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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. The Rubber Kitty

    thinning radishes? or replanting?

    Just remember that seedling raddish are good in micro green mixes so even if you do have to thin them, they aren't wasted. You can either leave them to fill out a bit before picking (never waste...
    Just remember that seedling raddish are good in micro green mixes so even if you do have to thin them, they aren't wasted. You can either leave them to fill out a bit before picking (never waste the leaves in anycase) or thin the little seedlings and put the thinnings on your salad.
    Just remember that seedling raddish are good in micro green mixes so even if you do have to thin them, they aren't wasted. You can either leave them to fill out a bit before picking (never waste the leaves in anycase) or thin the little...
    Just remember that seedling raddish are good in micro green mixes so even if you do have to thin them, they aren't wasted. You can either leave them to fill out a bit before picking (never waste...
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  2. The Rubber Kitty

    Question Help identifying plnat

    Hard to tell the size of the leaf in that photo, but if its a large leaf then possibly amaranth, or if a small leaf could be chocolate mint?
    Hard to tell the size of the leaf in that photo, but if its a large leaf then possibly amaranth, or if a small leaf could be chocolate mint?
    Hard to tell the size of the leaf in that photo, but if its a large leaf then possibly amaranth, or if a small leaf could be chocolate mint?
    Hard to tell the size of the leaf in that photo, but if its a large leaf then possibly amaranth, or if a small leaf could be chocolate mint?
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  3. DTK

    My vegetable cage

    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
    Fantastic video Dan and we'll done to you and Mathew the garden looks good. Cheers Dave
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  4. Letsgokate

    I’m back

    Sorry to hear of your husband's health issues but glad to read he is improving. Like others have said, your garden looks great, all things considered!
    Sorry to hear of your husband's health issues but glad to read he is improving. Like others have said, your garden looks great, all things considered!
    Sorry to hear of your husband's health issues but glad to read he is improving. Like others have said, your garden looks great, all things considered!
    Sorry to hear of your husband's health issues but glad to read he is improving. Like others have said, your garden looks great, all things considered!

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  5. Wedgetail

    The pumpkin patch

    Actually wedgetail, its a double bugger, because in dry years I usually use pumpkins to supplement the horse's feed. But haven't produced a single pumpkin in over a year. And the few I grew last...
    Actually wedgetail, its a double bugger, because in dry years I usually use pumpkins to supplement the horse's feed. But haven't produced a single pumpkin in over a year. And the few I grew last year were eaten at half grown by bush rats anyway.
    Actually wedgetail, its a double bugger, because in dry years I usually use pumpkins to supplement the horse's feed. But haven't produced a single pumpkin in over a year. And the few I grew last year were eaten at half grown by bush rats anyway.
    Actually wedgetail, its a double bugger, because in dry years I usually use pumpkins to supplement the horse's feed. But haven't produced a single pumpkin in over a year. And the few I grew last...

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  6. Letsgokate

    Carrot snake

    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big area covered with shade cloth and the rats have chewed through that in like 8 places that I now...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big area covered with shade cloth and the rats have...
    Clissat what a pain, I really can sympathise. I have a high bed that I can drop a fruit fly net down and the rats have chewed through that several times. I have enclosed my fruit trees it’s a big...

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  7. DTK

    Critters and gremlins in the patch

    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff...
    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff plastic. The wind had blown the cover off my potatoes (despite rocks) and something (possums ?) have eaten...
    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff plastic. The wind had blown the cover off my potatoes...
    I suspect the poor critters are just so darn hungry and thirsty. I arrived back home today and the grass is even more brown and crisp; just walking on it feels almost like shards of stiff...
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  8. Gander

    Veg Showcase The biggest tomato you´ll ever see

    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute
    Ha ha so cute

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  9. Ray Speed

    Beetroots n pumpkin n stuff lol

    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)
    Wow all looming great and healthy :)

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  10. stevo

    Passionfruit

    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...
    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...
    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...
    Now, I haven't heard that for a long time...

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  11. ClissAT
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    Follow up to 'Gardening on Really Poor Soil'

    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for...
    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for horse water. On Friday morning I checked the garden tanks and was down to only 12000lt left for all...
    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for horse water. On Friday morning I checked the...
    Yes in two days there's been 14.5ml which is more than the previous 3mths! The drought had been really bad here this time. Only the third time in 13 yrs I've had to set up the bathtub troughs for...

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  12. Ray Speed
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    Orange Tree in memory of my late Father

    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)
    no issue at all matey look forward in seeing some of your stuff I post what i feel like I dont edit or plan lol :)

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  13. Wedgetail

    Stating from Scratch

    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother...
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother it I also caught it in the act of pinching green lemons of about 20mm in size. Dave
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother it I also caught it in the act of pinching green...
    Great story ClissAT the Bower bird we had was the Spotted Bower bird it was also very fond of our friends birdseye chilli and would happily take 8 or 10 red ones at a time never seemed to bother...

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  14. BeeTee

    Tomatoes Flowers but no fruit?

    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put up with this until we each get good rain. Next is that I see you have exclusion netting which can...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put up with this until we each get good rain. Next...
    Hi there Brian and welcome. Re your underperforming tomatoes, there can be several reasons for that. Lack of consistent water is a big one and with many of us in major drought, we just have to put...

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  15. Steve

    Suckers?

    Yeah there is a growing military membership here :cheers:
    Yeah there is a growing military membership here :cheers:
    Yeah there is a growing military membership here :cheers:
    Yeah there is a growing military membership here :cheers:

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  16. the Decoy

    Passionfruit ripening

    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to...
    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to review your posts. Once again, I thank you for the contributions we receive. Best wishes, Dan
    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to review your posts. Once again, I thank you for the...
    ClissAT, your responses here have been very considered and very informative. Even though I have a vastly different growing climate and soil condition to Mojtaba, I found myself very keen to...
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  17. Ray Speed

    Fruit tree progress

    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
    Mojtaba ask your farmer friend because he will know best how to grow your plant in your part of the world.
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  18. ClissAT

    Tomato 'room'

    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste...
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste they were expecting and usually the seedlings get through , cheers Ray
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste they were expecting and usually the seedlings get...
    We have had Roos move into the garden on occasions , and they don't mind the odd seedling either , to give them some protection I will sometimes use a chilli and garlic spray ! Not quite the taste...

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  19. ClissAT
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    Gardening on really poor soil

    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you don't want around the roots! The reason my applications of far more fertilizer was working was that it...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you don't want around the roots! The reason my...
    The dam water pH can get quite high at times. But its the coliforms which do the most damage to the roots of the plants the water is applied to. Coliforms are non-beneficial bacteria that you...

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  20. Letsgokate

    Growing Apples in SEQ

    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical...
    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical and complicated for the average pleb. Actually if you google 'growing conditions for X plant' you...
    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical and complicated for the average pleb. Actually if...
    Just be sure to balance the number of scions of the various varieties around the plant so the root stock isn't overly burdened on one side. Re the pH thing, its nowadays considered too technical...
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  21. Lego

    Question What might be happening to my lettuce?

    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its grey mould or any of that sort of fungal issue, the stem of the plant will be black, moist and...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its grey mould or any of that sort of fungal issue, the...
    Slatters can also do this damage. They are the little grey oval shaped critters that scurry around under the mulch. They love dry dead mulch, the type we usually use to mulch our gardens. If its...

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  22. Lego

    Question Making a garden where none exists

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this...
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this information that's stored in my head into open source data is my aim and will hopefully be available in...
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this information that's stored in my head into open source...
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, DTK! You made my day! Being quite poorly now and struggling with my own garden these days, its important to me that I pass on what I know. Getting all this...
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  23. Raymondo

    Where have all the bees gone ?

    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
    If my memory serves me right, Mark has a video that mentioned his dad has native bees and I am fairly certain he also sells them.
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  24. Kasalia

    Community Garden

    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.
    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.
    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.
    Shared or sold on our monthly Centro market stall.

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  25. Letsgokate
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    My Raised Veggie Beds

    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!
    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!
    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!
    That is an amazing and very impressive set up; I imagine well worth the effort. Good luck with it!

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