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. Dione

    The struggle is real!

    Thank you for your imput Letsgo. I always appreciate your wisdom on the threads.
    Thank you for your imput Letsgo. I always appreciate your wisdom on the threads.
    Thank you for your imput Letsgo. I always appreciate your wisdom on the threads.
    Thank you for your imput Letsgo. I always appreciate your wisdom on the threads.

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  2. Flatland

    Avocado tree dropping leaves

    Yes they don't like drying out at all. Much like they don't like being too wet. When you water it, start with just a little every day or you might find it drops even more leaves & really gets its...
    Yes they don't like drying out at all. Much like they don't like being too wet. When you water it, start with just a little every day or you might find it drops even more leaves & really gets its knickers in a twist! I planted some recently & within 2wks they both got the sulks loosing all...
    Yes they don't like drying out at all. Much like they don't like being too wet. When you water it, start with just a little every day or you might find it drops even more leaves & really gets its knickers in a twist! I planted some recently &...
    Yes they don't like drying out at all. Much like they don't like being too wet. When you water it, start with just a little every day or you might find it drops even more leaves & really gets its...
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  3. C.J.

    Overwintering Peppers

    So. I overwintered a couple pepper plants last winter, but that was in our old house. The one we moved into this spring isnt as ideal for keeping them healthy as our old house. Because of the way...
    So. I overwintered a couple pepper plants last winter, but that was in our old house. The one we moved into this spring isnt as ideal for keeping them healthy as our old house. Because of the way the house is set up Im going to have some issues getting them good light. I thought about grow...
    So. I overwintered a couple pepper plants last winter, but that was in our old house. The one we moved into this spring isnt as ideal for keeping them healthy as our old house. Because of the way the house is set up Im going to have some issues...
    So. I overwintered a couple pepper plants last winter, but that was in our old house. The one we moved into this spring isnt as ideal for keeping them healthy as our old house. Because of the way...
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  4. Steve
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    Question How many edible plants do you grow?

    So true Mark. My wife and I were just thinking through all the little projects I've done since we moved in and once you start listing them you realise you've done a fair bit. I just can't wait...
    So true Mark. My wife and I were just thinking through all the little projects I've done since we moved in and once you start listing them you realise you've done a fair bit. I just can't wait till some of these trees start producing. At the moment they are just twigs in the ground... :cool:
    So true Mark. My wife and I were just thinking through all the little projects I've done since we moved in and once you start listing them you realise you've done a fair bit. I just can't wait till some of these trees start producing. At the...
    So true Mark. My wife and I were just thinking through all the little projects I've done since we moved in and once you start listing them you realise you've done a fair bit. I just can't wait...

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  5. Berkeloid

    Question How much of a Dragonfruit is edible?

    Where would humanity be Bill if it wasn't for people like you pioneering what foods to eat! :twothumbsup: How did you cook it?
    Where would humanity be Bill if it wasn't for people like you pioneering what foods to eat! :twothumbsup: How did you cook it?
    Where would humanity be Bill if it wasn't for people like you pioneering what foods to eat! :twothumbsup: How did you cook it?
    Where would humanity be Bill if it wasn't for people like you pioneering what foods to eat! :twothumbsup: How did you cook it?

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  6. Ash

    Growing from seed

    Don't be surprised if they are all males, Steve. My experience from attempting to grow pawpaws from seed many times over many years is even if you start with the seed from the fruit of a bisexual...
    Don't be surprised if they are all males, Steve. My experience from attempting to grow pawpaws from seed many times over many years is even if you start with the seed from the fruit of a bisexual tree, you are most likely to get male seedlings. The problem is that you have to nurture & feed the...
    Don't be surprised if they are all males, Steve. My experience from attempting to grow pawpaws from seed many times over many years is even if you start with the seed from the fruit of a bisexual tree, you are most likely to get male...
    Don't be surprised if they are all males, Steve. My experience from attempting to grow pawpaws from seed many times over many years is even if you start with the seed from the fruit of a bisexual...

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  7. Steve

    Growing Chives

    i cut mine all the time even when not using them at ground level even just below and they grow stronger and faster mine can easily grown 10-15 cm in a week spread them out as they get bigger
    i cut mine all the time even when not using them at ground level even just below and they grow stronger and faster mine can easily grown 10-15 cm in a week spread them out as they get bigger
    i cut mine all the time even when not using them at ground level even just below and they grow stronger and faster mine can easily grown 10-15 cm in a week spread them out as they get bigger
    i cut mine all the time even when not using them at ground level even just below and they grow stronger and faster mine can easily grown 10-15 cm in a week spread them out as they get bigger
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  8. Steve

    Question Growing Grapes

    Yeah Steve, the Menindee's are a good and reliable variety. I had a couple of these that put up a good effort in the hard, dry black vertesol but eventually gave up the ghost as I couldn't tend to...
    Yeah Steve, the Menindee's are a good and reliable variety. I had a couple of these that put up a good effort in the hard, dry black vertesol but eventually gave up the ghost as I couldn't tend to them in the dryness of our weather the last 18 months or so. But I've re-instated both Menindee and...
    Yeah Steve, the Menindee's are a good and reliable variety. I had a couple of these that put up a good effort in the hard, dry black vertesol but eventually gave up the ghost as I couldn't tend to them in the dryness of our weather the last 18...
    Yeah Steve, the Menindee's are a good and reliable variety. I had a couple of these that put up a good effort in the hard, dry black vertesol but eventually gave up the ghost as I couldn't tend to...

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  9. Donette

    Question Dragonfruit vine support to stop falling over

    If you ever cook up the flowers please start a new thread and give us your taste test with a few pics! :twothumbsup:
    If you ever cook up the flowers please start a new thread and give us your taste test with a few pics! :twothumbsup:
    If you ever cook up the flowers please start a new thread and give us your taste test with a few pics! :twothumbsup:
    If you ever cook up the flowers please start a new thread and give us your taste test with a few pics! :twothumbsup:

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  10. ClissAT

    Who's using grey water on their garden?

    It's fantastic for extra nitrogen and a great water saver, especially over summer. The soil improves after a good stint of the enviro sprinkler and the trees, shrubs, grass, grows wonderful...
    It's fantastic for extra nitrogen and a great water saver, especially over summer. The soil improves after a good stint of the enviro sprinkler and the trees, shrubs, grass, grows wonderful for several weeks later. No - we do mulch and fertilise our fruit trees though. We have an...
    It's fantastic for extra nitrogen and a great water saver, especially over summer. The soil improves after a good stint of the enviro sprinkler and the trees, shrubs, grass, grows wonderful for several weeks later. No - we do mulch and...
    It's fantastic for extra nitrogen and a great water saver, especially over summer. The soil improves after a good stint of the enviro sprinkler and the trees, shrubs, grass, grows wonderful...
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  11. ClissAT

    Potato growing in containers without water

    I know it's more like a garden bed but technically it could be called a big container... On the left, I have planted Royal Blue's and the right I have several old shop purchased potatoes gone...
    I know it's more like a garden bed but technically it could be called a big container... On the left, I have planted Royal Blue's and the right I have several old shop purchased potatoes gone green so I just bunged them in to see how they would go. Here are the Royal Blue plants (taken a...
    I know it's more like a garden bed but technically it could be called a big container... On the left, I have planted Royal Blue's and the right I have several old shop purchased potatoes gone green so I just bunged them in to see how they would...
    I know it's more like a garden bed but technically it could be called a big container... On the left, I have planted Royal Blue's and the right I have several old shop purchased potatoes gone...

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  12. Mark

    Pineapple growing

    Amazing how well they're doing in that pot! So hardy! I love growing pineapples :)
    Amazing how well they're doing in that pot! So hardy! I love growing pineapples :)
    Amazing how well they're doing in that pot! So hardy! I love growing pineapples :)
    Amazing how well they're doing in that pot! So hardy! I love growing pineapples :)

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  13. ClissAT

    What is it & what is eating it??

    Seville is traditionally a bitter orange, which makes sense. Even when ripe they aren't favourites for fresh eating oranges. I had a similar dilemma with a mature tree we had in our acreage when...
    Seville is traditionally a bitter orange, which makes sense. Even when ripe they aren't favourites for fresh eating oranges. I had a similar dilemma with a mature tree we had in our acreage when we realised its juicy mature fruits were sour but the characteristic nipple like knob at the top of...
    Seville is traditionally a bitter orange, which makes sense. Even when ripe they aren't favourites for fresh eating oranges. I had a similar dilemma with a mature tree we had in our acreage when we realised its juicy mature fruits were sour but...
    Seville is traditionally a bitter orange, which makes sense. Even when ripe they aren't favourites for fresh eating oranges. I had a similar dilemma with a mature tree we had in our acreage when...

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  14. Dione

    Seed suppliers.

    I was wondering if that was the case - the ones on the site are listed as sprout specific seeds - I wondered when I found 3 different snow pea (same botanic name) available at 3 different prices...
    I was wondering if that was the case - the ones on the site are listed as sprout specific seeds - I wondered when I found 3 different snow pea (same botanic name) available at 3 different prices at big W - I thought they might have been treated slightly differently
    I was wondering if that was the case - the ones on the site are listed as sprout specific seeds - I wondered when I found 3 different snow pea (same botanic name) available at 3 different prices at big W - I thought they might have been treated...
    I was wondering if that was the case - the ones on the site are listed as sprout specific seeds - I wondered when I found 3 different snow pea (same botanic name) available at 3 different prices...
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  15. letsgo

    No dig potatoes

    Aargh, sorry...they dont really make it obvious they have that kinda programme...wonder if it's too late?
    Aargh, sorry...they dont really make it obvious they have that kinda programme...wonder if it's too late?
    Aargh, sorry...they dont really make it obvious they have that kinda programme...wonder if it's too late?
    Aargh, sorry...they dont really make it obvious they have that kinda programme...wonder if it's too late?

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  16. Flatland

    When do you prunr

    Thanks Oskar! :) It sounds like you've done a bit more travelling around the South Island than I have (I've only gone to the Marlborough Sounds, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin and around Hanmer...
    Thanks Oskar! :) It sounds like you've done a bit more travelling around the South Island than I have (I've only gone to the Marlborough Sounds, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin and around Hanmer Springs). The West Coast and Invercargill are on my wish list for the next big road trip. I don't...
    Thanks Oskar! :) It sounds like you've done a bit more travelling around the South Island than I have (I've only gone to the Marlborough Sounds, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin and around Hanmer Springs). The West Coast and Invercargill are on...
    Thanks Oskar! :) It sounds like you've done a bit more travelling around the South Island than I have (I've only gone to the Marlborough Sounds, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin and around Hanmer...
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  17. letsgo
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    My Raised Veggie Beds

    Thanks Oskar, yeah the cauliflower didn't really do anything, they got some tiny heads which we did eat. I spent yesterday sorted out beds and planting some lettuce, and sweet spuds, basil...
    Thanks Oskar, yeah the cauliflower didn't really do anything, they got some tiny heads which we did eat. I spent yesterday sorted out beds and planting some lettuce, and sweet spuds, basil etc Still have the big covered bed to do which has the cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage etc as they have...
    Thanks Oskar, yeah the cauliflower didn't really do anything, they got some tiny heads which we did eat. I spent yesterday sorted out beds and planting some lettuce, and sweet spuds, basil etc Still have the big covered bed to do which has the...
    Thanks Oskar, yeah the cauliflower didn't really do anything, they got some tiny heads which we did eat. I spent yesterday sorted out beds and planting some lettuce, and sweet spuds, basil...

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  18. letsgo

    Crop rotation

    Oscar, re the neighbours hedge.... if even one single leaf or 1000 leaves & branches lean over your side, prune them off. Its downright disrespectful of neighbours to let their hedges get that...
    Oscar, re the neighbours hedge.... if even one single leaf or 1000 leaves & branches lean over your side, prune them off. Its downright disrespectful of neighbours to let their hedges get that tall in closely settled suburbia. I know you can't moderate the height, but you are allowed to remove...
    Oscar, re the neighbours hedge.... if even one single leaf or 1000 leaves & branches lean over your side, prune them off. Its downright disrespectful of neighbours to let their hedges get that tall in closely settled suburbia. I know you can't...
    Oscar, re the neighbours hedge.... if even one single leaf or 1000 leaves & branches lean over your side, prune them off. Its downright disrespectful of neighbours to let their hedges get that...
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  19. Flatland

    rabbits and friut trees

    Hmmm yes, large sausages or skinned rabbits Mark?
    Hmmm yes, large sausages or skinned rabbits Mark?
    Hmmm yes, large sausages or skinned rabbits Mark?
    Hmmm yes, large sausages or skinned rabbits Mark?

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  20. Perry

    Question Ginger in my garden

    There seems to be quite a few differing opinions on ginger. I probably wouldn't go with the wet sack during storage as it's prone to fungus and rotting. You'd normally either keep it dry at room...
    There seems to be quite a few differing opinions on ginger. I probably wouldn't go with the wet sack during storage as it's prone to fungus and rotting. You'd normally either keep it dry at room temp a few weeks (max) or in a ziplock in the crisper. I don't find ginger as easy to grow as either...
    There seems to be quite a few differing opinions on ginger. I probably wouldn't go with the wet sack during storage as it's prone to fungus and rotting. You'd normally either keep it dry at room temp a few weeks (max) or in a ziplock in the...
    There seems to be quite a few differing opinions on ginger. I probably wouldn't go with the wet sack during storage as it's prone to fungus and rotting. You'd normally either keep it dry at room...

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  21. Flatland

    What to do with compost thst has gone yuck?

    I have a "little pig" tumbling composted...tragically expensive, insulated so it does get quite hot in there (too hot for compost worms) and it's never made compost in 28days despite a similar...
    I have a "little pig" tumbling composted...tragically expensive, insulated so it does get quite hot in there (too hot for compost worms) and it's never made compost in 28days despite a similar claim. It does however make great compost in a few months. BUT...I've found the best compost in the...
    I have a "little pig" tumbling composted...tragically expensive, insulated so it does get quite hot in there (too hot for compost worms) and it's never made compost in 28days despite a similar claim. It does however make great compost in a few...
    I have a "little pig" tumbling composted...tragically expensive, insulated so it does get quite hot in there (too hot for compost worms) and it's never made compost in 28days despite a similar...
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. ClissAT
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    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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  25. 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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