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  1. Bea

    About Begonias

    I've never had a lot of success with begonias either Bea. Those I now have are either bedding varieties that last two years then die or very basic old fashioned rex. Neither my micro-climates nor...
    I've never had a lot of success with begonias either Bea. Those I now have are either bedding varieties that last two years then die or very basic old fashioned rex. Neither my micro-climates nor my water are suitable. I think they are very pH sensitive requiring about pH 5.5-6 and also...
    I've never had a lot of success with begonias either Bea. Those I now have are either bedding varieties that last two years then die or very basic old fashioned rex. Neither my micro-climates nor my water are suitable. I think they are very pH...
    I've never had a lot of success with begonias either Bea. Those I now have are either bedding varieties that last two years then die or very basic old fashioned rex. Neither my micro-climates nor...
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  2. Perry

    Question HONEY BEES

    I would wait until you see some queen cells because you can then do a split and still have plenty left (pollen, honey, brood etc) in the original hive.
    I would wait until you see some queen cells because you can then do a split and still have plenty left (pollen, honey, brood etc) in the original hive.
    I would wait until you see some queen cells because you can then do a split and still have plenty left (pollen, honey, brood etc) in the original hive.
    I would wait until you see some queen cells because you can then do a split and still have plenty left (pollen, honey, brood etc) in the original hive.
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  3. Bea

    Amarylis and Other bulbs

    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a...
    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a fourth set of leaves. I am going to lift both the amaryllis(when the leaves die off) and the lily and...
    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a fourth set of leaves. I am going to lift both the...
    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a...

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  4. Berkeloid

    Solar panels instead of shade cloth

    As with most industries throughout time, There is the all about me principle, whereby I am here to do X and bugger anyone else. By that in the solar farm industry, the extra cost involved in...
    As with most industries throughout time, There is the all about me principle, whereby I am here to do X and bugger anyone else. By that in the solar farm industry, the extra cost involved in raising the panels to be high enough for the underneath to be usable and productive, would be too...
    As with most industries throughout time, There is the all about me principle, whereby I am here to do X and bugger anyone else. By that in the solar farm industry, the extra cost involved in raising the panels to be high enough for the underneath...
    As with most industries throughout time, There is the all about me principle, whereby I am here to do X and bugger anyone else. By that in the solar farm industry, the extra cost involved in...
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  5. Jack H

    How to grow a ton of radishes (sort of)

    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and all having been perking for several months. I have also seeded a japanese small turnip that always...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and all having been perking for several months. I have...
    Hmmm it is all compost made from regular kitchen waste that includes coffee grounds and eggshells , weeds and other greens like borage, peanut shells, occasional addition of goat manure etc and...

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  6. Tony Baker
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the tubers. i.e. pull up the ginger and plant the tumeric and vice versa. I did this for the last two...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the tubers. i.e. pull up the ginger and plant the...
    For easier to manage pots and pails this is exactly what i do when a plant has 'gone over' ;). but these tubs are somewhat difficult. I will figure something out. Has anyone tried switching the...
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  7. ClissAT

    All about Organic growing

    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky enough to own sufficient land to organically produce enough various animal manures to fertilize your...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky enough to own sufficient land to organically...
    Bea, all of us can only do 'the best we can'. There are times when disease will get in and short of ripping out the whole garden, you are forced to use non-organic methods. But if you were lucky...
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  8. Mataeka

    Question Fire prevention

    I'm at Federal which is a few k's north of Pomona on the old highway. I'm in a rain shadow under Black mountain so it's usually much drier here than in Pomona (or even the valley communities to my...
    I'm at Federal which is a few k's north of Pomona on the old highway. I'm in a rain shadow under Black mountain so it's usually much drier here than in Pomona (or even the valley communities to my west). But I'm at the northern end of the mountain range so the westerlies get around that top end...
    I'm at Federal which is a few k's north of Pomona on the old highway. I'm in a rain shadow under Black mountain so it's usually much drier here than in Pomona (or even the valley communities to my west). But I'm at the northern end of the...
    I'm at Federal which is a few k's north of Pomona on the old highway. I'm in a rain shadow under Black mountain so it's usually much drier here than in Pomona (or even the valley communities to my...
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  9. vikinglord13

    Tip New to Illinois, new to gardening/farming!

    Thank you ClissAT! I've been using the Old Farmers Almanac for general advice and Chicago Botanic Garden's website for local advice. We'll definitely have to bring some of the plants in for the...
    Thank you ClissAT! I've been using the Old Farmers Almanac for general advice and Chicago Botanic Garden's website for local advice. We'll definitely have to bring some of the plants in for the winter... I'll need to convince wife the bugs won't be a problem, we live in an apartment so we're...
    Thank you ClissAT! I've been using the Old Farmers Almanac for general advice and Chicago Botanic Garden's website for local advice. We'll definitely have to bring some of the plants in for the winter... I'll need to convince wife the bugs...
    Thank you ClissAT! I've been using the Old Farmers Almanac for general advice and Chicago Botanic Garden's website for local advice. We'll definitely have to bring some of the plants in for the...
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  10. Mark

    Check out my turmeric!

    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for the flower as well. however, i did find that the tubers were a bit smaller. what about you? and I...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for the flower as well. however, i did find that the...
    Mark I dont have such a large gorgeous patch - yet - but I have had at least one root stock flower if planted with lots of compost. it is so beautiful that I think this is worth cultivating for...

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  11. Mark
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    My forum absence

    Well, I might as well double post here in this thread since it's on the subject of my absence again :blush: If you follow me on other platforms or social media such as Instagram you'd know I've been...
    Well, I might as well double post here in this thread since it's on the subject of my absence again :blush: If you follow me on other platforms or social media such as Instagram you'd know I've been overseas for the past 5 weeks and whilst I have posted occasionally on Insta, FB, Patreon, and YouTube...
    Well, I might as well double post here in this thread since it's on the subject of my absence again :blush: If you follow me on other platforms or social media such as Instagram you'd know I've been overseas for the past 5 weeks and whilst I have...
    Well, I might as well double post here in this thread since it's on the subject of my absence again :blush: If you follow me on other platforms or social media such as Instagram you'd know I've been...
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  12. Judith

    My raised beds arrive tomorrow

    Mark has a great video on Hugelkultur - Definition: Hügelkultur is a horticultural technique where a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is...
    Mark has a great video on Hugelkultur - Definition: Hügelkultur is a horticultural technique where a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is later planted as a raised bed. I suggest giving that a watch and researching this method if It...
    Mark has a great video on Hugelkultur - Definition: Hügelkultur is a horticultural technique where a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is later planted as a raised bed. I suggest giving...
    Mark has a great video on Hugelkultur - Definition: Hügelkultur is a horticultural technique where a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is...
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  13. Les

    Question Whats wrong with my peach tree?

    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.
    Nsw. Googling your suggestions looks like you are right on the money.

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  14. Mark Seaton

    I've been busy of the past few months

    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and...
    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and topped it mostly up, before adding a layer of potting mix blended with sheep manure, dynamic lifter...
    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and topped it mostly up, before adding a layer of...
    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and...

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  15. Alma Jean

    Question How to build a 4 yard rotation natural habit for quail

    Wow what fantastic ideas. I might try some myself.
    Wow what fantastic ideas. I might try some myself.
    Wow what fantastic ideas. I might try some myself.
    Wow what fantastic ideas. I might try some myself.

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  16. ClissAT

    compost worm farm system.

    Firstly I discovered the copywrite and trademark processes used by google interfered with me making this post. It kept disappearing! Nor could I put the product name in the title of this thread. I...
    Firstly I discovered the copywrite and trademark processes used by google interfered with me making this post. It kept disappearing! Nor could I put the product name in the title of this thread. I used google to search this product to get good links so I do hope it stays live and doesn't get...
    Firstly I discovered the copywrite and trademark processes used by google interfered with me making this post. It kept disappearing! Nor could I put the product name in the title of this thread. I used google to search this product to get good...
    Firstly I discovered the copywrite and trademark processes used by google interfered with me making this post. It kept disappearing! Nor could I put the product name in the title of this thread. I...
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  17. Lizi

    Climbing Beans - Rust

    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not sure if I can tell you something you don't know, but hey, you never know. There could be some quirky...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not sure if I can tell you something you don't know, but...
    Absolutely, we should get together and check out each others gardens! Let me know if you are coming down and I will do the same. We can learn stuff from each other being so close in areas...not...
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  18. ClissAT
    Informative x 3

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.
    It is lovely living here, during January and February its to hot to plant so we let the soil sit until March then start planting.

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  19. Perry

    Mini Green House

    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I just got the yellow pages out to look up a company I used to deal with at Nambour. But to my dismay,...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I just got the yellow pages out to look up a company...
    Perry when I was growing commercially, I got my supplies from specialty rural and growers suppliers. In Maryborough, have you tried rural supplies stores? Is there a Westfarmers store up there? I...
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