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. Ray Speed

    Vegies and Salad

    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
    thanks mate 32 fruit tree's in also, basically i have a simple ethos, what I grow is to eat, feed the animals and continue :) give some to friends etc
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  2. Mark

    Caimito (star apple) growing tips

    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re...
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re about 5 years old
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re about 5 years old
    I have 3 trees from seeds. Two are bearing One beard in winter And now is blooming again. In Florida The second one just started blooming They’re purple and they are sweet. Delicious They’re...

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  3. Mark

    Handy vegetable planting guide for Brisbane and South East QLD

    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
    OK you are right. We have 4 metres of red topsoil but I have never used lime. Would you do this in the veg beds? And how much to use? What does the lime do ClissAT?
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  4. allen c

    Soil Vs Hydroponic Watermelons and Cucumbers!

    Hey there! Has anybody else done comparisons of soil grown vs hydroponic grown watermelons and cucumbers? I decided to give it a try this summer in my backyard using "Passive Hydroponics" for...
    Hey there! Has anybody else done comparisons of soil grown vs hydroponic grown watermelons and cucumbers? I decided to give it a try this summer in my backyard using "Passive Hydroponics" for these thirsty foods. I've also made a video on how it is going as of 6 weeks into the project. If you...
    Hey there! Has anybody else done comparisons of soil grown vs hydroponic grown watermelons and cucumbers? I decided to give it a try this summer in my backyard using "Passive Hydroponics" for these thirsty foods. I've also made a video on how it...
    Hey there! Has anybody else done comparisons of soil grown vs hydroponic grown watermelons and cucumbers? I decided to give it a try this summer in my backyard using "Passive Hydroponics" for...

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  5. Paul Mathews

    Garden Disaster!!!!! :(

    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
    One possible reason is, everyone else has a few, whereas you have an abundance. The critters, like any human, are going to go where there is the most choice or best produce. Sorry, but I cannot help o_O
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  6. Ray Speed

    3 varieties of Dragonfruit went in today

    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
    They will be fine, there are a few tricks u cant see in the pics that well :) i will be dead and buried under them before they will ever move ;)
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  7. AndyH

    ASPARAGUS CROWNS

    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place....
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place. Quite near where I used to live. The other thing worth looking at there is their shop building which...
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place. Quite near where I used to live. The other thing...
    Green Harvest are at Maleny incase anybody is on the Sunshine Coast. Their farm is well worth a visit to see an organic farm in full production. Also great views from the turnoff to their place....
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  8. Jack H

    How to grow a ton of radishes (sort of)

    Yeah to be honest that’s the smarter thing to do because now I have about 40 radishes I gotta try and eat haha. Initially I was harvesting the outer radishes one by one, but I really just wanted...
    Yeah to be honest that’s the smarter thing to do because now I have about 40 radishes I gotta try and eat haha. Initially I was harvesting the outer radishes one by one, but I really just wanted to pull the lot up and use the space for something else.
    Yeah to be honest that’s the smarter thing to do because now I have about 40 radishes I gotta try and eat haha. Initially I was harvesting the outer radishes one by one, but I really just wanted to pull the lot up and use the space for something...
    Yeah to be honest that’s the smarter thing to do because now I have about 40 radishes I gotta try and eat haha. Initially I was harvesting the outer radishes one by one, but I really just wanted...

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  9. Les

    Question Whoflungdung Mulch

    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
    So I just coated my bed in it. Seems well composted and the chicken poo is in generous supply. Hopefully my new trees love it:)
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  10. Jack H

    What’s on my Lettuce?

    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these...
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these beetroots. Thanks :D
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these beetroots. Thanks :D
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Been harvesting these lettuces as a cut and come again for about 2 months now so I wasn’t too happy seeing the discoloration. Will look into a copper spray for these...

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  11. Daniel.Mav

    Dan's Garden Journal

    So my daughter wanted to plant some purple plants! Needless to say we go some purple cabbages and purple flowers for her to plant. Check out the video. She’ll be a budding gardener for sure!
    So my daughter wanted to plant some purple plants! Needless to say we go some purple cabbages and purple flowers for her to plant. Check out the video. She’ll be a budding gardener for sure!
    So my daughter wanted to plant some purple plants! Needless to say we go some purple cabbages and purple flowers for her to plant. Check out the video. She’ll be a budding gardener for sure!
    So my daughter wanted to plant some purple plants! Needless to say we go some purple cabbages and purple flowers for her to plant. Check out the video. She’ll be a budding gardener for sure!

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  12. billfromlachine

    A few pictures from this years garden

    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!
    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!
    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!
    Cheers for the link. I’ll check it out. I’ve heard of this method and I’ve tried it once with homemade timber stacking boxes - but with no success. Maybe I’ll give it another go this year!

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  13. El Colossus

    Question Cutworms

    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
    Ahhh, I must be thinking of a different pest then!!
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  14. chop

    New raised garden bed placement

    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific...
    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific crops that like part shade while the others enjoy the full sun!
    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific crops that like part shade while the others enjoy the...
    Hey Jon, peeks crossing - is that near mt Barney? ClissAT is all over it. Position the beds in full sun and you’ll be fine. Use the natural shade created by the plants to protect the specific...
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  15. pauln

    any idea what these are and are they edible?

    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.
    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.
    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.
    We have a few of these at work. Extremely tart and the fruit fly seem to sting most of them before you get a chance to eat them yourself.

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  16. Darryl

    Would like to know your thoughts on Hoophouse for market garden project

    Darryl, Lots of good advice so far and good luck on your endeavour. Another intensive market gardener you may wish to check out is neversink farm based in Northern New York state U.S.A. Lots of...
    Darryl, Lots of good advice so far and good luck on your endeavour. Another intensive market gardener you may wish to check out is neversink farm based in Northern New York state U.S.A. Lots of interesting videos and ideas you should be able to use for your venture.
    Darryl, Lots of good advice so far and good luck on your endeavour. Another intensive market gardener you may wish to check out is neversink farm based in Northern New York state U.S.A. Lots of interesting videos and ideas you should be able to...
    Darryl, Lots of good advice so far and good luck on your endeavour. Another intensive market gardener you may wish to check out is neversink farm based in Northern New York state U.S.A. Lots of...
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  17. Mark
    Showcase

    Veg Showcase Snake Bean (standard Green)

    I just read this article and am glad they are nice to eat as I ordered some seed to grow this year. I was inspired by the video you did where you had peanuts growing, I love peanuts but until that...
    I just read this article and am glad they are nice to eat as I ordered some seed to grow this year. I was inspired by the video you did where you had peanuts growing, I love peanuts but until that video never even thought about how they grew, so went online and found a seed supplier and while I...
    I just read this article and am glad they are nice to eat as I ordered some seed to grow this year. I was inspired by the video you did where you had peanuts growing, I love peanuts but until that video never even thought about how they grew, so...
    I just read this article and am glad they are nice to eat as I ordered some seed to grow this year. I was inspired by the video you did where you had peanuts growing, I love peanuts but until that...
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  18. Paul Mathews

    Tomatoe Blunder

    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
    Also nothing wrong with eating a green tomato. If it is mature but still not ripe, it will taste quite good. If still immature it will be a bit tart but will fry up nicely with an egg for breakfast.
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  19. Daniel.Mav

    Orchard Design Ideas

    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Unfortunately break ins are very common here and that was in the morning so it was obviously locked. The sun rises in the back left corner and sets in the front...
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Unfortunately break ins are very common here and that was in the morning so it was obviously locked. The sun rises in the back left corner and sets in the front right corner with both vegetable garden and orchard getting sun for the majority of the day. We’ve left...
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Unfortunately break ins are very common here and that was in the morning so it was obviously locked. The sun rises in the back left corner and sets in the front right corner with both vegetable garden and orchard...
    Cheers for the advice ClissAT, Unfortunately break ins are very common here and that was in the morning so it was obviously locked. The sun rises in the back left corner and sets in the front...

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  20. ClissAT

    Making Compost

    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
    We really do not need worms for composting. Worm composting is a type of composting. You can do composting without the help of worms also.
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  21. Ezra

    Question Which veggies should I mulch?

    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
    I made this post about compost which will hopefully help you.
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  22. billfromlachine

    How to protect you berries from birds

    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware...
    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware store we bought some hoola hoops and just cut them open. Later this week we'll drape and secure the...
    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware store we bought some hoola hoops and just cut them...
    folks, Just a short post with a few pointers on how to protect your berries from birds. We use plastic hoops and drape fine mess over the top. Rather than buying pvc tubing from the hardware...

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  23. Tony Baker

    I'm off corn

    I grew corn this year in an old bathtub. It is very thirsty, so you are right that it would be hard to keep up. But in saying that, I overcrowded it and I would have had the best corn I ever...
    I grew corn this year in an old bathtub. It is very thirsty, so you are right that it would be hard to keep up. But in saying that, I overcrowded it and I would have had the best corn I ever did.... Except we had to go away for a couple of days and as I didn't have automatic watering it...
    I grew corn this year in an old bathtub. It is very thirsty, so you are right that it would be hard to keep up. But in saying that, I overcrowded it and I would have had the best corn I ever did.... Except we had to go away for a couple of days...
    I grew corn this year in an old bathtub. It is very thirsty, so you are right that it would be hard to keep up. But in saying that, I overcrowded it and I would have had the best corn I ever...
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  24. PlaneDriver

    Raised Garden Beds

    I see I am late to the party, but for a first time small raised bed (and large pots) I was buying the cheap $2.80 bags of soil mix from bunnings, then also buying the cow manure and we always have...
    I see I am late to the party, but for a first time small raised bed (and large pots) I was buying the cheap $2.80 bags of soil mix from bunnings, then also buying the cow manure and we always have someone selling sheep manure then adding pelleted chicken manure. I would blend it up and when I...
    I see I am late to the party, but for a first time small raised bed (and large pots) I was buying the cheap $2.80 bags of soil mix from bunnings, then also buying the cow manure and we always have someone selling sheep manure then adding pelleted...
    I see I am late to the party, but for a first time small raised bed (and large pots) I was buying the cheap $2.80 bags of soil mix from bunnings, then also buying the cow manure and we always have...
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  25. Tony Baker
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    Turmeric and Ginger

    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase...
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase the number substantially unless there is a lot of spare space in the container.
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase the number substantially unless there is a lot of...
    Pulled pork with ginger, yum! Home made bbq sauce, yum! Yes Mataeka, those root crops will just keep coming back. The older roots will die off and the newer ones will reshoot. You won't increase...
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