Hi my bee smoker came today. the only bees I have are natives, so its not for bees.I looking for a way to control whitefly in my aquaponics. The beds are under insect mesh, but whitefly being so…Continue
Poison your veggies with manureHi guys, I have had a problem this year with curling leaves particularly on tomatoes, beans and capsicums. I went on a search till I finally started to see crop…Continue
Hi I'm Pete (never Peter please). I live in Kingston just sth of Brisbane. I have a 1000 liter aquaponics setup and some wicking pots. I'm terribly good looking with a mean sense of humour. (I'm 69). Looking forward to meeting some of you and swapping stories.
I see a few people looking for rat solutions, ha ha me too.
My PC died before Christmas, so have been offline for a while.
OK I can tell you bunnings keep running out of traps. If you do get traps get the plastic ones, they are dearer, but the wooden ones fall apart.
I actually made cages for some traps so only rats could get in. So no dogs, cats, birds got trapped.
If you find their holes stuff a rag in there with diesel on it, they really hate the stuff. We…Continue
Hi everyone, thanks for attending my aquaponics day. It gave Robyn and myself great pleasure to host such a day.
After losing most of my wicking pot/bed plants late last year it is taking a while to get back to normal. That was due to what I believe was contaminated horse manure. There is a hebicide that kills flat weeds and if this is used it goes through the horse in there manure passing on the herbecide. So every pot/bed had to be emptied, about 2Sq meters of…Continue
Big clean up and move around going on here. Because we have chookies we can't have sty foam boxes out the back so most of my wicking pots are 20 ltr pails. I have found a 14 litre plant pot that fits right in the top just nicely. This gives me about 6 ltr of wicking water in the bottom.
Some fruit fly around so am trialing some new home made baits + commercial ones.
Having some cortizone in my right elbow tomorrow (fri). I can't lift anything, darned annoying, ahh the joys of…
How did I start? I delved into hydroponics some years ago. Never really liked the idea of growing with chemicals so that didn't last long. The original ideas came from the internet and me being a stickybeak and liking growing some food I suppose it was a natural for me to get interested.
So I started with one 220ltr blue barrel I had found plans for on the net. You will get the idea off this link …Continue