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  1. Tropical Climate Only

    Discussions about growing specifically in a TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: Sleepy by in the lemon tree Tombr, Apr 7, 2020 at 11:05 PM
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  2. Subtropical Climate Only

    Discussions about growing specifically in a SUB-TROPICAL climate
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    Latest: Few things happening around the place Ray Speed, Apr 7, 2020 at 8:15 PM
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  3. Temperate Climate Only

    Discussions about growing specifically in a TEMPERATE climate
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    Latest: baby salad greens AndrewB, Apr 9, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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  4. Arid Dry Climate Only

    Discussions about growing specifically in an ARID DRY climate
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    Latest: Spices Erica Sandoval, Mar 31, 2020
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  5. Cold Climate Only

    Discussions about growing specifically in a COLD climate only
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    Latest: Mushrooms; What do i need to know? Tonytony, Apr 5, 2020 at 12:37 AM
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  6. Sell, Swap, Free, Wanted

    Sell, swap, give away, or ask for seeds, cuttings, plants, recyclables, tools, etc in this section.
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    Latest: Looking for Oak acorns Charles Benson, Mar 28, 2020
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  1. Charles Benson

    Heritage seeds in Australia

    Charles the best way to access a seed bank is to become a member of your local permaculture group. They all have a seed saving group and you will be welcomed.
    Charles the best way to access a seed bank is to become a member of your local permaculture group. They all have a seed saving group and you will be welcomed.
    Charles the best way to access a seed bank is to become a member of your local permaculture group. They all have a seed saving group and you will be welcomed.
    Charles the best way to access a seed bank is to become a member of your local permaculture group. They all have a seed saving group and you will be welcomed.
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  2. DarrenP

    What are you harvesting/picking?

    With no seed available it's been hard to sew any veg. I've been using saved seed but it's a few years old now so not a very good strike rate. Today I managed to get the last packet of open...
    With no seed available it's been hard to sew any veg. I've been using saved seed but it's a few years old now so not a very good strike rate. Today I managed to get the last packet of open pollinated heritage Cherokee bush beans yellow. So that's what I'll be eating this winter! However right...
    With no seed available it's been hard to sew any veg. I've been using saved seed but it's a few years old now so not a very good strike rate. Today I managed to get the last packet of open pollinated heritage Cherokee bush beans yellow. So that's...
    With no seed available it's been hard to sew any veg. I've been using saved seed but it's a few years old now so not a very good strike rate. Today I managed to get the last packet of open...

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  3. Wedgetail

    Starting our orchard / food forrest

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  4. Mark

    Pecan starting to flower/flowering after less than 5 years!

    There's a huge almond tree right next to my fence next door. I guess if I plant a pecan tree next to it, the cocky's can continue eating the almond and leave my pecan alone. I think its a great...
    There's a huge almond tree right next to my fence next door. I guess if I plant a pecan tree next to it, the cocky's can continue eating the almond and leave my pecan alone. I think its a great idea. I just planted an almond near it too for the same reason LOL They are so expensive in the store.
    There's a huge almond tree right next to my fence next door. I guess if I plant a pecan tree next to it, the cocky's can continue eating the almond and leave my pecan alone. I think its a great idea. I just planted an almond near it too for the...
    There's a huge almond tree right next to my fence next door. I guess if I plant a pecan tree next to it, the cocky's can continue eating the almond and leave my pecan alone. I think its a great...

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  5. Tombr
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    Fruit Showcase Star Fruit

    Funny, I didn't care much for them when I was young until I came to Australia and I see people growing them. I am in Adelaide and would love to grow some, one day.
    Funny, I didn't care much for them when I was young until I came to Australia and I see people growing them. I am in Adelaide and would love to grow some, one day.
    Funny, I didn't care much for them when I was young until I came to Australia and I see people growing them. I am in Adelaide and would love to grow some, one day.
    Funny, I didn't care much for them when I was young until I came to Australia and I see people growing them. I am in Adelaide and would love to grow some, one day.

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  6. ClissAT

    Best Laid Out Orchard & Garden

    Yes, his orchard is to die for...love it.
    Yes, his orchard is to die for...love it.
    Yes, his orchard is to die for...love it.
    Yes, his orchard is to die for...love it.
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  7. Vicky

    Dragon Fruit growing/placement advice needed for South Australia

    oh, WOW, thanks ClissAt, that is a heap of information, I'll sift through and try to work it all out :) The plant was given to me by a friend and she had it for quite some time - it never fruited,...
    oh, WOW, thanks ClissAt, that is a heap of information, I'll sift through and try to work it all out :) The plant was given to me by a friend and she had it for quite some time - it never fruited, in fact, it hardly grew at all where she had it and so we have been quite astonished at how it has...
    oh, WOW, thanks ClissAt, that is a heap of information, I'll sift through and try to work it all out :) The plant was given to me by a friend and she had it for quite some time - it never fruited, in fact, it hardly grew at all where she had it and...
    oh, WOW, thanks ClissAt, that is a heap of information, I'll sift through and try to work it all out :) The plant was given to me by a friend and she had it for quite some time - it never fruited,...

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  8. Daniel Gilchrist

    What im working with this year

    Yes absolutely. Before the hurricane there was a very large flowering pear tree that was blocking half the garden that is no longer there but now we have some elderberry bushes that block that 1...
    Yes absolutely. Before the hurricane there was a very large flowering pear tree that was blocking half the garden that is no longer there but now we have some elderberry bushes that block that 1 side partially so that's where I have my lettuce and carrots and radishes right now but we will be...
    Yes absolutely. Before the hurricane there was a very large flowering pear tree that was blocking half the garden that is no longer there but now we have some elderberry bushes that block that 1 side partially so that's where I have my lettuce...
    Yes absolutely. Before the hurricane there was a very large flowering pear tree that was blocking half the garden that is no longer there but now we have some elderberry bushes that block that 1...

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  9. Mac McDermott

    Question Common name list of dioecious plants?

    Hi Mark and friends, Looking to start an orchard of various fruiting trees. My proposed set up – Covered rspalier for hail protection and other benefits, raised beds, free draining, three trees...
    Hi Mark and friends, Looking to start an orchard of various fruiting trees. My proposed set up – Covered rspalier for hail protection and other benefits, raised beds, free draining, three trees per bed. Having learnt gardening at the knees of my mum, I remember that she said most plants are...
    Hi Mark and friends, Looking to start an orchard of various fruiting trees. My proposed set up – Covered rspalier for hail protection and other benefits, raised beds, free draining, three trees per bed. Having learnt gardening at the knees of...
    Hi Mark and friends, Looking to start an orchard of various fruiting trees. My proposed set up – Covered rspalier for hail protection and other benefits, raised beds, free draining, three trees...
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  10. Mac McDermott

    Question Soil improvement in Laidley Heights, Qld, Australia.

    Hi Mark and friends, Love the channel. I’m looking to retire to Laidley Heights. Have a block and am looking to build. Am also looking to have an orchard and a market garden for self...
    Hi Mark and friends, Love the channel. I’m looking to retire to Laidley Heights. Have a block and am looking to build. Am also looking to have an orchard and a market garden for self sufficiency. Soil test was a surprise. Down six feet across the whole two acre block is solid clay. Was...
    Hi Mark and friends, Love the channel. I’m looking to retire to Laidley Heights. Have a block and am looking to build. Am also looking to have an orchard and a market garden for self sufficiency. Soil test was a surprise. Down six feet across...
    Hi Mark and friends, Love the channel. I’m looking to retire to Laidley Heights. Have a block and am looking to build. Am also looking to have an orchard and a market garden for self...
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  11. Letsgokate

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

    Interesting. We ended up building something ourselves. Thanks
    Interesting. We ended up building something ourselves. Thanks
    Interesting. We ended up building something ourselves. Thanks
    Interesting. We ended up building something ourselves. Thanks

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  12. Kitty
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    Banana tree help

    Bananas transpire prolifically through their leaves. If your humidity is down as it most likely will be in an arid climate, that transpiration rate has to be refilled by adding water. The more...
    Bananas transpire prolifically through their leaves. If your humidity is down as it most likely will be in an arid climate, that transpiration rate has to be refilled by adding water. The more water you give it the more fertilizer and trace elements it will need as well. I would double the...
    Bananas transpire prolifically through their leaves. If your humidity is down as it most likely will be in an arid climate, that transpiration rate has to be refilled by adding water. The more water you give it the more fertilizer and trace...
    Bananas transpire prolifically through their leaves. If your humidity is down as it most likely will be in an arid climate, that transpiration rate has to be refilled by adding water. The more...

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  13. Chaz
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    Veg Showcase Indoor Lettuces

    Chaz, I’d like to see more pics of your room setup. Does your lettuce farm take up the whole area? Are the worm bins in the same room? Do you ever go on vacation and leave it unattended? Or have...
    Chaz, I’d like to see more pics of your room setup. Does your lettuce farm take up the whole area? Are the worm bins in the same room? Do you ever go on vacation and leave it unattended? Or have someone look after everything for you? That’s my hold back on a lot of things, I like to take a...
    Chaz, I’d like to see more pics of your room setup. Does your lettuce farm take up the whole area? Are the worm bins in the same room? Do you ever go on vacation and leave it unattended? Or have someone look after everything for you? That’s my...
    Chaz, I’d like to see more pics of your room setup. Does your lettuce farm take up the whole area? Are the worm bins in the same room? Do you ever go on vacation and leave it unattended? Or have...
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  14. PJ G

    Question How much to plant to become self sufficient?

    Also plant or maybe over plant those fruit and veg which others generally like so you can trade / barter surplus produce easily....hopefully.
    Also plant or maybe over plant those fruit and veg which others generally like so you can trade / barter surplus produce easily....hopefully.
    Also plant or maybe over plant those fruit and veg which others generally like so you can trade / barter surplus produce easily....hopefully.
    Also plant or maybe over plant those fruit and veg which others generally like so you can trade / barter surplus produce easily....hopefully.
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  15. Pauljm

    New beds-How many worms?

    Hi and Thanks for the replies guys- as usual I’m trying to do a few things at once and the worms are on the list there somewhere. Thanks again...Paul
    Hi and Thanks for the replies guys- as usual I’m trying to do a few things at once and the worms are on the list there somewhere. Thanks again...Paul
    Hi and Thanks for the replies guys- as usual I’m trying to do a few things at once and the worms are on the list there somewhere. Thanks again...Paul
    Hi and Thanks for the replies guys- as usual I’m trying to do a few things at once and the worms are on the list there somewhere. Thanks again...Paul
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  16. AndrewB

    Back to it

    Yes i have poor soil as well I live in Nillumbik shire which was named in the 1830's the term nyilum bik meaning "Bad Earth" in the local Aboriginal language Woiwurrung. all i can say is mulch...
    Yes i have poor soil as well I live in Nillumbik shire which was named in the 1830's the term nyilum bik meaning "Bad Earth" in the local Aboriginal language Woiwurrung. all i can say is mulch mulch mulch with anything and everything Cheers
    Yes i have poor soil as well I live in Nillumbik shire which was named in the 1830's the term nyilum bik meaning "Bad Earth" in the local Aboriginal language Woiwurrung. all i can say is mulch mulch mulch with anything and everything Cheers
    Yes i have poor soil as well I live in Nillumbik shire which was named in the 1830's the term nyilum bik meaning "Bad Earth" in the local Aboriginal language Woiwurrung. all i can say is mulch...

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  17. Wedgetail

    They just keep coming

    Pretty exciting when you get your first sweet potatoes and sooooo much nicer then the shops.
    Pretty exciting when you get your first sweet potatoes and sooooo much nicer then the shops.
    Pretty exciting when you get your first sweet potatoes and sooooo much nicer then the shops.
    Pretty exciting when you get your first sweet potatoes and sooooo much nicer then the shops.

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  18. Kasalia
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    Veg Showcase Luffa (loofah)

    I’m intrigued, I too thought they were some type of sea sponge. I use them sliced as a soap holder/dryer in the soap dish. When I need to scrub my hands it’s there ready to go. Edible you say?...
    I’m intrigued, I too thought they were some type of sea sponge. I use them sliced as a soap holder/dryer in the soap dish. When I need to scrub my hands it’s there ready to go. Edible you say? I’ll have to plant some when I get a support frame set up. I’m pretty jealous of Marc’s gourd...
    I’m intrigued, I too thought they were some type of sea sponge. I use them sliced as a soap holder/dryer in the soap dish. When I need to scrub my hands it’s there ready to go. Edible you say? I’ll have to plant some when I get a support frame...
    I’m intrigued, I too thought they were some type of sea sponge. I use them sliced as a soap holder/dryer in the soap dish. When I need to scrub my hands it’s there ready to go. Edible you say?...
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  19. Vicky

    Mushrooms under tomatoes

    I was looking into growing mushrooms in the garden and read in an e book that I purchased that the author speculated that growing mushrooms in the soil under tomato plants has the potential to...
    I was looking into growing mushrooms in the garden and read in an e book that I purchased that the author speculated that growing mushrooms in the soil under tomato plants has the potential to prevent or lessen the occurrence of the wilt and or fungus that they seem to suffer with. So far, my...
    I was looking into growing mushrooms in the garden and read in an e book that I purchased that the author speculated that growing mushrooms in the soil under tomato plants has the potential to prevent or lessen the occurrence of the wilt and or...
    I was looking into growing mushrooms in the garden and read in an e book that I purchased that the author speculated that growing mushrooms in the soil under tomato plants has the potential to...
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  20. Erica Sandoval

    Question Has anyone successfully grown saffron crocus?

    I think I will! It will be a learning process as I haven't found a lot of in depth information about it. I love a challenge!
    I think I will! It will be a learning process as I haven't found a lot of in depth information about it. I love a challenge!
    I think I will! It will be a learning process as I haven't found a lot of in depth information about it. I love a challenge!
    I think I will! It will be a learning process as I haven't found a lot of in depth information about it. I love a challenge!
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  21. David - coona

    Question What is your plan for winter veg planting

    For me Garlic, Chinese cabbage, carrots onions of all colours(the greens in winter are such good value), lettuce, kale, broccoli snow peas celery. This is all being germinated at current on one...
    For me Garlic, Chinese cabbage, carrots onions of all colours(the greens in winter are such good value), lettuce, kale, broccoli snow peas celery. This is all being germinated at current on one property as I am moving in 2 weeks .
    For me Garlic, Chinese cabbage, carrots onions of all colours(the greens in winter are such good value), lettuce, kale, broccoli snow peas celery. This is all being germinated at current on one property as I am moving in 2 weeks .
    For me Garlic, Chinese cabbage, carrots onions of all colours(the greens in winter are such good value), lettuce, kale, broccoli snow peas celery. This is all being germinated at current on one...

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  22. DTK

    Sweet potato pest

    Hi Dan I don't use anything I try and catch them going around at night with a touch you will be surprised how many bugs are there also if you can grow more than you need so if they eat afew it's...
    Hi Dan I don't use anything I try and catch them going around at night with a touch you will be surprised how many bugs are there also if you can grow more than you need so if they eat afew it's not the end of the world. Dave
    Hi Dan I don't use anything I try and catch them going around at night with a touch you will be surprised how many bugs are there also if you can grow more than you need so if they eat afew it's not the end of the world. Dave
    Hi Dan I don't use anything I try and catch them going around at night with a touch you will be surprised how many bugs are there also if you can grow more than you need so if they eat afew it's...

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  23. Paulphot
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    Salad and herb garden progress

    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)
    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)
    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)
    that looks so good, excellent things to grow under fruit trees to stop nasties and encourage goodies into the garden. lots of room around the edges for other things too :)

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  24. Daniel Gilchrist

    Seeds and mulch

    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
    Ok thats what i was thinking thank you
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  25. Wedgetail
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    Sweet potato

    That should feed the neighborhood!!
    That should feed the neighborhood!!
    That should feed the neighborhood!!
    That should feed the neighborhood!!

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