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

    Fruit Tree's

    I need a few more lol when i do u can steal some :p
    I need a few more lol when i do u can steal some :p
    I need a few more lol when i do u can steal some :p
    I need a few more lol when i do u can steal some :p
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  2. Tony Baker

    Interesting web site I found.

    Thanks for sharing that website, Tony. Yes he certainly has a lot of quality info there. One thing that the read needs to be able to do successfully, is to translate it to their own part of the world.
    Thanks for sharing that website, Tony. Yes he certainly has a lot of quality info there. One thing that the read needs to be able to do successfully, is to translate it to their own part of the world.
    Thanks for sharing that website, Tony. Yes he certainly has a lot of quality info there. One thing that the read needs to be able to do successfully, is to translate it to their own part of the world.
    Thanks for sharing that website, Tony. Yes he certainly has a lot of quality info there. One thing that the read needs to be able to do successfully, is to translate it to their own part of the world.
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  3. PlaneDriver

    Raised Garden Beds

    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for that info as well! It’s so great to see such a lively forum and your YouTube channel is fantastic! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to get stuck into it!
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  4. Tony Baker

    I'm off corn

    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
    The bore water in my area is slightly salty. OK for stock to drink but not good for the garden.
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  5. Jenny

    My small urban garden

    Great idea, thank you. Can't understand why the pumpkins on the trellis got moldy also, as it was not touching the ground and the plants itself do not have mold on them, the leaves and stems look...
    Great idea, thank you. Can't understand why the pumpkins on the trellis got moldy also, as it was not touching the ground and the plants itself do not have mold on them, the leaves and stems look healthy still.
    Great idea, thank you. Can't understand why the pumpkins on the trellis got moldy also, as it was not touching the ground and the plants itself do not have mold on them, the leaves and stems look healthy still.
    Great idea, thank you. Can't understand why the pumpkins on the trellis got moldy also, as it was not touching the ground and the plants itself do not have mold on them, the leaves and stems look...

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  6. Techno 2

    Question Growing a Year's Supply of Wheat for One Person in New England

    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of small holding farming endeavour that most people don't do & why they don't do it? Growing flour...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of small holding farming endeavour that most people don't...
    Wow Techno, That's one big list you have there. Welcome to our forum. But good on you for wanting to give it a go. But can I just ask you to dwell for a short time on one particular aspect of...
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  7. Pauljm

    Flies on my sweet corn plants

    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the plant warming up in the sun ready for first flight. They aren't saw flies, but could be some other...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the plant warming up in the sun ready for first...
    I was hoping you could get me a close up of a fly so I could identify it! :) Never mind. If you make compost the flies could be from that. They look like they are freshly hatched & sitting on the...

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  8. ClissAT

    Best Laid Out Orchard & Garden

    This segment is from ABC TV Gardening Australia August 2014 where Jerry went to visit a guy John Picconi near Byron Bay in NSW who has a massive tropical fruits orchard & makes or grows almost...
    This segment is from ABC TV Gardening Australia August 2014 where Jerry went to visit a guy John Picconi near Byron Bay in NSW who has a massive tropical fruits orchard & makes or grows almost everything the family eats. This segment is about 7-10mins long. They walk through his huge fully...
    This segment is from ABC TV Gardening Australia August 2014 where Jerry went to visit a guy John Picconi near Byron Bay in NSW who has a massive tropical fruits orchard & makes or grows almost everything the family eats. This segment is about...
    This segment is from ABC TV Gardening Australia August 2014 where Jerry went to visit a guy John Picconi near Byron Bay in NSW who has a massive tropical fruits orchard & makes or grows almost...
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  9. Mark

    Dragon fruit (pitaya)

    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work -...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work - one for my own experiments one day I think! I will be very interested to hear how you go with the...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work - one for my own experiments one day I think! I will...
    I can see the need for the tyre if the segments themselves will bend, but I'm wondering whether if the bending point is right on the thin tough link between two segments whether it might work -...

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  10. ClissAT

    All about Organic growing

    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.
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  11. IanB

    Composting ...

    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed coloured things. Newspapers I burn in our fire in winter, and use the ash but if folded to fit could...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed coloured things. Newspapers I burn in our fire in...
    @Pauljm Shredder was just one from an office supply place. I shred anything that is a4 size or less. Mail, receipts, computer stuff, old planners, notes etc. dont do magazines or major printed...
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  12. ClissAT

    Yuzu citrus wanted

    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
    Check out this seller not sure how "legit" they are so can't vouch for them but they do sell Yuzu seeds and intend to have plants ready to sell by March 2019 - might be worth a look.
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  13. IanB
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    Some Garden Pics

    Great pics! I know I'm seeing this a bit late but very nice indeed :)
    Great pics! I know I'm seeing this a bit late but very nice indeed :)
    Great pics! I know I'm seeing this a bit late but very nice indeed :)
    Great pics! I know I'm seeing this a bit late but very nice indeed :)

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  14. IanB

    Tomato issue ....

    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...
    Yeah, that's fruit fly, unfortunately...

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  15. Jenny

    Growing Lentils

    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking...
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking pics...:)
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking pics...:)
    Planted quite a few pigeon pea seeds in the new alley way garden beds. They germinated nicely - I will update my urban garden thread with pics, once the seedlings are big enough to justify taking...
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  16. Letsgokate
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    My Raised Veggie Beds

    Looks great @Letsgokate , just catching up, don't know how I missed it. Impressed you are growing a pineapple. We used the false grass on ours too, been down now 3 months. Slowed the weeds down...
    Looks great @Letsgokate , just catching up, don't know how I missed it. Impressed you are growing a pineapple. We used the false grass on ours too, been down now 3 months. Slowed the weeds down but the nut grass comes up along the edge. Darn stuff been fightening it for years. How has your...
    Looks great @Letsgokate , just catching up, don't know how I missed it. Impressed you are growing a pineapple. We used the false grass on ours too, been down now 3 months. Slowed the weeds down but the nut grass comes up along the edge. Darn...
    Looks great @Letsgokate , just catching up, don't know how I missed it. Impressed you are growing a pineapple. We used the false grass on ours too, been down now 3 months. Slowed the weeds down...

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  17. AndrewB

    My potted garden

    Enjoyed the update. Lettuce loves shade in summer, and it bolts so quickly in a sunny bed, so your shade one might do the trick, especialy if you cover with mulch as well.
    Enjoyed the update. Lettuce loves shade in summer, and it bolts so quickly in a sunny bed, so your shade one might do the trick, especialy if you cover with mulch as well.
    Enjoyed the update. Lettuce loves shade in summer, and it bolts so quickly in a sunny bed, so your shade one might do the trick, especialy if you cover with mulch as well.
    Enjoyed the update. Lettuce loves shade in summer, and it bolts so quickly in a sunny bed, so your shade one might do the trick, especialy if you cover with mulch as well.

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  18. Ash

    Question What's eating my produce/plants?

    As you said that you do not have time to do it by yourself. So it is best that you should contact a local wildlife control company for professional help getting rid of pesky pests. There are some...
    As you said that you do not have time to do it by yourself. So it is best that you should contact a local wildlife control company for professional help getting rid of pesky pests. There are some licensed exterminators will inspect your home or business’s animal situation, helping identify the...
    As you said that you do not have time to do it by yourself. So it is best that you should contact a local wildlife control company for professional help getting rid of pesky pests. There are some licensed exterminators will inspect your home or...
    As you said that you do not have time to do it by yourself. So it is best that you should contact a local wildlife control company for professional help getting rid of pesky pests. There are some...

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  19. ClissAT

    Spring Summer Veg Container Garden

    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.
    Kate I do hope all gets much better for you sooner. I also hope this terrible weather isn't taking too much toll on your garden.

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  20. Cherri

    Ginger

    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
    i have watch this 1 so i can use these tips for perth's climate great another thing to put on my list,
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  21. Spice1

    Question Need help with my Lemon trees

    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards because the father went down the back very night to relieve himself before bed. However you...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards because the father went down the back very night...
    Any decent potting mix not el cheapo will do. Add some soaked coir at around 30% of the bulk will help keep the medium conditioned. Old fashioned lemon trees always did well in people's backyards...

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  22. ClissAT

    Water Flow through Soil Profile

    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable,...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable, today it showed how water percolates through soil and can be lost downhill. The slope upwards across...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable, today it showed how water percolates through soil and...
    Due to the recent construction of my new shed, I have this amazing excavation wall that shows the soil profile. Apart from the fact it shows some of the worst and thinest topsoil imaginable,...

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  23. Mark

    Tropical Peach low chill variety growing well!

    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will...
    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will provide good nutrition, particularly the extra potassium needed to sustain fruit. Or if you use more...
    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will provide good nutrition, particularly the extra potassium...
    I agree with Mark re uneven watering causing fruit fall. But sometimes lack of fertilizer can do it too. What is your fertilizing strategy? Commercial fruit tree fertilizer like yates will...

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  24. Pauljm

    What would dig this hole?

    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes but push the spoil to the sides. Probably not the cat as they are less likely to dig without good...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes but push the spoil to the sides. Probably not the...
    Casting a forensic eye across the shape and depth of this pair of holes, I came up with the following culprits. Bandicoots, dog, possum, rat. Not bush chook or echidna which also dig big holes...

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  25. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3 punnets planted (cauli, broc, cabbage), managed to grow on the smallest bit of grey water. What's...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3 punnets planted (cauli, broc, cabbage), managed to...
    Oh Lois, how I wish I could skite and say it was down to good work! No, its down to sheer good luck that anything is growing at my place right now. The few brassicas that survived out of the 3...

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