Fruit & Vegetable Growing

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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. Perry

    Question Ginger Root

    By extension....:- native fertilizer mix is very low in nitrogen. But ginger has a high N requirement so the plant may not grow very well or be thin & scraggly & prone to woolly scale (which...
    By extension....:- native fertilizer mix is very low in nitrogen. But ginger has a high N requirement so the plant may not grow very well or be thin & scraggly & prone to woolly scale (which harbour up on your natives over winter) if you grow it in your native garden. Later in its development...
    By extension....:- native fertilizer mix is very low in nitrogen. But ginger has a high N requirement so the plant may not grow very well or be thin & scraggly & prone to woolly scale (which harbour up on your natives over winter) if you grow it...
    By extension....:- native fertilizer mix is very low in nitrogen. But ginger has a high N requirement so the plant may not grow very well or be thin & scraggly & prone to woolly scale (which...

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  2. Pauljm

    Treated pine beds?

    That is awesome!
    That is awesome!
    That is awesome!
    That is awesome!

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  3. Mark

    Growing ginger in a food forest

    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by...
    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by turning off the sun during a hot day and adding the customary rain we get at harvest time! . Anyway...
    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by turning off the sun during a hot day and adding the...
    Thanks heaps for such a prompt reply but if doesn't quite answer my question so I will keep looking... I do appreciate your time. I live in quite a Mediterranean climate so can add humidity by...
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  4. Pauljm

    Bokashi tea and liquid fertiliser

    Hi all, I have been googling answers but thought I would ask on here for some clarification. Is the liquid from our bokashi bucket a replacement for liquid fertiliser? I have been using it but am...
    Hi all, I have been googling answers but thought I would ask on here for some clarification. Is the liquid from our bokashi bucket a replacement for liquid fertiliser? I have been using it but am unsure if it Makes any difference or not. I was at the nursery yesterday and bought a $5 bag of...
    Hi all, I have been googling answers but thought I would ask on here for some clarification. Is the liquid from our bokashi bucket a replacement for liquid fertiliser? I have been using it but am unsure if it Makes any difference or not. I was at...
    Hi all, I have been googling answers but thought I would ask on here for some clarification. Is the liquid from our bokashi bucket a replacement for liquid fertiliser? I have been using it but am...
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  5. Auron Leonhart

    Question Banana plant planting method.

    Yeah I have been doing a lot of research and am going to be building a huge raised bed above the topsoil. Thanks :)
    Yeah I have been doing a lot of research and am going to be building a huge raised bed above the topsoil. Thanks :)
    Yeah I have been doing a lot of research and am going to be building a huge raised bed above the topsoil. Thanks :)
    Yeah I have been doing a lot of research and am going to be building a huge raised bed above the topsoil. Thanks :)
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  6. AndrewB

    My potted garden

    I bit of an update on how everything is growing: I picked up some more Comfrey from Bunnings. I have 4 planted around the place now. All too small to split yet, but a good start. I spoke to one...
    I bit of an update on how everything is growing: I picked up some more Comfrey from Bunnings. I have 4 planted around the place now. All too small to split yet, but a good start. I spoke to one of the ladies in the garden section & she said they order them each monday, but they go pretty...
    I bit of an update on how everything is growing: I picked up some more Comfrey from Bunnings. I have 4 planted around the place now. All too small to split yet, but a good start. I spoke to one of the ladies in the garden section & she said...
    I bit of an update on how everything is growing: I picked up some more Comfrey from Bunnings. I have 4 planted around the place now. All too small to split yet, but a good start. I spoke to one...

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  7. Lois

    Broccoli and Brussell Sprouts

    I just cut the stem bit off, after using all the broccoli florets or cut the Brussel sprout close to the end of the sprout. Usually it has dried a bit on the bottom. Plant in the shadehouse in...
    I just cut the stem bit off, after using all the broccoli florets or cut the Brussel sprout close to the end of the sprout. Usually it has dried a bit on the bottom. Plant in the shadehouse in seed raising mix. Or plant into garden adding some mulch and watering in. I just did this with a...
    I just cut the stem bit off, after using all the broccoli florets or cut the Brussel sprout close to the end of the sprout. Usually it has dried a bit on the bottom. Plant in the shadehouse in seed raising mix. Or plant into garden adding some...
    I just cut the stem bit off, after using all the broccoli florets or cut the Brussel sprout close to the end of the sprout. Usually it has dried a bit on the bottom. Plant in the shadehouse in...

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  8. letsgo
    Love it! x 7
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    My Raised Veggie Beds

    Well, I have measured everything up so that is a big start. . Still deciding whether I want lower or higher beds... But then aging knees are beginning to dictate the answer to that one!! I'd...
    Well, I have measured everything up so that is a big start. . Still deciding whether I want lower or higher beds... But then aging knees are beginning to dictate the answer to that one!! I'd like automated watering system so still learning about that
    Well, I have measured everything up so that is a big start. . Still deciding whether I want lower or higher beds... But then aging knees are beginning to dictate the answer to that one!! I'd like automated watering system so still learning...
    Well, I have measured everything up so that is a big start. . Still deciding whether I want lower or higher beds... But then aging knees are beginning to dictate the answer to that one!! I'd...

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  10. Kasalia

    Community Garden

    Wow it's wonderful Think community gardens are a great idea. Well done.
    Wow it's wonderful Think community gardens are a great idea. Well done.
    Wow it's wonderful Think community gardens are a great idea. Well done.
    Wow it's wonderful Think community gardens are a great idea. Well done.

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  11. Perry

    Question Tropical Fruit

    Star Apple seem interesting fruit, look great cut up, never tried one though.
    Star Apple seem interesting fruit, look great cut up, never tried one though.
    Star Apple seem interesting fruit, look great cut up, never tried one though.
    Star Apple seem interesting fruit, look great cut up, never tried one though.

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  12. Kasalia
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    Veg Showcase Luffa (loofah)

    Interesting, I use to use them a lot as a kid, always wondered how they grew.
    Interesting, I use to use them a lot as a kid, always wondered how they grew.
    Interesting, I use to use them a lot as a kid, always wondered how they grew.
    Interesting, I use to use them a lot as a kid, always wondered how they grew.
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  13. ClissAT

    Peanuts

    Well done, I want to grow peanuts at some point.
    Well done, I want to grow peanuts at some point.
    Well done, I want to grow peanuts at some point.
    Well done, I want to grow peanuts at some point.
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  14. Mark

    Question Is free compost from the dump/tip safe to use in the garden?

    Don't know what nut grass is but I won't use Council mulch cos of my nemesis the Bindi (or Three corner Jack ) and marshmallow weed When I bought the propery it didn't have any. Reclaimed the...
    Don't know what nut grass is but I won't use Council mulch cos of my nemesis the Bindi (or Three corner Jack ) and marshmallow weed When I bought the propery it didn't have any. Reclaimed the place a couple of years ago after tenanted and "voila" tenant be gone weeds growing rapidly and almost...
    Don't know what nut grass is but I won't use Council mulch cos of my nemesis the Bindi (or Three corner Jack ) and marshmallow weed When I bought the propery it didn't have any. Reclaimed the place a couple of years ago after tenanted and...
    Don't know what nut grass is but I won't use Council mulch cos of my nemesis the Bindi (or Three corner Jack ) and marshmallow weed When I bought the propery it didn't have any. Reclaimed the...
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  15. ClissAT
    Informative x 3

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    Depends on what is lacking in your soil or potting mix as to whether EP will help or hinder. A good foliar spray is Potassium which is very easy to apply on a regular basis. Everything grown in...
    Depends on what is lacking in your soil or potting mix as to whether EP will help or hinder. A good foliar spray is Potassium which is very easy to apply on a regular basis. Everything grown in our soils & mixes benefits from K.
    Depends on what is lacking in your soil or potting mix as to whether EP will help or hinder. A good foliar spray is Potassium which is very easy to apply on a regular basis. Everything grown in our soils & mixes benefits from K.
    Depends on what is lacking in your soil or potting mix as to whether EP will help or hinder. A good foliar spray is Potassium which is very easy to apply on a regular basis. Everything grown in...

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  16. Ash

    Question What's eating my produce/plants?

    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to...
    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to fertilize vine flowers is just pick a male flower & rub it inside the females. Also if the pollen is...
    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to fertilize vine flowers is just pick a male flower & rub...
    Its amazing how small a hole the bees can squeeze through as long as they can see the flowers, so don't get too despondent yet Ash. You may find them in there in anycase. The other way to...

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  17. Perry

    Question Palm Tree

    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a...
    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a weed species due to its prolific seeding nature. Also it doesn't shed cleanly. Does the tree you...
    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a weed species due to its prolific seeding...
    Perry, its not an Alexander palm, I realize the petiole or leaf sheath length is far too short in the one you have pictured. I think it might be a Queen (Cocos) palm which in most shires is now a...

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  18. Mark

    Not impressed with ACHACHA fruit

    There's a rare tropical fruits nursery down near Coffs or Byron. There's also a tropical fruits nursery near Nambour, also one at Maleny & one I heard of that grows really rare fruits up in Far...
    There's a rare tropical fruits nursery down near Coffs or Byron. There's also a tropical fruits nursery near Nambour, also one at Maleny & one I heard of that grows really rare fruits up in Far Nth Qld. I see these things as I hunt for stuff on the net, but since I don't have the good soil to...
    There's a rare tropical fruits nursery down near Coffs or Byron. There's also a tropical fruits nursery near Nambour, also one at Maleny & one I heard of that grows really rare fruits up in Far Nth Qld. I see these things as I hunt for stuff on...
    There's a rare tropical fruits nursery down near Coffs or Byron. There's also a tropical fruits nursery near Nambour, also one at Maleny & one I heard of that grows really rare fruits up in Far...

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  19. ClissAT

    Tomato & Capsicum diseases

    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)
    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)
    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)
    Wow this post needs to be pinned, so great helpful info :)

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  20. DarrenP

    Grape vine novice

    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be...
    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be treated the same. Once pruned I think they need a rest period with no water or fertilizer. Then...
    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be treated the same. Once pruned I think they need a...
    Grapes do much better if they are pruned back very hard at the end of their bearing season. Commercial vines are pruned back to the old stump & I see no reason why our domestic vines should not be...
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  21. Mark

    Tip How to grow avocado tree in clay soil to prevent root rot fungus

    Welcome Wade! Yes, everything that OskarDoLittle said. Also, I have made another avo growing video that might be helpful:
    Welcome Wade! Yes, everything that OskarDoLittle said. Also, I have made another avo growing video that might be helpful:
    Welcome Wade! Yes, everything that OskarDoLittle said. Also, I have made another avo growing video that might be helpful:
    Welcome Wade! Yes, everything that OskarDoLittle said. Also, I have made another avo growing video that might be helpful:

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  22. Dione

    The struggle is real!

    Hey Dione, how did things finish up over summer? I'm intrigued by the snake bean flavour thing...I've not grown them but was thinking about it because I love SE Asian cuisine, and they're used a...
    Hey Dione, how did things finish up over summer? I'm intrigued by the snake bean flavour thing...I've not grown them but was thinking about it because I love SE Asian cuisine, and they're used a lot. So I'm intrigued that they have a flavour so different to regular beans. We cooked with okra at...
    Hey Dione, how did things finish up over summer? I'm intrigued by the snake bean flavour thing...I've not grown them but was thinking about it because I love SE Asian cuisine, and they're used a lot. So I'm intrigued that they have a flavour so...
    Hey Dione, how did things finish up over summer? I'm intrigued by the snake bean flavour thing...I've not grown them but was thinking about it because I love SE Asian cuisine, and they're used a...

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  23. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    Yes that is how it is done here.
    Yes that is how it is done here.
    Yes that is how it is done here.
    Yes that is how it is done here.

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  24. ClissAT

    DragonFruit Growing, Different Method

    Well I’ve got some good news on the DF plot. I went into the block last week to do some watering and to my surprise the first plant I looked at was covered in small buds!! As I looked around all...
    Well I’ve got some good news on the DF plot. I went into the block last week to do some watering and to my surprise the first plant I looked at was covered in small buds!! As I looked around all I could see was buds! It’s now suddenly hard to find a plant without buds on. The best I’ve counted...
    Well I’ve got some good news on the DF plot. I went into the block last week to do some watering and to my surprise the first plant I looked at was covered in small buds!! As I looked around all I could see was buds! It’s now suddenly hard to...
    Well I’ve got some good news on the DF plot. I went into the block last week to do some watering and to my surprise the first plant I looked at was covered in small buds!! As I looked around all...

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  25. letsgo

    Apple tree help

    Thank you ClissAt. Guess I will repot one today so it can settle in before winter. Regards Lois Langley
    Thank you ClissAt. Guess I will repot one today so it can settle in before winter. Regards Lois Langley
    Thank you ClissAt. Guess I will repot one today so it can settle in before winter. Regards Lois Langley
    Thank you ClissAt. Guess I will repot one today so it can settle in before winter. Regards Lois Langley

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