing to do so, only had 3 flower over night/early morning. I asked the question if...
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    Dragon fruit in Hervey Bay

    Thanks Dan, some photos I took this morning.