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    New Zealand Yam (Oca)

    If you are chasing the Oca Oxalis tuberosa Garden Express in Australia have it in stock now for online purchases only. 3 tubers for $10 +postage.
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    Question cucumber disease

    its damage from a leaf miner beetle that lives inside the leaf. Its very minor damage that a healthy plant can overcome. If your plant has been producing well for a while then its time to plant a new one to take over from this one. Or...Try some white oil or natural water-based insecticide to...
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    Weeping fig and macadamia

    The fig can be cut off at the fork where it looks like its been cut off before. Then repot after root pruning half the roots away too. Use new potting mix and repot into the same pot or as Vicky suggests use one of those root pruning bags. The two macadamias probably need to be given away or...
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    Flour mill

    Robbie, I can't remember if you are in Australia or America somewhere. If in Australia try for a secondhand mill through your local organic co-op or permaculture group. Or gumtree. The thing with cheap mills is they have cheap blades that blunt very quickly and may be hard to replace or have...
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    Plant sun exposure

    Link, it's really important to have cool roots for your plants. I assume they are in pots or some sort of container? If so there might be radiant heat coming up from the floor they are sitting on. I have previously used old styro boxes (white foam fruit or vegetable boxes from the market.) Cut...
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    Recommend Test chickens' preference cage or free range

    My neighbour's chooks find their way right to the far side of my place. That's well over 300m away from their pen on the far side of their property and they get there very fast. They are hunting for somewhere to scratch for small invertebrates mostly. They have heaps to eat in their pen, but...
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    Question Self sufficient chicken bedding

    I get free shavings from my local Men's shed. They separate the wood that has been glued from the raw timber so I can be sure to only get non-glued shavings. I have been known to go along the sides of my rural dirt road after rain (so the grass is clean and free of dust) with the wool shears and...
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    Next Season Planting

    Each month I write an article for Mark to publish about what to plant next month or next season, but he is so busy he hasn't been able to publish them. I asked him if I could use them to make posts in this forum so the information got to members but he hasn't been able to reply. When I write...
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    Lettuce leaf spot

    Could be from too much overhead watering at the wrong time of day, or imbalance of fertilizer.
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    Sweet Potato Leaf turn weird

    COuld be red spider mite which lives on the back of the leaf. OR could be the result of too much fertilizer. The next new leaf seen in the bottom of the photo seems ok so far.
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    Eat what you grow

    In the 'old days,' the grocery shopping list consisted of flour, sugar, tea and salt. My exposure to this shopping list came from working on cattle stations where there were families, single men and indigenous people living independently in a community of humpies who didn't get room and board...
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    Starting the journey..........

    The meters are not reliably accurate. An accurate meter is around the $100 mark, needs 4 batteries and is used in the hydroponics industry.
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    Question horrible veg. placing - halp!

    They'll sort themselves out eventually. Prune off some of the oldest leaves, let the pumpkin ramble off the bed and wrap it around the bottom edge of the sides of the beds. I think you should feel elated that you've discovered how to get your soil producing. Then set your mind to reproducing...
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    why the eye..

    Its on the front page of his SSM website. Or it was a few days ago.
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    How to kill a Yucca ?

    Cut another thin slice off the top of the stump and paint it with roundup! Or dig the stump out.
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