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Do I thin squash or not?

by Skud,

I just planted several varieties of [squash](crop), some bush-style (zucchini) and some vine-style (spaghetti squash, potimarron). Looking around the internets, the advice is almost universally to plant three seeds in one mound of compost or whatever you're growing them in. What's unclear and i...

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New features: places, help text, bulbs, crop hierarchy, etc

by Skud,

Just pushed a bunch of new things up to the site: * The most significant new feature is the ["Places" page](http://growstuff.org/places), which shows where our members are located. This is a fairly trivial use of our geodata, but now we've got all the pieces in place, we'll be able to do maps...

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Decorative Gourds

by gotica,

Howdy, With the stupid cost to import seeds into West Aust now, does anyone know of WA based suppliers who might carry decorative gourd seeds? I was able to check Bunnings but they don't, will have a look at Masters tomorrow but if anyone can point in the right direction that would be aweso...

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Swap/trade (Australia): want large planting containers, will swap for seedlings/seeds/preserves/baked goods/ginger beer

by Skud,

I'm in Thornbury, in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Our landlords won't let us replace the lawn with a veg garden, so we can only plant in containers. I'm on my usual spring quest for largish containers, 30cm diameter and above. We especially love the old-style rectangul...

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Revamped Herb Garden

by black_hound,

I have been meaning to post photos of my herb garden reconstruction that was done in Spring 2013. Before -- Clearly a mess. Way too much time needed for weeding even with mulching. [herb garden before](http://www.black-hound.net/gardening/herbgarden_before.jpg) During the process after t...

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Smallest viable containers for tomatoes, peppers

by Skud,

We have an over-abundance of 20cm/8" and 25cm/10" pots. I'd normally grow peppers (mostly small ones like [jalapeƱo pepper](crop), not huge [bell pepper](crop)) in 10" pots and [tomato](crop) in 12" pots. I'm wondering whether maybe I can get away with 8" pots for the peppers, move some of the t...

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Wanted (Australia): potimarron seeds

by Skud,

[Potimarron](crop) is a small (1-2kg) [pumpkin](crop)/squash that will grow up a trellis. It's available [from Diggers](http://diggers.com.au/shop/product/S186/PUMPKIN%20POTIMARRON.aspx) but before I make an order for just one packet of seeds I was wondering whether anyone in Australia had any se...

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What to plant

by Cesy,

I'm currently trying to decide what to plant next, as some of my current flowers die back. I have planter boxes and a few small flowerpots on the balcony. The rosemary is doing well, but I'd like some vegetables, as I use those far more often than herbs. I have no idea what I'm doing, though. It'...

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Leaf hopper pest

by dunia,

Well they just looked like green thorns and I actually originally thought they killed pests, but green coloured leaf hoppers are actually sap suckers! Had to kill 2 of them. :/

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New features: member bio, crop wrangler homepage, some bugfixes

by Skud,

Hi everyone, Just did a quick code push which included the following new features and bugfixes: - Member bios -- you can now write a short bio to include on your profile page - Crop wrangler homepage -- a handy page with info/tools for our new [crop wranglers](http://growstuff.org/posts/sk...

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Want to be a crop wrangler? We're seeking volunteers.

by Skud,

"What's a crop wrangler?" I hear you ask. Well, a crop wrangler is a Growstuff member who volunteers a little bit of time (we'd estimate an hour a month, averaged over time) to keep Growstuff's [crop database](http://growstuff.org/) up to date, make sure it has a wide variety of crops, respond to...

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Garden tour, end of winter 2013

by Skud,

I thought I'd post a tour of my garden as it currently stands at the end of winter, to act as the "before" pic in relation to the [spring planting](http://growstuff.org/posts/skud-20130823-planning-for-spring) we're planning. Like all "before" photos, there's likely to be a fair bit of "ugh"... ...

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