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Potting info for plinias, eugenias and garcineas

This video by the prince of plinias Adam Safran shows some really deep pots for small trees. Thought those folk goofy for garcineas, estati…

Started by Doug Hanning

3 Aug 14, 2020
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Dear All,   Would anyone please give me some recommendation of growing sunflower? I hope to grow the sunflower that give me large seed, not…

Started by Joe Wang

6 Aug 14, 2020
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After we mulch our prunings, we usually leave it in heap on the ground, to break down. We emptied the aerobin and went to add the aerobin c…

Started by Christa

6 Aug 13, 2020
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fungus/pest on climbing beans

Can someone please identify this pest/blight on the leaves my climbing beans? These leaves are from my Purple Kings - the adjacent Blue Lak…

Started by Mike Watson

2 Jul 26, 2020
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While looking around on that Utube site, I found this interesting contraption.  The yanks do everything in a big way. I wonder what this ma…

Started by Christa

3 Jul 13, 2020
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For those who seek yeomany and want more land to urban farm

We had been asking around for at least a quarter acre of land we could take on as a Vetiver nursery extension. To rent, like agistment. And…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Jul 12, 2020
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We have our 2nd wicking bed ready to go

Finally (finally!), we have completed preparations of other parts of the garden which meant we could have a load of soil delivered. Our wic…

Started by Fiona Ryan

3 Jul 10, 2020
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Vegetable and Fruit Storage: Reusable Produce & String Bags

For the last year or so I've been a keen user of mesh plastic reusable produce bags. As fruit and veg storage systems go, these draw string…

Started by Dave Riley

5 Jun 25, 2020
Reply by Christa

Zucchinis Courgettes tips Features... Growing Zucchini Zucchini need to be pruned and…

Started by Valerie

2 Jun 12, 2020
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Overnight veggie raid: is it a rat, or possum?

Overnight veggie raid: is it a rat, or possum?  We've had both about the place. Photos attached of eaten spinach and coriander plants.

Started by Mike Watson

19 Jun 11, 2020
Reply by Fiona Ryan


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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