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  1. Berkeloid

    Solar panels instead of shade cloth

    Hi all, Just read an interesting article this morning which I thought may be of interest: https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/crops-under-solar-panels-can-be-a-win-win Where I am in the subtropics it seems the sun can be very harsh, and a number of people are using shade cloth to take the...
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    Question What's happening to my sweet potato?

    Hi all, I managed to successfully grow some small sweet potatoes last year using the scrap of sunlight I get on my balcony, but this season something has happened to severely stunt growth and deform the leaves. Does anyone know what this is? I'm not having a huge amount of success locating...
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    Question Citrus and ash vs compost pH

    Hi all, Bit of a random question as I recently had some ash from burned paper and was considering putting it on the garden, but reading up on it apparently ash is alkaline and this can raise the pH in the soil if you use too much of it. However I have also read that you shouldn't put too much...
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    [SOLVED - Yes] Found this fruit. Is it edible?

    EDIT: This is the fruit from a Leichhardt Tree, edible but very bitter. See below for the original question and subsequent discussion. Hi all, I found a couple of trees on the way home today that were dropping an unusual looking fruit on the ground. I picked up a couple but I'm having no...
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    Thanks Mark for all the videos

    Hi all, I just wanted to say thanks to Mark for all the videos he's posted on YouTube! I stumbled across them a few months ago and found them really interesting, and became a little addicted to watching them! I've just about finished watching every single one to the end now. It was great...
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    Question How much of a Dragonfruit is edible?

    Hi all, Apologies for the slightly off-topic post, but I'm having trouble finding an answer and with some Dragonfruit growers here I figure this is the best place to find out! I am wondering whether the stems/leaves of Dragonfruit are edible, or whether only the fruits themselves are. Does...