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  1. Flatland

    Another question about sulphur

    That all sounds like a good plan Flatland. You are definitely heading in the right direction. I think somewhere a very long time ago I learned that earth worms inadvertently eat some stage of RLEM...
    That all sounds like a good plan Flatland. You are definitely heading in the right direction. I think somewhere a very long time ago I learned that earth worms inadvertently eat some stage of RLEM & other such critters. The premise being that the more earth worms in a given volume of soil, the...
    That all sounds like a good plan Flatland. You are definitely heading in the right direction. I think somewhere a very long time ago I learned that earth worms inadvertently eat some stage of RLEM & other such critters. The premise being that the...
    That all sounds like a good plan Flatland. You are definitely heading in the right direction. I think somewhere a very long time ago I learned that earth worms inadvertently eat some stage of RLEM...
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  2. ClissAT

    Container Gardening

    Oooh, that's all very impressive work there, and much to the envy of many no doubt. A lot of work but such great reward. Well done!
    Oooh, that's all very impressive work there, and much to the envy of many no doubt. A lot of work but such great reward. Well done!
    Oooh, that's all very impressive work there, and much to the envy of many no doubt. A lot of work but such great reward. Well done!
    Oooh, that's all very impressive work there, and much to the envy of many no doubt. A lot of work but such great reward. Well done!

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  3. Petty Officer

    Hi from Jimboomba

    Welcome Russell and hope you enjoy this fine forum. I'm sure we'd have a lot to learn from each other here.
    Welcome Russell and hope you enjoy this fine forum. I'm sure we'd have a lot to learn from each other here.
    Welcome Russell and hope you enjoy this fine forum. I'm sure we'd have a lot to learn from each other here.
    Welcome Russell and hope you enjoy this fine forum. I'm sure we'd have a lot to learn from each other here.
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  4. stevo

    Tesla Powerwall?

    How you would have gotten all of those high cost features for $2,000 is beyond me, but I'll be glad to hear if they could offer the same service where I am. ;)
    How you would have gotten all of those high cost features for $2,000 is beyond me, but I'll be glad to hear if they could offer the same service where I am. ;)
    How you would have gotten all of those high cost features for $2,000 is beyond me, but I'll be glad to hear if they could offer the same service where I am. ;)
    How you would have gotten all of those high cost features for $2,000 is beyond me, but I'll be glad to hear if they could offer the same service where I am. ;)
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  5. Daniel.Mav
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    New Land New Garden

    Its a very course product Daniel. Lots of fairly big/long bits rather than nicely shaped pieces that we would find in the various pine bark products. It's more like a shredded wood. Also remember...
    Its a very course product Daniel. Lots of fairly big/long bits rather than nicely shaped pieces that we would find in the various pine bark products. It's more like a shredded wood. Also remember that if you do use some form of wood or bark product as a compost additive or a working mulch (on an...
    Its a very course product Daniel. Lots of fairly big/long bits rather than nicely shaped pieces that we would find in the various pine bark products. It's more like a shredded wood. Also remember that if you do use some form of wood or bark...
    Its a very course product Daniel. Lots of fairly big/long bits rather than nicely shaped pieces that we would find in the various pine bark products. It's more like a shredded wood. Also remember...

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  6. MichelleMD

    Anyone making their own vinegar?

    I tried this Last year with left over organic apple peels and cores. It worked a treat. I half filled the jar with Apple scraps then poured in a 150ml bottle of organic raw apple cider vinegar...
    I tried this Last year with left over organic apple peels and cores. It worked a treat. I half filled the jar with Apple scraps then poured in a 150ml bottle of organic raw apple cider vinegar with the mother and topped it off with boiled (and cooled) water. After 4 or so months there was a...
    I tried this Last year with left over organic apple peels and cores. It worked a treat. I half filled the jar with Apple scraps then poured in a 150ml bottle of organic raw apple cider vinegar with the mother and topped it off with boiled (and...
    I tried this Last year with left over organic apple peels and cores. It worked a treat. I half filled the jar with Apple scraps then poured in a 150ml bottle of organic raw apple cider vinegar...

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  7. ClissAT

    Photo of the month thread

    I'd say Mark manually creates it, but we could just use a current thread or create a new one for random photos :D
    I'd say Mark manually creates it, but we could just use a current thread or create a new one for random photos :D
    I'd say Mark manually creates it, but we could just use a current thread or create a new one for random photos :D
    I'd say Mark manually creates it, but we could just use a current thread or create a new one for random photos :D
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  8. Grover64

    New emmeber from Sunshine Coast

    Welcome Steve, and thanks for the intro. Great project you've set up at home in the solar system, well done. Look forward to more of your contributions here in the future.
    Welcome Steve, and thanks for the intro. Great project you've set up at home in the solar system, well done. Look forward to more of your contributions here in the future.
    Welcome Steve, and thanks for the intro. Great project you've set up at home in the solar system, well done. Look forward to more of your contributions here in the future.
    Welcome Steve, and thanks for the intro. Great project you've set up at home in the solar system, well done. Look forward to more of your contributions here in the future.
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  9. Mark

    Question Dragon fruit vine sudden die back problem

    This is the main stem :-/
    This is the main stem :-/
    This is the main stem :-/
    This is the main stem :-/

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  10. Mark

    Pineapple growing

    Next time I buy a complete pineapple I'll have to give it a go
    Next time I buy a complete pineapple I'll have to give it a go
    Next time I buy a complete pineapple I'll have to give it a go
    Next time I buy a complete pineapple I'll have to give it a go

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  11. Flatland

    Withholding period for sulphur

    I had no idea... Very good question!
    I had no idea... Very good question!
    I had no idea... Very good question!
    I had no idea... Very good question!
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  12. Grover64

    Bees required this spring SE QLD

    Hi I am after a nuc (nucleus of bees) this spring or late winter does any one know where I can get one in SE QLD. Cheers Steve
    Hi I am after a nuc (nucleus of bees) this spring or late winter does any one know where I can get one in SE QLD. Cheers Steve
    Hi I am after a nuc (nucleus of bees) this spring or late winter does any one know where I can get one in SE QLD. Cheers Steve
    Hi I am after a nuc (nucleus of bees) this spring or late winter does any one know where I can get one in SE QLD. Cheers Steve
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  13. Mariette

    Incubator Chinese No name JN 48 Manual

    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69%...
    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69% and the digital Thermometer show the reding 37.1C, any Advice please. Thanks & Regards M.Hareez
    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69% and the digital Thermometer show the reding...
    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69%...

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  14. ClissAT

    My 'New' Property Maintenance Shed

    yeah it's good to have everything easily accessible. Looking forward to see the updates for the shed, and gardens around it. Places like this are nice to hang out in the morning with a coffee and...
    yeah it's good to have everything easily accessible. Looking forward to see the updates for the shed, and gardens around it. Places like this are nice to hang out in the morning with a coffee and potter, that's what i do anyway.
    yeah it's good to have everything easily accessible. Looking forward to see the updates for the shed, and gardens around it. Places like this are nice to hang out in the morning with a coffee and potter, that's what i do anyway.
    yeah it's good to have everything easily accessible. Looking forward to see the updates for the shed, and gardens around it. Places like this are nice to hang out in the morning with a coffee and...

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  15. Mark

    Self-Sufficient Photo of the Month - Apr/2017

    I wanted to put in a photo for the June Self-Sufficient Photo of the Month comp but cant find the forum entry. I know we've been a bit slack of late taking & submitting photos, but that might be...
    I wanted to put in a photo for the June Self-Sufficient Photo of the Month comp but cant find the forum entry. I know we've been a bit slack of late taking & submitting photos, but that might be due to us being so busy in the garden with all this amazing best growing conditions!
    I wanted to put in a photo for the June Self-Sufficient Photo of the Month comp but cant find the forum entry. I know we've been a bit slack of late taking & submitting photos, but that might be due to us being so busy in the garden with all this...
    I wanted to put in a photo for the June Self-Sufficient Photo of the Month comp but cant find the forum entry. I know we've been a bit slack of late taking & submitting photos, but that might be...
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  16. Jnel

    Mandarin

    Great advice ClissAT! You're a wealth of handy knowledge - yes these citrus are quite nitrogen hungry and need more feeding than the usual tree.
    Great advice ClissAT! You're a wealth of handy knowledge - yes these citrus are quite nitrogen hungry and need more feeding than the usual tree.
    Great advice ClissAT! You're a wealth of handy knowledge - yes these citrus are quite nitrogen hungry and need more feeding than the usual tree.
    Great advice ClissAT! You're a wealth of handy knowledge - yes these citrus are quite nitrogen hungry and need more feeding than the usual tree.
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  17. Flatland

    Are we in for . drought?

    Yes Flatland, it does seem that we are heading into drought again, even though right now many places are getting too much unseasonal rain. The long range weather forecasters have all agreed to...
    Yes Flatland, it does seem that we are heading into drought again, even though right now many places are getting too much unseasonal rain. The long range weather forecasters have all agreed to drought conditions in the second half of the year for most of east coast of Australia. I understand you...
    Yes Flatland, it does seem that we are heading into drought again, even though right now many places are getting too much unseasonal rain. The long range weather forecasters have all agreed to drought conditions in the second half of the year for...
    Yes Flatland, it does seem that we are heading into drought again, even though right now many places are getting too much unseasonal rain. The long range weather forecasters have all agreed to...
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  18. Kasalia

    Guess What!

    Congrats. Every community should have a huge garden to share. You'll be taking your gardening to a whole new level now! Such fun. Queens Birthday long weekend???? when was that?!?!:confused: This...
    Congrats. Every community should have a huge garden to share. You'll be taking your gardening to a whole new level now! Such fun. Queens Birthday long weekend???? when was that?!?!:confused: This winter rain thing seems to be becoming a habit for SE Qld/Nthn NSW. What is 'simply living'?
    Congrats. Every community should have a huge garden to share. You'll be taking your gardening to a whole new level now! Such fun. Queens Birthday long weekend???? when was that?!?!:confused: This winter rain thing seems to be becoming a habit for...
    Congrats. Every community should have a huge garden to share. You'll be taking your gardening to a whole new level now! Such fun. Queens Birthday long weekend???? when was that?!?!:confused: This...
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  19. Mataeka

    Hi from Brisbane

    Ooh that's handy to know!
    Ooh that's handy to know!
    Ooh that's handy to know!
    Ooh that's handy to know!
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  20. Jnel

    Olive Tree

    Glad to here you can prune them hard, I get carried away at times.
    Glad to here you can prune them hard, I get carried away at times.
    Glad to here you can prune them hard, I get carried away at times.
    Glad to here you can prune them hard, I get carried away at times.

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  21. letsgo
    Love it! x 6

    Canning/Bottling/Preseving

    Love what has been going on here. Great photos and ideas.
    Love what has been going on here. Great photos and ideas.
    Love what has been going on here. Great photos and ideas.
    Love what has been going on here. Great photos and ideas.

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  22. letsgo

    Fruit Flies

    Here are some more fruit fly methods some of which I haven't seen before I am yet to use any of these products: Interested to know if anyone has had good success with any of these - I...
    Here are some more fruit fly methods some of which I haven't seen before I am yet to use any of these products: Interested to know if anyone has had good success with any of these - I purchased the Mediterranean fruit fly and gall wasp trap to hang in my grapefruit tree I'll report back...
    Here are some more fruit fly methods some of which I haven't seen before I am yet to use any of these products: Interested to know if anyone has had good success with any of these - I purchased the Mediterranean fruit fly and gall wasp...
    Here are some more fruit fly methods some of which I haven't seen before I am yet to use any of these products: Interested to know if anyone has had good success with any of these - I...

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  23. ClissAT

    DragonFruit Growing, Different Method

    6 months later and it has about a dozen fruit forming...
    6 months later and it has about a dozen fruit forming...
    6 months later and it has about a dozen fruit forming...
    6 months later and it has about a dozen fruit forming...

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  24. Director

    The Sacred Plant new doco

    There are lots of good points above and I too think the Govt had dragged its feet for far too long when it comes to regulating cannabis. However, regulation is the key word in my view because I am...
    There are lots of good points above and I too think the Govt had dragged its feet for far too long when it comes to regulating cannabis. However, regulation is the key word in my view because I am totally opposed to "open legalisation" of cannabis in all forms - I've seen the damage it does to...
    There are lots of good points above and I too think the Govt had dragged its feet for far too long when it comes to regulating cannabis. However, regulation is the key word in my view because I am totally opposed to "open legalisation" of...
    There are lots of good points above and I too think the Govt had dragged its feet for far too long when it comes to regulating cannabis. However, regulation is the key word in my view because I am...
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  25. Muraki

    Quail garden bed setup (North Carolina)

    I agree... It's sad but sometimes birds just don't make it for whatever reason and it's unlikely she will recover now if she hasn't improved over a few days. I've seen birds with those types of...
    I agree... It's sad but sometimes birds just don't make it for whatever reason and it's unlikely she will recover now if she hasn't improved over a few days. I've seen birds with those types of conditions before (it's probably an unlucky defect) and it's often the case that they have to be...
    I agree... It's sad but sometimes birds just don't make it for whatever reason and it's unlikely she will recover now if she hasn't improved over a few days. I've seen birds with those types of conditions before (it's probably an unlucky defect)...
    I agree... It's sad but sometimes birds just don't make it for whatever reason and it's unlikely she will recover now if she hasn't improved over a few days. I've seen birds with those types of...
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