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  1. Steve

    Question 2018...What will you do differently?

    Never growing sunflowers again they require way more water than anything else. Since planting the valerian in the ground its going great, definitely planting more this year.
    Never growing sunflowers again they require way more water than anything else. Since planting the valerian in the ground its going great, definitely planting more this year.
    Never growing sunflowers again they require way more water than anything else. Since planting the valerian in the ground its going great, definitely planting more this year.
    Never growing sunflowers again they require way more water than anything else. Since planting the valerian in the ground its going great, definitely planting more this year.

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  2. Steve

    Question - Citrus Problem

    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then...
    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then cover with cardboard, then pea straw mulch. I'm hoping this will help improve the soil. Once the...
    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then cover with cardboard, then pea straw mulch. I'm...
    The front area of our yard is either a graveyard for plants, or they just don't grow. I too have used gypsum, but now as well as gypsum, I lay down a layer of aged sheep manure and compost, then...
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  3. Chris n Jen

    Hello home growers

    Welcome to the forum. A very nice setup too.
    Welcome to the forum. A very nice setup too.
    Welcome to the forum. A very nice setup too.
    Welcome to the forum. A very nice setup too.

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  4. OskarDoLittle

    Any New South Welsh landowners?

    The local council are in charge of & will have the relevant bylaws you are seeking, Oscar. Also remember that your neighbours are required to share the cost of the basic fencing 50/50. In Qld it...
    The local council are in charge of & will have the relevant bylaws you are seeking, Oscar. Also remember that your neighbours are required to share the cost of the basic fencing 50/50. In Qld it is generally a 4 barb fence suitable to hold average cattle or horses. 5barbs if calves are...
    The local council are in charge of & will have the relevant bylaws you are seeking, Oscar. Also remember that your neighbours are required to share the cost of the basic fencing 50/50. In Qld it is generally a 4 barb fence suitable to hold...
    The local council are in charge of & will have the relevant bylaws you are seeking, Oscar. Also remember that your neighbours are required to share the cost of the basic fencing 50/50. In Qld it...
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  5. Mark

    Rooster Collars to stop crowing what's your thoughts?

    Crowing roosters are fine so long as it is only the owners who are subject to the noise. It is up there with incessant barking dogs, relentless chainsawing & grass trimming or motorbike riding on...
    Crowing roosters are fine so long as it is only the owners who are subject to the noise. It is up there with incessant barking dogs, relentless chainsawing & grass trimming or motorbike riding on small acreages.
    Crowing roosters are fine so long as it is only the owners who are subject to the noise. It is up there with incessant barking dogs, relentless chainsawing & grass trimming or motorbike riding on small acreages.
    Crowing roosters are fine so long as it is only the owners who are subject to the noise. It is up there with incessant barking dogs, relentless chainsawing & grass trimming or motorbike riding on...

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  6. Bea

    Question Papayas

    So by now you will have worked out that pawpaws can be finicky to say the least. They like rich, freshly composted, well drained, sandy or gravelly slightly soil low in clay content & high in...
    So by now you will have worked out that pawpaws can be finicky to say the least. They like rich, freshly composted, well drained, sandy or gravelly slightly soil low in clay content & high in calcium. They enjoy having the raw compost thrown directly over their root area as they will send up...
    So by now you will have worked out that pawpaws can be finicky to say the least. They like rich, freshly composted, well drained, sandy or gravelly slightly soil low in clay content & high in calcium. They enjoy having the raw compost thrown...
    So by now you will have worked out that pawpaws can be finicky to say the least. They like rich, freshly composted, well drained, sandy or gravelly slightly soil low in clay content & high in...
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  7. the Decoy

    Corn killers.

    Im using lacewings to control aphids.
    Im using lacewings to control aphids.
    Im using lacewings to control aphids.
    Im using lacewings to control aphids.

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  8. Mark
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    Bokashi Compost Bucket For Kitchen Scraps Indoor Composter (maze)

    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much...
    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much volume of scraps for its capacity. I have also heard of people who have 2 or more of them on their...
    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much volume of scraps for its capacity. I have also...
    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much...

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  9. ClissAT

    Qld DPI reference & resources website

    This one about pumpkin diseases from a similar resource in USA that they call Extension Office.
    This one about pumpkin diseases from a similar resource in USA that they call Extension Office.
    This one about pumpkin diseases from a similar resource in USA that they call Extension Office.
    This one about pumpkin diseases from a similar resource in USA that they call Extension Office.
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  10. ClissAT

    Zip Tie Domes

    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them down to your height. So whatever structure you put over them has to allow enough headroom for 2yrs...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them down to your height. So whatever structure you...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them...
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  11. Mark

    Pineapple growing

    So I ended up picking the burnt pineapple...not ripe - almost no sugar. I think that one will end up in the worm farm. It's the worst thing about growing your own...the LONG wait, only to get no...
    So I ended up picking the burnt pineapple...not ripe - almost no sugar. I think that one will end up in the worm farm. It's the worst thing about growing your own...the LONG wait, only to get no real return at the end of it. I did manage to get a good crop of corn this year though. Each plant...
    So I ended up picking the burnt pineapple...not ripe - almost no sugar. I think that one will end up in the worm farm. It's the worst thing about growing your own...the LONG wait, only to get no real return at the end of it. I did manage to get...
    So I ended up picking the burnt pineapple...not ripe - almost no sugar. I think that one will end up in the worm farm. It's the worst thing about growing your own...the LONG wait, only to get no...

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  12. ClissAT

    Weather Station

    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that...
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that change with the wind, but the data is definitely very useful.
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that change with the wind, but the data is definitely...
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that...

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  13. Pene
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    It's all new to me!

    Hi Pene, I am involved with our local primary school. We have a large kitchen garden and often have excess fruit and vegies. We now have a stall at our local farmers market once a month. We use...
    Hi Pene, I am involved with our local primary school. We have a large kitchen garden and often have excess fruit and vegies. We now have a stall at our local farmers market once a month. We use the money we make to put back into the kitchen garden program. It does take a bit of extra work but it...
    Hi Pene, I am involved with our local primary school. We have a large kitchen garden and often have excess fruit and vegies. We now have a stall at our local farmers market once a month. We use the money we make to put back into the kitchen...
    Hi Pene, I am involved with our local primary school. We have a large kitchen garden and often have excess fruit and vegies. We now have a stall at our local farmers market once a month. We use...
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  14. ClissAT

    Frozen Mango recipes

    Yummo. I’ve been freezing mango checks. Making smoothies and whizzing the mango into purée and making ice blocks with them and also been dehydrating a heap. So much nicer than shop bought ones.
    Yummo. I’ve been freezing mango checks. Making smoothies and whizzing the mango into purée and making ice blocks with them and also been dehydrating a heap. So much nicer than shop bought ones.
    Yummo. I’ve been freezing mango checks. Making smoothies and whizzing the mango into purée and making ice blocks with them and also been dehydrating a heap. So much nicer than shop bought ones.
    Yummo. I’ve been freezing mango checks. Making smoothies and whizzing the mango into purée and making ice blocks with them and also been dehydrating a heap. So much nicer than shop bought ones.

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  15. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    Pulled up half a bed of carrots yesterday 3.5kgs. Dehydrated them this time except small ones froze those. Already have about 5 kgs frozen. Also picked all the Mexican black bean and striped them...
    Pulled up half a bed of carrots yesterday 3.5kgs. Dehydrated them this time except small ones froze those. Already have about 5 kgs frozen. Also picked all the Mexican black bean and striped them for seed. 375grms worth. Very prolific will do much more next time
    Pulled up half a bed of carrots yesterday 3.5kgs. Dehydrated them this time except small ones froze those. Already have about 5 kgs frozen. Also picked all the Mexican black bean and striped them for seed. 375grms worth. Very prolific will do...
    Pulled up half a bed of carrots yesterday 3.5kgs. Dehydrated them this time except small ones froze those. Already have about 5 kgs frozen. Also picked all the Mexican black bean and striped them...

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  16. Helen Auriga

    Question Greenhouse floor

    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
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  17. ClissAT
    Like x 4

    Sometimes wishes do come true!

    LOL... made him work for it :) I've considered that here on a smaller scale to slow the water flow across the back of our house in heavy downpours.
    LOL... made him work for it :) I've considered that here on a smaller scale to slow the water flow across the back of our house in heavy downpours.
    LOL... made him work for it :) I've considered that here on a smaller scale to slow the water flow across the back of our house in heavy downpours.
    LOL... made him work for it :) I've considered that here on a smaller scale to slow the water flow across the back of our house in heavy downpours.
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  18. ClissAT
    Like x 4

    Small 3 Tier garden bed

    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)
    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)
    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)
    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)

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  19. ClissAT

    Preserving immature garlic

    Great idea Helen! Mine also tends to rot instead of cure here in the subtropics (not all) but dehydrating or pickling would be the go - I'll have to try it. :)
    Great idea Helen! Mine also tends to rot instead of cure here in the subtropics (not all) but dehydrating or pickling would be the go - I'll have to try it. :)
    Great idea Helen! Mine also tends to rot instead of cure here in the subtropics (not all) but dehydrating or pickling would be the go - I'll have to try it. :)
    Great idea Helen! Mine also tends to rot instead of cure here in the subtropics (not all) but dehydrating or pickling would be the go - I'll have to try it. :)

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  20. mooncat

    First mangoes ....sunburnt??

    I must admit I too thought to prune in winter to prevent sunburn but apparently that was not a good move. The industry experts recommend pruning right after the crop has been harvested as the...
    I must admit I too thought to prune in winter to prevent sunburn but apparently that was not a good move. The industry experts recommend pruning right after the crop has been harvested as the trees go into a state of dormancy for a few months whilst still having reserves in their branches.
    I must admit I too thought to prune in winter to prevent sunburn but apparently that was not a good move. The industry experts recommend pruning right after the crop has been harvested as the trees go into a state of dormancy for a few months...
    I must admit I too thought to prune in winter to prevent sunburn but apparently that was not a good move. The industry experts recommend pruning right after the crop has been harvested as the...

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  21. Mark

    Happy New Year 2018 Competition - General Knowledge

    I love the words you invent Mark! Very creative. :thumbsup:
    I love the words you invent Mark! Very creative. :thumbsup:
    I love the words you invent Mark! Very creative. :thumbsup:
    I love the words you invent Mark! Very creative. :thumbsup:
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  22. Mark

    Growing grapes in subtropical climate SE QLD

    Hi @Tyrone you've got hops growing also! Well done mate! I really enjoy seeing people grow things that are "not supposed to grow" in their climate but they have a go anyway and often get...
    Hi @Tyrone you've got hops growing also! Well done mate! I really enjoy seeing people grow things that are "not supposed to grow" in their climate but they have a go anyway and often get fair-good results. It's the freedom of knowing as a backyard grower that you are not necessarily growing...
    Hi @Tyrone you've got hops growing also! Well done mate! I really enjoy seeing people grow things that are "not supposed to grow" in their climate but they have a go anyway and often get fair-good results. It's the freedom of knowing as a...
    Hi @Tyrone you've got hops growing also! Well done mate! I really enjoy seeing people grow things that are "not supposed to grow" in their climate but they have a go anyway and often get...

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  23. Owlonthewing

    New Chick

    Welcome to SSC Andy! It's weird how resilient some batches of eggs are to hatch out in bad conditions but then other times how everything seems to go right and the hatch rate is poor! Sometimes...
    Welcome to SSC Andy! It's weird how resilient some batches of eggs are to hatch out in bad conditions but then other times how everything seems to go right and the hatch rate is poor! Sometimes I just don't get it lol... Once we left my mum babysit the kids for a weekend and my batch of...
    Welcome to SSC Andy! It's weird how resilient some batches of eggs are to hatch out in bad conditions but then other times how everything seems to go right and the hatch rate is poor! Sometimes I just don't get it lol... Once we left my mum...
    Welcome to SSC Andy! It's weird how resilient some batches of eggs are to hatch out in bad conditions but then other times how everything seems to go right and the hatch rate is poor! Sometimes...
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  24. Pene

    alternative to steel lids for preserving

    Hi the use of wax seals for preserves is very old. I only use sterile jars and new parafin wax for each jar of fruit preserves. The recipies I use are my grate grand mothers' real sugar and salt...
    Hi the use of wax seals for preserves is very old. I only use sterile jars and new parafin wax for each jar of fruit preserves. The recipies I use are my grate grand mothers' real sugar and salt are used, not corn syrup, and salt w/silicone (for ease of use). I don't encourage this practice if...
    Hi the use of wax seals for preserves is very old. I only use sterile jars and new parafin wax for each jar of fruit preserves. The recipies I use are my grate grand mothers' real sugar and salt are used, not corn syrup, and salt w/silicone (for...
    Hi the use of wax seals for preserves is very old. I only use sterile jars and new parafin wax for each jar of fruit preserves. The recipies I use are my grate grand mothers' real sugar and salt...
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  25. Mark

    Xmas 2017 Special SSC Competition (General Knowledge)

    Awesome. Hope that bin (and the worms) provide you with years of service.
    Awesome. Hope that bin (and the worms) provide you with years of service.
    Awesome. Hope that bin (and the worms) provide you with years of service.
    Awesome. Hope that bin (and the worms) provide you with years of service.
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