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    To me that looks like a queen ant. I can't tell the species without more information about location. If you're in Australia, it is spring (and we've had a...
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    JP 1983 replied to the thread Any experience growing wheat?.
    The only advice I'll give is that wheat, like corn, is wind pollinated so if you want some good heads you'll need to sow in a dense clump (like 2m x 2m)...
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    Throw some blood and bone on top of the woodchip (don't water it in) and you'll get your answer for why it allegedly depletes nitrogen. I found this out...
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    JP 1983 replied to the thread Kale tips.
    Ah, kale. The one green I cannot eat! About two years ago I started adding kale to my morning smoothies. Within a week I broke out in this horrid rash over...
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    JP 1983 replied to the thread My pea's.
    Flowers will set within a few days, you'll have your first pods forming within a week! You can harvest them at any stage of their development. Eat them...
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    JP 1983 reacted to HelenCate's post in the thread Is this a fruit with Like Like.
    I believe what you have may be this, which fits (according to this page) with the edible garden theme. Can't find mention of the berries being edible...
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    JP 1983 replied to the thread Is this a fruit.
    Nice find! Cissus rotundifolia seems to have edible berries and leaves. [Link] This plant comes from the wilds of Somalia and is also used extensively in...
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    JP 1983 replied to the thread Pepper browning on vine.
    Poke your finger deep into the soil. If it feels wet, leave it. If it feels dry, water it. :) Overwatering will be the likely problem if the brown patches...
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    JP 1983 replied to the thread Is this a fruit.
    I took a quick search through my native foods directory and I didn't see anything like that one. The leaves are quite distinct; I didn't see any native...
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    JP 1983 replied to the thread Durian Tree.
    Durian are tropical fruit (originating from Malaysia/Indonesia) so they'll grow well if you've got rich soil and plenty of rainfall and humidity. The trees...
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    Dwarf citrus are great companions. The only caveat is to make sure they're well-draining. My citrus hates being sodden (all the leaves go curled and rotten...
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    JP 1983 replied to the thread Is this a fruit.
    Sorry mate, I can't ID that one! Where abouts are ya?
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    JP 1983 replied to the thread Pepper browning on vine.
    How much water are you giving them? How wet is the soil? Capscicums and chillis don't like to be overwatered; it will cause the fruit to rot on the plant.
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    Radish is great. My wife makes that all the time (Korean style - it's called ggakkdoogi; they have another one with whole small radish called chonggak...
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