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  1. Ezra

    Question Which veggies should I mulch?

    Hi Ezra , personally I wouldn't use wood chip or pine needles on veggies , I think they would have an acid effect on the soil , I guess you need to check your ph first with a simple kit from the...
    Hi Ezra , personally I wouldn't use wood chip or pine needles on veggies , I think they would have an acid effect on the soil , I guess you need to check your ph first with a simple kit from the produce store etc if you have alkaline soils this may be a good idea, we use broken down grasses ,...
    Hi Ezra , personally I wouldn't use wood chip or pine needles on veggies , I think they would have an acid effect on the soil , I guess you need to check your ph first with a simple kit from the produce store etc if you have alkaline soils this...
    Hi Ezra , personally I wouldn't use wood chip or pine needles on veggies , I think they would have an acid effect on the soil , I guess you need to check your ph first with a simple kit from the...
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  2. Ezra

    Greetings from Yacka! (North of Adelaide)

    Hi all, my name is Ezra and I'm a brand new gardener who had been given the responsibility and privileged of being the home gardener for our rather large backyard with fruit and nut trees, a big...
    Hi all, my name is Ezra and I'm a brand new gardener who had been given the responsibility and privileged of being the home gardener for our rather large backyard with fruit and nut trees, a big veggie patch, two raised garden beds and plenty of other good soil for plants to be grown. I'm really...
    Hi all, my name is Ezra and I'm a brand new gardener who had been given the responsibility and privileged of being the home gardener for our rather large backyard with fruit and nut trees, a big veggie patch, two raised garden beds and plenty of...
    Hi all, my name is Ezra and I'm a brand new gardener who had been given the responsibility and privileged of being the home gardener for our rather large backyard with fruit and nut trees, a big...
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  3. Mathew R

    Recommend Artist avaliable for murals

    Hey all, I found a great artist that does commission work for gardens, he is a keen kiwi looking to make unique pieces and is here for a month or so before heading back. Attached is some of...
    Hey all, I found a great artist that does commission work for gardens, he is a keen kiwi looking to make unique pieces and is here for a month or so before heading back. Attached is some of his work, @Mark if you are interested he would do you a freebie for a shout out on a video. (finally...
    Hey all, I found a great artist that does commission work for gardens, he is a keen kiwi looking to make unique pieces and is here for a month or so before heading back. Attached is some of his work, @Mark if you are interested he would do...
    Hey all, I found a great artist that does commission work for gardens, he is a keen kiwi looking to make unique pieces and is here for a month or so before heading back. Attached is some of...

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  4. Roni

    Hi Everyone

    Hi ClissAT, starting to feel like Winter now after a warm Autumn. Just picked the last late tomatoes and rockmelon today. It’s only my 2nd year here after years spoilt in tropical/coastal areas...
    Hi ClissAT, starting to feel like Winter now after a warm Autumn. Just picked the last late tomatoes and rockmelon today. It’s only my 2nd year here after years spoilt in tropical/coastal areas so taking some adjusting back to frosty mountains. Love it though. How’s Pomona treating you?
    Hi ClissAT, starting to feel like Winter now after a warm Autumn. Just picked the last late tomatoes and rockmelon today. It’s only my 2nd year here after years spoilt in tropical/coastal areas so taking some adjusting back to frosty mountains....
    Hi ClissAT, starting to feel like Winter now after a warm Autumn. Just picked the last late tomatoes and rockmelon today. It’s only my 2nd year here after years spoilt in tropical/coastal areas...
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  5. Tony Baker
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase...
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase the number substantially unless there is a lot of spare space in the container.
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase the number substantially unless there is a lot of...
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase...
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  6. Mataeka

    Question Food forest with established trees?

    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you...
    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you fertilize the new smaller plants, they will snap it up and grow even bigger! Same goes for the...
    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you fertilize the new smaller plants, they will snap...
    Generally, adding more plants to an existing planting wouldn't be an issue unless they are so tightly planted there is no sun or air getting through. Remember the mangoes will grow huge and as you...
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  7. stevo

    Question Do Jumbo Quail, or similar Quail make much noise?

    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
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  8. Mark

    April Competition - General Knowledge

    Hi Mark I am feeling like a bit of a dill now ( excuse the pun but it is time to plant that beautifull herb ) I just checked my PayPal account and found the transfer for $100 is there not sure...
    Hi Mark I am feeling like a bit of a dill now ( excuse the pun but it is time to plant that beautifull herb ) I just checked my PayPal account and found the transfer for $100 is there not sure what happened to the original email but all good now I've taken up enough of your time , cheers and...
    Hi Mark I am feeling like a bit of a dill now ( excuse the pun but it is time to plant that beautifull herb ) I just checked my PayPal account and found the transfer for $100 is there not sure what happened to the original email but all good now...
    Hi Mark I am feeling like a bit of a dill now ( excuse the pun but it is time to plant that beautifull herb ) I just checked my PayPal account and found the transfer for $100 is there not sure...
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  9. Mark
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    Featured

    My Fire Pit build project using retaining wall blocks & galvanised rim

    QUOTE="ClissAT, post: 15453, member: 460"]Great repurposing Raymondo. Yes I'll be very interested to see progress photos. Ok Clissat , here we go total time approx 2 hrs Picked up satellite...
    QUOTE="ClissAT, post: 15453, member: 460"]Great repurposing Raymondo. Yes I'll be very interested to see progress photos. Ok Clissat , here we go total time approx 2 hrs Picked up satellite dishes at demo yard , easy to dismantle , plenty of spares nuts n bolts struts etc. I used a...
    QUOTE="ClissAT, post: 15453, member: 460"]Great repurposing Raymondo. Yes I'll be very interested to see progress photos. Ok Clissat , here we go total time approx 2 hrs Picked up satellite dishes at demo yard , easy to dismantle , plenty of...
    QUOTE="ClissAT, post: 15453, member: 460"]Great repurposing Raymondo. Yes I'll be very interested to see progress photos. Ok Clissat , here we go total time approx 2 hrs Picked up satellite...

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  10. Wayland.

    Modern Bee Keeping.

    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
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  11. Ray Speed

    Processed one of our Roosters for my BD

    Read that article I love the Brahma's and the flock we have is such a bunch of beautiful birds, they are huge we have about 6 boys and 13 hens thus far breeding age, this will be our constant...
    Read that article I love the Brahma's and the flock we have is such a bunch of beautiful birds, they are huge we have about 6 boys and 13 hens thus far breeding age, this will be our constant production line :) apart from the roosters we get off a close friend :) The brahma is such a beautiful...
    Read that article I love the Brahma's and the flock we have is such a bunch of beautiful birds, they are huge we have about 6 boys and 13 hens thus far breeding age, this will be our constant production line :) apart from the roosters we get off a...
    Read that article I love the Brahma's and the flock we have is such a bunch of beautiful birds, they are huge we have about 6 boys and 13 hens thus far breeding age, this will be our constant...
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  12. ClissAT

    Kenyan Top Bar bee hives

    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.
    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.
    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.
    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.

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  13. Todd

    Hello, from WA State. NO, NOT SEATTLE!!

    On April 13th I built this compost bin and food wall. Looks like an Aussie YouTuber might have been responsible....? As of May 12, it looks like this: Thanks a ton for the great idea,...
    On April 13th I built this compost bin and food wall. Looks like an Aussie YouTuber might have been responsible....? As of May 12, it looks like this: Thanks a ton for the great idea, and the time it took to detail this little project. I appreciate you taking the time to help us with...
    On April 13th I built this compost bin and food wall. Looks like an Aussie YouTuber might have been responsible....? As of May 12, it looks like this: Thanks a ton for the great idea, and the time it took to detail this little...
    On April 13th I built this compost bin and food wall. Looks like an Aussie YouTuber might have been responsible....? As of May 12, it looks like this: Thanks a ton for the great idea,...

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  14. Ray Speed

    Few new tree's for my Birthday

    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
    Thats a shame and its always hard when you lose plants that way All the 30 fruit tree's are on auto irrigation systems so fingers crossed stay happy :)
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  15. Margarita Castaneda

    cold resistance Avocado Trees

    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on...
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on what variety to get for that area.
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on what variety to get for that area.
    Are you saying theo that nursery has are type A or you want a type A to go with the ones the nursery has? Ringing the nursery might be the best bet as they have obviously done their homework on...
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  16. Woody

    Hi all.

    Gidday Woody! That's a varied list of activities. Nice area down there.
    Gidday Woody! That's a varied list of activities. Nice area down there.
    Gidday Woody! That's a varied list of activities. Nice area down there.
    Gidday Woody! That's a varied list of activities. Nice area down there.
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  17. ClissAT
    Informative x 3

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    To be perfectly honest I nolonger practice full bed crop rotation either. I find some plants are ready to pull out while others are still fruiting well enough. So everything gets out of sync. But...
    To be perfectly honest I nolonger practice full bed crop rotation either. I find some plants are ready to pull out while others are still fruiting well enough. So everything gets out of sync. But for those who like to clear the beds every season, its the way to go for sure. Tried and...
    To be perfectly honest I nolonger practice full bed crop rotation either. I find some plants are ready to pull out while others are still fruiting well enough. So everything gets out of sync. But for those who like to clear the beds every season,...
    To be perfectly honest I nolonger practice full bed crop rotation either. I find some plants are ready to pull out while others are still fruiting well enough. So everything gets out of sync. But...

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  18. PlaneDriver

    Raised Garden Beds

    I think we are talking about bagged soil that can be suspect. There was a nursery near where I lived in Canada that huge bins, I mean huge, of soil, compost, sand, potash, and bark mulch, etc. ...
    I think we are talking about bagged soil that can be suspect. There was a nursery near where I lived in Canada that huge bins, I mean huge, of soil, compost, sand, potash, and bark mulch, etc. Most of us backed our cars up to the piles and shoveled what we needed into bags already in - lined...
    I think we are talking about bagged soil that can be suspect. There was a nursery near where I lived in Canada that huge bins, I mean huge, of soil, compost, sand, potash, and bark mulch, etc. Most of us backed our cars up to the piles and...
    I think we are talking about bagged soil that can be suspect. There was a nursery near where I lived in Canada that huge bins, I mean huge, of soil, compost, sand, potash, and bark mulch, etc. ...
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  19. Mark

    What is your best and favourite garden tool for raised beds?

    my raised beds are mostly 10 inches deep and only two feet wide feet deep. so my favourite tools are my hands and a medium length handled garden claw. yeah yeah I have short handled shovels and...
    my raised beds are mostly 10 inches deep and only two feet wide feet deep. so my favourite tools are my hands and a medium length handled garden claw. yeah yeah I have short handled shovels and forks and the all purpose trowels. but those are used only when really needed. I have even put into...
    my raised beds are mostly 10 inches deep and only two feet wide feet deep. so my favourite tools are my hands and a medium length handled garden claw. yeah yeah I have short handled shovels and forks and the all purpose trowels. but those are...
    my raised beds are mostly 10 inches deep and only two feet wide feet deep. so my favourite tools are my hands and a medium length handled garden claw. yeah yeah I have short handled shovels and...

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  20. Raymondo

    And they came two by two

    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their religious elders was to bring back to the city after leaving to visit elsewhere, two plants or trees...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their religious elders was to bring back to the city...
    Many years ago whilst on my search for info on making herbal tinctures and remedies , I found myself in Salt Lake City in USA . The city was founded by Mormons and one of their requests by their...
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  21. Steve

    Question Growing Grapes

    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit...
    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit shop for not much money if and when I choose to eat grapes. These mangy things growing against...
    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit shop for not much money if and when I choose to...
    No Ray. Other than throwing a net over the whole vine on the fence which didn't work because some sort of rodent got up under the net! Far nicer bigger seedless grapes are available at the fruit...

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  22. Linda Fischer

    Hi from Lindarella

    I live in El Jalito, Baja California Sur (B.C.S.)!
    I live in El Jalito, Baja California Sur (B.C.S.)!
    I live in El Jalito, Baja California Sur (B.C.S.)!
    I live in El Jalito, Baja California Sur (B.C.S.)!
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  23. Caroline

    Hello from Somerset, UK

    The main difference living in Brisbane will be you can grow food all year round and what an abundance of food it can be , and the winters , well what winters , not like the UK although to the...
    The main difference living in Brisbane will be you can grow food all year round and what an abundance of food it can be , and the winters , well what winters , not like the UK although to the west and southwest it can get pretty nippy , even snow down Stanthorpe way happy gardening Raymondo
    The main difference living in Brisbane will be you can grow food all year round and what an abundance of food it can be , and the winters , well what winters , not like the UK although to the west and southwest it can get pretty nippy , even...
    The main difference living in Brisbane will be you can grow food all year round and what an abundance of food it can be , and the winters , well what winters , not like the UK although to the...
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  24. Raymondo

    Tip Wwoofers to help .

    Way to go it sounds like you have got it all going on there , you don't have to cook for them if you find it hard we often leave food for them and let them go for it and if you get a good sort...
    Way to go it sounds like you have got it all going on there , you don't have to cook for them if you find it hard we often leave food for them and let them go for it and if you get a good sort they might also cook for you seems like we make the rules! We had our first wwoofers back in the early...
    Way to go it sounds like you have got it all going on there , you don't have to cook for them if you find it hard we often leave food for them and let them go for it and if you get a good sort they might also cook for you seems like we make the...
    Way to go it sounds like you have got it all going on there , you don't have to cook for them if you find it hard we often leave food for them and let them go for it and if you get a good sort...
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  25. AndyH

    Hi from Beachmere

    Wow I only just missed you, I got to 6 in 2010, I was in B Coy for a year then Recon for 4 years (The hardest but the best time I had in the Army) then back to B Coy All good Mark, I know your...
    Wow I only just missed you, I got to 6 in 2010, I was in B Coy for a year then Recon for 4 years (The hardest but the best time I had in the Army) then back to B Coy All good Mark, I know your a busy man, I'm just glad to be here and love what your doing:twothumbsup: Haha, well we are practically...
    Wow I only just missed you, I got to 6 in 2010, I was in B Coy for a year then Recon for 4 years (The hardest but the best time I had in the Army) then back to B Coy All good Mark, I know your a busy man, I'm just glad to be here and love what...
    Wow I only just missed you, I got to 6 in 2010, I was in B Coy for a year then Recon for 4 years (The hardest but the best time I had in the Army) then back to B Coy All good Mark, I know your...

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