Recent content by Sasha Bushell

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    Beginning self sufficient behaivior

    Thanks so much for the info. Its really hard to find area specific information and alot of the USA stuff, well.. its not really helpful for us being sub tropic. Where abouts are you located? Whats your property situation and how much do you grow?
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    Beginning self sufficient behaivior

    Hey Everyone, I am looking at some ways to become more self sufficient over the summer months. I just watched Mark's video on his 8 easy to grow summer crops. Does anyone have any other crops they grow successfully over summer (in the south east qld region)? Also, what do you do with your...
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    Tomato issue ....

    Alright, i finally got a happy snap of the little bugger... what is it and what can i do about it?
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    Tomato issue ....

    Unfortunately i can very little of what I have. Hard to know for sure as the fruit flies in the images look totally different. So maybe i might be back at square one, will see how i go withbthe baits, that will be my first step to a resolution
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    Tomato issue ....

    No i havent. Perhaps i should do fruit flies resemble small wasps?
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    Tomato issue ....

    Ive just jumped on after a few years and looking for a solution to a problem im having. I think my best tip for you problem is to plant your tomato plant down deep. I wait until the plant is over 1 foot then take all the leaves off except the top 3-4, then plant into a presoaked deep hole. This...
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    Soil testing and maintenence

    Far out! Looking at your thread it seems almost not worth the trouble, but if you didnt do those then I'd guess you would be harvesting nothing! :(
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    New Land New Garden

    Why is theres beeping coming from t h e shed? Perhaps check with the local council to see if theres anything that can be done? Perhaps business is running out of the shed when its not permitted?
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    Cure for rats in the garden

    Ive just been spraying it onto the plants (diluted of course) enough so i can taste the burn. And apply when i see signs of critters. I water my garden almost every day so find im currenty doing it once a week. I think its definitely confusing them as to why everything is spicy! It dries onto...
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    Cure for rats in the garden

    I discovered something amazing out of desperation to stop rats eating my produce. Besides killing them, in which more just pop up out of nowhere. If you have this issue heres my tip. Sriracha! I mixed about a tbspn of sriracha with water in a sprayer and doused my entire patch in it...
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    New Land New Garden

    My envy has set in.. cant wait to get some acres. (Currently in suburbia) mind you fitting alot into my block. Its just the sights and sounds i really miss and soo over the burnouts, dogs, loud music and other close proximity noises. I just want bird noises, wind and farm animals with the...
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    Soil testing and maintenence

    Hi Everyone. Its been some time since I've posted any thing on the forum. My apologies. However I am keen to ask a few individual subject specific questions to you oil. Re: self sustainability and soil. I believe soil is crucially important for self sustainability (please correct me if im...
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    HELP; whats wrong with my chickens?

    I just got baby chicks last week, 8 of them, and out of those 8, i tragically only have 2 left. I think they might be over heating today, does anyone know what this looks like? Heres a picture of them currently:
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    Growing Apples in SEQ

    I ended up getting the golden dorsett and tropic sweet from daleys as this cross together, plus its an option of red or green apple; so to speak :) I planted them before winter and they are growing sooooo soo well i planted them into compost on my fenceline to espalier them, but the whole...
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    Broccoli

    Thanks, ill take your advice and water them well and some poo all up in its business, luckily only 2-3 out of the 10 i have are actually forming heads, so i still have time :) Its funny what you say about freezing brocolli i do the exact same thing. I ended up buying broccoli in season for...