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  1. Sell, Swap, Free, Wanted

    Sell, swap, give away, or ask for seeds, cuttings, plants, recyclables, tools, etc in this section.
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  1. Mataeka

    Question Bubbles in pot saucers?

    The plants were doing great - tomatoes so they were lapping the water up but it seems they've finally realised its winter and most have carcked it - not before an awesome bounty of tomatoes has...
    The plants were doing great - tomatoes so they were lapping the water up but it seems they've finally realised its winter and most have carcked it - not before an awesome bounty of tomatoes has been provided first though. Newly planted plants are doing great :) That's crazy how much gas it creates!
    The plants were doing great - tomatoes so they were lapping the water up but it seems they've finally realised its winter and most have carcked it - not before an awesome bounty of tomatoes has been provided first though. Newly planted plants are...
    The plants were doing great - tomatoes so they were lapping the water up but it seems they've finally realised its winter and most have carcked it - not before an awesome bounty of tomatoes has...

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  2. ClissAT

    Potato growing in containers without water

    My spuds are growing very fast. They have reached the top of the 40lt bucket. Some shoots got left behind because they didn't grow fast enough although some are still making their way upwards. So...
    My spuds are growing very fast. They have reached the top of the 40lt bucket. Some shoots got left behind because they didn't grow fast enough although some are still making their way upwards. So hopefully most will survive the upward trip to the light. All I'll do now is top up to current level...
    My spuds are growing very fast. They have reached the top of the 40lt bucket. Some shoots got left behind because they didn't grow fast enough although some are still making their way upwards. So hopefully most will survive the upward trip to the...
    My spuds are growing very fast. They have reached the top of the 40lt bucket. Some shoots got left behind because they didn't grow fast enough although some are still making their way upwards. So...

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  3. Perry

    Question Ginger in my garden

    G'day ClissAT, Thank you for your reply. I think I will lift it and use some, the rest replant in a different part of the garden. I have a pile of old chook poo. I will dig a trench put the Poo...
    G'day ClissAT, Thank you for your reply. I think I will lift it and use some, the rest replant in a different part of the garden. I have a pile of old chook poo. I will dig a trench put the Poo at the bottom cover it with compost. Plant my ginger spread Blood & Bone on top and mulch the row...
    G'day ClissAT, Thank you for your reply. I think I will lift it and use some, the rest replant in a different part of the garden. I have a pile of old chook poo. I will dig a trench put the Poo at the bottom cover it with compost. Plant my...
    G'day ClissAT, Thank you for your reply. I think I will lift it and use some, the rest replant in a different part of the garden. I have a pile of old chook poo. I will dig a trench put the Poo...

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  4. Flatland

    When do you prunr

    Some of the articles I was reading about when to prune advocated pruning in summer because the tree recovers quicker when it is awake so is less likely to get fungal or other infections in the cut.
    Some of the articles I was reading about when to prune advocated pruning in summer because the tree recovers quicker when it is awake so is less likely to get fungal or other infections in the cut.
    Some of the articles I was reading about when to prune advocated pruning in summer because the tree recovers quicker when it is awake so is less likely to get fungal or other infections in the cut.
    Some of the articles I was reading about when to prune advocated pruning in summer because the tree recovers quicker when it is awake so is less likely to get fungal or other infections in the cut.
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  5. letsgo

    Crop rotation

    Letsgo, just be careful once the season turns to being moist that your fruit fly exclusion hoop house doesn't build up too much moisture & cause rot in the tomatoes. Or if you irrigate you will...
    Letsgo, just be careful once the season turns to being moist that your fruit fly exclusion hoop house doesn't build up too much moisture & cause rot in the tomatoes. Or if you irrigate you will get the same result, a build up of moisture. Tomatoes need clear air flow. Even that white knitted...
    Letsgo, just be careful once the season turns to being moist that your fruit fly exclusion hoop house doesn't build up too much moisture & cause rot in the tomatoes. Or if you irrigate you will get the same result, a build up of moisture....
    Letsgo, just be careful once the season turns to being moist that your fruit fly exclusion hoop house doesn't build up too much moisture & cause rot in the tomatoes. Or if you irrigate you will...
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  6. Perry

    Question Iron Garden Bed

    G'day Letsgo, My word you certainly did a fantastic lob, well done. A very interesting project. It has given me some great ideas. Thank you so much for your reply. Cheers Perry
    G'day Letsgo, My word you certainly did a fantastic lob, well done. A very interesting project. It has given me some great ideas. Thank you so much for your reply. Cheers Perry
    G'day Letsgo, My word you certainly did a fantastic lob, well done. A very interesting project. It has given me some great ideas. Thank you so much for your reply. Cheers Perry
    G'day Letsgo, My word you certainly did a fantastic lob, well done. A very interesting project. It has given me some great ideas. Thank you so much for your reply. Cheers Perry
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  7. letsgo
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    My Raised Veggie Beds

    Thanks for that info, explains a lot. Hee hee growing too good. I had the watering system on while we were away but then we got lots of rain as well. When I'm home I turn off the water if there is...
    Thanks for that info, explains a lot. Hee hee growing too good. I had the watering system on while we were away but then we got lots of rain as well. When I'm home I turn off the water if there is rain.
    Thanks for that info, explains a lot. Hee hee growing too good. I had the watering system on while we were away but then we got lots of rain as well. When I'm home I turn off the water if there is rain.
    Thanks for that info, explains a lot. Hee hee growing too good. I had the watering system on while we were away but then we got lots of rain as well. When I'm home I turn off the water if there is...

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  8. Flatland

    rabbits and friut trees

    Can you trap Rabbits using a Possum trap? Just wondering if that's possible? Looking at Marks photos of the BBQ there :whistles:
    Can you trap Rabbits using a Possum trap? Just wondering if that's possible? Looking at Marks photos of the BBQ there :whistles:
    Can you trap Rabbits using a Possum trap? Just wondering if that's possible? Looking at Marks photos of the BBQ there :whistles:
    Can you trap Rabbits using a Possum trap? Just wondering if that's possible? Looking at Marks photos of the BBQ there :whistles:

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  9. ClissAT
    Love it! x 3

    Container Gardening

    I admit to being a bit thick at times! :p I remember planting pigeon pea & pawpaw seeds a few yrs ago, then wondering why they didn't come up. So I planted more & when I checked a couple days later...
    I admit to being a bit thick at times! :p I remember planting pigeon pea & pawpaw seeds a few yrs ago, then wondering why they didn't come up. So I planted more & when I checked a couple days later it looked like the soil had been disturbed. Still the penny didn't drop until that second batch...
    I admit to being a bit thick at times! :p I remember planting pigeon pea & pawpaw seeds a few yrs ago, then wondering why they didn't come up. So I planted more & when I checked a couple days later it looked like the soil had been disturbed. Still...
    I admit to being a bit thick at times! :p I remember planting pigeon pea & pawpaw seeds a few yrs ago, then wondering why they didn't come up. So I planted more & when I checked a couple days later...

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  10. Steve
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    Question How many edible plants do you grow?

    Hi Mark, yes pretty busy. :heat: Thanks. Settling in has been hard work but rewarding at the same time. Only a few short months after we moved in we had our first child so that just zapped all the time...
    Hi Mark, yes pretty busy. :heat: Thanks. Settling in has been hard work but rewarding at the same time. Only a few short months after we moved in we had our first child so that just zapped all the time I had on the property. I would have loved to get fruit trees in earlier but time just got away from...
    Hi Mark, yes pretty busy. :heat: Thanks. Settling in has been hard work but rewarding at the same time. Only a few short months after we moved in we had our first child so that just zapped all the time I had on the property. I would have loved to get...
    Hi Mark, yes pretty busy. :heat: Thanks. Settling in has been hard work but rewarding at the same time. Only a few short months after we moved in we had our first child so that just zapped all the time...

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  11. letsgo

    Fruit Flies

    Well it's still hanging on the clothes line I have to empty it out. I've noticed when it's gets a layer of dead fruit flies on the bottom it stops getting them, maybe the fruit flies see the dead...
    Well it's still hanging on the clothes line I have to empty it out. I've noticed when it's gets a layer of dead fruit flies on the bottom it stops getting them, maybe the fruit flies see the dead ones and go I'm not going in there. Empty it out and they go in again. I've still had to bga my...
    Well it's still hanging on the clothes line I have to empty it out. I've noticed when it's gets a layer of dead fruit flies on the bottom it stops getting them, maybe the fruit flies see the dead ones and go I'm not going in there. Empty it out...
    Well it's still hanging on the clothes line I have to empty it out. I've noticed when it's gets a layer of dead fruit flies on the bottom it stops getting them, maybe the fruit flies see the dead...

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  12. Mark

    Cherry alternatives for a warm climate

    Yes I've done that now... :)
    Yes I've done that now... :)
    Yes I've done that now... :)
    Yes I've done that now... :)

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  13. Mark

    Dragon fruit (pitaya)

    Super fruit! :D
    Super fruit! :D
    Super fruit! :D
    Super fruit! :D

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  14. Sasha Bushell

    Soil testing and maintenence

    I'm interested to know what you think!
    I'm interested to know what you think!
    I'm interested to know what you think!
    I'm interested to know what you think!
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  15. Comfort
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    Afternoon Winter Harvest

    Thanks for posting your harvest - love it! :)
    Thanks for posting your harvest - love it! :)
    Thanks for posting your harvest - love it! :)
    Thanks for posting your harvest - love it! :)
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  16. Daniel.Mav
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    New Land New Garden

    Yes as Clissa pointed out there are certain edibles you can underplant in an orchard - Eden style - and it's very pretty plus useful. However, practically, keeping the main patch separate to the...
    Yes as Clissa pointed out there are certain edibles you can underplant in an orchard - Eden style - and it's very pretty plus useful. However, practically, keeping the main patch separate to the orchard is the best option for the effective/maximum growth of sun hungry veggies like tomatoes and...
    Yes as Clissa pointed out there are certain edibles you can underplant in an orchard - Eden style - and it's very pretty plus useful. However, practically, keeping the main patch separate to the orchard is the best option for the...
    Yes as Clissa pointed out there are certain edibles you can underplant in an orchard - Eden style - and it's very pretty plus useful. However, practically, keeping the main patch separate to the...

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  17. Flatland

    What to do with compost thst has gone yuck?

    I think I will go back to having manure piles & just bury my veggie scraps. Don't have any problems getting the manure to heat up & I have worms in the veggie garden now so they can have the scraps
    I think I will go back to having manure piles & just bury my veggie scraps. Don't have any problems getting the manure to heat up & I have worms in the veggie garden now so they can have the scraps
    I think I will go back to having manure piles & just bury my veggie scraps. Don't have any problems getting the manure to heat up & I have worms in the veggie garden now so they can have the scraps
    I think I will go back to having manure piles & just bury my veggie scraps. Don't have any problems getting the manure to heat up & I have worms in the veggie garden now so they can have the scraps
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  18. Daniel.Mav

    Full Sun?

    Thank you so much for all of your advice. I will definitely plot my garden in full sun after all of your comments. Thank you Cliss AT for going to the trouble of plotting the sun in your garden....
    Thank you so much for all of your advice. I will definitely plot my garden in full sun after all of your comments. Thank you Cliss AT for going to the trouble of plotting the sun in your garden. Really helps illistrate the angles and timing! Thank you!
    Thank you so much for all of your advice. I will definitely plot my garden in full sun after all of your comments. Thank you Cliss AT for going to the trouble of plotting the sun in your garden. Really helps illistrate the angles and timing!...
    Thank you so much for all of your advice. I will definitely plot my garden in full sun after all of your comments. Thank you Cliss AT for going to the trouble of plotting the sun in your garden....

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  19. Mataeka

    Question Pine Straw Mulch

    BSFL = Black Soldier Fly Larvae - they're a fly that doesn't tend to spread diseases as the fly doesn't eat after they go beyond their larvae stage - and as such they are voracious eaters during...
    BSFL = Black Soldier Fly Larvae - they're a fly that doesn't tend to spread diseases as the fly doesn't eat after they go beyond their larvae stage - and as such they are voracious eaters during the larvae stage, I believe the stat I read was 1sq metre of BSFL eats 15kgs of compost in a day....
    BSFL = Black Soldier Fly Larvae - they're a fly that doesn't tend to spread diseases as the fly doesn't eat after they go beyond their larvae stage - and as such they are voracious eaters during the larvae stage, I believe the stat I read was 1sq...
    BSFL = Black Soldier Fly Larvae - they're a fly that doesn't tend to spread diseases as the fly doesn't eat after they go beyond their larvae stage - and as such they are voracious eaters during...
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  20. Flatland

    Growing a mango in SA

    Didn't know about avocado leaves being poisonous. I will have to make sure the horse & sheep don't get access. Thanks for that important info. As far as mangoes go I have only ever seen...
    Didn't know about avocado leaves being poisonous. I will have to make sure the horse & sheep don't get access. Thanks for that important info. As far as mangoes go I have only ever seen ungrafted trees for sale in SA never grafted ones. I'll have to look around to see if I can find a grafted...
    Didn't know about avocado leaves being poisonous. I will have to make sure the horse & sheep don't get access. Thanks for that important info. As far as mangoes go I have only ever seen ungrafted trees for sale in SA never grafted ones. I'll...
    Didn't know about avocado leaves being poisonous. I will have to make sure the horse & sheep don't get access. Thanks for that important info. As far as mangoes go I have only ever seen...
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  21. Mataeka
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    Tomatoes

    We were away over the weekend visiting family only to return to a further 4 ripe tomatoes :D As we got home late I'm yet to check on how the rest has fared in my absence - so long as the possum...
    We were away over the weekend visiting family only to return to a further 4 ripe tomatoes :D As we got home late I'm yet to check on how the rest has fared in my absence - so long as the possum didn't devour them they should be fine though :)
    We were away over the weekend visiting family only to return to a further 4 ripe tomatoes :D As we got home late I'm yet to check on how the rest has fared in my absence - so long as the possum didn't devour them they should be fine though :)
    We were away over the weekend visiting family only to return to a further 4 ripe tomatoes :D As we got home late I'm yet to check on how the rest has fared in my absence - so long as the possum...
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  22. ClissAT

    DragonFruit Growing, Different Method

    Wow it's doing well. I have several small plants now I have to work out the best way to grow them, what method, and where to put them.
    Wow it's doing well. I have several small plants now I have to work out the best way to grow them, what method, and where to put them.
    Wow it's doing well. I have several small plants now I have to work out the best way to grow them, what method, and where to put them.
    Wow it's doing well. I have several small plants now I have to work out the best way to grow them, what method, and where to put them.

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  23. Flatland

    Another question about sulphur

    Yes I know how exciting you must feel re finding earthworms, Flatland! It's how I am when I find one now also! :D
    Yes I know how exciting you must feel re finding earthworms, Flatland! It's how I am when I find one now also! :D
    Yes I know how exciting you must feel re finding earthworms, Flatland! It's how I am when I find one now also! :D
    Yes I know how exciting you must feel re finding earthworms, Flatland! It's how I am when I find one now also! :D
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  24. 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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  25. 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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