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    Sell, swap, give away, or ask for seeds, cuttings, plants, recyclables, tools, etc in this section.
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  1. 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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  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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Mataeka

    Weed tea

    Its on the to acquire pile for many reasons :) but I am definitely running short on room :D
    Its on the to acquire pile for many reasons :) but I am definitely running short on room :D
    Its on the to acquire pile for many reasons :) but I am definitely running short on room :D
    Its on the to acquire pile for many reasons :) but I am definitely running short on room :D
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  12. Flatland

    Spraying sugar onto soil

    Thanks I'll look them up
    Thanks I'll look them up
    Thanks I'll look them up
    Thanks I'll look them up
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  13. Berkeloid

    Question How much of a Dragonfruit is edible?

    I love your thinking Berkeloid, much like my Mother's & mine also. I was brought up to assess my day & what I achieved & yes, we both noticed how different we felt after certain foods. I have...
    I love your thinking Berkeloid, much like my Mother's & mine also. I was brought up to assess my day & what I achieved & yes, we both noticed how different we felt after certain foods. I have always been a self starting workaholic. Those who aren't, aggravate me a lot! :blush: I know I shouldn't...
    I love your thinking Berkeloid, much like my Mother's & mine also. I was brought up to assess my day & what I achieved & yes, we both noticed how different we felt after certain foods. I have always been a self starting workaholic. Those who...
    I love your thinking Berkeloid, much like my Mother's & mine also. I was brought up to assess my day & what I achieved & yes, we both noticed how different we felt after certain foods. I have...
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  14. Sasha Bushell

    Soil testing and maintenence

    Exactly! Too many people want amazing results in their backyard food garden but the truth is even a quick dig and plant then forget can produce decent enough harvests to get a nice organic healthy...
    Exactly! Too many people want amazing results in their backyard food garden but the truth is even a quick dig and plant then forget can produce decent enough harvests to get a nice organic healthy homegrown produce hit. Even wild cherry tomatoes on a simple cheese tasted sandwich for breakfast...
    Exactly! Too many people want amazing results in their backyard food garden but the truth is even a quick dig and plant then forget can produce decent enough harvests to get a nice organic healthy homegrown produce hit. Even wild cherry tomatoes...
    Exactly! Too many people want amazing results in their backyard food garden but the truth is even a quick dig and plant then forget can produce decent enough harvests to get a nice organic healthy...
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  15. Flatland

    Growing native trees

    Well they will certainly soak up anything you offer them! I know what the gum trees here have done once I began fertilizing the gardens that were located anywhere near native trees. Those trees...
    Well they will certainly soak up anything you offer them! I know what the gum trees here have done once I began fertilizing the gardens that were located anywhere near native trees. Those trees went ballistic & stole the fertilizer & the water. I saw this happen within weeks of starting the new...
    Well they will certainly soak up anything you offer them! I know what the gum trees here have done once I began fertilizing the gardens that were located anywhere near native trees. Those trees went ballistic & stole the fertilizer & the water. I...
    Well they will certainly soak up anything you offer them! I know what the gum trees here have done once I began fertilizing the gardens that were located anywhere near native trees. Those trees...
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  16. ClissAT

    Fruit Tree Nets & other important garden accessories

    Thanks for that help Mark. I checked the links while I was making the post but I didn't think to check them again after posting. In future I'll try to remember to provide an alternative address.
    Thanks for that help Mark. I checked the links while I was making the post but I didn't think to check them again after posting. In future I'll try to remember to provide an alternative address.
    Thanks for that help Mark. I checked the links while I was making the post but I didn't think to check them again after posting. In future I'll try to remember to provide an alternative address.
    Thanks for that help Mark. I checked the links while I was making the post but I didn't think to check them again after posting. In future I'll try to remember to provide an alternative address.
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  17. Mark

    Dragon fruit (pitaya)

    Yes Mark those are big issues for DF in our country. Also think about cactoblastis beetle specially imported to Australia to deal with rampant prickly pear invasions in the mid 1920's. It is...
    Yes Mark those are big issues for DF in our country. Also think about cactoblastis beetle specially imported to Australia to deal with rampant prickly pear invasions in the mid 1920's. It is still a pesky critter in our domestic gardens & we need to spray against it once it gets a hold. I have...
    Yes Mark those are big issues for DF in our country. Also think about cactoblastis beetle specially imported to Australia to deal with rampant prickly pear invasions in the mid 1920's. It is still a pesky critter in our domestic gardens & we...
    Yes Mark those are big issues for DF in our country. Also think about cactoblastis beetle specially imported to Australia to deal with rampant prickly pear invasions in the mid 1920's. It is...

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  18. Sasha Bushell

    Cure for rats in the garden

    Excellent! Yes I'm sure a simple wash of produce would get rid of any excess chilli - that's a great solution to rodents eating produce in the garden. :idea:
    Excellent! Yes I'm sure a simple wash of produce would get rid of any excess chilli - that's a great solution to rodents eating produce in the garden. :idea:
    Excellent! Yes I'm sure a simple wash of produce would get rid of any excess chilli - that's a great solution to rodents eating produce in the garden. :idea:
    Excellent! Yes I'm sure a simple wash of produce would get rid of any excess chilli - that's a great solution to rodents eating produce in the garden. :idea:
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  19. ClissAT
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    So the upshot of all my trials & errors is that the problem lies mostly with the water from the dam which seems to lock up the nitrogen mostly, but also to a lesser extent the phosphorus. It...
    So the upshot of all my trials & errors is that the problem lies mostly with the water from the dam which seems to lock up the nitrogen mostly, but also to a lesser extent the phosphorus. It happens instantly upon application of the water & shows yellowing in the oldest leaves within a few days...
    So the upshot of all my trials & errors is that the problem lies mostly with the water from the dam which seems to lock up the nitrogen mostly, but also to a lesser extent the phosphorus. It happens instantly upon application of the water & shows...
    So the upshot of all my trials & errors is that the problem lies mostly with the water from the dam which seems to lock up the nitrogen mostly, but also to a lesser extent the phosphorus. It...

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  20. Berkeloid

    Question Citrus and ash vs compost pH

    I agree with what Mark said & I would add:- Putting your scraps through the blender to make the bits small enough for your worms to break them down quickly is a good move too. That would be the...
    I agree with what Mark said & I would add:- Putting your scraps through the blender to make the bits small enough for your worms to break them down quickly is a good move too. That would be the time to balance out the citrus with ash purely so the volume of citrus is not too great for the...
    I agree with what Mark said & I would add:- Putting your scraps through the blender to make the bits small enough for your worms to break them down quickly is a good move too. That would be the time to balance out the citrus with ash purely so...
    I agree with what Mark said & I would add:- Putting your scraps through the blender to make the bits small enough for your worms to break them down quickly is a good move too. That would be the...
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  21. Flatland

    Rabbits

    Recently I thought the resident hare was helping itself to my eggplants. Then I discovered it was a wallaby! Anyway since then we have had some rain so the wallabies are off eating grass...
    Recently I thought the resident hare was helping itself to my eggplants. Then I discovered it was a wallaby! Anyway since then we have had some rain so the wallabies are off eating grass again. However some chewing of produce continued so I looked more carefully & figured it might be rats or a...
    Recently I thought the resident hare was helping itself to my eggplants. Then I discovered it was a wallaby! Anyway since then we have had some rain so the wallabies are off eating grass again. However some chewing of produce continued so I...
    Recently I thought the resident hare was helping itself to my eggplants. Then I discovered it was a wallaby! Anyway since then we have had some rain so the wallabies are off eating grass...
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  22. Flatland

    Liquid manure

    Any thing that adds friable organic matter to sand is worth the effort, Flatland. Be a little careful with straight chicken poo. Mix it with your horse poo. If I remember correctly from a...
    Any thing that adds friable organic matter to sand is worth the effort, Flatland. Be a little careful with straight chicken poo. Mix it with your horse poo. If I remember correctly from a permaculture lesson I did many years go, it should be around the ratio of 8-1, horse/cow/etc to...
    Any thing that adds friable organic matter to sand is worth the effort, Flatland. Be a little careful with straight chicken poo. Mix it with your horse poo. If I remember correctly from a permaculture lesson I did many years go, it should be...
    Any thing that adds friable organic matter to sand is worth the effort, Flatland. Be a little careful with straight chicken poo. Mix it with your horse poo. If I remember correctly from a...
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  23. Director

    Hey are these edible?

    They ripen yellow or orange don't they?
    They ripen yellow or orange don't they?
    They ripen yellow or orange don't they?
    They ripen yellow or orange don't they?
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  24. letsgo

    Building an exclusion zone/area from possums, birds, fruit fly and other pests

    Grow your veggies in it then... :)
    Grow your veggies in it then... :)
    Grow your veggies in it then... :)
    Grow your veggies in it then... :)

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  25. Jarrett

    Question Yellowing Citris Seedling

    @Jarrett how much sun are they getting? I think they need more sun and some more citrus fertiliser with a general dose of trace elements. Often plants will grow well initially from seed and then...
    @Jarrett how much sun are they getting? I think they need more sun and some more citrus fertiliser with a general dose of trace elements. Often plants will grow well initially from seed and then if they start failing it's usually due to depleted nutrients, too big for the container,...
    @Jarrett how much sun are they getting? I think they need more sun and some more citrus fertiliser with a general dose of trace elements. Often plants will grow well initially from seed and then if they start failing it's usually due to...
    @Jarrett how much sun are they getting? I think they need more sun and some more citrus fertiliser with a general dose of trace elements. Often plants will grow well initially from seed and then...
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