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  • JoshW JoshW:
    DragonLady said:
    Can cardboard boxes (the ones that did come in like biscuit boxes, kids snacks multi packs) ok to put into the garden as weedmat or compost?
  • JoshW JoshW:
    Waxed cardboard can be composted but takes a lot longer than regular cardboard. I would not personally use waxed cardboard as weedmat, it would severely effect drainage. I send my waxed cardboard to the recycling centre
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    I wouldn't use that either myself. Many places (like supermarkets or chemists) that get stuff in cardboard boxes (unwaxed) are more than happy to hand out some of the boxes. Saves them some cleaning up.
  • DragonLady DragonLady:
    Thanks guys and girls :)
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  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Hello @AndrewB ! Did you notice there is now a chat feature? :D
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  • L leeelliott:
    Hi does any one know the gap size required for the post mounted chichen dispatcher, I have some large chickens and 4 cockerels to process?
  • L leeelliott:
    Has any one filmed the The Morrigan neck breaking device (or humane poultry killer) in action, I know River Cottage Australia Season 2 episode 5 (i believe) shows but i cant access this in the UK, I have just bought one and I would like to see it in action with advicde on how big/small to make the gap
  • AndrewB AndrewB:
    Mark did a video on it ages ago.
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  • HelenCate HelenCate:
    @Mandy Onderwater, hook echo on radar near you apparently. All ok at yours?
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    @HelenCate what is a hook echo? :eek: All good here though, although storms are brewing
  • HelenCate HelenCate:
    @Mandy Onderwater, sign of a possible tornado on radar. Hopefully your garden isn't taking any more beatings from the weather.
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  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    @HelenCate I hadn't heard anything about it yet. We've had warnings for strong winds and possible large hail storms again though. It's been crazy, but my garden can handle some wind and rain luckily
    +1
  • Mark Mark:
    Hey Everyone, I caused the latest downtime on the forum - luckily, our admin team got it back again quickly. We have already moved our forum to a much better and safer host and now I'm in the process of moving our domain name/URL also and this was the cause of the outage. Thanks for your patience! Progress is slow but I am committed to growing this forum and improving it so watch this space :)
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  • Cobbadiggabuddyblooo Cobbadiggabuddyblooo:
    Transplanting to a more fertile bed mate and with the URL seeds planted lm looking forward to see how well it flowers in the seasons ahead. :cowmoo::cowmoo:
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  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Cobbadiggabuddyblooo said:
    Transplanting to a more fertile bed mate and with the URL seeds planted lm looking forward to see how well it flowers in the seasons ahead. :cowmoo::cowmoo:
    Let us know how it goes! :D
  • DragonLady DragonLady:
    Good morning! I hope you have a wonderfully productive weekend :)
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Good morning! (though a little late in my case)
  • Mark Mark:
    This wet weather has helped everything grow here in our subtropical climate heading into summer but it's also helping to spread leaf fungal diseases and bad mites that suck on the plants particularly chillies and sweet peppers/capsicums. If these problems get too bad they will hinder the fruit production so consider an organic pest mix and fungicide - there are several available commercially and home remedies you can apply. Also, in places where there are fruit fly watch out for thick-walled chillies like jalapeno and larger capsicum as they will get stung! Use insect netting over the bed or plants to keep them out. Get into it!
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  • DragonLady DragonLady:
    Thanks Mark. I was wondering what the little black spots were on my loofa leaves. I'll chuck some netting over my capsicums... do capsicums need pollinators or are they self pollinating? I haven't got any flowers yet.
    +1
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    I've once had succesfull fruit on my campsicum even though I only had 1 plant @DragonLady , so I think they might be able to self-pollinate.
    +1
  • J Jake:
    Went and purchased an indoor grow light so we could experiment with growing from seed indoors. The results have been amazing. It's been 6 days since we planted bean seeds, check them out!
  • DragonLady DragonLady:
    @Jake, that sounds great! Have you got a pic? I've been thinking about getting a cheap, small grow light for some of my indoor plants that need more light.
  • J Jake:
    @DragonLady I've just posted a pic in the vegetable/herbs section. I couldn't figure out how to attach it to mg message.
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    @Jake The chat does not allow direct uploading, you can however upload in the media section and insert the link, which will enlarge to a picture in chat. I hope this helps!

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